Sunday, August 8, 2010

kookaburra sits in the old gum tree . . .

Wow - third post for the day! I have been busy!

This morning I stopped at a park in Guildford, a lovely spot that I drive pas on the way to work sometimes. I had a piece of crochet in the car that I had done a while ago, but hadn't found the right place for it to 'tag'. Here, among the gum trees, with the kookaburras laughing away, I found the perfect sized post (celebrating the year of the Silver Gum). A beautiful way to start the day! :)

beaufort street festival

The Beaufort Street Festival is coming up - on the 27th of November. There is a secret (sssshhh!!) knit project being worked on behind the scenes, which will be installed along Beaufort Street in Highgate for the festival. I am really excited about this project, and am looking for some collaborators to assist in the knitting/crocheting/yarn-tagging of various places along the street. If you are in Perth and would like to join in, let me know (email is best:!!

art in bloom update

So, the lovely Emi and I have been thinking, and creating proto-types, in search of the perfect crochet installation idea for the Green Wall in the Northbridge Piazza. And it has been harder than we thought! It is good to have a restriction to a floral inspired design, but we both were hoping to have a message or concept behind the piece. Also finding an idea that will be effective (given the huge space) as well as able to construct in the time we have (limited!) is proving quite tricky! I made a trial flower, which I am quite pleased with, but it is just too small, and took too long to make, to re-produce the 20 or more we would need to look effective on the wall. . . . back to the drawing board!!!