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day 49-56 / one a day

Posted by Shona on February 07, 2014

best of the week..


day 56
15 mins @ wallis lake
piercings

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day 55 
after much musing about what this 5min work was about
I ended up with 'Gretel'- more of a suggestion than a sculpture

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day 54 
cluster-5 mins- my garden
soft bark

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day 53
reconstituting sawdust to stump
pangea emerged or a continental map -like magic
10 mins - my garden

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day 52
my garden - 10 mins
rivulet 
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day 51
15 mins making - 30 mins finding site - sydney
stitching or calligraphy

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day 50
10 mins - sydney
 something orbital...

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day 49
quick quick quick
making do with what's at hand - sprout

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day 48 
30 mins - struggled to focus
a simple line

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day 37 - 47 / one a day

Posted by Shona on January 29, 2014

10 days in a row - here we go..


challenge:finding time to make/document & post each day
solution:try posting each week


day 47 - strummmmmmmm
last light - 20 mins @ lake edge 

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day 46
something beautiful from a muddy pool
bullants and mosquitoes
wind blowing

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day 45 
grass skirt - 15 mins

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day 44
lilli pilli stormed fortress
15 mins - my garden

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day 43
quick outline - pumice map - 10mins

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day 42
rocks roots and then rain - octopus?
30mins

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day 41
drawing - 10 mins - flat light

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day 39/40
same thread.....

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day 38
just stuck together
30 mins - my garden

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day 37
inside - fragments for my workbench

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day 34-36/ one a day

Posted by Shona on January 17, 2014

three more


day 34 - feeling tired and lazy
prehistoric mark making - 2mins


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day 35 hot windy mozzies in my garden - 5 mins

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day 36 - moving on / crawlers
still hot v.windy and mozzies - 15 mins

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COLLABORATIONS WITH NATURE @ Pacific Palms

Posted by Shona on January 14, 2014

a wonderful escape...


the summer series - pacific palms - 2014

 
Thank you for a brilliant workshop! It was beautifully planned and executed and sooo much fun. Your guidance and feedback were invaluable - nicole lemaitre


Thank you Shona for fabulous facilitation and a fun day in the outdoors - robert bain


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                                               'Hermaphraditis'- nicole lemaitre

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                                                                                          'Daisies and nights'- nicole lemaitre

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                                                          'Daisies and nights'- nicole lemaitre 
 

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                                                                          untitled work - robert bain 


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untitled work - robert bain


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                                                           untitled work in progress and robert bain

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                                                                      the group during led exercises

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                                   participant inside her creation/collaboration

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                                                 untitled work by Cate Strachan

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                                           untitled work-detail-by Cate Strachan

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                                                                                              making

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                                                                                          discussing

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                                                                                     more discussing


thankyou to the Gibsons for offering their incredible property for the day and their contributions to the smooth running and beautiful ambience of the day! and to all the participants who collaborated with passion!





                                      


 

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daze 28-32 /one a day

Posted by Shona on January 13, 2014

working within  holiday mayhem

 
day 28
more pumice @ the beach - 5mins

 terrazzo

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day 29
 @ home - 10 mins
re-decorating

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day 30
seal rocks - 45 mins

sea grass and stone / green and grey
sea grass emits a milky sap when torn so had to find pieces already the 'right' length
was helped collecting by my house guest amanda - thanks
 


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day 31
2 sandholes = a tunnel - 15 mins
what a direct and stisfying material sand is!
 in collaboration with Molly (9 yrs)


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day 32
quick splash - 2 seconds 

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and another

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just had to share this

Posted by Shona on January 07, 2014

is narnia real?


an incredibly fantastic collaboration with nature

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thanks Thomas! 

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day 27 / one a day

Posted by Shona on January 07, 2014

more tunnelling


my garden - 15 mins 

ants are always first to appear, checking out what's happening in their territory 

 linking cracks 

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and forming tunnels 

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another version

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day 26 / one a day

Posted by Shona on January 07, 2014

galactic mapping


working fast @ home -10 mins

when photographed an aged sawn log and seed pods became a map of orbitting planets 
i am transported 

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day 25 / one a day

Posted by Shona on January 06, 2014

trans -planting


very tired - lovely to sit on the soft lawn - 10mins - my garden


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day 23 / one a day

Posted by Shona on January 04, 2014

more greys 


my garden - 15mins

 this time of year blackbutts shedding rolls of scribbled bark


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day 22 / one a day

Posted by Shona on January 03, 2014

pumice bowl / hearth


elizabeth beach - 15 mins - hot hot hot sun
pumice of all sizes has strewn this beach for months
great to work with - more ideas and works to come 

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day 20&21/ one a day

Posted by Shona on January 02, 2014

pacific rim or gigantic barnacles ?


2 attempts - improved with experience @ north boomerang beach

time stood still on 2nd making - 1 or 2 hrs ?
waited for tide to come in a bit as it was full low tide
will revisit at high tide tomorrow and re-photograph

i like the way the sand shapes mirrored the barnacle's shape and colour and the curve that emerged in the overall pattern made it seem like a rime of miniature volcanoes
it worked on a micro-macro scale simultaneously
fun and cool on a really hot day

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