It's YOU! Hello! Nice to see you! Here you will find stuff about living a creative life in country Australia. I create with watercolour, pen, collage, mixed media and photos. I teach, hosts workshops, collect, dream. I love cheese, travel, my garden, faffing, colour and whimsy. I am crap at time management, and do way too many things, but it is all good. Oh yes, all pictures and photos on here by me too, just saying.

Monday, 11 November 2013


                                            four folded books, above 2013
                                                                              folded pages 2013
                                           folded books 3 from above 2013


WOOHOO! As part of my get creative everyday sojourn, I am posting photos on the Fat Mum Slim FMS PHOTO A DAY challenge, as well as Australian crafting guru Pip Lincoln's (from "Meet me at Mike's") 
Just B page, #amonthof  -  both of these challenges are on facebook and Instagram. 

Lucky ducky me made it to the 'fab 4' on the Fat Mum Slim page food the word 'book'.YAHOO!(Sounds all a little weird to those who do not do this kinda thing, i know.)

Anyhows, the picture was of some books, that I had folded.An aerial shot...Yes,that's right- folded books. 

Why? Just because.Because if you fold the pages in them, in certain repeated patterns, you make something that can go from being a dusty smelly one-of-a zillion-in-an-op-shop book, to something special and handmade.Because paper is lovely to touch. Because it is medititve. Because I felt like it.
There must be links on youtube...or google...but I myself just started playing a few years ago, trial and error.
Some books work better than others.Some folds work better than others.It depends on the look you want for your book. You just have to play.

                                                                     three folded books 2013

Sunday, 10 November 2013

DRIPPING WITH YUMMY...watercolour loving

 CHERRY GLOW, watercolour on canvas 2013

9 BLOOMS, watercolour on canvas 2013

 Is there anything more lovely than watching colour swirl and do its own little performance as it drips and settles? Well yes, i know there is, of course...but it is a rhetorical question! 

The point is, that watching, guiding and trying to coax watercolour into place, with its translucent glow and lush yumminess, is just too lovely.

These two little pics are of watercolour on canvas, not my usual paper play.But still delicious, and with a whole new way of making the paint move.In fact, I am going to get of this darn computer and do a bit, RIGHT NOW!!!So adios, amigos, I am of to get drippy and spend some quality time with my watercolour (and some groovy beats.)Yahoo...

paper pears

                                                            four paper pears 2013 

                                                             paper pear love 2013


One of the problems of being a little bit ADD with creating, making, painting, and being not the greatest ever human being in relation to time management, is that I bounce around from one idea to the next, try out new things, and move on again...

HOWEVER... there is one or two mediums and styles of creating I do boomerang back to - watercolours and collage, and books too I suppose.These 2 little fancies, pictured, were made quite awhile ago,with all three just playing about.

I guess it was when the very seeds of rarepearstudio were first planted.My style and interest has moved on a bit since then, but it's always good to reflect. So, paper pears, thanks for kicking me up this path.