Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
And here is the final one...
I love the way the tree's branches go up and out into the mandala and the roots go down below - and what about the woman in the tree :). It's a very holistic mandala with a good combination of all the elements woven in together.
50 x 50cm ( 40cm diameter)
Mixed media ( Pencil, gouache and oil pastel) on paper.
(and the welcome comment from Peter..."Have received the mandala and I am totally thrilled with it. We all are!
It is so vibrant and alive, just makes me smile every time I look at it! Thankyou so much for your wonderful work, it is truly appreciated."
....thanks Pete !! :))
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Mandala time again! :)
I was so looking forward to it this time. I have been running around busy busy, getting things done - that the thought of just sitting still with a mandala was very enticing - a relaxing alternative to everything else at the moment. This one's for Pete and is soon finished.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Here's a sweety ! :) The colours are so vibrant and I cant quite capture it with the scan or photo - there is so much more variation of the greens in the ocean. The original colours are more bright turqouise and teal.The texture is wonderful too.
Mixed Media on canvas
40 x 50 cm (15.5 x 19.5 inches)
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Long list of things to do...probably like most people this time of year. Above is a new work I started as I don't have any other originals for my market stall!
I'm still finishing off three commissions that are all due now and before Christmas - a mandala for Pete, a painting for Sonia and the Selkies for Laura.
I've also made some new jewellery in antique bronze settings both in circular and oval shapes and they will be available at my market stall from this week. Ive got quite a few markets on before Christmas and the dates can be found on the right hand column of my blog.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
This painting, as with a lot of the others, has been in progress for what seems like eons. Just a little more detail and it's done. Other then that, I am working on sketches for two commissions for Pete and Sonia, as well as another commission before Christmas. So rather flat out until then. The painting above is called "Walk through Midnight" and will be available as prints shortly.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Hello! :) Even though I am busy , busy with commissions, wholesale orders, markets and Etsy I spent some time today making some letter writing sets. They are so sweet and I will eventually do a few different themes - like elephants, cats, owls, and mermaids.
I have a stack of things to do but I hope to get out some more originals before Christmas like the one above "Kindred". There are a few others as well...so I will see how I go. This weekend I will be at both the Eumundi Market on Saturday,and the Young Designers Market in Brisbane (Southbank) on Sunday.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I've made a new calendar for 2011and it's now available over in my Etsy shop. Based on paintings from this year - they really are sweet ( I think anyway). I have made them loose leafed so that the images can be better preserved once each month is done. They also come with little metal clips to hold them together as well as your choice of magnet from the images represented in the calendar.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Inspired by an idea and product from my sister I have started making these cute little paperweights. They really are so sweet. I will start to sell them at the local markets in QLD and they will be followed by square and rectangular shapes over the next couple of weeks.
My sister, Michelle, has recently started selling her cute and quirky collaged artworks (see below) at the Glenbrook markets in the Blue Mountains with the next market this coming Saturday.
She has many lovely items available including papergoods, jewellery and originals. My work will also be there in a separate stall (manned by a friend) so if you are around and would like to visit - please do :)!! The market has a good number of quality stalls and is situated in a friendly local setting. I, of course, will be at the Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast like every Saturday. I'm now in a permanent spot in the orange row. It's a huge market - so if you are looking you might need to know that ! :)
Monday, September 06, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Inspired by the cute little fairy penguins from Phillip Island in Victoria I've done this new painting. It's the smallest penguin around at about 40cm high - and that's why they are referred to as fairies. Hope you like it! :).
50 x 60cm ( 19.5 x 23.5 inches)
Mixed media and acrylic on canvas.