Tuesday, December 30, 2008

happy new years :)

hope you have some uplifting moments in the last day/night of 08, especially when thinking of all the great things that may come of 09!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

saturday feature

i was happily surprised to find that i'm featured on timothy adams' blog! if you don't know it already, timothy's blog is really great for info and tips on running a business online. he's often in the etsy forums and on twitter offering free advice/how to info on lots of important stuff. check out his shop too – he makes amazing metal furniture and jewellery :)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

beach weather

it's nice to hear about all your christmas fun - it's also reassuring that people are starting to blog again! {i know it was only a couple of quiet days!!}.
. . . a new print which is like a small tribute to the fact that it is finally summer here, well for today anyway . . .
i am looking forward to having some extra time to create over the holidays {between family visits}. i was really spoiled this christmas with gift certificates for art supplies so i'm going to branch out!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

happy day

hope tomorrow is a happy, foody, gifty fun day for all concerned!

Friday, December 19, 2008

this would make a great present

i found this bag by drikab via one of the storque articles {a different bag was shown} this morning and thought how much i would love to get it for christmas!! of course it would also make a great present for someone else too!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

shop of the day

am very happy to say that my shop is shop of the day on the papernstitch blog and site today. big thanks to brittni :) a great way to end the week. i'm really looking forward to this weekend as my sister and my 6 month old nephew are arriving. {have only met my nephew once so far}. they are staying for christmas, so there will be 3 small boys having lots of fun together :)
happy weekend and christmas preparations {if that's your thing}.

Monday, December 15, 2008

opposite oceans

the top one: mostly drawing and a little painting and collage. the bottom: sunny :) pencil with block print and painting and collage. will be listed soon . . .

paper n stitch

i am exhibiting with papernstitch this month! i love the site, it's so clean and classy and it's a real buzz given how great the other exhibitors are. some of my favourites: jessica gonacha, tangledskystudio, betsy walton, paige russell, and some new favourites . . .
go see :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

original ocean

these are original block prints with painting and collage added! they are so much brighter in real life . . . one of the greens is almost fluro and the orange is also light and almost fluro {well not fluro but bright and rich}! it's tricky when things are 'out of gammet' and rgb! there are 2 more which i will put in a separate post cos it will look better that way :)
happy start to the week.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

arms and legs

more christmas related projects, midway along. these are arms and legs for some new characters – am not quite sure who they will be just yet!

mini feelings

i first 'met' mitsy {artmind} when she included me in a treasury on etsy not long ago. then again through twitter! i thought i'd share some of her gorgeous ceramic creations – mini feelings {images all from her flickr site}. each piece is a representation of her feelings in the form a russian doll. i really laughed at the hate one :) you should read her perfect explanations with each image on flickr. and check out her shop.
1. silly 2. ambitious 3. hate 4. mean.
also, thanks to estasketch for including my 70s snow feeling scarflette/neckwarmer in her gift guide post today :)
enough links now, time for a little print-making!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

project: decorations

i haven't been an overly christmassy person for most of my adult life probably due to living away from family and not having mum around. but now that i have kids things are different. it has become more exciting, especially as our oldest knows exactly what to expect!
we made this decoration together on monday, pics a little blurry due to melbourne's winter/summer light!
i am always inspired by what my son paints/draws/makes – he seems to have a style already and no inhibitions as to what to do next. eg the yellow and white one in the middle pic.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

snowed in

i finished this yesterday. not sure why i'm thinking about snow and pale landscape colours in summer . . . i guess melbourne is still throwing in the odd freezing day.
it's a bit sketchier than usual in the hills. i put a layer of semi-transparent acrylic over the background in the bottom part which gives the texture more depth. off to get some more work done.
enjoy the weekend.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

new mist

i finished this one {night mist} today. how nice it was to sit and paint! a relief after the stress of the last few days. i'm still not completely set up computer-wise – i still have to grapple with upgrading lots of things and setting up the time machine 8)


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