Hello there you! Here you will find stuff about living a creative life in country Australia. I am an illustrator who also creates, takes photos, faffs, collects, teaches and hosts workshops. Watercolour, doodling, collage, colour, cheese, salads, travel, collecting ephemera and dreaming make me happy dance. And cushions. And cactus. And gardening. And op-shops. And art supplies. And the word serendipity. And you reading this...

Saturday, 28 December 2013


                                                                                                       Thai Magicool, mixed media collage 2013


So In October (or was it November?) my family and I went to Thailand…and I was able to indulge in some ME TIME, when I could paint, draw, create, write … in my little sketchbook, with my travelling pencil case of delights.

But wait..while this sounds incredibly lovely, in truth I was laid low with a strep throat, in quite a bit of pain. The others were outside splashing around in the cool pool, while I stayed in my air-conditioned room, lying on the marble floor, popping painkillers, listening to the whoops of delight outside.

But the making kept my mind off it a bit, and made me feel like I was not wasting away the days.

This little thing was collaged from a packet of papers bought in a 7-11 shop,some freebie stamps,images from a magazine brochure,
watercolours and lead pencils. A glu-stik, and a teeny tiny little pair of scissors in a Swiss army knife, completed the creative arsenal.And so it was made.

                                                                                                     detail from collage