Friday, December 31, 2010

new painting

i was inspired to share this painting i finished a couple of days ago when i saw kylie's gorgeous sketches {you'll see why!}. i used a little medium in this one, thinking a lot about texture that is incidental/not too intentional. i like the depth it adds. it's so much brighter in real life too.

i saved a new folder '2011' . . . 'painting' ~ yay!! soon to come: 'prints'. the brain is working, ever so slowly. how's yours going today?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

happy new year!

thanks for all the community blog spirit of 2010 ~ here's to another creative, fun, safe, connected year! are you doing something special tonight?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

getting ready for christmas

we are having fun getting ready for christmas. the silver tree is very small and actually has some decorations on it now {including a row of white flowers around the bottom, thanks to mr 6yr old}.
the present i'm most excited about is this t-shirt for hubby ~ a screenprint of one of mr 6's drawings! i hadn't screen printed anything since high school, but i have a couple of books on the topic and a little help from an art teacher {over the phone!} . . . it turned out ok! i had to paint in some of the lines afterwards as the paper i used in between the layers of the shirt were a bit jumbled rather than padded and flat {always in a hurry here}. no matter!
it was so lovely to trace/paint the drawing that i watched my son make ~ i really wanted to keep all his lines as they were. {to see the drawing and print properly, click on the image to go to flickr}.

are you organised for christmas yet??

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

here are the mini collages that i've been working on!
i used some really lovely paper yarn to hang them with {bought from paperphine}. the yarn is stuck down with a layer of paper ~ which makes another mini collage on the back.
they will find their way to the shop, one by one . . .

happy monday! hope you're enjoying the lead up to the christmas/holiday fun.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

fine art friday . jeremy miranda

:: please be careful
:: greenhouse island
:: greenhouse drifting

** images from jeremy miranda's etsy shop.
** please be careful as his work is on sale!!
** happy friday! hoping to pop in later to show off some new little pieces . . .

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

circa 77/78

this is the kind of thing we got up to when i was a kid! sent to my sister from a family friend from this era. my dad is on the left, then my mum and my sister and i . . .

by my 3 year old

love this 'drawing' by my 3 year old!
happy creative space day ~ even tho we are on a break :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

fine art friday . fleurografie

i really like these :)

:: swimsuit original etching
:: pas antilope original etching

**images from fleurografie's etsy shop

{} thanks to deannamaree for this interview
happy friday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

my creative space

after a strange start to the day: the coffee machine broke as i was making my coffee and thinking: i shouldn't be drinking coffee, i wonder if i'd replace this machine if it broke {might help me give it up}. . . never think such things!

came a kind of scattered space: vastly different things pulling me in different directions. . . these paintings needed varnishing {finally put the first coat on}, an early christmas present arrived in the mail {made me think of more christmas presents that need work/buying}, i needed a few extra things from spotlight {bought pip's book and want to make at least 3 things by tomorrow ~ should re-read her advice at the back of the book!!}, orders to pack/post and the hanging system for the little collages to make/test . . . a crazy picture here.

hope your space is serene and creative today :)
pop in to kirsty's.

** thanks to irene for including my print in this gorgeous gift guide ~ with many of my favourite artists :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

fit to print ~ no vacancy

i'm super excited about having some prints and garlands in this show at no vacancy gallery! lots of great artists involved including catherine campbell, gemma jones, ghostpatrol + miso . . .

it opens on thurday dec 9 at 6pm and runs until christmas eve.
the gallery is on the 3rd floor of the QV building in the city.

find out more here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

black friday ~ cyber monday

skip this post if you've heard it already!!

there's 10% off all items in both shops this weekend, excluding shipping.

madeit = $au {discount will be refunded via paypal/direct deposit}
etsy = $us {use either 'mycreativespace' or 'tilcybermonday10' without the '' 's. }

have a fun weekend :)

fine art friday . karine leger

dreamy don't you think?
by painter, photographer, collagist karine leger

:: print of a collage/painting
:: print of a collage/painting

happy friday :)

**images from karineleger2 {on etsy}

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

my creative space

i've been working on packaging design for the garlands ~ they need to be tangle free, bend proof and waterproof . . .

have also been playing shop. etsy have developed a coupon/discount system which looks easy to use. i'm going to use it for black friday ~ cyber monday. this code: 'mycreativespace' {without the ' '} gets a 10% discount on all things in my shop, including originals. starting early!

happy creative space day :)
to see more/play visit kirsty.

** big thanks to emma lamb for this xx

Monday, November 22, 2010


i've found another fun way to spend my time! collecting images of beautiful work {and sharing new stuff} on tumblr. and, when my monthly internet thingy tops back up, i think it'll be a very quick way to blog ~ kind of like in between posts here. so often i see things i'd love to feature, but just don't have time, or internet power, to make a full post . . .

hope you're having a fun week {and surviving the heat if you live where it's summer!}.

Friday, November 19, 2010


i spent some time on the couch with the new paper punch today ~ might not have been the best idea after getting sore muscles fixed yesterday. but, i was very keen to see how the curvy squares would look. it's a little bit addictive!

the school art show is on tomorrow. i've donated a few prints and have no idea what to expect!

have a fun weekend :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

my creative space

going where the ideas take me this week ~ which is all over the place i guess! i'm having fun with the little pieces, they are really no threat. great for liberating ideas and trying things out.

also experimenting with triangle garlands . . .

and off to the city {in the rain} for supplies. will pop in to yours when i get back.

happy creative space day! visit kirsty for more spaces :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

fine art friday . allnsundry

:: nite light
:: off the grid

inspiring and soothing to my {computer crossed} eyes.
happy friday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

my creative space

had/have lots of things i need to do on the computer ~ but ~ i felt an overwhelming need to get to the other desk!
making mini collages on wood, some with stitching. am hoping to try out another hanging idea when some supplies arrive.

:: for a clearer view of these pics {flickr}

hope you're having a creative/fun thursday!
to see more spaces/play along, visit kirsty here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

a personal gift guide

around this time of year my sister and i start asking each other to email ideas for things we would like for christmas. it's nice to give her lots to choose from!! i also get responses/ideas from her by showing her things i like . . . i thought you'd like to see.

:: porcelain ring japanese pattern . niutaller
:: mint green leather cord bangles with silver . maribellecampa
:: denim pintuck wrap skirt . indie collective
:: doily brooch . 3sheets
:: home life in faraway lands . drkennedyjones

**images from shops listed

Thursday, November 4, 2010

fine art friday . annamariapotamiti

fine art friday is a new movement set up by jessica torrant and sarah john afana about sharing the work of independent artists ~ i love it!

i thought i'd share some of my favourites by annamaria potamiti :)

:: storm approaching
:: i made a dress, the dress didn't make me
:: dreaming days

also, i listened to a really interesting podcast by stephanie levy yesterday while i was sewing paper.

happy friday!


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