My Creative space

My creative space today is all about the Acacia pants, lots of them! I am about to do a fair bit of ironing (sigh) to get them ready to take into Olive Grove in time for the weekend. Excuse the blurry dodgy photo, it appears that a certian 3yr old had been smearing his fingertips on my camera lens... :/
mim x

Print , sketch and memory lane

When travelling overseas I usually make a point of taking a little sketch book with me, some watercolour pencils and not much else in the way of art supplies.
Sometimes it is nice to have a break from the sewing machine, the cutting and the 'production line'.
Last year when I was in Cornwall, I was so inspired by the beauty of the place, I did many many sketches in the little black book.
After returning to Australian shores it was really nice to be able to look back over my sketch book at all the little drawings, each one took me right back to where I was at the time I sketched it.

Photos are wonderful for reminiscing about a place, a time , but I have always found that a little sketch does more...... for me, it is a more personal, more vivid memory with a drawing.

Until this print it had been a long long time since using a paper, hand cut stencil for screen printing.

Photographic screen printing has been my preferred method for quite some time now.. So it was so lovely, so simple and very satisfying to draw, hand cut and hand print 'Penryn' onto these skirts.
Penryn is where we spent most of our time in Cornwall

mim x

happy new year

What a year! Its been a very very long time between posts for me indeed.
Last year was big, news from afar of the saddest kind, and all other manner of big emotional upheavals. The ol' blog has been left on the bottom of the ladder, until now....
A big trip to the Uk was wonderful , sad , and amazing.
Here are a few little snaps of beautiful Cornwall...
I plan on being around the old blogsphere a little more this year as I am about to get stuck back into work and will have lots of new things to share :)