June 22, 2019

Today I ran a class called 'Botanical Impressions' at the Canberra Glassworks. With a selection of blooms and foliage we pressed the plants into clay. We started with a quick plaster cast and moved on to make an open faced mould that would be cast in glass later in the...

June 14, 2019

I do read a lot of e books but I love the tactile pleasure of paper. I think it was the gorgeous covers looking so pretty in my Instagram feed bolstered by glowing comments by various reviewers that prompted me to buy both books on a flying visit to Sydney. I found...

June 13, 2019

The exhibition that was showing my installation Born of Flowers closed in May. The de-install was, as always much faster than the install process. For those of you who didn't get to see it, here is a video of the stop-motion animation and glass together.

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June 3, 2019

The desk top wall paper I created for my Patron's for June 2019 is a collage of a print I made this time last year overlaid with some more recent sketches. One is from a past project and the other newborn idea has only emerged so far as a rough sketch. All 3 were scann...

May 31, 2019

 I designed a mermaid jointed paper doll for #mermay which could be printed in full colour and cut and assembled to make your own doll. BUT just in time for #mermay my printer refused to print colour...grrr. So I then created a 'colouring in' version which I couldn't s...

May 28, 2019

Another example of how #mermay went to my head this year.

Last Mermay*, one of the prompts was 'draw your self as a mermaid' which I thought was a wonderfully whimsical idea and enjoyed seeing it on other people's Instagram accounts. This year though, as I had made my c...

May 15, 2019

When polishing glass I often have ideas, because my hands are busy my mind is free to wander (such is the nature of 80% of polishing glass). I spent quite a lot of time grinding and polishing glass before my exhibition and one idea kept catching my fancy.

I really enjoy...

May 1, 2019

We are midway through Autumn here in Canberra. The Pinoak outside our house has lost almost all of its flame coloured leaves and someone close by in our neighbourhood has a wood-fire, which smells wonderful in the evenings.

Last night was Samhain (Halloween) if you fol...

April 30, 2019

I'm really delighted to be finalist for the Hidden Rookwood films exhibition. As part of the Hidden sculpture walk at Rookwood Cemetery there will be a loop of short films showing in the American War Pavilion.

HIDDEN is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place a...

April 21, 2019

Have you heard of the 'Post Exhibition Blues'?

Well I'm not sure I totally avoided them (TBH I had a few weeks of "ugh!" and "meh!") but did you even know that the Post Exhibition Blues was a thing?

You kind of expect to feel really good after a big project, thinking ab...

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