For years I have shared a free poster to celebrate Carers Week, which this year is held in Australia from 14 to 20 October. My annual posters came about as a result of my own experience as a mental health carer, and the website I created at...
Standing up for my watercolour floral friend
I drew this a couple of months ago. I really enjoyed the process, the experimenting and then playfully adding polka dots just for the fun of it. I never shared it because there was such a mixed reaction from a few people - it is something you either love or hate...
Happy Carers Week 2016 – free poster of carer strengths
Please note that this poster was available for a limited time until 22 October 2016. Signed prints are still available through my print shop. Happy Carers Week 2016 to all those family members, support people and unpaid carers who do so much for others. Thank you....
Oh the possibilities! A painting for the Boroondara Stroke Support Group
Like life, this painting started as an unknown, a blank canvas full of promise. It went through its ugly and difficult stages, bloomed slowly and unexpectedly bit by bit, adapting and changing to the odd challenge thrown its way. It dug in its roots, clung firmly to...
Rainbow bookshelves – a Marie Kondo inspired declutter
I was physically and mentally exhausted, and overwhelmed by clutter. Then I discovered Marie Kondo’s book – The life changing magic of tidying.
Why, what, who? Courage & colour pencils
Why did I start this blog in the first place? It’s about my own search for courage, exploring wellbeing and sharing hope through art.
Mum’s gift to me – a love of colour
Hot pinks, bright oranges, lime greens and precious purples – I just can’t get enough. I’m sure it started with mum’s love of quilting brilliant Thai silks.
Welcome, we care – a free poster
Free poster for non profit use welcoming those reaching out and asking for help. “Welcome – you have our respect and support. We care.” Mixed media painting
Learning not to be “a fixer”
Learning to sit with things I cannot change – reminiscing on acceptance and parenting. How does it feel when you desperately want to “fix” things but can’t?
It takes courage to ask for help – free poster
Free poster for non profit use acknowledging the strength and courage involved in reaching out and asking for help. Mixed media painting by Helen Wilding.