Inspirations from travelling

 This is my first attempt at quilting, using the overlocker, of course - where would I be with out it!
All of the pieces are woollen felt with 2 of the pieces being textured for interest.

The quilt was inspired by these massive double decker and sometimes triple decker shipping containers on incredibly long trains through South Australia near Port Pirie at the bottom of the Southern Flinders Ranges. 

The trains (excuse the blurriness - this is the best shot!)

This is an attempt of mine to first of all use oil pastels - not a medium I am particularly comfortable with, and also to try to capture the essence of the Kimberly, the boabs, the roundness of the body of the tree and the seeds, and incredible sunsets that we were surrounded with.

The boab again. I am completely captured by them, as many who have visited the Kimberly area are.  Each tree becomes a great character.  Sketching, a medium I more comfortable with, and enjoy getting lost in for hours on end.
 This, another graphite pencil, began with the hand (my hand) and me just wanting to stretch myself as I find them quite hard.  I then wanted to try to push myself a little more with it and explore what the picture could do.


R. J. Ropsen said...

Loved the oil pastel. Even though it was a medium you are not comfortable with I thought you did a great job. I loved the colors you used. You also did a good job of shading to add to the dimensions of the seeds and the tree.

Meg Dunley said...

Wow! Thank you so much for your feedback! You have given me a burst of energy to blow off the dust and do a little art again! Thank you again.