Sunday, March 5, 2017

Look What I SAW

Look what I saw on Thursday !!!!!
Blasting right in from my past ....
I was at Stitch & Patch in Lilydale & catching up with what Doreen has & was doing...
as I walked out to take my coffee cup back I see this...I  thought Oh that is nice..
then suddenly
OH MY GOSH it is my work from when I lived in Melbourne what 15 years or more ago now !!!
It is hand painted   .
I used to paint & sell these & also they were screen printed for stitching
I taught something like this too with the houses...
It prompts me to paint some more fabric !!!!

I went off for a working break mostly to do some drawing & thinking ...
when working from a home base often there are thoughts floating thru my mind but too many distractions
Going away often helps me harness this... so I pack the car not only with clothes & the gluten free requirements & books to read & books to work out of ..planning stuff
a box of buttons...fabric bits,  braids & ribbons, some felt.... pens to draw & pencils & the penci sharpener .....sketch book & note book.
The sample boards ..
So it always alarms others when I open the hatch...

So first night was at Rosebud & walks along the beach & it was HOT...
Too hot & noisy to stay in motel that I had taken on line... right over the busy   from the beach..with a set of traffic lights right there & the traffic woke me all night & when it went silent that woke me too...& I was hot.
So returned to melb to a motel I always enjoy & I did get my working mapping done & more time to spend at the above shop
Friday I drove up into Dandenong ranges & it was deliciously cool to  Olinda which had been a favourite shop spot for me  but it looked all so sad & disappointing...
So came down to shop at where I once lived & later spent the evening with an old dear friend..
& after a walk around a lake yesterday morning
I headed back home taking one of those off roads  as I had been curious
Not anymore .....into the dry hills & it has a sense of remoteness as I drove on the wing waiting for the next little village to show up & hoping I didn't have to drive twice as far to get back..
It eventually came to be on the road I wanted & headed off then on on a highway to home ...


Rachel said...

How fun that you came across one of your own pieces! Your painting is beautiful.

theodora said...

Thanks Rachel, it gave me incentive to do a bit more fabric painting yesterday Barb xx