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Standing up for my floral friend

Standing up for my 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...

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Drawing during the brownie ban

Drawing during the brownie ban

It's a bit rough when you are just trying to support your teenage daughter's future as a pastry chef and she bans you from touching the chocolate brownies that are sitting on the bench. Especially when she has just called for help in setting up a brownie photo shoot...

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Learning not to be “a fixer”

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?

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Leonie’s chrysanthemums

Leonie’s chrysanthemums

Good friends who understand how things are with little explanation. The solidarity in having “been there”. That’s what these flowers remind me of.

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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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Daisies and lilies

Daisies and lilies

I came home to find these gorgeous flowers from my long suffering husband. I knew I wouldn’t keep them alive, so out came the paints to keep them forever.

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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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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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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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Spring tulips

Spring tulips

How wonderful is it when a friend comes in the door bearing flowers, and then you spend the day painting them, chatting and munching on yummy food?

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