Monday, October 14, 2019

Moon's View

This October moon is the Hunter's Moon, and quite frankly, I'm not sure it is full tonight, yesterday or tomorrow. As my dates and times are quite confused (I'm visiting Australia) I'm calling tonight. full. This vintage globe will suffice for the moon's view of US while we gaze at the moon.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Design Time

Part of the Improv class was, well, improving. Sandra works at the technique of adding, then dividing fabric apart to remix and reconstruct into designs. This class with the Canberra Quilters has us all watching what would come of this different method of piecing. I say all good.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Visit to National Museum Art Gallery

A cloak by Issey Miyake stands in front of a Frank Stella work that is part of the highlight of abstraction in art, a topic near to my heart. More to see later in Canberra.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Gettin' Curvey Wit' Ya

The Queen Victoria Building (or commonly the QVB) is a Sydney landmark. Having been shined up and reno'd it's a great study in architectural details, not to mention a testament to curves among curves. Should you need to see how to loop and encircle, take a camera and take notes.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Intense Blue

Brett Whiteley, a renowned Australian artist, painted "The balcony 2" in 1975. It was his painting of his view from his residence in North Sydney that he used the deep ultramarine color and explain that it had "and obsessive, ecstasy-like effect upon my nervous system unlike any other color."

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Walk Along the Beach

Coogee Beach was painted in 1888 by Tom Roberts. My walk to day from Sydney's Bondi Beach to Coogee had this spectacular view, almost untouched or maybe with a few more houses. Just stunning from any vista.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Green Patchwork Style

Passing by this building covered in green growth reminded me of that chia pet kinda thing -- add a medium and some green and you'll get hair. Great idea for cooling the building, especially since Sydney gets loads of warm.

Monday, October 7, 2019

It's Not Easy

I'm returning to my Geelong Week to talk briefly about Carol's piece that she made using three pieces of fabric. It was so dynamic, and not easy. It did grow and form and become. And I hope will be the start of many more explorations for her.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

View From a Studio

Bundeena, a quaint coastal town near Sydney, hosts a studio art tour each first Sunday of the month. The view from this studio was so charming and relaxing. Not the best shot, but the best spot to contemplate.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

What It is All About

Yes we come together for a week, and yes we work hard to learn to advance out skills, and yes we invest time and energy. But we share and share and share. With classmates, with strangers, with close friends. I did, my students did, and now you know too.

Friday, October 4, 2019

They All Celebrated

At the last evening of our week all classes held an impromptu exhibition of work. From felt, to gold embroidery to indigo dyeing and raffia weaving there were displays of fine work and craft. There was even a fashion show that wove between our improv quilt works. Good night Geelong Fibre Forum 2019, it was swell.