Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Photo shoot

Kayla, one of our Year 12 VCE art students, did extremely well with one of her folio pieces. She needed some photographs of her creation for publication. She asked and I was happy to do it. We went bush early the other morning and got some great shots.

Kayla VCE folio 10

Kayla VCE folio 14

Kayla VCE folio 6

Kayla VCE folio 17

Kayla designed, made and modeled her creation beautifully, along with plenty of support from her teacher, Annemaree.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Weaving and Roses

honeycomb weaving framed

The seashell themed honeycomb weaving, blogged about here, here and here,framed with watercolour paper.


flower 5

And a perfect rose photographed in my mother’s garden.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

Christmas tree 2009

Our last minute Christmas tree – minimalist look this year.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I’ve won something else!

All my luck seems to have come at once. I have just found out that I won two hand woven towels from Sue at Life Looms Large.


Beautiful. Can’t wait till they arrive. And being a novice weaver myself, they will truly be appreciated.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Late reporting of trip to Grampians. Beware – photo laden post.

Mitty and I went to the Grampians for a couple of days in late Spring, specifically to check out the wildflowers.


Grampians 2

Grampians 3

Well recognisable landscapes of the Grampians.

Grampians 5 

So many kangaroos in the one spot.

Grampians 6

Looking for wildflowers.

Grampians 4

Had to drive very slowly to avoid a head on with kangaroos.

Grampians 7

Grass Trees are very slow growing with mature plants being centuries old.

‘The grass tree Xanthorrhoea, aka ‘black boys’, is a uniquely Australian plant, which epitomises the Australian landscape and is as tough as goats' knees. It will withstand drought. Bushfires will burn the foliage and blacken the stump, but then it regrows. Often a bushfire will encourage flower development. These remarkable plants have a lifespan of 600 years.’

Grampians 9

Another typical Grampians scene.

Grampians - $95 worth groceries

We kinda left for our holiday on short notice and didn’t get organised for food. We had to buy in Hall’s Gap at the supermarket. We actually thought this would be a more economical way than eating out for our meals. Not so. This photo represents $95 worth of groceries. We went into shock at the cash register. In retrospect it probably would have been cheaper to eat out.

Grampians - my luggage and Mitty's luggage

And this is kinda embarrassing. On the left we have my luggage and on the right we have Mitty’s luggage.


Grampians - common correa

Common correa

Grampians - daisy

I know it’s a daisy but that’s about it.

Grampians - donkey orchid

The common donkey orchid ‘diuris’.

Grampians - everlasting

Everlasting daisy.

Grampians - fringe lily

Fringe lily.

Grampians - goodenia


Grampians - green combed spider orchid

Green combed spider orchid.

Grampians - holly grevillea

Holly Grevillea.

Grampians - grevillea 2

Grevillea but unsure what type.

Grampians - pea flower

Pea flower.

Grampians - pea flower 2

Pea flower.

Grampians - pink finger 2

Pink Finger orchid.

Grampians - running postman

Running postman pea flower.

Grampians - salmon sun orchid

Salmon sun orchid.

Grampians - swamp goodenia

Swamp goodenia.

Grampians - tinsel lily

Tinsel lily.

Grampians - wildflower 1

Grampians - wildflower 2

Grampians - wildflower 5

Grampians - wildflower 6

Grampians deer

And sighted amongst the native flora and fauna was a feral deer.

Not surprisingly, we decided that we needed to stay a lot longer to do a proper job of exploring the Grampians.

P.S. If anyone who happens to come by, and knows the correct identification of any of these flowers I would appreciate you passing on your knowledge.

Surprise, surprise