Some Western Australian Wildflowers
Top and bottom are 2 of the many types of Banksias. Below: the orange plants are a sharp spiny kind of grass growing on a granite rock outcrop. All the pics are taken near Esperance on our recent holiday.

Below: again might also be a Banksia, after looking it up in my wildflower book but I’m not sure. (I’ve been told its a Banksia Coccinea)

Happy New Year everyone!

Time to make some new year resolutions. 1. I’m going to really concentrate on what I like doing (dyeing, printing and embellishing whole cloth) and not be distracted by trying too many unrelated things. Which means I am probubly going to give up at least 1 of the groups I’m in and will have to be selective about what workshops I do. (I’ve enrolled for Fibres West in Oct. which should be great as it’s a live in retreat and the workshop I’m doing is Complex Cloth by Jane Dunnewold).
2. Enter more competitions and exhibitions. The main one that’s coming up soon is the Stitched and Bound WA contemporary quilt exhibition. Have to give it a try this year.
3.
Do more and be more committed to my work.
They’re the main work related resolutions, I’m sure I could improve myself in lots of other ways but I won’t go into that here!

I’ve been busy lately doing my article for Issue 3 of Fibre&Stitch online zine. I’ve written it, although it’ll need refining a bit and now I’m doing sample pieces and photographing them. Trouble is, it’s so hot here now that I can’t work in my studio in the afternoons. Boxing Day’s temp was 43.6 and more very hot days are coming.
I’ve also got another exciting secret project happening soon which fits in with my goals for 2008. More later on that.

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