COUNTRY NOTES: SUMMER/AUTUMN GARDEN

Late summer is here yet the season is really early autumn with all the abundance of the garden waiting for attention

THE INSECT COLLECTION

I don’t know what it is about art and artists around the world.  I mix exclusively with artists and I can assure you all of us have our predilections in what we create.  I have a “split personality” artistically speaking as I am both an acrylic and pastel painter and bead embroiderer.  Lately since our… Continue reading THE INSECT COLLECTION

A NEW WEBSITE SPAWNED

Last night I launched my new website for my bead embroidery and other designs I have enjoyed designing and creating.  I already sell online and in an exclusive art gallery but decided that an independent website  (www.janebaridesign.com) is the way to go in order to have more administrative control over my products and the way… Continue reading A NEW WEBSITE SPAWNED

A BLUE LIFE MODIFIED

A BLUE LIFE MODIFIED My lifelong obsession with anything blue or turquoise continues.  When I was very small and too young to go to school, I used to accompany my mother as we took the bus into Geelong in order to go shopping.  We always went to see what was termed back then, “red Coles”.… Continue reading A BLUE LIFE MODIFIED

“A SMALL PIECE OF GLASS”

BEAD: “A small piece of glass, stone, or similar material that is threaded with others to make a necklace or rosary or sewn on to fabric” What I love about the meaning of words is their complete impassioned approach to the subject.  This definition of the term, “bead” fails to mention the currency value that… Continue reading “A SMALL PIECE OF GLASS”

“WAKING UP” FROM ANOTHER CREATIVE BLUR

I have come to a major self analysis revelation this year with regards to the centrality of colour, form and texture in my life.  I have emerged at the end of this month, wondering where my days have gone and  I am genuinely surprised that today is 28th September.  Where has the month gone?  I look at… Continue reading “WAKING UP” FROM ANOTHER CREATIVE BLUR