Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

To all my readers - I hope you have a safe and happy Christmas (or whatever festival you celebrate).  As I graduated a week or so ago and my children came down to Invercargill for the weekend, we had our family time then.  Tomorrow (it's Christmas Eve here in New Zealand), I will be having Christmas lunch with my friend Angela, her 2 sons (aged 7 and 9), and a lad who works with Angela but whose family don't celebrate Christmas.  We are having a frugal Christmas this year but it's also stress-free.  There will be plenty to eat and we'll have a good time.
 Here's me in my cap and gown.....
...and with Sophie and Cass.

I have a very long degree - it's a Bachelor of Applied Media Arts (Visual Media).  BAMA for short.  Now I can join the ranks of unemployed artists.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Having fun.

I'm currently writing my screen printing course, which involves a considerable amount of writing interspersed with hands-on printing.
 It's great to get back into some of the stuff I love doing.  The joy of playing!  The colours!  The fabric! How I've missed you.
This tree print is the 5th print from the stencil I cut -it's losing a bit of paint at some of the ends, but the colour looks great against the hand dyed fabric.

I also finished crocheting this scarf from merino and silk.  Now I'm making  knitted knights' helmets and little crocheted Daleks for my friend's boys for Christmas.