Spent some of the day finishing carving this new Flannel Flowers linocut design. Twas good & stopped regularly to stretch, rest & do exercises for RSI in shoulder. On to the Powderpuff lily pily design tomorrow!
This morning I went out to photograph the flannel flowers – Actinotus helianthi – in Wardell. This is a small town just south of Ballina – it has large sandy sections that get covered in flannel flowers.These are short- lived plants flowering mainly in Spring and are replaced each year by seedlings. I love these… Continue Reading →
I have just photographed this flannel flower bud from my garden today. We must be heading for Spring…lovely fine sunny warm day today. It was sunny but cool yesterday with a breeze but no breeze today… This is a flannel flower tryptich linocut print that I completed some time back.
Flannel flowers are now flowering in my garden and I know are out throughout New South Wales. These soft daisy-like flowers have petals that are quite thick and feel like a flannel cloth. The centres are raised like a soft button. They were the Centenary of federation emblem for NSW in 2001. They have a… Continue Reading →
The Gymea Lily is an iconic Sydney wildflower and was a favourite of mine when I roamed around the bushland of Loftus growing up. The tall flower spike with the deep pinkish/red flower spike was a like a beacon and provided a great reference point when exploring. The flower spike is now used by florists… Continue Reading →
The linocut ‘Blue Mountains Wildflowers’ is really a step back in time for me on many levels. As I’ve spoken about before I love the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, it has such a rugged beauty & the flora & fauna is integral to the whole region. The Blue Mountains has a strong Art… Continue Reading →