Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My tea bag winged lady

I've been experimenting with tea bag papers......using them in different ways. In this case, I've layered them over a wire frame and painted over them with binder. I love the effect. My moth lady has taken pride of place in the lounge room, covering a crack in the plaster.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Chrissy 2009

We're having such a lovely time. It's so wonderful to have my Gran here too. I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas as much as I am. God bless xxx

Thursday, December 17, 2009

my hands are sore

This is a detail of one of my paintings done on raw canvas that I finally finished today. My flowers take a while to do as they are quite detailed. My wrists are so sore! I also just finished the girls tweets (they are beautiful!) I can't wait to see their little faces!

It's now raining after a very hot day so I'm off to bed with my windows wide open to feel and smell the cool breeze that I have been longing for all day.

Goodnight x

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Darling Dolly

If you didn't already know, I am a huge Dolly Parton fan. I have loved her from when I was a little girl. She seemed to me the epitome of glamour.
Dolly Parton
I wanted to share with you one of my all time favourite songs of hers "Coat Of Many Colours". I can't work out how to upload it onto blogger (I suck at computer things) but you can see it here. This song really speaks to me. Especially this time of year. Hubby and I don't go overboard with the girls at Christmas. We get them some new things from Santa but alot of their gifts are made by me. This year they'll each be getting a tweet, a dolly, a necklace and some hair pretties. I want them to appreciate these things more than what Santa can bring them (a challenge, I know) because they too were made with love from their mumma.

Amelia is a huge dolly fan too :)

My Cone Baskets

Now I've never been one for scrapbooking. I've gone to the parties and tried to do it but it just doesn't seem natural to me. I find it a little fussy for my photos. I prefer them mounted on either plain black or white. However i LOVE the papers and i use them in alot of my work. I have a huge collection of these little cone baskets. At the moment they are hanging in one of my Christmas trees (yes i have three, I am a self confessed tree nazi and have to have at least one tree to myself). They are quick to do and make such a lovely statement around the house. I use them all year round for all sorts of things (they look particularly cute holding pencils) I'm going to be filling them with sweets and giving them as gifts of the tree on Christmas day for my family :)

I FINALLY have a Camera!!

First few shots on the new camera!

My big boy Obi...He's A German Shepard x Great Dane (he's only 12 months old and he is enormous!). Such a big sook!

And Amelia :)
So now that i have my own camera i can stop borrowing my father- in- laws.

You'll be seeing alot more of me! :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

And the winners are............

Well the time has come to announce the winners of my giveaway. All names were placed in a hat and i employed the services of Amelia to select the lucky winners. I had planned on doing a post with lovely pictures of the draw (like everyone else does) however I'm without a camera again.

So here are the winners.......

Pink earrings: Tiny Concept

Pearl earrings: Kellie

Congratulations ladies! Can you please email me your details so I can send them to you asap?

I hope everyone is keeping well with the lead up to Christmas. I have a lot of people coming up to stay including my dear grandmother. Christmas has been very difficult for her over the years as my grandfather was in a Sydney nursing home with dementia. She felt sad that he wasn't there to share it with her. My grandfather passed away in April and I know she will find it hard. They were married for 64 years. I love my Grandmother so much. We have always had a special bond and I hope to give her a beautiful Christmas surrounded by the love of her family.

I just hope it isn't too hot!


Thursday, December 10, 2009


C'mon people! I only have one post! :(

See the previous post to enter my giveaway. I'll be drawing the winners on Monday.

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Giveaway!

It's the season for giving and I want to give everyone a chance to have a pair of my earrings. I have two options available so I'll be running two draws. All you have to do is leave a comment about something you're family does or has done at Christmas. If you don't celebrate Christmas then perhaps another celebration. Be it a tradition or a memory. And state what pair of earrings you would prefer (you can go in both draws if you can't decide).

The first pair is a sweet pink flower drop on silver castings. Very simple and lovely.

And the second option is a lovely pearl pair with a coin pearl drop, glass pearls and crystal rondelles.
Both pairs of earrings are simple and elegant and look very pretty :)

I will draw the winners name in a weeks time so get posting! I'd love to hear your christmas stories.

Now I'm off to paint...My oils are calling me!


Friday, December 4, 2009

More goodies in store!!

And I'm so happy too...... I won a giveaway on Belindas Blog!

I really want to get stuck into some landscape drawings over the Christmas break and the pencil roll will really come in handy. There are so many amazing spots out here and i can't wait to set out with a thermos of tea, a sketchbook, my new pencil roll and just sit and scribble. Bliss!