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, teaches & hosts workshops. Watercolour, collage, colour, cheese, salads, travel, collecting, & dreaming make me ridiculously happy. And gardening. And op-shops. And art supplies. And the word serendipity. And you reading this. Oh and so you know, all the art & photos you see on here are done by me!

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

Monday, 23 December 2013