Daily Archives: March 30, 2005

A recent read

On the weekend I finished reading The Flower Seeker, A Painter’s Travels by Judy Cuppaidge. It was a lovely book, both a visual treat AND interesting in the written content.

The book shows the author’s beautiful botanical paintings accompanied by interesting snippets and often amusing experiences of actually getting to the plant so she could document it. It’s a book I will happily leaf through for years to come.

I did a bit of research about the author on the net before I wrote this blog entry and I found that she has lost most of her eyesight due to macular degeneration and can no longer paint.

This is the front cover of the book to give you an idea of her work:

The Austalian (newspaper) has an article online about Judy Cuppaidge and her daughter Virginia who is also an artist. It’s worth a read especially since the description of the book is better written than mine.

I finished making Sophie’s bag tonight. I’m glad I decided to redo the handle. I’m happy with it now.

I also JUST remembered that the Straight and Narrow Challenge is due today. So I sent in my entry 🙂

Oh yeah, I’m entering two of my traditional quilts into the local quilt show. I’ve never shown anything in public before (apart from having a photo of one of my quilts published in Down Under Quilts) and I’m not looking forward to attaching a hanging sleeve. But it should be fun to see my quilts next to others from around the area. Continue reading

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