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For as long as I can remember, I have always loved art... I often get asked 'what inspires me?' When I was growing up...we made our own fun. We didn't go on expensive holidays or theme parks, our holidays were spent camping or we would rent an old 'beach' house and play on the muddy tidal flats, pumping yabbies for fishing. As a family we would go for Sunday drives....we might go for a bush walk, search under logs for 'critters', picnic in the middle of 'no where', or go for a cool swim in a rock pool in the mountains. When I first started painting, I mainly painted the beautiful places that my husband and I tavelled to on our many camping journerys. Now that I have my 2 beautiful girls...I am sharing the beauty of the outdoors with them, and they now feature quite often in my artwork. I have been told by many people, that my artwork brings back childhood memories for them, and I hope that my artwork reminds you of a special memory too.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Historical Picture Quilts of the Moreton Shire - 1st Draft/Plan Completed


Well we've now completed our first rough design plan for the 'picture quilts'.
This first part of the quilt is about -  the first landing at Skirmish Point (Bribie Island) by Captain Matthew Flinders - native flora and fauna....pandanus palms, melaleuca(paperbark) trees, mangroves...animals and birds....emus, kookaburras, dingoes, kangaroos, echidnas, carpet snakes....the ocean and rivers...fish, turtles, dugongs, crabs. - Aboriginal History....their annual 'trek' from the coast to the Bunya Mountains, how they live....their homes, food, hunting....and how the arrival of  'white man' changed their lives and home forever.
This is the second part of the quilt, which joins up and flows on from the first one above.  This quilt is more about the history of Redcliffe.....the first landing by Captain John Oxley - the 'Red Cliffs' of Redcliffe - Aboriginal history.....further images of their 'way of life' and especially the unusal connection they had with the dolphins in the area....the dolphins would help the Aboriginals hunt fish - the dolphins would herd the fish into shore, where the Aboriginals would be waiting to catch the fish in nets.  The Aboriginals would take their share of the catch and they then would feed some to the dolphins - Amazing story, heh? 

So 'us artists' have done our 'bit' for now.  The 'quilters' will have a look at our 1st design drawing and will let us know what changes are needed.  So I'll 'keep ya posted' on the progress of things....


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  1. Congratulations for the BlogGreetings from creativity and imagination pictures of Jose Ramon

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