Just a quick post to show you what I'll be teaching in my masterclasses for ribbon embroidery in St Petersburg, Russia.  I will be teaching at Maria Shiliner's beautiful boutique Needlework DeLuxe in St Petersburg.   It is wonderful to share and show my art as a guest artist, and is a wonderful stepping stone for my work here in Australia. The first ...

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A truly magical experience, my first night in St Petersburg after a 30 hour flight!  Anyway...I would like to do two compositions of this image St Petersburg at night, one on canvas and the other in lustre work on porcelain.  The curve of the buildings on the second image makes for a more interesting design. Remembering some of my first evening i ...

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Preparation for my Russian exhibition Part 2, a collection of my thoughts, poems, journal notes during my trip to St Petersburg, how this trip impacted on me and got me thinking differently- love metacognition ;)  The photos in this post trigger certain things for me, so they may not reflect what is written.   It was the coldest day during my ...

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Every sight, smell and sound of St Petersburg was inspirational, and stirred my creativity to write poetry, draw sketches and ideas, so much so that each evening was spent sorting out my photo journals across twitpic albums and facebook in an attempt to organise my thoughts for later. However there was one place which evoked a different feeling and i ...

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Opportunity happens when you are happy to keep your doors open...that is what happened with my final art experience in St Petersburg.  I was extremely fortunate to study a masterclass with awesome artist Valerius Ivanov at the Nevsky Forum Hotel.   While we had fantastic chats in sentences combined with Russian, English and ...

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