Monday, September 17, 2018

Geelong Gallery

My intentions for this morning started off ok but didn't quite go to plan. My car wouldn't start, called RACV, got it going, the delayed time to get to the station came with both car parks full.
Drove back home, walked to the bus stop and then caught the V/line to Geelong.
My reasoning for the trip was to visit the Gallery to view the free exhibition:

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

01 September 2018 to 25 November 2018

Gower recycles and collages remnants of popular culture to create exquisite optical patterns and explore ideas of consumerism and consumption. Her work typically involves cutting up and intricately collaging—onto drafting film, canvas or paper surfaces—collected printed ephemera, packaging material and magazine pages. As we become more urgently cognisant of the degradation of our environment and the social impacts of consumerism and global consumption, Gower’s concerns with refuse, redundancy, recycling and new aesthetics gain greater communicative potential and power.

 The circles in the middle are tyres cut from car advertising.

Kaleidoscopes on jar lids.
I loved this exhibition, it was fascinating.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Forest Glade Gardens

Our annual bus trip for Rose Garden yesterday, took us to Mt Macedon to an open garden.
Forest Glade is made up of a number of smaller parcels of land totally 14.5 acres.
The original home was situated on the lawn area but was burnt down in the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires also destroying majority of the garden.
Sadly if we were able to visit in approx 4-6 weeks time, the garden would be a blaze of colour, blossoms, bulbs, Laburnum and tulips. The autumn season is also a beautiful time to visit with the changing colours of the leaves.
 The Open Lawn

 Statue of the Girl Knitting Socks.
On of the many borders of hyacinths. 

 The Aviary.
 Hundreds of Rhododendrons. 
 The Daffodil Meadow.
 Their collection of hundreds of Camellias were amazing.
 Field of Hellebore. 

 A section of the Japanese Garden.
Other sections of the garden include The Fern Gully, Maple Walk, Bluebell meadow and the Topiary Garden.
For lunch we picnicked at the top of the mountain at the Memorial Cross.

The rust coloured algae on the trees.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Stitch Meditations

 SM 245
Blue and Brown for Father's Day.
 SM 246
Fresh Blues.
 SM 247
Spots, Dots and Circles
 SM 248
Indigo with BORO pattern.
SM 249
Brights for cheering up.
 SM 250
Blue Skies with a little Sunshine
 SM 251
Denim and Florals
SM 252
Soft Grey with Lace.
SM 253
Cappuccino, Latte and Lace.
SM 254
Green Jelly Beans.