Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I've hit 2000 sales on Etsy! Wow what an effort (I think other people who use Etsy will know what I mean :)!). I've spent a lot of time on this site to get to this point. In the beginning, just over 3 years ago I was determined to make it work. Back then Etsy was a teensy bit smaller with a relatively tiny art section - now, in all its finery, it is teeming with artists and craftspeople from all over the world.
It took quite a bit of dedication, and quite a lot of research to see how it could work best for me. In the end momentum seems to rule the day.
Thanks Etsy and thanks to the people who have supported my shop for these last few years :)!!

In other news I wanted to mention a couple of brick and mortar shops that you can now find some of my items in. "Uttam London" in Paddington, Sydney have recently taken on some of my work and "The Stonehouse Gallery" in Warrandyte, Melbourne has a large and varied selection of work also.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hello People :)
I've done a couple of new paintings this week that were intended for the Mountain Makers Etsy Exhibit . This is a local arts and crafts show that we are putting on this weekend in Glenbrook. However they sold already (which I am of course very happy about :)) so I'm busily trying to finish at least one more. The one above is called "Dream Tree". I thought it was about time I did a dreaming tree. The branches are holding fairies and elves and the girl at the tree stands beside a unicorn. There will be lots of little added details in there as I go to make it a little more magical and/or mystical.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Sisters In All Lifetimes"
45 x 45 cm ( 18 x 18 inches)

Acrylic on canvas

Original Sold.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I've always had a thing for stones - although this one is looking like a giant boulder.
I sketched this up after seeing a documentary called "Spirit Stones" on the ABC.

"Spirit Stones is an exceptional film set in the southwest corner of Australia. On many occasions in the 1940s and 50s stones fell on Aboriginal (Noongar) camps. These 'showers' delivered stones in locations up to 250 kilometres apart, falling at various places for hours, sometimes days and even weeks and months. Landowners, Aboriginal farm labourers and inquisitive townsfolk were all witness to falling stones. Though these events stretched over many years not one person was ever hurt...."

"Spirit Stone"

30 x 30 cm ( 12 x 12 inches)
Acrylic on Canvas

Original Sold.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hello!! :)
A little update about upcoming markets and fairs. I have a busy month ahead starting with the Glenbrook Market this weekend on Saturday. The following weekend, on the 26th and 27th September, I am involved in an exhibition by local Etsy artists and friends from the Blue Mountains. This will be held at Glenbrook Hall, Blue Mountains. Above is a banner with some examples of the crafts people involved as well as a link to the blog with more detailed information.

On the 4th of October I hope to get down to the Bus Depot Markets in Canberra and then the following weekend is the Leura Fair on the 10th and 11th of October...which is always a great event to welcome spring in the upper Blue Mountains.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

"Taking Care of Me"
Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 30cm ( 12 x 12 inches)

Original Sold.

Monday, September 07, 2009

The finished painting for Paula, Darcy and Niamh.
As you can see it was three canvases painted together to carry the landscape scene through.