Learning not to be “a fixer”

Learning not to be “a fixer”

[This is not a new story of mine by any means, but I am gradually trying to explain the reasons for my artwork that have been made into prints on Etsy. Looking back, this story still holds true. There are always things I wish I could “fix” in lots of areas...
Red tulips inspired by Helen Cooper

Red tulips inspired by Helen Cooper

Tulips – there is something about these gorgeous flowers which makes me happy just looking at them. I’m not sure if it is because of the years I spent in Holland as a little kid, or because my father takes so much pride in raising them to share with the...
Pumpkin appreciation day

Pumpkin appreciation day

How on earth did we end up with so many gourds decorating our loungeroom? And why do I feel I can’t get rid of them? Is there some weird sort of attraction to the rounded orangeness of them and their gorgeous rotundness? Why did a visitor add a baby gourd to the...
Mum’s collections

Mum’s collections

Okay – I’ll humbly confess that I am VERY late with my Sketchbook Skool homework. Months in fact. But I have been really looking forward to this break over Christmas so I could have the luxury of sitting in bed with my coffee and my ipad, going over the...
Sketchbook Skool – discovering “my peeps”

Sketchbook Skool – discovering “my peeps”

I am so proud to have been one of the founding students at Sketchbook Skool, much as I still struggle with the spelling! Even when klass is run in the kloud (yes, in this klass we have to use “k”s), I run true to form – the student who doesn’t...
The art of lunch

The art of lunch

If you have never seen Danny Gregory’s video “The Art of Breakfast“, check it out right now. Danny is the author of “Everyday Matters” and has inspired many thousands of people to take notice of the basic things in their life – and...
Corrugated cows in Heide Park

Corrugated cows in Heide Park

It didn’t bode well for our picnic yesterday when I heard the rain drumming down on our corrugated iron roof. But the clouds cleared and it turned into the most beautiful day for our end of year outing for Beth’s Art Group. Five of us headed down to Heide...
After Fred Williams

After Fred Williams

I recently started going to art exhibitions with friends from my art group. We try to work out how on earth the artists managed to do such an amazing job – then go back and do our own take on the work. It’s great fun. We aren’t aiming to be original...
After Klimt

After Klimt

Another addition to my collage of square canvases – my take on one of Klimt’s works – after we visited the Vienna: Art & Design exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. After looking at his work in books it was pretty fabulous to be...
Beth’s art group – a bunch of onions

Beth’s art group – a bunch of onions

[Reading this two years on, I realise that I made Beth’s art group sound like they are a bunch of onions. I promise that isn’t what I meant … 🙂 … really …] I joined Beth’s art group about a year ago now, desperate for some creative...
Tulips and windmills

Tulips and windmills

As part of our monthly art group we looked at Impressionism. I loved splotting around widely with dabs of paint, and whipped this up in a matter of a few hours – very quick for me! It is based on a photo of the tulip fields in Holland taken back in the...