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nicole
western australia
creating art that nurtures us in our daily lives
Interests: home making, creating a nurturing environment, art as life - life as art, yummy vegetarian food, traditional textile processes, world music, ...
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i am in the process of moving my blog. click here to get to the new blog site. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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i have just finished my second painting 'midnight seeds' and thought i'd share how it evolved... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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after the intial lesson in indigo dyeing i spent lots more time over the following 2 weeks dyeing 1kg of merino wool tops and a couple more silk scraps... and ended up with lovely blue hands ;) more to come soon as i still need to fix the colour and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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there's a little shop on ubud main road owned by a javanese couple that sells beautiful hand-spun and -woven plant-dyed textiles. i've bought a few of their fabrics over the years. this is a top i had made from one of the indigo-dyed batik fabrics... so this time while in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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i took these pictures on an excurtion to west bali. we had a look at the subak museum and this traditional balinese compound complete with seperate pavillions for kitchen, rice-storage, rice-pounding and ceremonies. also had lots of fun today editing the pictures with my new lomo app :) Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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at the moment it seems that where ever i go there are lotus flowers blooming. most of my balinese friends grow them in big terracotta pots in their gardens. and then there's the big lotuspond around the corner from where we're staying... i LOVE lotus flowers! isn't it amazing and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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back in bali relaxing eating yummy food visiting friends doing a bit of research & planning for the creativity retreat in july 2013 Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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i had a mehndi pattern drawn on my hand by a beautiful young indian woman in singapore on the morning before we left... it goes really well with the bit of bling that i bought on haji lane ;) but the most amazing thing was visiting the butterfly garden at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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after seeing all the big designer stores on orchard road and around marina bay, haji lane in kampung glam district with it's quirky little designer shops was so refreshing... from really beautiful organic bamboo clothing to japanese bicycles fancy leather bags and purses retro clothing and homewares cool sunglasses and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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i took all of these pictures (and many more...) at the cloud forest . wish i could grow orchids like these but western australia is just not tropical enough... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Lebenskuenstler
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i love staying in little india it's so colourful teeming with people little shops and restaurants everywhere the fragrance of flowers, incense and spices so what a contrast when we went and visited family who are staying at the amazing 'marina bay sands' the view from the sky terrace is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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after overcoming my fear of hights and inching my way slowly to the railing i took some pictures of the futuristic gardens below... the dome on the left is a flower garden and the one on a right houses a cloud forest complete with waterfalls and tree ferns and orchids... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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i just love all the little lanes and colourful old houses especially when seen through the lomo lense ;) this one is my favourite: 'guru's marketing'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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we arrived in singapore airport yesterday and were greeted by this amazing christmas tree display: all decorated with fresh orchids! can you spot me in the silver ball? Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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little gifts fridge magnets (IKEA) filled with chai spices: cinnamon, cardamom, coriander seeds, cloves, star anise and black pepper Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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i found this cute idea on pinterest and had a fun time making these from recycled watercolour paintings and fabric scraps... and i really like them teamed up with the pom-poms... so nice to find a little time to be creative :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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spent some fun time this morning making tiny pom-poms for gift decorations Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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i finally found some time to paint and i didn't like the flower anymore so i added more colour and then the shape of the lotus seed pod. paul thinks it looks alien... so let's see where this painting will go from here... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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after three years my tropical gardenia has finally flowered. it's so beautiful and it smells so devine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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i collected the petals from my lilies, put them on some silk scraps, tied it all around a stick and let it soak for a week. got some pretty pinks and oranges :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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i love this way of painting and slowly transforming the image one layer after another... i find that it takes courage... courage to try out things that you feel intuitively. and trust... trust that there are no mistakes. even when you think 'oh, i shouldn't have done that...' and patience...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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i've just taken lots of close-ups of lilies they are so amazing! and they made their way into my painting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler
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this painting is slowly emerging... can't wait to spend more time painting! Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at Lebenskuenstler