Saturday, February 28, 2009

When something is wrong with my baby

something is wrong with me
Dingo has been a bit off color the last few day's he has this infection in his eye, he has been in a fight with the ginger cat from his neighbor hood -strange because this male cat is his great friend when ever he sets eyes on him he looses his mind and does not want to come home -so I have been caring for him-cleaning his eye with distilled water and chamomile-TLC-and tucked him in which he really liked!-today he got the all clear it looks so much better no doctor needed-
happy me now!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Strange tree's

It usually starts with a kiss but with me it started with a snail (you think?huh?)
Well I was just having a practice with tatting and my choice was too make a snail from this lovely book tatting collage by Lindsay rogers.

But as I kept on going I thought "Nice" this could be something a bit more interesting (I do find snails interesting) as a project so this is what it turned out to be some strange looking trees in my opinion, a tree does not have a glass trunk and pink? but it was such fun making them and kept on making till I reached five so what to do with them now? well will see for now they are in a little box .I might make a few more as I bought all of the glass balls from the shop!..I get very excited you see-it was a nice little project - back to my little felted tatting book now,or.......

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


-Reflections of times that used to be -

I am a bit sad today reminiscing on past times when motherly love surrounded me- -Today you could see even when dancing the happy dance that my heart was full of missing memory's -
-My mother was A great lover of writing small poems
they were mostly about tree's -
felted tree's-acrylics on canvas -art by me

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

a bush calender


It is really a month of debutantes for all the young birds are entering the arena of life,and trying there little voices in the universal song.
By this time next year they will all be bringing out sons and daughters of there own,but now youth and freedom are theirs.
( from :a bush calender by Amy E Mack)

I started this painting- when back in Holland for a while -I did not realize it would take me one year to finish-I was dreaming too come back home to Australia to be outdoors again and see the birds fly over -I guess this painting represents "all I love about this land" and why I want too be here.

Monday, February 23, 2009

viva la frivolite # 2

I have finished another two pages of my little felted book-iam starting to like this new addition to my family of art-a few more pages to go-

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Balroom dancing

I totally forgot to mention that I have joined a Ballroom orientation class each week we get too learn a few steps of a new dance-last week The Rumba - This week The cha cha cha -I have a love for vintage dresses and I do have collected a few from my browsing through the op shops-and yes I can imagine me wearing them I love the dresses but do not get much oppertunity -after this course you can decide wich dance you want too learn-i probably want to learn them all-and a dress to fit every occasion-looking forward to this new adventure-

Madonna and child

This one is for my mama who is safe in heaven.

And a thank you to Delwyn who helped me find words to this image.
Her blog A hazy moon i follow with great pleasure.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"like" a mermaid

Viva la frivolite # 1

These are pages from a little felted book -in between-because
I have this large project of tatting that i just needed a brake from.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Orange country

silk /felt.

Knitted trees on a felted back ground.

Japanese water colors with ink on paper.

Today I had to be up Mount Nebo,it takes about ten minutes to get me where i have to be and I love this drive -I call it orange country- some tree's trunks are orange and they stand out from the rest-this happened after back burning -taken pictures of the tree's when they were on fire but till now I just drive by waiting for the right moment too capture -till then a few more tree's off mine-

Sunday, February 15, 2009

world map

My dear Friend Ali gave me this lot of wool and silk for a special project-sometimes you have to prepare too create something new-with this it was done in no time no preparation just layered it down in one go-in winter this large shawl is my cat's favorite-and mine as well -

Fallen in love with Australia

When I came here the first time about 23 years ago I was sold to the beauty of this land-my
wish to be able too live here was a dream come true when I moved here 9 years ago-
Outside living is such blessing when you grew up in a big city at the other side of the world,places are overcrowded never a time too be alone or have silence surrounding you.
This place is my inspiration for many of the things I do-I belong here as much as the tree's -
And tree's i love.

Working with felt became a passion when introduced By my good friend mady dooijes
I have not worked with felt for a while but when I picked out some peaces this morning i thought hee I need to do some felting soon again -I think I stopped for a while because of the water shortage-i was making very large peaces which uses lots of rinsing water-shawls,blankets, and even made beanbags which where part of an exhibition in collaboration with my dearest friend Ali Verban-this was the end prensentation of her PHD- I have some pictures somewhere that i need to look up-ok I need to go now because I have been asked to kook the choock.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

He is my valentine

Cant help it but dingo is my Valentine-

Friday, February 13, 2009


I love browsing through second hand stores and this is what I found-for 25 cents each- treasures-the pale blue one- I have sewn the two doily s together and made into a shawl-winter is coming to Australia so I can wear it again!

Drawn by nature

On my adventure to the local op shop I found this etching - this beautiful Maori woman-an original print from 1776 -nr: 808 of a limited edition of 2000 prints-

Hodges accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage to the South Seas from 1772-75. He mainly drew landscapes, but also some animals, birds and the peoples of the Pacific islands visited by the European explorers. Many of his views were later worked up into oil paintings or reproduced as engravings in published accounts of Cook's voyages and discoveries.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back in the day's of glamour

And back to when photography was all done in had a contact sheet to choose the best picture from-no deleting-everything was done by hand-amazing when you think about it now-
these pictures are taken by my sister in Florance Italy these where the days of glamour and travel- being young and careless-ME-

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dingo and the bal

I don't want

too play

Monday, February 9, 2009


Grey colored cotton necklace with Paua shell and pearls

Iron will

.tea spoons

Sunday, February 8, 2009

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Brisbane, queensland, Australia
Love for Art