Wednesday, 22 April 2009


the water at the Gilmore Hall [rain] was pretty good stuff...gave us some very nice colour from the local eucalypts

Phyllis [i hope i've spelled your name correctly] made her very first piece of felt and explained that the image [she is Koori] shows the elder positioned around the perimeter, keeping watch over country, and the waterholes, linked by tracks

a lovely piece, made using the reverse inlay method

and a bit later, on the way to Canberra airport...the Australian National Botanic Gardens is one of my favourite places, full of visual and sensory delights


  1. There is so much to see and feel in the piece by Phyllis, the elders embracing the landscape...the tracks like linked arms protecting the waterholes...
    I wonder who made the third one, it is like a snake from the dream time.
    You must have had great fun with this group of students.

  2. It is such a visual feast of colors and shapes and patterns to come visit your blog. And I loved the story of the diagram of elders watching the water holes.

  3. Now I know the indiginous astralians object to the term,
    I will never use it again
    Koori... what a lovely sound
    the work is amazing

  4. After you dyed, you left a beautiful legacy of rich colours, Ahhh.....

  5. I love the colours and organic shapes in these pieces. Beautiful!

  6. that third image is actually a close-up of the trunk of a eucalypt...but does rather look as though "dyed-in-the-wool"


  7. Lovely snaps. Especially the last one.

  8. out of deep in the earth comes this pattern to show the richness of nature through the hands of your student..who is teaching who...