27 December 2009
23 December 2009
the tip shop
denmark wa, australia
every tip should have one. look at all the wonderful things that get trashed every day of the year....and here in denmark on the south west coast of australia you can come and buy bits and pieces of another persons junk.
it was acually a bit much after a while...but when you have a project in mind, what a great resource to have near by!
this 1950's round house in mt barker, wa, used to turn around depending on where the sun was, a breeze or favoured view...
in recemt times when a new road was being constructed the house was due to be pulled down to make way...but luckily the heritage council came by and listed it. now it's safe for ever.
20 December 2009
car paste-ups... we realised that the paste up idea would work brilliantly on the car... the theme became 'birds'
it's addictive. any unadorned surface now seems in need of a paste-up
17 December 2009
15 December 2009
how is this for a wedding gift!
instead of a platter or a dozen wine glasses how about a branding iron? only the counrty folk could come up with such an awesome gift.
apparently the bride wanted to brand her butt and her new husband advised against it... see there big trip here
fyi, the tree was only toasted on the outer layers of paperbark...it is not an eternal vandalisim as it will peal of without a trace in a few months
5 December 2009
ok, these have been blogged for a few days now, perhaps a week without a word about why or what it's all about. that comes with territory of being on the road with limited access to power and technology.
the paste ups where a last inspired moment of living on wray ave in fremantle... our lovely friends from newcastle (or do they belong to sydney or tamworth? anyway, other nsw troups) came by for a paste up party.
looks much nicer than the old blotchy wall that was there before.
3 December 2009
23 November 2009
22 November 2009
16 November 2009
12 November 2009
six new camouflage collars for counter at craft victoria sent off on monday. they are part of the white christmas theme this year.
white, bright, crisp, cool, clean
everything that this humid west coast summer day is not!
(well, perhaps clean is the exception. the unusual humidity is due to the rain, so at least all that summer dust will be washed away)
11 November 2009
finally this crocodile handbag has been reappropriated into a more usable design.
it was sent to me a few year ago by a friend in france...apparently she bought it in a porch sale from an old lady who'd had it from a long ago trip to australia.
so it has returned to it's place of origin.
the old handle was quite worn and not of the length i would use.
so i found this sturdy piece of leather and fitted it to the bag, which is in excellent vintage condition.
4 November 2009
here are two images of the installation i put in the window of remedy leederville on sunday.
it took ages to make the back ground!! it's very delicate and difficult to handle. at 1.7 mtrs long it was scary taking it on the train at 7.30am with all the still-up-from-the-night-before travellers staggering home.
3 November 2009
30 October 2009
25 October 2009
15 October 2009
14 October 2009
11 October 2009
10 October 2009
5 October 2009
30 September 2009
wildpoppy opens, on the cnr of wray ave & south tce, fremantle ...we've been walking past this cafe for a while now, waiting for the new owners to take down the newspaper from the windows and reveal the work done... well worth the wait. it has been transformed into a beautiful space. the colourful lounge set are the favourites. right next to the double seater is a big basket of beautiful wool and knitting needles...and all the magazines are the latest issue!
29 September 2009
27 September 2009
18 September 2009
owl patch made for d. there was a tear in the wool on the back of the jumper that prompted the thought of patching rather than just an ordinary mend job, so d asked for it to be embelished...an owl seemed the obvious choice... hope she agrees...
2 September 2009
20 August 2009
a new obsession with letters. not sure how many alphabets i could stuff with bits of fabric...takes so much longer than expected ... for now it's nice to just have the octave
18 August 2009
15 August 2009
capel beach, wa...they are not rocks buy an amazing accumulation of winter's seaweed. a transient (if a little smelly) seaweed scape...it is gathered on the beach with the winter currents and by summer it will all be gone
textures and sea creatures
3 August 2009
the brooch of Claude (the Bird)... this piece was made for the very wonderful store Claude (the Bird).
it has taken well over half a year to finally get him made (a lot of deliberating, intervening responsibilities and various other delays...like a mountain between me and the sewing machine)...ahh phew...he has gone on his merry way and now lives in armadale, melbourne.
17 July 2009
12 July 2009
10 July 2009
2 July 2009
1 July 2009
this strange taxidermy roo was carried around by a group of people at little creatures claiming to be from the abc doing a doco on the return of skippy?? hmmm, have to wait and see if that one is real or not...sounds a bit weird, and why is 'skippy' sporting bandaged paws??
20 June 2009
19 June 2009
happy friday by jody wong
this colour sketch came through to j from jody wong today. it reminded me to check her blog for more of her amazing sketches...the two images above are just a small taste of her wonderful imagination. they're bits from another world that make you think...and think...