Friday, December 30, 2011

just a quick note to say my little etsy shop is open again for business,
i'm still away but will be back next week so till then....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing a little piece of my life this year  all the way down under in New Zealand,
I have loved you comments and i can't wait to continue sharing with you in 2012!
I'll be back around the first week of January,
i hope you have peaceful,restful and very happy Christmas wherever you are in this wonderful world we share.

Friday, December 16, 2011

what a funny mix of posts today!
the records are a fab find(seeing that they are numbered, makes me wonder how groovy the rest would have been), the beautiful blue nest egg is a late birthday pressie from my lovely sister in law, elspeth.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

i don't know about you but i am not a big fan of plastic christmas decorations( yes there are always exceptions!)
i have started collecting glass ones, i haven't found any vintage ones yet, they have probably all broken!
during one of my regular treasure hunting trips i was over the moon, excited to discover a brand new box of genuine german straw stars. i remember making them as a child, these are truly beautiful, each one is unique with a dusting of glitter,
we normally have a real tree at christmas but because we are going up north on the 20th i decided a branch would last longer.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New stacking ladies craft kit

ok so this is how it goes, i wake up on friday morning my mind filled with all the things to do,
we have visitors coming in a few days, tidy the house, bake, buy new sheets....
suddenly for some unbeknown reason an image pops into my already busy mind, cubes, ladies, stack able, lots of different possibilities....
but i shouldn't be thinking about that now! i've got practical things to do, 
but wait... if i really go for it, i might just be able to finish them by the end of the day,
and so it goes! creativity always wins in the end!
and here they are! i am so happy with them, i spent ages playing with them today, do the math, 3 blocks, 4 sides, the first one to let me know how many different ladies there are gets a set for FREE!
so let me know!
oh yes, they are available to purchase in my etsy shop!
well done Maria, you are right!
there are a total of 64 lady combinations!
a set is on its way to you!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

etsy prints

my motto has always been to create art work that is joyful,
here are my latest additions!
thanks genna~ 
and jane~
for your suggestions,i agree about which should be summer and spring! thanks!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

new prints for sale on etsy

here are my 4 lovely ladies each representing one of the 4 seasons,
a question for you, which lady should be spring and which should be summer?
i can't decide!

Friday, December 2, 2011

book illustrations

i received a lovely surprise in the mail today
these cute board books are published by
they have used a very glossy over gloss in selected areas to create a subtle 3D look,
very nice!
it's always so nice to see all that hard work as a finished product.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

a walk along the coast

i took time out this morning from creating to go for a walk along the coast, at first it looks fairly monotone, green hill grey beach, blue sea,
 upon further inspection, it is actually filled with colour,
in fact every colour imaginable, 
the last flower is our native christmas tree flower, the pohutukawa.
dont worry, I'll have some pretty art work to show in the next couple of days!
thanks alice for your nice comment, i'm sure you'll have some lovely winter days!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

im working feverishly on a new collection of art work for my shop,
meanwhile more spring photos!
it's hard to believe that the top blue flower is the humble but ever so sweet "forget me not"!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

my latest find, this groovy old mirror now graces our entrance way, it's great as i can see around the corner to check on the kids at the computer!
oh yes, isn't the heart of this daisy amazing!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

garden flowers and german pottery

summer is on its way at last!
my garden is blooming and my collection of mid century german ceramics is growing!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

new prints ETSY

here are a couple of new fruity prints,
they are available on my etsy shop