Monday, October 26, 2009

Grade 5 & 6 - mixed media dolls!

Mexican Boy

Mexican Boy ( detail )

Little Princess

Little Princess ( detail )

The Little Chef

Little Chef ( detail )

Blue Princess

Blue Princess ( detail )

The New Hat

The New Hat ( detail )

Hi everyone
Over the last few months I have been working as an Artist in Residence, again at MLC - Methodist Ladies College. I visit once a year and force the entire junior school to make felt.
I can hardly tell you how much fun I have - I learn so much from them all. From Prep to Grade 6 we make literally miles of felt and the Grade 5 and 6's girls have created these wonderful mixed media dolls.

I would really love to show you all 200!!!! dolls from the Grade 5 & 6's but..................... well..........................that may take some time to upload!

I have been making these mixed media dolls for a while now and can't seem to stop. Isn't it funny when your work takes a change. I just love it when a new vision arrives for a possible new look or range of work. You can never tell when a medium is going to entice you. For me, the last 12 months have been infiltrated by papier mache. I just LOVE it! I can remember doing it years ago but I did very little with it.

I have come to the realization that things come into your life just at the right time. When you have time and are ready for change. I just wish I could remember that when I am wishing desperately for something!

Hoping you have all had a wonderful weekend, dear friends

Love Elizabeth

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fab Students!

Hi everyone
Here is a class that happened a couple of weeks ago. This was a workshop in nuno feltmaking and some gorgeous scarves were made by all. For any of you who aren't felters - first of all, shame on you!! - Nuno, which means fabric in Japanese, refers to the fact that a fabric is integral to this type of felting. The fleece is laid on fabric and is felted until the two have combined to create the new "fabric". A glorious result!

As you can see these students have made some stunning pieces. I hope they will show them off for ages to come - believe me they looked better at first hand.

From left, Jo, Ro and Julia. They look so elegant and I really hope all the rolling will not put them off having another go soon!

Ro laying out her fleece on a purply tissue silk

The trials of design.................

Hope your weekend is full of fun
Love from

PS: Nell fell asleep in a desk draw this evening -so cute - sadly my camera was flat so I missed taking a pic.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sorry for the Absence!

Dear Friends

I am really sorry for the lengthy absence - so many things demanding time and I have been too tired ( or is that too lazy?) to post.

Here is the beauteous Nell. Isn't she just gorgeous? Well no one need worry - she has settled in like a pair of old boots. She keeps us laughing and we just couldn't be without her. Cane is her favourite material for chairs and she dreams in them for hours! Naturally when the sun comes to worship her, the bedroom window ledge is really ideal.


"I think this is my best side, don't you?"

"Just take as many photos as you like...................I don't mind."

Will post again tomorrow .......................PROMISE!!!!