CHALLENGE 2013: This was a non happening but will be part of my next years work as I work thru the year

CHALLENGE 2012 : Each month I will choose a picture from last years challenge and create a fibre art interpretation of it or piece of it using at least one new technique each time.

CHALLENGE: 2011: 365 days in picture.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

31 March 2011

Day 90:

A bright bromeliad flower reduced to this in its last few days.  Quite dramatic in a sad way against the bright green leaves.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30 March 2011

Day 89:

This is not the typical brown 'songololo' which is quite common but I seem to have quite a few of these bright red ones about. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

29 March 2011

Day 88:

I have been having fun over the last couple of days working on a challenge piece.  This is a portion of it showing a new technique I have discovered where you paint applique paper and iron it onto your fabric.  the theme is 'fractured' . 

Monday, March 28, 2011

28 March 2011

Day 87:

I love the lines and texture of this weathered shell in the garden.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

27 March 2011

Day 86:

We have had a couple of days of good soaking rain which has helped with the temperature. Could not resist the drops of water on the clover.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

26 March 2011

Day 85:

We had our weekly visitors this morning.  I gave them some stale bread and this mum came and sat on the deck hoping I would throw something directly at her so she would not have to join the bun fight on the grass.

Friday, March 25, 2011

25 March 2011

Day 84:

We finally had a decent rainfall last night and the conifers in the garden were glistening with raindrops this morning. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

24 March 2011

Day 83:

Art Nouveau designs have always appealed to me and yesterday I found this wonderful little book chock a block with the most amazing designs along with a CD and the best is they are all available for use with limited restrictions. Happiness is!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

23 March 2011

Day 82:

Decadence at its extreme!!!   Peppermint caramel fresh cream cake for Brents family birthday get together tonight.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

22 March 2011

Day 81:

This looks like a rolled up hedgehog but sadly it is just a seed pod I discovered on the deck, probably dropped by some winged creature as it does not come from my garden. Not very large in size and full of spikes.

Monday, March 21, 2011

21 March 2011

Day 80:

Just back from shopping having bought 'fresh' eggs.  Took this picture for another specific reason.

Friday, March 18, 2011

18 March 2011

Day 77:

I find myself drawn to this old palm root stump often so I have added another view. The previous was in January and it was a side on picture showing a small mondi grass struggling to survive in amongst the dried roots.  This is top down and shows how fibrous and tough they were. They are becoming quite brittle as they dry out.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

17 March 2011

Day 76:

When I got home late this afternoon it looked like we may get some relief from the heat & humidity and to confirm my hopes the storm lilies were in flower.  We have now had a small shower and there are some rumblings in the distance.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

16 March 2011

Day 75:

Could not resist.  This is the middle of another gazania flower from the plant which I took on the 8th March.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

15 March 2011

Day 74:

Oops!  Collapsed after a hectic day at the machine and this did not go up.  Took a breather around the garden and found this on the branch, tucked up under the leaves of a Yellow-flag Bush.

Monday, March 14, 2011

14 March 2011

Day 73:

The detail on this most non descript little flower on a plant I was given by a friend which she had planted in an odd wine glass that she was discarding amazes me yet again.  The flower is approx +/- 2mm in size.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

13 March 2011

Day 72:

I have the word 'fresh' running around in my head at the moment as it is the group challenge theme.  Saw these new shoots on my replanted miniature rose bush and could not resist. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

12 March 2011

Day 71:

.... or should it be night!  Have been very busy today so almost found myself caught out without a snap to share.  These bulbines are in a pot outside the kitchen door and the outside light shines on them.  Quite impressed with my first 'night' shot. I have no idea what the spot is on the left.

Friday, March 11, 2011

11 March 2011

Day 70:

Staying with the vibrant colours of African wire basket!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

10 March 2011

Day 69:

A section of the beaded male tribal skirt which I have which is probably about 35 years old. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

09 March 2011

Day 68:

A hadeda feather.   I was not sure I would be able to catch the iridescence of the feather but the right lighting and it worked.  Yeah!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

08 March 2011

Day 67:

Sticking with the oranges ...... the middle of a gazania flower!

Monday, March 7, 2011

07 March 2011

Day  66:

A flower off the Bulbine plant (or Cats Tail).  Again I am amazed at what I can pick up with the camera what  I cannot see with the naked eye. The detail in the flower. I am continuously amazed!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

06 March 2011

Day 65:

I opened the curtain this morning and in my early morning half sleep saw a number of 'eyes' looking back at me from the stem of this large delicious monster plant!  Eyelashes included!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

05 March 2011

Day 64:

I was stuck inside for most of the day but managed to capture this very textured base of an old palm tree while I was out.

Friday, March 4, 2011

04 March 2011

Day 63:

Preparing for a demo tomorrow at our local guild I held up a piece of freshly painted applique paper to the window and this is what I saw.  What a yummy piece!  Taken without the light behind it it looks quite mediocre.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

03 March 2011

Day 62:

The top end of a variegated Bougainvillea branch.  It does not flower much but looks pretty on its own which is good enough for me!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

01 March 2011

Day 60:

This is a mini carpet coaster.  Approx 5" x 4".  Absolutely delightful.