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...
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...