Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Art night

I can sing a rainbow


And my obsession with
granny square rugs
continues.....

Another medium










Last birthday Mum and my sister Helen gave me a gift voucher for painting lessons. Here is one of the paintings. It is inspired (copied) from a Margaret Preston painting. I - along with Mum and Helen went to an exhibition of MP in Melbourne in January. She is one of my favourite Australian painters. I particularly love her wood blocks and linocuts.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Mother daughter pair










So here are a couple of bags in the same colourways in different sizes.
I loved making the random stripes, just changing colour when I felt like it or the scrap wool ran out!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Knitty striped tote











Knitting this was really fun, round and round. The colours are so cheerful I couldn't help but smile as I knitted. I've just finished the handles so it's ready to felt. I think I might do another one in Christmassy colours. They might look really fun hanging over the fireplace next Xmas - don't ya think?


Friday, March 10, 2006

Bag Corner










Here's where all my bags spend some time hanging out after they've been made. It's a corner of my bedroom. I think of it as my inspiration space. Looking at finished products somehow is a positive reinforcement reminder. I am so very busy, working full time, raising 2 beautiful girls, being a partner and wanting to spend so much more time indulging in the creative arts than I do that having visible evidence of some personal achievements is a good thing. Aside from that I just love colour. Colour is therapy in itself. What you can't see in the photo is my bookshelf - filled with knitting and art books. I often flick through one just before I fall asleep dreaming of....possibilities....endless possibilities....such a thrill!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

"Maggs" bag



This is my second "Maggs" bag - nearly ready to come OTN - just the Kitchener stitch to go! I love knitting in Noro Kureyon and watching the striping appear. My first bag was was in gorgeous blues, purples and emeralds. This bag has a more "earthy" feel to it.