A Creative Type with Patience

Does one’s art bring out traits otherwise hidden or unattainable in other areas of our lives?

Each day as I work in the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor’s Centre I hear the word patience in regards to my work. 

Never would I ever describe myself as a patient person. But those who stop to see me work, see the meticulous effort I put into my craft. I enjoy the work so much I never feel a need for patience on my part. 

Today’s Cairns Eye in the Weekend Post has a nice well written article about my work on the Butterfly Rainforest: Preparing for Flight. 

  

I decide to stretch my creativity and join in the workshop offered by the Saltwater Creek Basketry Club. My aunt used to have a basket weaving business so all of us cousins learned but the materials used by this group are completely different than what I’ve ever done before. 

Using the Palm tree inflorescence native to the Far North Queensland area I attempted a basket. Instead I have a lovely not very basket-like wall hanging. 

  

Interested in learning wire crochet? I’ll be offering a wire crochet workshop on Saturday, April 11. Book your space through Tanks Arts Centre; 4032 6600

http://www.tanksartscentre.com/home/event.asp?eid=825

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