043.. ZORA VERONA
I live in Upper Yarra Valley, Warburton
My studio is as much outside as it is inside.
Utilising all natural fibres, my studio ‘storage cupboards’ extend endlessly outward, through the garden and surrounding bush.
Inside and out, every spare wall has become a celebration of bundled and drying natural fibres just waiting for the inspiration to become nest sculptures.
Can't live without...
inspiring vista that tempts the imagination to believe, if arms were stretched wide enough, they could become wings to soar.
The sound and sight of birds, singing and dancing, and building their nests too, directly within view.
Flora, fauna and found objects.
A rambling garden and native bushland, an endless source of inspiration and natural fibres for my sculptures.
A block of beeswax and a No 14 Chenille needle.
More windows than walls, to welcome the outdoors in and abundant natural light to help eyes that unexpectedly have grown old, especially when threading needles with gossamer strands of horse hair for stitching!
22/2/2022 08:09:52 am
A studio where the outside merges with the inside is truly a dream location. And what a view. A beautiful studio which I hope to visit one day. Those giant nests are fabulous.
22/2/2022 08:26:56 am
Thank you for the lovely comment Irene. Although a far way to ‘fly’ for you, if not for the Open Studios dates, 26 &27 March 2022, I do hope to welcome you one day when you next find yourself in the Yarra Valley!
22/2/2022 09:01:16 am
That nest! Wonderous!
22/2/2022 04:40:45 pm
Thank you Seth! If you would like to ‘fly along’ and share my love of birds and nests do please follow along on my Instagram @zoraverona or Facebook www.Facebook/Zora.Verona Love to share the journey with you!
22/2/2022 04:45:54 pm
Thank you for your lovely and empathetic comment Sharron. Thank goodness the view large and bright enough, even for failing eyes! Look forward to sharing more insights from my studio space and view on my socials (Instagram and Facebook) as well as in person for my upcoming Yarra Valley Open Studio days on 26 & 27 March 2022. Hope to welcome you in the virtual or real world one day!
22/2/2022 09:22:53 am
You clearly have the soul of a poet, as well as a creative mind and intellect. Thank you for sharing your wonderful space.
22/2/2022 04:53:51 pm
Thank you for your kind and generous compliments Nancy. They are treasured. Nature is the most inspiring of muses. I attempt to craft an engaging story with my social posts on birds nests and my inspirations each week, from the poetic to the creative, so do please follow along as would be lovely to continue to connect and share more of the wonders of our nature world with you.
23/2/2022 10:25:07 pm
Thank you Kay!
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24/2/2022 09:07:46 am
Wonderful article. Your works and your words are both beautiful and inspiring. Love that you are sharing your inner and outer world with others , providing such joy X
24/2/2022 09:32:12 pm
Thank you Jo! Look forward to seeing you and sharing more nesting joy with you for the Open Studio weekend! Xo
2/3/2022 04:27:53 pm
A wonderful space and garden.
2/3/2022 10:58:09 pm
Thank you Chris!
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