Thursday, March 17, 2016

sensual stimulation

from baskets
books in homes
boats on beaches

beach huts
with words
and words

beach bench with words
beach sailers
the otways.
spotted: road killed kangaroos, koalas, snakes, wallabies on the trip
live: kangaroos, wallaby, scorpion, crickets, many amazing birds...
but mostly dead gums
koalas in overabundance
nature unbalanced.
visiting a textile class
a nifty detail
a practice leaf.
students and their work:
students modeling work

three alchemistresses wearing/preforming a dress for three

beach rock
beach textile: it felt so unlike seaweed
and so textilish
big water
kangaroo apples
beach away
view from my bed in the otways

pulp cook
up and down
making marks with saltbush and paint
ocean calming
my toes faced antarctica
the other way
entering my last week here.
another workshop, and some time in melbourne
and then the plane.


Jennifer said...


Penny Berens said...

Very jealous am I! What gorgeous photos recording your time down under.

Anonymous said...

fabulous - I'm going to have to read this blog like a book. Wonderful pictures and memories.

Therese said...

that view from your bedroom....ahhhhhh.
the stuff of dreams.

Mo Crow said...

haven't been to the Otways or driven along the Great Ocean Road for 40 years... the fires were bad this summer but the Aussie bush is well adapted to fire, those gum trees will green up as soon as there is some good rain

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer, indeed, wow!. it's been great!
penny, well, if it makes you feel any better, i did work pretty hard-three two-day workshops and one four day and some informal outdoor art as well.
jean, what a compliment!
therese, yes. yes, it was amazing
mo, the post fire recovery is underway, but the trees are healing, and so are the homes we passed, i hope. very sobering, though.

neki desu said...

vessels, containers for experiences. those shoes!!!

Margaret Cooter said...

Loved the photos of the views, such a vivid reminder of my own time "facing antarctica" a dozen years ago. Those hillsides, too...

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, i know, those shoes!
margaret, it was a very big experience!

ronnie said...

you've been to more places in my homeland than I have! (wellllll it IS a big land) ---- and you've visited our shores a couple of times now --- and still I haven't managed to get to see you...... le sigh..... 'next time' xxxxxxx

Velma Bolyard said...

aw, ronnie, i bet you've been to LOTS of amazing places...maybe next time we'll get in a visit!

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