Textile artist Brenda Gael Smith shares her creative backstory and her participation in the Third China Shenzhen International Quilt Art & Handicrafts Exhibition from 10-13 May 2019. Share your creative backstory and be part of Brenda’s celebratory giveaway.
By way of a happy postscript to Free Falling in the Midst of a Pandemic, I am pleased to report a soft landing. My gutsy, determined brother flew back to Australia this week laying across three seats in a near empty plane, well clear of other passengers, for much of the journey. He was prepared […]
In which my brother J, ever the scientist, demonstrably proves that kiwis cannot fly. How the world was turned upside down in two weeks. One trans-Tasman family’s story of free falling in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating travel and isolation advisories. And 10 reasons to be thankful. It’s been an intense two […]
Tonight I fly out to China for the third China (Shenzhen) International Patchwork Invitational Tournament & Patchwork Arts Show (10-13 May) as a guest of the China Fashion and Color Association. I will exhibiting a selection of my quilts at the Shangwei Museum of Contemporary Art along with other international guests: Sue Dennis (Aus), Barbara […]
Back in August 2015, I grabbed some very reasonable airfares that were on sale. Fast forward and we are now celebrating my birthday in New Zealand. Amongst other things, I got to join my two favourite lions (niece and nephew) at the zoo: Walk around my old neighbourhood in Point Chevalier and nearby suburbs: I […]
On our home exchange, we have been staying at Bricket Wood near St Albans north of London. In real estate speak, we are “close to transport links”. There is a constant hum of traffic on the nearby M1 and M25 and, even with navigational aids, we’ve been known to turns and end up in a […]