Wednesday, August 31, 2011

our creative space

here's a sneak peek of my favourite of the new fabric designs. i've done it in a couple of other colours, which i hope to share soon.
i'm planning to go with the pre-order again ~ hopefully i can get the photos edited this week.

happy creative space day and happy spring!
click here to see more spaces or play along.

watercolour painting with dawn tan

tomorrow night is the first night of this great class i've signed up for ~ i can't wait!
you can see all the details about it in the harvest work room shop. dawn tan's style is just gorgeous ~ check out her blog here.

also very excited about the first day of spring tomorrow. we've had 3 days of solid sickness here ~ so much stress and worrying . . . it will be nice to see the tail end of winter!

hope you are doing well.

*image from the harvest work room.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

our creative space

i started a new painting this week and also decided to make some mini versions on the side ~ as a way to experiment and get ideas out in a visual way {rather than taking notes, which i can't always translate later}.

and, the fabric has arrived!! along with some swatches of new designs~ so today i'll be taking photos, cutting and packing.

happy creating!
to see more spaces or share yours, click here.

Monday, August 22, 2011

i managed to get my hands on some pigeon roof studios merino sock yarn.
it's just so luxurious and makes me want to drop everything and crochet!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

our creative space

these are the latest finished paintings. i'm working on making prints of them. the bottom one is proving hard to get right ~ the colour layers are blending together in the thick looking aqua areas and not showing the lighter layers on top. i'll stop tweaking when it works as a stand alone piece {sometimes it's better to accept that not everything is reproduce-able}.

on a positive note, the collage elements look very real in the print! am glad i followed through with them. i had planned a lot more of them but it worked out to be a minimal thing.

happy creative space! to play along or be inspired, click here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

i've been checking the mailbox each day for signs of the first order of fabric {and also a couple of other exciting things i'm waiting for}. the colour sample sheet i ordered arrived today, so i'm hoping to see the goods soon, maybe even tomorrow {fingers crossed}!

in the meantime i've been making some tags to go with the fabric . . .

Sunday, August 14, 2011


the collage elements that i'm using for the new paintings seem to be getting smaller and smaller. they are kind of abstract flowers for abstract {garden} paintings and it seemed right to try them in a real garden! the hot pink is crazy in photos {always out of focus: the camera doesn't like it} and the sky was dark and verging on stormy.

have a fun start to the week!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

our creative space

a bit of head clearing and inspiration seeking/finding happening here this week! hoping to find some time to create, maybe tomorrow between appointments.

the photos are of the zoo gardens. i might be the only person to visit the zoo to photograph the plants!! {the last photo is for the kids who have a penguin obsession at the moment}.

there has been some progress on these paintings, i hope to figure out if they are finished and share them soon.

happy creative space day! click here for more spaces/to play along.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

where the lovely things are

if you haven't seen where the lovely things are, you are in for a treat!
big thanks to mallory for including my fabric in this post.

happy to be back in the swing after a couple of days of looking after a little sicky ~ very sicky! all ok now.

hope you're good!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

our creative space

my creativity has been devoted to taking photos of these new moo gift cards. the light changed again this week {with the temporary season change} which, for me, means re-figuring out the best way to get photos done. there was a call for a dark background ~ i hope the polka dot denim isn't to blinding!!

feeling a bit zapped today after a night of dreaming about being chased by a rhino {and trying to get both kids over a huge fence away from the charging rhino}, guided by a unicorn and waking to the sound of police helicopters hovering over our house {close enough to rattle all the windows}.

hoping your space is creative and peaceful! find more spaces here, and play too if you like.

Monday, August 1, 2011


i guess this means that i've been hibernating for a couple of months: cardigan number 2 and 3 for this winter! {i inherited my mother's ability to knit quickly}. i mucked up the sizing with number 2 {turquoise} which is ok as it fits my sister!

the turquoise yarn is jo sharp aran tweed in 'imagine' ~ which is now a discontinued colour {a crazy decision i think!}. i managed to find enough to make another one as i really love the colour, but i have a feeling it might be spring before i finish number 4.

hope u are good today :)


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