The announcement of a new grandchild on the way.
had lots of visitors
and Mara's band camp
Visits with friends and family
visits to Bala
Bump out of some of my drawings at an exhibition at 'The Edge' cinema
and a sad farewell to an inspirational basketry artist and friend dear
Virginia Kaiser who died later in the year after a long struggle with cancer.
and more visits to Bala at our favourite coffee shop
Mara's braces came off :)
I entered my first pottery comp
at my old High School with this snake pot.
Grand daughter, Luca's 1st Birthday
Where I enjoyed a felting workshop
with Catherine O'Leary in 2012
I will do a jewellery workshop in '13
which I continued at home with a big blanket
and had some work in an exhibition
connected with the forum at Braemar Gallery, Springwood
making plant fibre paper
A funeral in Newcastle
for very dear old family friend, Peter Williams.
Trip out west to visit my sister Karin
collected clay from the river banks
and plant materials while there
which I then used for basketry when I got home.
and did some low temp wood firing
with some Broken Hill Potters on a station out of BH
gave our family friend, Suzanne, one of my pots
when we went to visit her in Broken Hill
Mara sat for the music and art scholarships at her school
She made these pieces for part of the art content
felted scarf and stoneware rhino
and she was granted the music scholarship for years 10,11,12.
Well done my hard working friend :) So proud.
Happy visiting with Bala
New Grand daughter, Lillie Faye, was born xxxxxx
Music concert performances
for Mara and Michael
Packing my costume to send to NZ for WOW...
not an easy task for a ceramic and mixed media work
Raku workshop with Stephan Jakob
growing babies xxxx
Mara's first wheel experience
Pit firing at home
A raku binge
babies growing more :)
Can you tell her dad is mad about rock climbing?
more visits to Bala :)
and off to New Zealand for WOW
this was my costume in the show-
'She Shells' modeled here by my beautiful nieces
Our Donaldson Family exhibition in Sydney
Nephew Jed announces his engagement to the beautiful Alex
Step son, Gabe, gets his commercial pilots licence
and moved into a new share house
YAY! Well done my friend!
new chicks hatched
Lunch with Bala
Krish and Emma announce that they will get married in 2013
Congrats my lovelies SOoooo looking forward to it :D!
A detail of my 'Tea Party' costume was published
in a beautiful new Thames and Hudson art book
'Textiles - the art of man kind'
Teaching a dyeing workshop in Bathurst
Flowers in the garden
and more family visits :)
I painted the inside of the house
Coffee with Bala
caught up with new friends
and caught up with old friends
Special times with special people
Christmas time with LOTS of family :)
lots of fooooooood
and I am sure I have missed 2/3rds of what happened!
2012 was BIG .........
What will 2013 hold?
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL