Archive for December, 2013

Rosebery Hill – Pipers Creek
December 22, 2013


I visited this large, rambling, country garden in September during the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival.

There were still daffodils blooming. The air was filled with the scent of  wall flowers which had self seeded around the garden.

I was fascinated by the cork trees with their distinctive textured bark.

I loved looking out from the garden across the surrounding countryside.








Mosaic: Fire
December 11, 2013


This is the third in the series of transparent mosaics I have made at Heart Art.

As I was making the mosaic, I was thinking of the fires which burnt in the Blue Mountains and around Sydney in October this year.

This time I have added photographs of the process of making the mosaic.DSCN2569


Ann provides a wide range of coloured and textured glass to choose from.

The glass pieces are cut to size using glass cutters.DSCN2575


A drawing of the design is placed under the glass base to use as a guide.

The glass pieces and the beads are stuck on using a clear glass glue.DSCN2577

Tiger tail is threaded through the hole in the top of the shape and beads added. Beading crimps hold it all in place so the mosaic can be hung. DSCN2684

Redesdale Valley – A country garden
December 4, 2013


I visited Redesdale Valley garden during Melbourne Cup weekend on the first Sunday of November.

The garden was open as part of the inaugural Discover Redesdale Festival.

This large garden is situated on the banks of the Campaspe River where my aunt and I spent some time contemplating the river and admiring the riverside scenery.

The garden is idiosyncratic filled with whimsical delights constructed from collected and scavenged objects and materials. The garden is more about the inventiveness and creativity of its owners than it is about landscaping and the careful placement of plants.

My aunt absolutely loved it and we spent a happy afternoon there.

These photographs can only give a taste of the garden’s attractions.