Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Some of Nature that influences my Art and my day in Sydney !

In Australia l am fascinated by Nature. Why l am more interested than l am in UK confuses me ? I have always been interested in Nature and it has always been part of my Art, in one way or another. Below are some of the images l have seen here that have really influenced my Art, especially the rocks, sea life, seaweed and stones on some of the beaches. 

  






         


 

 

On Friday l went to Sydney to visit a Textile Show, being held in The Convention Centre, in Darling Harbour. Oh l did enjoy being in Sydney again!  I absolutely love looking after my grandson but l have to admit ... l miss this place! The first thing that struck me was the amount of unusual building there are here in Sydney ! Here are just a few that l photographed ... l uploaded 240 images from the day! Ha!


 

  
 

                                      I also found some interesting marks and shapes as well ... to me any way!
  
      


 There were lots of interesting things in the Textile Show and l have to admit l bought quite a few "art" bits and pieces. One of the things l did buy was a small weaving frame. It is something l have wanted to do for ages. So when l saw a beautiful, small wooden set ... l had to buy it. Watch this space!  

                 It was the start of Chinese New Year (  恭禧發財 ) a week or so ago! It is the year of the Pig.



They was also a festival being held, called The Festival of Chinese Lanterns.  There were some interesting characters hanging around the place .... :) 
 

 

 

Love these birds, they are called Ibis's. I went around collecting their feathers, to use them for the making of my " angels and wise women" dolls. Would you believe in less than half an hour l had collected 130 feathers! Yeh!!

 

Then l had another lovely moment, on my day in Sydney. This beautiful creature, a Nile dragon,  turned up and allowed me to get right up close to him. Just look at those designs on his body, Mother Nature does it again!

  

I hope you enjoyed looking at my day in Sydney and some of Nature that influences my Art ... as much as l have enjoyed showing them to you. x
















Thursday, 14 February 2019

Art and Nature.


I left quite a lot of my Art behind, when l last left Australia 10 months ago! I re-found them when l came back a month a go! I never realised before how my mind works differently here in Australia, to UK. My creative mind seems to be freer here and l am able to be looser with my Art. Here are a few of my original creations from 10 months ago!




These are a few of the creations l have added to, since being here. I feel that my Art is going in a new directions, just not sure where to go from here. BUT give me time to think ........






One of the things l find so fascinating here is how Nature really reachs out to me. I am always interested in Nature in UK but some how here .... it seems so much stronger in my mind. Here are a few examples!

Jellyfish






Stones





feathers


Plants


All these images have in one way or another, made an impression on my Art.









Australian times 2019

Spending time over here in Australia ... so l thought that l would post things on my blog, that interest me each day. I love taking images...