Saturday, June 6, 2015

Winter warmer

Greetings from the studio above the discount shop, on the High street in East Kew, Victoria, Australia!

I've been in this lovely space, with north facing windows which is wonderful in winter, for nine years now. The shop downstairs has changed hands recently and while I miss my previous "land-lady" the new owner is happy for a low-rent paying artist to scratch away in her 'bower' upstairs.  

Posting a few photos of the studio filled with the materials I use for my artwork and other objects I also collect in the local charity shops, which inspire and "embower" my creative space.

View to the fireplace and the "collection" 
of inspirational objects and materials

A window ledge holding a fraction of the 
"mad Haberdasher's" collection and Australiana 

View to one corner of the studio, with
experimental wall pieces and a growing
collection of porcelain flowers

Vintage needlepoint firescreen, with
vintage tea-towels found in Boston USA
and a bundle of my needlework finds,
the raw materials for my assemblages

A close up view of the window ledge
and various 'treasures' from bygone eras


  1. thank you for this squizz of your beautiful space and treasures

    1. thanks Mo! I've just seen your book binding blog this morning - wow!

  2. a beautiful bower indeed. Love your work

    1. Thank you Di, very kind of you!