Thursday, June 30, 2011

inspiration . noah woods

love the shapes and pale colours in these prints by noah woods.

:: floating
:: india

p.s. my fabric samples from spoonflower finally arrived today~ will show some photos when the light works. am a bit excited :)
happy friday!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

our creative space

thinking of using these collage pieces {cut out paper with pinholes and stitching} in this new painting. i don't usually add collage pieces to painting on wood, but i'm thinking it might work. i like the look of the thread hanging loose but am wondering if it would make varnishing and scanning etc too tricky . . . so much technical planning involved with this intuitive process!!

happy creative space day. to see more click on over.

Monday, June 27, 2011


thank you for the comments on the last lot of paintings! as always, i really appreciate hearing your thoughts.
i've had this painting, 'orange flowers' {at the top} 3 quarters done for ages and finished it on the side last week. the print, 'home' {bottom} has also been in the system waiting for a final move for months.
so yep, a few different directions happening at once!!
orange flowers is here. home will join soon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

our creative space

the top one ~ 'kangaroo paw' is done and in print form here. the second one is about half way and the others right at the start! i feel like i'm asking lots of questions with these ~ even though i'd hoped to let go of thinking. it's just the edge of my comfort zone i guess, which is kind of scary but feels necessary . . .

have fun today! find more spaces here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

even though i've been thinking a lot about crochet, i have been knitting! i haven't been able to settle on a crochet project and in the mean time i started to want this cardigan {which is a bit girlier than my usual thing!}. the pattern is here.
procrastinating a bit this morning ~ 2 days of wild winds have made me feel scattered! it always does! do you like/hate windy weather?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

our creative space

this is me today. planning on letting these happen like they started, without too much thought! contradictory i know, but fingers crossed i can tap into it.

happy creative space day. click for more spaces.

knitting lessons

tuesday was a school free day for our 6 year old this week. mr 3 was at kinder and i wanted to make the most of our day of just the two or us. we had a few things planned including shopping for wool for my dad who loves to knit and a quick visit to a beach playground on the other side of town {which was freezing!}. i promised when we got home that i'd teach him to knit! and it took one row of me showing and half a row of him doing for him to get the hang of it. it was so great to see him pick it up so quickly and get a big kick out of the fact that he could do it! it was amazing to see him pushing and moving the stitches across when they needed moving, like he'd always known how to do it.

hope your week has been good so far!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

a couple of new loves. there was a lot of noise made about the toy winnebago in our house the other night ~ it might just be on the cards {in real life} . . . one day!!
happy friday!

:: giant toy winnebago indian . juniperhome
:: dogwood branches . grainnephotography

i think it's finished! thanku for the feedback and encouragement from yesterday :)
off to start another one~

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

our creative space

i made a start on a new painting this week ~ the transition from computer work to painting wasn't as smooth this time. maybe it was the freezing temperature {had the heater on for an hour before i could go into the room!} or the extra time away from painting, or maybe it was that i felt that i should be painting rather than heading to the other desk with a more solid idea of what i wanted to create. anyway, i'm hoping that the next two work days help to re-enter the world i love so much!

happy creative space day :) for more spaces . . .

Monday, June 6, 2011

'theory' in the etsy blog

it was a nice surprise to find my 'theory' print featured in this 'get the look' article on the etsy blog showing brittni's stylish home and collections. if you look closely you can also see an original piece on the wall {just above the couch on the bottom left in the group shot} and on the shelf! fun to be among some favourites too.
thanks brittni!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


i picked up a parcel {a birthday present} [** oops, sorry to be confusing, my birthday was in april, it was a late present!] this morning and opened it at the cafe next door ~ it was this gorgeous bag, pouch and brooch from vanessa of ziazia. i love it. the bag folds over at the top to become messenger style. thanks vanessa! i feel very spoilt!

also, i won an instant herb garden giveaway on tracey's blog {a while ago, sorry!}. i entered for the kids really as they love to garden. the packaging is so sweet and they were very excited. thanks tracey :)

happy weekend! anything fun lined up?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

our creative space ~ sneak peak!

i've spent most of my creative time in the last 2 weeks in this space ~ it's actually pretty bright even tho the photo is dodgy! ~ making fabric patterns. i've just ordered samples for 15 designs. can't wait to see how they turn out.

looking forward to heading back to the other desk to start some painting ~ which sadly, is in the cold end of the house . . .

happy creative space day! to see more click here.


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