We had such a great time at the Ballingup Medieval Carnavale, as we drove into Ballingup there was all these colourful totems to greet us.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
add paper bark and green flax leave, oh, I stitched mine together with a non waxed thread as I want to see if that ages as well, up to you!
weed with roots and dirt as well as green leaves
nasturtium flowers and leaves I pressed mine down with a roller to bruise and start some of the colour moving
parsley flowers and leaves, can you see the stain from pressing with roller, cool aye
non water proof inks
all wrapped up with brewed tea that we used for staining papers poured over and the tea bags stuffed into the pages to continue giving out colour
Do you get the idea, I am sure you can come up with heaps of ideas that I haven't thought of, rust would be good. I am going to do another one using paper and fabric, will put rusty metal in that one, also boil up some red onion skins, maybe brown ones too, some seeds. I will wet it, then wrap in some fabric and bury it in the garden, making sure I mark the spot. Some other ideas that I have heard about was burying it under a barbecue pit where the ash would fall, in water, Corinne did that but it washed away, so many idea's. Will you join me please, just email me a photo with a description on what you have put in it, maybe put your procedure on your blog and send me the link and I can direct to your blog. When the 3 months is up let me know how yours went. I will also take photo's maybe once a month of the hanging one to show the progress.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
It has taken me two full days working on this assemblage, over 5 years collecting all the relevant pieces to make it authentic. The exhibition is the Bassendean Visual Arts award, of course I have to reach their criteria first.
Have a good weekend