Friday, April 25, 2014


Well, that was quite a full on few days back in Perth with Birthday celebrations and getting the artist in residence application into the post before ANZAC public holiday and the weekend! I don't know what is but those dam applications, no matter what they are for don't seem to get any easier. Probably because the emphasis often changes depending what you are applying for and there is a need to get the correct information together or you know you won't get a look in! Anyway, it is in the post, just before the deadline - 30th April. The only thing I haven't secured yet is a police check. Not sure if I want to pay $60 for that before I know if I have any chance of getting the gig! 
I literally fell into bed at 5pm that afternoon after driving back to my current residency.

Today I have been doing some more art therapy study and also setting up for the encaustic mini workshop this weekend. Only four attending, which is good. I'd rather start small to begin with. It is going to be interesting to see what they come up with. I know the table won't look anything  like this when we have finished!

My muse has led me up the garden path this afternoon (literally) when I discovered Eco-dyeing on-line.
Now this fits my personality perfectly. You basically collect leaves and flowers from the garden. Wrap them in cloth or watercolor paper and tie them up into a parcel with some string and steam for one hour. You can then leave them soaking in the boiled water till morning for a greater effect...if you have the patience!
The plants should stain the paper with beautiful natural colors and patterns. I'll let you know in the morning how it turns out. Goodnight!

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