About Me

I have been a Visual Artist for all of my adult life and now also enjoy filmmaking. I am passionate about creating visually to draw attention to environmental and social concerns- through artwork, food, film....or any other medium that leads me down the path of sustainability and social awareness. I am now consumed by the healing potential of colour, essence and dyeing which have been my latest passion...Wearable Art "Of the Essence" Healing Coats.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

film shoot dyeing with weeds




Big day last week with a film shoot in the kitchen dyeing with weeds. Interesting process, not the dyeing so much as the shooting. My favourite weed is out at present all over the hills near my house and it makes a mean yellow and green...love it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Photo of Peter drawing his characters


Here is Peter hard a work in his drawing room. I tried desperately to load this image for the previous post that is imageless but I had issues with the blog site at the time. I was extremely happy with the photo and sums Peter up perfectly.

New project with Open ABC - Artist to Artist


Introducing my Artists to Artist partner Peter Carnavas who is a fabulous children's author/illustrator living here on the coast. He is only young yet has had five books published in his short career so far. Making his short film doco will be a privilege so I hope I can do him justice. I will keep you posted over the next few weeks as it develops. It has been a big learning curve learning about putting together a script to fit the bill, and interviewing techniques, but enjoyable just the same. Docos seem to be happening in my life at the moment, with another happeniing simutaneously about weeds. Another children's book author Jill Morris is filming me dyeing weeds tomorrow..... It is like a new adventure in making art in a new form. I am up for the challenge!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I have been fortunate to be involved with the ABC Artist to Artist project for the past couple of weeks. I think July is the deadline to finish doing a doco on each other. It has been a whirlwind time and a huge learning curve, but loving every minute. I was very happy with this shot I took of Peter in his drawing room He is a very talented book author/illustrator of "Jessica's Box" fame. In in very short time in his true vocation he has managed to have five books published. He is very inspiring.....he will be launching another book soon at the Caloundra Library at the end of June.
I have been fortunate to be involved with the ABC Artist to Artist project for the past couple of weeks. I think July is the deadline to finish doing a doco on each other. It has been a whirlwind time and a huge learning curve, but loving every minute. I was very happy with this shot I took of Peter in his drawing room He is a very talented book author/illustrator of "Jessica's Box" fame. In in very short time in his true vocation he has managed to have five books published. He is very inspiring.....he will be launching another book soon at the Caloundra Library at the end of June.