Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas twinkles

I trust you all had a lovely Christmas? Things are fairly relaxed here after what was a hectic lead-up to Christmas. I sold many of my handmade goodies through the shop and am now trying to find the time to re-stock (slowly, my wrists have suffered as a result and have to be strapped).

Our Christmas day was spent quietly. Just the four of us, enjoying the rainy day. 
We meandered, rested and snuggled. Twas lovely :)

My heartfelt best wished to all of you for the new year ahead. Lets hope it brings us all a smidge more happiness!

Alisa  x

Monday, December 2, 2013

In the mean time.....

I've moved my little shop! I'm now located at 20 Louee Street, Rylstone. I share a space with Hayden's Rylstone Home Brew, in the most delightful little building.  The original Cobb and Co building. Here are some piccies....

And the best part? I'm close to Na Lans Yum cha! For more piccies click the button to my facebook page   >>>>>

Alisa x

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fundraiser for Rylstone Primary School

Hello my lovely followers!

I'm writing to implore you to share this poster with your arty friends and family. Our local school is trying to raise funds for their Creative Arts Department, by hosting an Art Exhibition and Auction. We're asking artists for a donation of work to be auctioned of on the night. I know this is a huge thing to ask of you but we really need all the help we can get. Rylstone Primary School is a small school with just under 100 children. We don't receive much Government funding so must rely on our fundraising projects. It isn't just a school. It's a family. The teachers there are one in a million and I can't begin to express how much they all mean to my family. It's so comforting to know that my beautiful girls are spending each day with such wonderful, encouraging women who create a home away from home for each and every student. The commitment of these ladies is reflected in the beautiful students who (and I'm not being biased) are absolutely gorgeous. I've never seen a group of children like it. They are so supportive of one another and are such a team. 

Below are the details of our upcoming exhibition. Please share the love x

Monday, August 5, 2013

Researching. Booey style.

"When I grow up, I'm going to be a pirate dancer Mumma"

Glad to see she's doing her research then :)

Alisa x

Sunday, May 19, 2013


I thought I'd play catch up and show you all some recent paintings that I have been working on. Below is "Arlecchino" A painting intended for my new kitchen (if ever it get's done). It's a fairly large piece that's painted on a recycled canvas which we discovered in the shed here when we first moved (hence why I can't sell it). I really enjoyed painting this one as it was a shift from my usual style. It's very bright and has several layers and textures.  "Arlecchino" references The harlequin pattern that is repeated throughout the work.
Anywho, I hope you like it too.

Alisa x

Friday, May 10, 2013

Autumn Heart

My favourite season for inspiration! I love collecting tid-bits on our family walks, then coming home to arrange them into pictures to start painting watercolours. Aren't the colours divine?

Alisa x 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sharing the inner city chick with my country girls

Hello there! Yes I know, I've been M.I.A over the past few months. But I'm back, feeling refreshed and ready to share :)

These past holidays I took my girls down to my childhood home of Balmain, Sydney. I wanted to share with them the simple pleasures that I enjoyed as a child. Every afternoon would be spent in Ewenton Park, climbing the huge fig tree that had a makeshift loft made from old wooden boards. There was also a wicked rope swing that I loved to play on (this is no longer there, I assume because of public liability). I showed them the sandstone walls that frame the Harbour and let them discover the creatures that live amongst the cracks and crevices. It was so beautiful to see my little girls soaking up all the beauty of my special place. My country girls, completely mesmerized by the mass of water before them and the huge shiny buildings. It's funny how places can change so much but still be the same.

We also visited China Town and enjoyed a ride on the Merry-Go-Round at Darling Harbour before heading home via a Sydney Ferry. Oh how I miss the Ferries! We caught a movie at the Cinemas, enjoying movie popcorn (yum!) and spending quality time with Nonna and Paddy, Uncle Macca and Uncle Jimbo.

We only got to stay for a few days. Their favourite part?  My tree.

I'll be with you all again soon. Pinky promise.

Alisa x