Art has always been my passion and I developed my skills at art school while training to be a secondary art teacher in the ‘60’s. Working with the clay medium was my speciality. However, after many years of teaching art, pottery and textiles at Hopetoun, raising a family and farming, I am enjoying experimenting with yarns, fibre and fabrics and find my greatest inspiration is the mallee landscape. The design is influenced by Australian native plants with their vibrant flowers and colours. I have simplified the shapes to enhance and strengthen the design elements.