I’ve always been captivated by David Hockney’s photograpic collages, starting with Pearblossom Highway, 11th-18th April, 1986.

Mine still have a way to go. Here is my first attempt with the new footbridge being built across Drakeford Drive.



Painting Shadows

The shadow theme that I started as a textile group project has really taken hold. Here is a composite of 6 gouaches I’ve done using shadows I’ve collected, predominantly around my house. The lower right image was from a visit to the CSIRO Discovery Centre.


The A4 Project

I’ve been doing quite a bit of sketching and painting lately so I thought it might be time to get back to stitching. I’m trying to develop a more sketch-like approach to my stitching.

I’m pulling together random scraps of fabric, which can be found lying around all over my house. The scraps are being assembled to an A4 size (roughly), without dwelling too long on composition and attached using simple stitches. While these take a bit longer to make than drawing a sketch, I’m trying to develop a similar approach by limiting my modifications of the fabric.

Here are the first two:
1 October (front)


1 October (back)


3 October (front)


3 October (back)