New Botanicals

It’s hard to imagine that a little over a month ago I embarked on the Squareathon challenge on Instagram. Most of them had been hanging at the Paper Love exhibition and I am grateful for Pauline who curated the show and took a chance on these baby pieces and on me. I’ve been encouraged byContinue reading “New Botanicals”

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”

Art Journal Warm Ups

With limited time while the boys are on holidays, I made myself work through some more exercises from Dina Wakley’s book “Art Journal Courage”. Then extending a little further and using up all the backgrounds I made with the GelliPlate. I’ve enjoyed the restricted process and am finding new ways to use different media. Oh,Continue reading “Art Journal Warm Ups”

Enduring Joy of The Joy Tree

Tomorrow (Thursday) is THE final day to pull your hammock up under The Joy Tree! I understand this time of year is extremely challenging: Christmas is looming, kids are finishing school and we all want to tighten our belt in anticipation of that January credit card statement! Earlier in the week, I made an offerContinue reading “Enduring Joy of The Joy Tree”

GiSt Girls have a Home

Some people come into your life and they pop up later when you don’t think you need them, but you really really do. That’s what life’s like for me and Anissa, owner of Knitch.com.au. We met so many years ago when we were both Scrapbookers. Anissa diverted into thread, yarn and felt, while I tookContinue reading “GiSt Girls have a Home”

Well, What Can I Tell You?

There has been much hatching of plans and big biz dreaming happening of late. The constant pull of ideas, matching wits with domestic responsibility makes for interesting spurts of energy in the studio. I made a promise to myself a while ago that I would work in multiples, I would create for me and IContinue reading “Well, What Can I Tell You?”