Friday, January 25, 2008

SUMPTUOUS SURFACES

Friday Jan 25 2008
Photo by Lee Atkinson somewhere in Namadgi
National Park---which is in the bush part of Canberra (the capitol), Australia
This is the area my Sumptuous Surfaces (designing and embellishing fabric surfaces) teacher lives. I find this intriguing, since this is a place I'd love to live for a summer---I am now, very absorbed in the first of 6 lessons taken on line with Sharon Boggon. Acturally it's my second workshop with her. It's very much like a class you would get in college level design class and now my mind is trying to sort out the concept that will begin the design process for me---at this point I will commit to saying it will involve my homeland. I'll keep all interested, posted on the developement of this project.

11 comments:

scus said...

Great picture, would love to visit Australia too, beautiful country!!Although I would not want a pet kangaroo, they can be a bit punchy.

Jill said...

You have to Tie Me Kangaroo Down----

scus said...

You have a way with words!!! :)

rn1757 said...

I am going to look up Sharon Boggon and she what she offers. Does she offer several other classes? Australia & New Zealand are on our list of places we would like to see. You could do a lot of stitches to replicate that background.

Quilter Pal said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your sumptuous surface...my, that doesn't sound good...thank goodness RH didn't hear that.

I think you should send her a photo of a buffalo and tell her they run wild in your backyard.

Jill said...

Nancy, remember Bob Steele singing:
"Now, I've got Three Buffalo, Three Buffalo Standing In My Yard--jumpin all around and stompin on the ground etc"----sure miss his radio show each morning!

Jill said...

rn1757----I don't know how many she runs at once---googling will probably get you some answers---Joggles.com is where the class is I'm taking right now---

Anonymous said...

..... and there are those of us who are still MORE interested in YOUR "Sumptuous Surfaces" than anyone else I can dare to think of! Oh, and the marsupials in question smell badly, have a worse disposition than their scent, and are full of fleas and other parasitic infestations than one can shake a stick at! And to "Quilter Pal"... I DID hear that! Ketel time.............

Anonymous said...

Why don't you come on up and see me sometime, big boy?

Amber said...

I've been there! I got to touch a kangaroo, and the little baby in the pouch too! :)

Wicked Witch of the West ? said...

so, how did it feel----sorta scratchy----or like your little dog, Diamond.