Art Journal Courage | Melbourne

Last weekend I flew to Melbourne to be with some amazingly creative friends and learn a few things in person from the inimitable Dina Wakley. To say it was a dream-come-true is an understatement and I possibly got a touch of “fan girl” fever meeting Dina. When I first began art journalling nearly 10 yearsContinue reading “Art Journal Courage | Melbourne”

Thoughts on Exhibiting

The second cARTwheel Collaborative exhibition has wrapped up. The walls at Percolator Gallery are once again bare and wait quietly and expectantly for the next group of hopeful artists to mark their presence on Brisbane’s art scene. Being part of this creative community is wonderful! I think every artist can benefit from surrounding yourself withContinue reading “Thoughts on Exhibiting”

Collage Play Workshop

It’s been a while in the making, so I’m very pleased to launch my new workshop experience…. Collage Play is a mixed media workshop for absolute beginners. On the surface? It’s about creating a pretty piece of art for your wall. But really? It’s about expressing yourself, playing with lots of different media and learningContinue reading “Collage Play Workshop”

Listen with your Ears

Well, that’s what my Mum always says in her somewhat confused, broken English, Italian accented, slightly lilted, way. And so I did. At my last Mt Maria Community Market (back in May…wow) I launched the prints of my delicious 20by20 series in floating frames. I was mightily proud that I’d ordered the frames, the board,Continue reading “Listen with your Ears”

Footprints in the Sand

A lady approached me to create one of my 20by20 canvases, using warm colours and the popular “Footprints in the Sand” story as inspiration. (Go HERE for a full account.) While I prefer to work without boundaries, I really do love to step inside a customer’s heart and soul and bring that intention to life.Continue reading “Footprints in the Sand”

Bad Mother = Good Artist

So my delightful son Rainer (who is severely Autistic and who manages to just hurt me enough so people don’t raise eyebrows LOL) took offense to my discipline methods yesterday (yes, it was yesterday – Wednesday). His regular afternoon support worker couldn’t work yesterday, so it was just me and him for a couple ofContinue reading “Bad Mother = Good Artist”