Saturday, 24 March 2012

Seeing Spots and a Quintessential Bird's Nest

On International Womens Day, I had the pleasure of reaccquainting with an associate, the lovely Viola Temple Watts who has just chronicled her mother-in-law Betty Temple Watts' botanical style bird illustrations into a book about her life experiences,it's called Quintessential Bird (UQ Press). The illustrations, produced in water-colour are captivating, so whip out and grab a copy! Viola also does an enchanting guest speaker role, sincerely discussing the book, its creation and the zest and charm of her mother-in-law. The first photo (above) depicts a concoction of nature's 'found objects', namely a sparrow's nest, feathers and some carefully dried pale pink roses. I exhibited this piece in a Show at the Pine Rivers Shire Gallery, themed around flowers and to my delight, sold it!

The second shot is a favourite number of mine, that I sold through a unique fashion boutique in Wilston, Brisbane named Upittee. It's a dyed raffia base with a handmade camellia, completed with spot tulle. Nice. Upitte stocks unique labels, including Brisbane's own Foxton Danger, Uttam, Desigual, and labels that use usually use Fairtrade practices and sometimes azo free

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