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!
Monday, 18 February 2019
Friday, 25 January 2019
When I started THE BREADTAG PROJECT, I thought that the response might be befuddled amusement, and sniggers, laughter and generally questioning WHY. I was creating something that may be more fizzle than fab.
Silly fool me - I underestimated the curiosity, the generosity, the imagination and general excellence of people. Really.
Because with every passing day, I get more breadtags in the mail, in my letterbox and on my verandah. This week I had 6 huge buckets delivered from one lady, and two huge bags from someone else. My family cannot believe it. INSANE they say!
And there are the stories that are coming in, the comments that are made, the photos people are sharing. The art that people are making. It is all BRILLIANT.
The objectives that I wrote about in The Breadtag Manifesto are happening. YAHOO! Brilliant people.
And it feels like... a little bit of magic.
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Until when I had finished my personal grooming, and I lurched out of the shower, grabbed my towel and glanced at beautiful toddler girl. I was so impressed with how quiet and well behaved she had been.
And there are so many more moments like this.
With my eldest child about to fly the nest and head off to uni, I have been thinking more and more about those days when the kids were small, and crazy was normal.
Actually, come to think of it, even now, crazy is normal, so that has not changed one bit.
And I am so grateful. Long live the crazy. x