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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world. I am a photographer, writer and multi-media artist.
Focussing mainly on Western Australia and Australia, I am seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.



Monday 27 November 2023

Art Market in the Garden

 Hi everyone, I hope you and yours are doing well. 

Just a short post from me today. I am winding down from a busy few weeks and weekend. On Sunday I had a market stall at the Stirling Street Art Centre in my hometown. It was there annual Art in the Garden market. A great place to buy products created by local artisans - everything from soap and candles to clothing, art pieces, pottery, wood carvings, garden objects - you name it you could probably buy it at the market. I've been so busy getting products ready for the market. 

I was there with my eco-printing-dyed upcycled-clothing, scarves, prints and greeting cards, along with my photography prints, cushion covers, tote bags and greeting cards, as well as some paper flowers I make for every market and Christmas baubles filled with dried wildflowers.

Above is a pic of me with my stall. Unfortunately it was a hot hot and windy day, with a side serve of flys. Amazingly people weren't put off by the weather and still came to the market. It has been so hot the last couple of weeks - an unseasonly very hot - heat wave - start to summer, with bushfires already raging. It's goig to be a bad summer. 

Below you can see a few samples of my eco-print products. 

Eco-printing on paper

Cyanotype sun prints on paper, Christmas cards, and tote bags

My latest craze - printing with coreopsis flowers from my front garden - the colour of summer

Also I have ecoprinted scarves, upcycle shirts and tote bags

I loved this little white denim mini skirt and lace edge cotton upcylced top printed with ecualyptus leaves - but unfortunately it didn't sell. Maybe next time.

Eucalyptus loves wool - but not all leaves print orange - these are eucalyptus karri leaves I source from a friend in the great southern who has them growing on her property - they love wool. 

I still have so much to learn - I'm off to a 3 day workshop in Albany for summer school early next year.  

Thank you so much for stopping by. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. 

You might also like - some more about ecoprinting and cyanotype from past blog posts - 

I am still packing up and sorting out from my weekend, but I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week. 
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  1. Hello Jill,
    Congrats on your stall, I hope your sales were good. You have so many beautiful items, I love them all.
    Especially love the lovely items with the Coreopsis flowers. Take care, have a wonderful week!

  2. ...I love the cyanotype sun prints, this was an activity that I did when I was young. Your art display is gorgeous. Enjoy your new week.

  3. You are such an artist. Beautiful leaf prints and clothes design

  4. I like the blue prints. So nice. I think you call it he cyanotype sun prints? I've read your blog with pleasure. Thank you Jill. Is it really that hot in your country now? So different from here in Europe, huh. I hope the heat becomes a bit more bearable! 🌞🌍

    1. yes we had a heat wave - high 30s-low 40s Celcius for about a week. The bushfires are a worry. It is going to be a long hot summer I think. Thankfully it is a bit cooler this week.

  5. Your stall looks wonderful and the eco-prints are lovely. Specially liked the orange eucalyptus prints. Beautiful soft colour.


  6. What a wonderful booth! Well done you!

  7. Jill - given how busy you are, I appreciate that you took the time to visit and comment on my blog! I love your eco-printing, and the coreopsis prints are especially gorgeous! I worry about your hot summer and the bushfires - here we are at the end of November and we have had hardly any snow at all. This does not bode well for our summer, either, or the health of all the plants that rely on the snowpack!!!

    1. sadly climate change is very real - we see it everywhere.

  8. Hope you did good at the art market as your crafts are so beautiful. Love seeing what you make.

  9. Beautiful work! I'd gladly wear these lovely articles of clothing!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/11/a-few-sights-from-brussels.html

  10. By the way, Jill, I understand never the browsers and their secretive work. Often I miss the translator too, and sometimes it do his service.

    Your eco-prints are wonderful. And of course the colours are different on wool or silk. But they have a special shine on both.

    Happy MosaicMonday

    Thank you so much being part at

    Have a fine week. Greetings by Heidrun

  11. (Suzana) Thank you for visiting my blog.
    You have here amazing things. I'll explore more.
    I love your patterns you've created.
    Happy WW and a fine week and December.

  12. (Suzana) https://suzanamiu.blogspot.com/2023/11/miercurea-fara-cuvinte-384-broderie.html

  13. great to have stall....
    beautiful art work... love it

  14. Nice things you showed us, dear Jill. I wish you a good time and thanks for visiting my blog.
    All the best


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