Sold all my spoons at the open studio which was a great success. I didn’t realise that other people love spoons as much as I do. (Actually I like all cutlery that has an interesting design). I have started another little group now. The tiny 10cm spoons are for little ceramic pots of jam or similar and the longer fish spoon is the first baby spoon I have made and is of course for my grandson Mason. They are all made from huon pine which grows only in Tasmania /Australia and as the cutting of live huon pine trees stopped in 1960 they are a bit special. Fortunately there are still cut pieces of timber available around Australia. I describe the scent of this tree as vanilla and menthol. Oh and I just learn’t a great new word to describe what I am carving: treen.
I would like you to know that the Alphington Open Studio weekend will be on this weekend Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th November 11am – 6pm.
We are posting leaflets into letterboxes about our forthcoming open studio event and having such a great time admiring all the Spring gardens as well as some quirky letterboxes. Keep the dates in mind and invite a friend for a wander from street to street or even a drive. It’s actually quite a small event 7 studios open but 10 Artists showing their work and available for a chat. We will be ready rain hail or shine.
My November digital collage for gorgeous baby Mason (almost five months old now). I was inspired by his top.
I found this description of Zebras that I like and wish for Mason –
Those that come into contact with the zebra find it to be a powerfully loyal and intelligent friend.
I have been making spoons for a couple of months now (not every day of course) and am enjoying and learning new things each time. I am a member of Woodcraft Manningham wood carvers club. The simpler the design the harder it is for me. I don’t know that much yet but am slowly learning. I think the club members think I am silly sometimes for not drawing a pattern or measuring but with an art background some things are innate and shift with how you feel at that moment. (They also shift when you are inexperienced and chisel and mallet much deeper than you wished).
The new couches needed protection from my dog Ninna so in the evening they are being barred with furniture and plasticware etc so she doesn’t sleep on them. She has a brand new top of the line comfortable bed. After 5 days I have discovered it is not working too well and will have to think of an alternative.
Baby Mason is looking cute so I thought I would share his scrunched up face.
My baby grandson’s third of twelve digital collages. He was always going to be a bee this month of September which is Spring in Melbourne. He has been a superhero, an olympic swimmer and now a bee. Digital imaging, photography, collage and lots of love.
Here is a sweet photo of me holding my 9 week old Grandson Mason’s hand. I thought it was very touching so I decided to make a similar one for another love of mine, my beautiful Kelpie Ninna. As my Son is interstate he was really touched by both of these images as he adores his dog and is still getting to know his nephew.
Another love. Art. I recently pulled out all the small boards and canvases I could find and decided to paint some objects. The one below has obliterated the previous post with the green glass as I felt that one photographed better than seeing it in life so I started again. I just worked on it again and am still thinking about it. Maybe a work in progress.