Sunday, November 21, 2010

Leaf with a message

The weekend has been pretty busy with visitors - friends and fellow artists. Fiona's 'besty' from Canberra came to stay the weekend to just enjoy togetherness and check out Shannon G's open studio and also visit the Main Street Gallery exhibition; Pam also from from Canberra dropped in on Friday to say "Hi" and do a tour of the house and studios and then went to Montville to check out the art; and Carol C from mid coast NSW dropped in to see the art in Montville and then visited our place for afternnon tea and a tour of the studios. It is now quiet on the mountain.

Apart from the joy of catching up we were lucky that our visitors liked the Main Street Gallery small treasures and bought a few bits and pieces.

Barry Smith © Message Leaf

Barry Smith © Journey

Barry Smith © Silver bowl with leaf

In between times I did a bit of foldforming in part to show visitors the steps in the process.  The photos above shows a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see if I could stamp wording in the seam of a leaf form before folding and beating. Well it worked the leaf has the words "Peace is a journey" stamped in it. Close inspection should reveal the wording. I did a little bowl to keep the leaf company. The photos were taken with the leaf and bowl sitting on a sheets of rusted iron - great colour and texture.


  1. Such beautiful images - the contrast between the shiny silver and the rusty background is sublime. This is a special little piece!

  2. I love how unfinished they look. Wonderful.

  3. I do like your leaves. I want to pick them up and take them home with me.

  4. there is something quite wonderful about folds in metal and words tucked inside.

  5. i totally agree with tammie! they look magical!

  6. Barrie, I look at my leaves every day and I know they are magical. Thank you both for your hospitality and for the opportunity see see how foldforming works. I'm delighted to see the words inside. Just beautiful.


Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.