Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my blogging friends a very merry Christmas and a happy creative year!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Etsy Summer Gift guide

One of my works has been featured in the Etsy Summer shopping guide in the mag "Shop til you drop".
I've a special 10% discount on all my works until 13th Jan 2013. Check it out! 
etsy.com/styd


New work on Etsy "Crimson Rosella"

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Big Adventure

It's been over a week since we returned from a wonderful trip to India. We were invited to a wedding so the opportunity for a tour was too good to miss. It's been a busy week since with numerous trips to the airport picking up and dropping off, plus a strange and unpleasant illness which I should not blame on India!



The photos were all taken in the region of  Rajasthan, where the history, the architecture and the Art are amazing.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New Camera

Bought a new camera this weekend so we can take some great pics on our big trip.  Practicing in the garden I was amazed by the sharp colours on this photo of an Acanthus flower.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Creating again!

It's awhile since I last posted anything, it's been a busy month with a trip to the UK to see family and friends. We had a great time even though we didn't stay too long. We are off again in a couple of weeks for a trip of a lifetime which I'll blog about when I return. Anyway I have been trying to create new work this week. My crimson Rosella is a watercolour in progress ( the wing feathers are not quite right yet).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Spring Again!

It's a great time of the year in the garden, there are some spectacular colours and textures!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Illustration Friday: Identical

Have just been busy today completing some new work for my shops. They are perfect for Illustration Friday this week!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Short break up north

A face only a mother could love, I'm glad I was on the boat!
Fitzroy Island. The beach is made of dead fossilised coral.
Fitzroy Island
A trip up to tropical Cairns was a great long weekend break. We spent a couple of days in the beautiful Daintree Rainforest and then a full day on Fitzroy Island, it was a bit of a shock to return to chilly Melbourne!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Illustration Friday; Lonely

This little owl is feeling very lonely and needs somebody to love!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Print for Sale

New print inspired by my little three year old grandson who loves playing with dinosaurs.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Derinya art show

Winter Solstice-  Acrylic on board

The Derinya Art show is on next saturday and sunday, it looks like a great show for buying art and crafts.
http://www.derinyaartexhibition.com/Index.html

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Illustration Friday: Suspend

This illustration was completed as an assignment about three years ago when I was studying illustration. It is one of three, the other two can be seen on my website. The story is about a little monster who wakes up at night, cuts nose hairs off sleeping people and then re-sticks the hair onto unwitting creatures. This explains the spider with a moustache!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

More birds!


Just having a quiet afternoon when a large flock of yellow tailed Cockatoos descended on the bushes in the garden. The camera doesn't show them very well, just look carefully.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bath Time

A rare moment when these Eastern Rosellas decided to make use of the garden bird bath with great amusement!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flinders Art Show

Under the Pier
I really enjoy driving down to Flinders to take my paintings for the show.This year the weather was a concern after having extreme gales and rain the day before, I wasn't too keen on catching a falling tree! Luckily the branches were all cleared and I bumped into my friend Karen and enjoyed a great lunch at the bakery cafe.( check out her lovely blog http://karenerasmus.wordpress.com/).
Stepping Stones
The Art show is open this weekend Saturday, Sunday ending Monday afternoon. All profits are distributed to local charities.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Illustration friday: Faded

I haven't taken part in Illustration Friday for a few months. I've also been neglecting my blog so I thought I would "kill' two birds with one stone today!

You're looking a little faded today!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Red Hill Art Show

I've been busy recently preparing for the Red Hill Art Show, It looks like a great show to visit! Check out the link below for details.
http://artredhill.org.au/

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hong Kong and Thailand

Hong Kong at night

Outside a Temple Lamma Island

Lamma Island Hong Kong

Sunami Alert Tri Trang Beach
It's been a while since I blogged as we traveled to Hong Kong to see my daughter and family. We  really enjoyed our holiday, also taking a trip to Phuket Thailand. We had a great time despite a Sunami alert and experiencing the Sankran festival which celebrates the Thailand new year. This great tradition means everybody is in fear of being shot with a water gun and sometimes sprayed with talc, the wetter you are the happier you are in the coming year. We were kept cool in the heat but were very wet!!
The Sunami didn't materialize  to everyone's relief as Phuket suffered badly in 2004. This time there was a warning in place and we spent three hours on the fourth floor and the roof of the hotel.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Memories

I was searching through my linen cupboard and found the quilt I started when my two children were small. They are both adults now and have happy and successful lives. As young children they both helped piece this quilt together sewing the individual squares round the paper templates ready for me to sew together by hand. The pattern is based on a simple Amish quilt design  which I still love. I'm ashamed to say that my quilt is still unfinished, a little bit shabby and in need of a wash, and my sewing is not too neat, but I think I'll make one last effort to finish it this year. Wish me luck! 
A couple of new prints for my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Afternoon tea

One of my favourite places in Melbourne is the botanical gardens, strolling by the lake or having the cream scones in the cafe. This little Turtle Dove caused great amusement enjoying the remnants of the cream. In the end his face was covered in the white stuff and he gave up probably feeling sick!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!

My print called Cockatoos in love, is available as an A4 print from my shop.