In the Studio ...
It is now mid-Summer here in Canberra and I have just started cleaning up my studio after preparing for my solo exhibition at CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre. It has been very warm while working away. In fact, I covered two of my skylights as the sun was shining directly onto my back as I was stitching on the machine.
I have begun to make friends with a young magpie in my garden and started to feed it sporadically. I don’t want to make it dependent on my food. Generally I am too busy to hear it but when I do I get some raw mincemeat out. Later in the year I am having another solo exhibition on birds. So Perhaps I need to be friends.
Meanwhile, I have two commissions to work on. One is for another Canberra artist who is making work for the Powerhouse Museum or rather Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences in Sydney. The other is working with my friend and fellow artist Julie Ryder on religious vestments for four churches in Sydney.