Friday, May 24, 2013


Thinking of ways to incorporate photography into  printmaking.
This is a view from our hotel room in Adelaide.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wax collage

We have a bee hive in the back yard. I had a big bucket of wax,  a spare board, some encaustic tools, some odds and ends from the studio clean up and a couple of spare hours.
And Voila!
After this activity the studio looked like a bombsite (again) with electic fry pans, irons, and wax, crayons and stuff that didn't make it onto this board all over the table.
Another clean up.

Monday, May 20, 2013

World Pinhole Day

On World Pinhole Day, April 28th,  I went to a workshop run by the Melbourne Camera Club. The members very generously showed us how to make a pinhole camera.
I had taken a little chinese tin to be converted into my camera.

First we had to sand a piece of coke can down until it was very thin. (I had to do this 4 times until it was right). The pads of my fingers have only just recovered.
Then we had to poke a needle through the tin to create the hole for the light to enter.

Then a hole was drilled in my tin
Then I sprayed the inside of the can black so that light did not bounce around and shine inside....and waited for it to dry.

and waited for it to dry, and waited for it to dry......... it was a cold day, and spray paint does not dry quickly on metal on a cold day.

By around 3pm I was ready to load the camera with paper and head out to take some pictures. Some were blurry because I moved, some were under exposed.
Out of 4 or 5 I got this one good shot.
It is a hexagon shape because that was the shape of the tin.

And it is up on the World Pinhole Day site!
It was worth the whole day's effort.
And a huge thanks to the very patient folk at the melbourne CAmera Club.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Elaine D'esterre's new blog

I have just been looking  at Elaine D'Esterre's blog - what beautiful work - this is a blog to keep an eye on

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Adelaide airport early morning

When we arrived in Adelaide, the air was crisp, and it was perfect autumn weather.
The airport looked as though it was ringed with gold in the early morning light.

Friday, May 3, 2013


I am going to Adelaide to see the Turner exhibition this weekend, and I am very excited.
In the studio today thinking about it.....