Artist-in-Residence at Ark of the Unicorns

First full day at Chinatown Artists Lofts and I wake up to bamboo filling a bright alcove space. In Japan, on the first day of business, it is customary to see a new bamboo stalk ready to grow as the business does. Coincidentally it was also World Bamboo Day, an auspicious beginning, I felt. EachContinue reading “Artist-in-Residence at Ark of the Unicorns”

Hook the Deep – The Hadal Zone in Fiber

Travel down, down, down to the deepest parts of the ocean. Down below 6000 meters and more into the Hadal Zone. Here is where Michelle Schwengel-Regala has recreated in fiber the mysterious and amazing creatures that roam the Hadal Zone. Creating adorable Sea Pigs, which are a type of sea cucumber, in their natural color,Continue reading “Hook the Deep – The Hadal Zone in Fiber”

Butterfly Rainforest Exhibition through May 11

The Butterfly Rainforest is finished and will be on exhibition through May 11 at the Cairns Botanic Gardens’ Visitor Centre everyday from 10:30 – 3PM. Professional photographer Michael Marzik has snapped some great photos of the Butterfly Rainforest art installation and I’ve posted a few here, there are more in my Portfolio.  Come explore theContinue reading “Butterfly Rainforest Exhibition through May 11”

Butterfly Rainforest – More Progress to Report

Happily, there is a lot of progress to report today! Still living and posting through my smart phone so apologies for typos and formatting issues that are likely to happen. I’ve also blown through the wifi data plan here at the house so thankfully my SIM card plan has unlimited data on the weekends! Yay!Continue reading “Butterfly Rainforest – More Progress to Report”

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 meContinue reading “A Creative Type with Patience”

Uninterrupted Work

It has been such a luxury to have days and days in a row of uninterrupted time to just work on my Butterfly Rainforest! Each day brings such a huge amount of progress it leaves me so much to look forward the next day. While the photos don’t look like I’ve made much progress, actualContinue reading “Uninterrupted Work”

Wire Crochet Workshop – Fibre Workshops, too!

April 11 – 16, I’ll be available to teach various fibre and wire crochet workshops through Tanks Arts Centre at Cairns Botanic Gardens. Learn from my efforts to build the Rainforest Butterflies art installation. I look forward to meeting other stitch artists, both new and experienced from the Cairns, FNQ area! BOOKINGS: Ph 4032 6600 TryContinue reading “Wire Crochet Workshop – Fibre Workshops, too!”