PAPER PONDERINGS

I have been writing my blog Paper Ponderings since 2009 and have written more than a thousand blog posts. My blog is the place where I have conversations about my art, and where I share my making process. To learn about my life as a maker and artist, please click on the paperponderings link for the full blog; or on individual links to go direct to that post.

  • Thursday Thoughts... July 18, 2019
    “Things will be far worse than they are now. And far better. I wait.” Charles Bukowski At times I am not sure I can bear the thought he starts with here; that things will be far worse. I think it is the use of far worse the frightens me - make is sound as if things […]
  • Hidden extras from Fibres West July 16, 2019
    At the end of the week each of the classes at Fibres West presents their work.  It is always an amazing and stunning display of what people have achieved through the week.I visited each of the other classes' work and managed to get some photos from half of them (don't ask me what I was […]
  • White on white in the West! July 14, 2019
    Oh. My. Goodness.I have returned safe and sound to the mountain after the most amazing week in the west teaching Quietly and Gently...It was a a fabulous class with a great gang of students who worked so hard and so collegially it was incredible.  They were all colour-focused type people and they worked with the […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... July 11, 2019
    “I’m using tons of steel to make the situation look lighter”. Richard Serra What a way to think about it.  I have pondered this one a bit, this way and that, and can't really quite pin point what I think he might mean!  Enigmatic perhaps?Perhaps Richard Serra is suggesting that with the presence of huge amounts […]
  • Set up and ready to go in the West! July 7, 2019
    As this post goes to print so to speak, I am in WA getting ready to teach Quietly and Gently at Fibres West.The preparations for such a course are a bit mammoth and many hours were spent cutting paper, revising and photocopying handouts, getting samples together and making sure I have enough of everything to […]
  • Thursday thoughts... July 4, 2019
    "Reading is a life-long collision with minds not like your own". Jeanette WintersonAh, perhaps a slightly more action-oriented description of reading than might come to mind initially; but perhaps it describes something more than a coming together, or an association with, or an intersection even.Ms Winterson's work  is so full of vitality and energy that it […]
  • A random selection July 2, 2019
    This post is a collection of a bunch of random things that have been happening in and around the studio and life of late.When I taught in Toowoomba  few weeks ago, Barry drove me over  and returned home - a 5 hour drive. On his return trip he went to a market and bought me […]
  • Compassion opens June 30, 2019
    Barry and I managed a trip down to Nambour on Friday to view the exhibition as it was in its final stages of set up... a chance to quietly view the work before the big hurrah of the opening on Saturday.It was a lovely opportunity to wander around and see the work; gaze at it […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... June 27, 2019
    Some people say home is where you come from. But I think it’s a place you need to find, like it’s scattered and you pick pieces of it up along the way. Katie Kacvinsky This quote interested me because I haven't often stopped to reflect on where home is.  I guess at the most basic of […]
  • Winner and just a bit all over the shop! June 23, 2019
    Most of my time this week has been spent getting ready to teach at Fibres West from 7-13 July (which seems rather close now!)I have been holding it in the back of my mind, occasionally putting things aside and kind of planning what I would need and when; until of course I really had to […]
Letterpress Play

Letterpress Play

Paper Cutting

Paper Cutting

Word Play

Word Play

Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

Calligraphic Play

Calligraphic Play

Peace

Peace