Tag Archives: Nature

Birds in Print and in the Studio

I’ve always had an affinity with birds, perhaps because I’ve always wanted to fly, physically, not just metaphorically.  Some years ago, as a wildlife carer for WRES – Statewide Wildlife Rescue Emergency Service, based in Bendigo, I came to be … Continue reading

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Printing for a Cause

There are times when inspiration strikes through unexpected means.  Via a friend on Facebook I came to learn of the plight and struggle of a teenage lad.  At seventeen, his entire life has been one continuous battle for survival.  There … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Brown Birds

Imagine you’re a bird, flying 8,000 kilometres, only to find when you get there, that your home no longer exists, built on by humans.  As a keen ‘greenie’, and proud of it, I am increasingly frustrated by human doings that … Continue reading

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Teaching Linocuts among the Brolgas

Watched over by a very mixed flock of Brolgas in various stances and sizes, five participants embarked on the linocut printing process at Edenhope’s Red Tail Gallery last weekend.  The Kowree Farm Tree Group, a dedicated group of people committed to … Continue reading

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Prints Inspired by Memories

My maternal grandfather, Charlie, introduced me to the mystery and hard work of the backyard vegetable patch.  He and his wife, Doris, had lived through the Great Depression, a time when even the smallest effort toward self-sufficiency made a huge … Continue reading

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‘In Our Hands’ – A Visual Ode to the Leadbeater’s Possum, in a Linocut

In the seventies, I was writing letters and poems, protesting and pleading against the clear-felling and wood-chipping of native forests in Gippsland, where the Leadbeater’s Possum lived in the hollows of dead or living trees.  Since the mid eighties there … Continue reading

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Playtime with Collagraph

There are times, despite the length of the never-ending to-do list and whatever level of chaos in cottage or studio, art calls, persistent and loud.  Some time ago I had drawn up this little guy on a lino block, but … Continue reading

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