The Sound of Silence

#The Sound of Silence# #SADeaf # Sign language that is natural to the non-hearing community, looks unfamiliar to others in the general hearing society.  Sometimes they communicate better than us who can hear and speak. Is their ability to connect without spoken words? Or does that mean they speak from their heart and mind? How do we balance both?  The challenge faced by the Deaf people is the lack of access to information. They commonly rely on the interaction of visual communication interpretation and very often there is a lack of it. With full and equal access to information, they will then be able to make informed decisions. Would you consider learning, connecting, and building bridges between communities? Dream Freely  & Wisely ; Jayne From Paul Simon  #The Sound of Silence #Simon&Garfunkel Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was plan

Hand bound French & Coptic stitch

       A cup of coffee or tea or a glass of wine with my dear friend. Either a 5-hour flight or maybe that once-a-year get-together? So near or yet so far. It would be very nice to sing a birthday song for you today. Happy birthday from afar! Hope your day is filled with joy.

City Reflections

Title: City Reflections Size: 120 x 120 cm Material: Vitreous glass


#ADOPT, DON’T BUY   #Second Chance Animal Shelter # KEIKO (2008-2023), as you cross the rainbow bridge, where you run and play with your friends while waiting for me. One day I shall see you again. This sassy girl came to my home and was filled with lots of joy and memories that last a lifetime.  Many sheltered dogs never had a chance to experience the warmth of a family till their last breath.  Every dog deserves a second chance beyond the shelter.  Perhaps,  there's something in your own life that could benefit from a fresh start, a new chapter filled with memories to cherish. Is there anything you wanted to pursue, a dream you have set aside, or a challenge you'd like to overcome? Perhaps, her arrival is a gentle nudge to embrace my own second chance. Her departure sets a reminder to embark on a brave new chapter of discovery. Or whatever that might look like for you. This sassy girl has always been my inspiration and protector. She’ll be mis

Hanging By a Thread - Afghan Womens Project

  I am so grateful to be part of this special project > Hanging By a Thread- Afghan Womens project. # Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand (MAANZ) # As part of the launch of the International Year of Glass at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, the NSW 'Hanging By a Thread Mural' will open Friday 21st of October. We would sincerely like to thank  Dave Wilson, Laurene Wilson, Cathy Stevens, Gabby Hare Brown and Leah Smith for helping to put mural together. The mosaic teachers, artists and enthusiasts who have contributed and Annie Balcomb and Kristin Wohlers for invaluable support throughout this whole creative journey.  The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, ThermaSheet, Mapei, MAANZ and the UN International Year of Glass for sponsorship and funding. Mosaics were created by: Jane Stace Aikin, Karen Allen, Annie Balcomb, Kerry Bradley, Julie Brownell, Vicky Connell  Liz Cram, Kim Crowe, Kathleen Dowler, Jayne Eu,  Jane Denison, Gabby Hare Brown, Yvonne Ireland, Marilyn Jo

Hand bound French-stitched mini

 ---- About the Mini book ---- * Cover Size : 3 x 3.8 inches (7.5 x 9.5 cm) * Paper writable size:  2.9 x 3.8 inches (7.4  x  9.5 cm) * Total Thickness 1 inch (2.5 cm) * Total 74 sheets (146 pages) * Pages are 135 gsm, off-white in color * French-stitched binding with an elastic band, metal corners, and attached bookmark with charm. 

Hand bound French-stitched journal book.

 French stitch binding =================== * Hardcover screen print paper with elephants gold shimmer outline design (front and back) with metal book corners, and bookmark charm. * Cover Size : 6 x 8.5 inches (15.3  x 21.6 cm) * Paper writable size: 5.8 x 8.3 inches (14.8 x 21 cm) * Total Thickness 1.2 inch (3 cm) * Total 78 sheets (156 pages) * Pages are 135 gsm, white drawing, acid free paper