Saturday, 26 May 2012

Life is busy!

My 'other life' is keeping me busy ....

I'm in lots of craft groups, and I'm promoting them during my residency.

Just in case you are free tomorrow, please come to Open Day at QSWFA (Qld Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists) at 12 Payne Street, Auchenflower, 9am-3pm ... no entry fee .... fibre supplies, handmade garments and other merchandise, cakes, plants, fashion parade, food and drinks.  I'll be inside the hall, so please come and say hello! Visit the website.

The Embroiderers' Guild exhibition "Embroidered Treasures" is on from 2 - 9 June at 149 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, 9.30am - 3.30pm (last admission 2.30pm). $7 entry fee includes a catalogue. Visit the website. 

As well as working at the gardens, I'm still doing calligraphy commissions for people ...

Here I am writing a lovely poem called "The rain on the leaves" by Pham Duy.
Writing on large sheets of paper is always a challenge ... and it's always on the last line that I make a mistake, and have to start again!

Here's the display I had on Mother's Day at the Gardens.

The children made cards for their mothers.

What I’m doing in the next few weeks ….

DISPLAYS OF MY WORK throughout May …
Toowong library (Toowong Village Shopping Centre)
Corinda library (641 Oxley Road, Corinda).

Tricia works on projects with her friends at the Gardens each month on the first Tuesday and third Monday. Please visit, say hello, and watch the work progress, from 10am-3pm

Tuesday 5 June in the Auditorium – Fabric collage
Monday 18 June in the Richard Randall Art Studio - Wreath making


Join Tricia to write your environmental message on leaves, then tie them to trees to celebrate World Environment Day.
Sunday 3 June in the Japanese Garden - 10am - 3 pm. Free, no bookings required.

MY EXHIBITION - "The Language of Nature"

Thursday 21 June until Friday 29 June in the Richard Randall Art Studio, 10am - 3pm
Celebrate Tricia’s residency to date. See a display of her artworks and collaborative ventures, and join in the daily activities. Artist talks each day at 11am & 2pm. Free entry.


Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 June near the Visitors’ Information Kiosk, 10am - 3pm
also Saturday & Sunday, 23 & 24 June in the Richard Randall Art Studio, 10am - 3pm
Join Tricia making wreaths (in fabric, yarn, plastic, metal, plant materials) to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Material supplied, but contributions of non-perishable flowers and leaves welcome (fabric, plastic, etc).Free, no bookings required.

Thursday 21 June, near the Visitors’ Information Kiosk, 5 - 6pm
Join Tricia making decorative covers for candles as a prelude to Fete de la Musique performance by the Deep Sea Divas. Free, no bookings required.


  1. Great to read your blog Tricia. It is exciting to see all the activities you have undertaken and to be kept informed about upcoming activities. They sound very interesting especially the wreaths. Well done and what a fantastic record of your many activities. I think the shelter looks wonderful. The "before" photo posted at the end of the series was great. Be proud of what you have achieved. JJ

  2. Hi Tricia - nearly 1/2 way through your year - everything looks really great - maybe you should use white-out when you make a mistake on one of your calligraphy pieces - no one would know!!!!!!

    1. Hi Chris
      Thanks for your comments.
      Cheers from Tricia