Patina on Copper workshop

Testing Patinas on Copper

Copper is a favorite in my workshops. It’s a versatile metal, beautiful just as it is, but extending the colour range with different patinas creates even more possibilities.   We used a variety of patinas: Chemical – these react with the metal Non-Chemical – these are applied to cold or preheated metal   Interesting effects […]

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Sunrise Palette

Sunrise over Carrara

We’ve been having a LOT of rain here in Queensland over the past month or so, I’m not complaining though, I have just planted a new garden so the rain is good for my new babies! We’re lucky that our area of the Gold Coast didn’t experience any of the floods that have devastated other […]

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Finding a New 'Intention Word' for 2013

No Limits! A few weeks ago Helga van Leipsig posted something on her blog that really got me thinking…… Her ‘Intention Word’ for this year is: ‘Playfulness’ and knowing Helga, there will be some interesting results to come from it! Can’t wait to see! So…. what should my word be? With my usual New Year’s […]

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2 Wisteria colour palette

Wisteria Colour Palette

My Garden at Tamborine Mountain was beautiful and even though we have moved away from there the photos I took are still inspiring me. This week’s palette comes from the Wisteria that grew over the latice work of the pergola. Tamborine is a cooler climate than most of Queensland, this is where Wisteria is just […]

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Bamboo Colour Palette

Bamboo – Enamelling Palette

This week we went to buy some bamboo to plant for a screen along the fence line (neighbours looking in…. you know) I had absolutely no idea how many gorgeous varieties there were! This giant bamboo is not going to be too practical in my small garden, but I did get 2 smaller species, can’t […]

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