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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...

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Mum’s collections

Mum’s collections

This biro drawing was inspired by a lesson from Andrea Joseph. I found a collection of my mum’s seaside themed pewter keyrings and got to work.

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Let sleeping dogs lie …

Let sleeping dogs lie …

Celebrating our loyal Australian Terrier, Sully. Protector, guard, snuggler, companion. I sketched him as he slept – his usual occupation in his old age.

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ANZAC Day March, Melbourne 2014

ANZAC Day March, Melbourne 2014

Standing in Swanston Street, Melbourne as the ANZAC Day Parade passed. You couldn’t have anything more symbolic than a lighthorseman – so I painted him.

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The art of lunch

The art of lunch

Inspired by Danny Gregory’s “the Art of Breakfast”, my friend and I sat down to draw (and then devour) sausage rolls with a good dose of tomato sauce.

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Vines on the verandah

Vines on the verandah

Taking time to stop and draw the simple things around me is what I consider my form of mindfulness. This is a drawing of vines under a shady verandah.

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New year’s resolutions 2014

New year’s resolutions 2014

Step by step through drawing up my goals, including spraying brilliant Dylusions inks, squiggles and swirls here and there, flowers, and lots of lettering.

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Weekend in Balmain

Weekend in Balmain

A weekend away in sunny Balmain, looking over the rooftops. Not much traffic but no need with a Sydney Harbour ferry almost at your doorstep.

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Birds of paradise

Birds of paradise

These birds were a gift from a very colourful friend. She matches the flowers in her confidence and outgoing nature – taking her energy wherever she goes

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Queenscliff cottage

Queenscliff cottage

I painted Dad’s cottage over the top of collaged wine labels – I thought that was appropriate, given his love of wine. A little wagon sits outside the windows.

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Baby steps

Baby steps

I’ll never forget those first wobbly steps my children took and how fast they took off after that. It’s the way with all of us. I just drew my child’s shoes!

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