Thursday 21 November 2013

Win some, lose some,,,,

Newcastle City Council selected my digital image "Fly with Peace, Love, Goodwill" as one of the images they will be illuminating city buildings with from the 29th November through to Christmas! I'm really thrilled as I love making digital manipulations but often struggle with using Photoshop, so this is a huge affirmation.

Digital image by Pearl Red Moon, "Fly with Peace, Love, Goodwill" 2013

Then shortly after hearing that delightful news I received a phone call from Paddington Market in Sydney. Paddington is renowned as possibly Sydneys most high end art and craft market and is notoriously difficult to get accepted into. An application I made about 6 years ago was rejected. A few weeks ago I girded my courage and put in another application to become a trader there.The phone call today was an invitation for an interview to show my I'm hoping and hoping they will find my Boho Banjo womenswear a desirable commodity to include in the market.....

Down Under Textiles magazine asked me to submit an item about my art so I've been busily writing that up all morning. I think it will come out in their January 2014 edition.

The only indifferent news I've had today is that the poster design submitted to Olive Tree Market wasn't selected as first, second or third placegetter.

Sunday 17 November 2013

weather ...or probably not...

Rodney and I drove the four hours to Sydney yesterday, planning to set up our marquee at Bondi Markets today. The weather forecast was looking dubious all week and the day has turned out worse than predicted. It is cold, windy and constant we will probably not unpack our woeful caravan to set up shop. Not only will patronage be significantly down at the market but theres the risk of getting the stock wet and damaged.

So we will try to make the most of the day while in the "big smoke" and have a drive around to check out some of the undercover markets.

This is a picture of another tunic dress I made recently. The fabric of the bodice is a hand block printed cotton voile from a vintage indian saree. The skirt is a polyester lace repurposed from skirt that I spent a lot of time appliqueing with raw edged strips of the cotton print. It has an irregular hemline. A picture of Frida Kahlo is the focal on the bodice. The garment is Australian size 14-16-18

Tunic "The leafy shade" by Pearl Red Moon

The bodice with image of Frida Kahlo

A close up of raw edged printed cotton strips that are appliqued over the lace