Monday, 25 June 2018


A WALK ON THE ISLAND and of course, another fire, it's great to sit around on the riverbank throwing things in to watch them burn.

we walked on the island and after jen and rob left for broken hill, i visited craig harper in his shed to talk about him making a sink for my studio.  what a collection of rusty things!!

craig's big buggar of a dog, felix

big big skies on the drive home

Saturday, 23 June 2018


I LEFT MY LAPTOP CABLE behind in the grampians and didn't get it back till friday.  so now i'm catching up on the blog
this week sarah tomisetti, heather hesterton and susan wald have been in residence at the art vault. i invited them all out for dinner wednesday, a great night and so nice to show off the studio, incomplete as it is.
the days have been glorious this week, blue skies and sunny but nights are icy, 0 deg.

   this sunset was amazing and the eastern sky created a strange
   turquoise colour along the weir, must have been the icy night to         come that did that. i've never seen it before

THURSDAY after a beautiful foggy morning, i went in to visit the girls and see what they'd been doing, susan had a huge stack of large monoprints she'd done after spending 10 days out at lake mungo


JENNY AND ROB arrived and have stayed a few days, we've walked, lit fires, they've helped me move things out to the studio, we visited the cellar door today for lunch in the sun, the weather's still gorgeous

we burned so much busted up old furniture, bamboo blinds, cardboard boxes etc. from the old studio, moved the couch out to the thinking corner of the new studio, installed my new iron wood stacker, rob's fixed a wonky toilet seat, we moved the big bench in the new studio a bit (can't budge it on my own) and rewarded ourselves with much food and wine :0)

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


JUST BACK from a couple of nights at lake lonsdale with helen, don and jenny.   freezing weather so it was good to be by the fire with knitting, food, talk and a wine or two.
as usual, beautiful big skies on the drive up and back

on the way home

the beautiful
shubi pine
print on my
split japanese
curtain which
is now hung
in my new
studio :0)

Saturday, 16 June 2018


GOT THE FIRE GOING after a day of learning wire wrapping of jewellery.  dee craig is our local silversmith, she makes gorgeous jewellery and this afternoon was a  great introduction to a new jewellery making technique
a beautiful sky as i head off for the class

    my little wrapped wire effort, i like it  :0)

this handsome little fellow was in a pot plant,
he though i couldn't see him

Friday, 15 June 2018


MORE SORTING AND MOVING STUFF -  oh my achin' back!
it's taking shape out in the studio though, lots more to do but   :0)

Today i leapt out of bed when i discovered a courier was only half an hour away, it was good to receive back home my '25years' exhibition and send off 'where's jessie?' work for an exhibition in albury for july/september.

the beautiful claret ash is almost finished,  such beautiful colour

a lovely visitor
to the birdbath
 Sunny and her new bike,  lots of great biking weekends coming up

Tuesday, 12 June 2018


this has to be the most comfy armchair ever made, Fler chair from the 60's, inherited from a friend's mum.  a treasure.


MORE WORKING IN THE STUDIO  -  still needing help with some big furniture, but things are slowly sorting out.   at sunset last night the view from the windows was beautiful