Friday, August 31, 2012

Medieval Carnavale Part one

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.

 This is the sight that greeted us on Saturday morning 7 am, thick fog, and cold brrrr... froze my fingers taking photo's.  The camels stayed on the side of this lane, then gave rides to children and older ones as well.

   Met this menacing looking warrior striding down the lane way.  It was great as I am reading The Game of Thrones and am up to book 5, so was very meaningful for me.  Great book.
                                       Everyone was very creative with their tents and shelter.
                The dragon on the bonfire was set alight later on Saturday night, very medieval.
            This poor baby was all rugged up for the cold, what a big boy though
  View from our tent, the wattle is in flower, some thought it was rather cold down there, but we got the sun so was nice and warm.
   Our medieval tent, Phil made all the bunting, clever girl isn't she, got us into the spirit of things.
                                           This was as close as I could get to one of the birds of prey, there was a demonstration of them in action on the Sunday.  There was two beautiful owls but they where inside a white tent and too hard to photograph, damn it!!!!

                          Two fair maidens sitting in the sun waiting for the action in the arena
                     And this very regal looking chap sitting on his throne, had a nice tent too
 On Saturday about three quarters of the people there where dressed in Medieval dress, you could hire the outfits for $10 a day, but a lot had their own.
                            I think this cute boy caught me taking photo's, everyone was so friendly
                                         What about these handsome dudes...........
                                            and this wench.............

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Balingup Medieval Carnivale You will find us here this coming weekend, Phillipa and I are sharing a stall, dressing our tent up and dressing in medieval dress, should be a laugh if only looking at two ageing medieval maidens haha.  I will have handmade journals, art canvas's, magazines from Stampington and some jewellery tools. Below are some little handmade journals I will be taking to sell.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Living Journal Challenge

 Are you up for a challenge,  a Living Journal Challenge.   I know this was done a little while ago, but, it was a USA blog and it was winter over there and summer here.  And when you get 4 or 5 months with no rain its not quite the same.  So, I thought I would put one out for this side of the world while it is still winter.  Heres the deal, gather a collection of papers, sandwich items inside that you think will leave a mark or imprint. Tie it all up with string or something similar and hang it outside in the weather for 3 months.  I have photographed how I have done mine.
 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
 another weed
 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
and the other side with tea bags stuffed under the string at top, sprinkle with hose to help it on its way.
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.

I have given it the title "Lest we forget" as it has to have a title.  This will also be my dear son's Christmas present, don't think he reads my blog so it will be a surprise.  I will give you more on this when I have finished it.
Have a good weekend

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I will be here on Sunday

Canning Bridge Arts Market
this Sunday
9am to 2pm

some new art canvas's for sale
I will also have latest magazines
Hope to see you there