Weekly Art Project: Week 42

After an intense week of meetings, early (pre-4am) starts and trans-Tasman flights, it was good to meet up with my friend Al on the weekend and take a head-clearing coastal walk. We headed to Bouddi National Park which is located to the south of Copacabana. It was a glorious day and we were on the lookout for whales:

Bouddi-GerrinPtThe heathland was dormant for winter apart from the occasional blaze of copper-coloured banksia flowers:Bouddi National Park

Banksias in Bouddi National ParkLook a little closer and tubular bell shape flowers of epacris longiflora (aka native fuschia or fuschia heath) lined the pathway. And so I found my inspiration for my textile sketch for Week 42:

Native fuschia - apacris longiflora Native fuschia - apacris longiflora Native fuschia - apacris longifloraI considered simple elongated shapes but I really wanted to capture the fluted opening.

Weekly Art Project - Week 42 - Native Fuschia Weekly Art Project - Week 42 - Native FuschiaPS: we did see whales too. Hopefully Al has some better photos:


View the Copa Abstractions collection.

I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants are welcome to join in at any time.   It would be wonderful to see your work. Be sure to link back to your specific blog/social media post so that we can learn more about your inspiration and process.

Weekly Art Project Link Up: Week 42: 12 July 2017  

Week 28 of 2017
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Join the Weekly Art Project!

  1. Join the Weekly Art ProjectMake a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration.
  2. Define the parameters of YOUR own weekly project*. Write it down somewhere!
  3. Record your results.
  4. Share a photo via the link up that I will post on my blog each Wednesday. (The link up for each week will stay open for 14 days.)

* Your project can be in any medium and size.  If you would like to explore working in a 6x6in square format, download the Weekly Art Project Design Sheet to develop designs at this scale.