Monday, April 12, 2010

Mt Tarewera

Family distractions ranging from the good (shopping and quilt shows) through the would-be-good-if-they weren't-so-time-consuming (househunting) to nasty (visting bereaved friends) have distracted me from really considering my Volcano quilt.

I did have a latent idea that I might combine photos of Mt Tarawera in New Zealand with the colours specified. But, when I review our photos they are not so good. This has much to do with the fact I was so travel sick I gave the camera to Dennis who was so excited to be in a float plane that his hands were shaking!
But anyway , my mind has wandered in another direction having visited the wonderful Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath. Ed, the members of staff there in charge of art books installed me in a leather chair by the fire with a mug of tea and brought to my feet piles of art books, opening them to show me quilty like delights. That's how I found the New Zealand Artist Rosalie Gasgoine, whose work (see here for several exhibition galleries of hers) has my brain synapses popping. Then I found sheers in all the right colours on sale down the road. And wire mesh cloth at the Quilt Show.... must go, have a quilt to make....!


Gerrie said...

Thanks for the link. Love her work.

Kristin L said...

Woo hoo -- inspiration is great whether it comes in a float plane OR a leather chair. I'd love to see a New Zealand (Aotearoa) version of Kilauea.