September is going to be a busy month here. I'm really looking forward to our second Armadale Hills Open Studios Arts Trail which opens on 8th September. I'll be opening my studio again, along with 19 others. I've been stitching away, and have a batch of new artworks to share with you when you visit!
Then, on the following weekend, I'll be teaching a workshop as part of Ozquilt Network Inc's annual conference. The conference will be held in Bunbury, Western Australia, and in the workshop we will work through a process for designing our own artworks drawing inspiration from the awesome street art that forms part of the Re.Discover initiative in Bunbury. (The Bunbury Visitors Centre has that show where to find all the paintings that are part of this initiative. They are all in the Bunbury CBD, and finding them makes for an enjoyable walk through Bunbury. I travelled to there and back between school drop off and school pick up recently, and had such a nice day out. Marcus (nearly 4 years old) loved helping me try to find the next artwork. It felt like hunting for treasure, and would make a fun outing for kids of all ages!)
You don't need to be an Ozquilt member to participate in the conference! Visit the Ozquilt website here for more information.
And finally, I also have some botanical artworks travelling to York, as part of The York Festival. They'll be on display and for sale in The Emporium.
I love art trails. I think it's partly because I find that seeing where and how artists work is even more inspiring that seeing their finished artworks. So I'm excited to be part of our inaugural Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail. For two weekends in September (Thurs – Sun 17th-20th, 24th-27th), various local artists will be opening their studios to the public, between 10am and 4pm. Come along, see where we work, see our work in progress, and shop our 'works for sale'. We will also each have an artwork on display at Genesis in the Hills – a great place to get an overview of the work we do, and pick up a map of the trail before heading out to explore our studios and this beautiful area in which we live. Please do note, though, that my studio will not be open on Sundays, so if you want to pop in here, be sure to plan your 'trailing' for a Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
bug you remind you of this again and again, but wanted to let you know already now so that you can share with anyone who might be interested, and note the dates in your calendar.
Meanwhile, check out the Spring into Armadale page, to discover all the other things you can see and do in this area this spring!
I have an artwork in this exhibition. If any of you make it to the exhibition in real life, I would love to hear about it!
My problem is deciding where to put them – they work so good in so many places in our home!
Outgoing: a whole batch of artwork going to exhibitions and new homes, including my Quilt National piece (super excited to have been accepted into this exhibition!) and some screen-printed tea towels that form part of one of my mum's project. Here are a few of those: