Sunday, January 21, 2018

Is This Art? and Stitch Meditation 21

Caught the train into the city to view the 2nd lot of free exhibitions at the NGV.
Some fascinating work with the question "Is this called Art"?
 by Ron Muek, Australia

 Sculls were made of fiberglass.





 by Tom Crago
John tried the game, I had a go but it made my head spin and I felt very off balance.
A pirate ship which you controlled the movement around the deck.

I found this fascinating. 


Fully immersive digit installation inspired by human, digital and spatial relationships.
When a person moves within this environment, their movement is tracked by sensors that communicate via computer with projectors, thus movement creates a visual vortex. 

by Alexandra Kehayoglou
Buenos Aires
 Hand-tufted wool rugs to draw into focus landscapes under threat of irreversible change.

 You are invited to feel the rug as you lie on it with mirrors above to simulate drone footage.
 Melbourne Town Hall vegetable and herb garden on Swanston Street.


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Train and tram track in the city under a very dull sky.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Batic Grab and Stitch Meditation 20

A lucky dip - reached to the bottom of the batiks and grabbed 3 fabric pieces. 
The background was the only one cut to fit, the pink and strip piece were that size. and was stencil painted at a workshop with Lisa Walton (and Jeannette).
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I am beginning to notice that the shades and colours are blending in with the blog header photo.
Lovely and cool today, sat on the bench outside and stitched.
Very quiet until a couple of Police cars screamed by with sirens blaring.

Friday, January 19, 2018

It's Hot and Stitch Meditation 19

I know I was supposed to sit in silence to make my SM 19, but a temp of 42 degrees was just too hot to do it. Sat under the air con, watched the cricket and stitched instead.
Sadly we have lost the majority of our vegetables in the garden, the heat and north wind was too much for them, despite being covered with curtain scrim and mulch.
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 I bought a while ago, 2 polyester scarves for $2 each at the Brotherhood Op Shop.
The background is the scarf, with some added Korean fibre paper and triangle of fabric.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Coffee Chat and Stitch Meditation 18

Heather and myself, monthly catch up coffee this morning.
Chatted about anything and everything and travel plans for both of us in 2018.
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We were encouraged to use some paper.
Egyptian silk background
Chinese joss paper
Deli paper from Mardi in Morocco
Raffia cord from a buy in Barcelona 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Stitch Meditation 17

On my walk I noticed this leaf, it has lost a little of it's colour after I dried it flat under my cutting board.

Roses in Bloom

Spent the morning volunteering at the Rose Garden.
 Red Rose "Fabulous"
White Rose "Altissimo"
 Avenue of "Bridal Pink".
 "Savoy Hotel"
 Pink Rose "Professor Sieber"
Pale Pink Rose "Handel"
 Bed of "Best Friend" 
Weeper Rose "Royal Bossino"
 Avenue of "La Sevillana"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stitch Meditation 16

Enjoyed a lovely long catch up lunch in the city with my friend Jenni O.
We tried a different cafe, ground floor in The Age building.
The city was extremely busy, with my train standing room only, everyone was off to the tennis at Rod Laver Arena. One group of older ladies wore yellow tights and t-shirts with green tulle skirts.
They were a bright happy group.
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Felt like choosing some red today. 
Not my usual colour.