Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Exploring loosely sea-life themes in my painting lately...I guess it makes sense, having lived on Islands on the Great Barrier Reef for most of my life, listening to the sound of waves from my studio everyday and as I drift off to sleep at night. I do not scuba dive and rarely snorkle so I  do not have a close affinity to life under the sea. But it is there always in a dream like, imagined presence. These paintings are merely to suggest the life of the ocean, as I am always dreaming too of being in a little coffee shop in a fictitious city of the world filled with divine cakes and pastries and iced buns looking out to a bustling street of people...It is with unease at times that I live in "paradise". These paintings, to me, are as much about those "cakes in the city" dreams as depicting where I am actually right now.

It is also an excuse for playing with colour and texture and form in paint and mixed media...I am having fun combining dirt and charcoal with nail enamel and glitter and acrylic. And exploring mark making techniques.

I am slowly developing some confidence in my paintings which fluctuates greatly....They are what they are....My painting abilities still have a long way to go... For me for now, it is about learning and enjoying the process and not being really sure what the end result should be but I am finding that the less I fuss over them and the more I "see" the painting during the process of painting rather than "look" at them the better the outcome seems to be. If that kind of makes sense??

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Some pretty new things appearing in my studio...

Monday, July 20, 2015

A few weeks gone by...

A few cool wintery weeks or so flown by and some messy fun creative activities being enjoyed... a few pics for you.
And some new necklaces in the shop soon!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Simple Things...
Got really excited about creating some heavily ladden lush pieces then come out with these!
Not what I had planned but I am loving the simplicity of them...each little form is so individually yummy...I have them here on lovely old vintage drawing paper that is around 50 years old ...i am having a lovely time stacking them like little blocks....or beads on a string...noticing how each one relates to the other....Sometimes its just the simple things! ....  :D

Friday, June 5, 2015

ooh some more new work

Not much happening in my world lately...Just busy trying to find creative time amidst family time...All fun!!
I do have some new work to show... having a wonderful time playing with layers in photoshop using my painted and drawn and collage elements and mixing them up a bit... I'm liking the results and am a little excited about where these might lead me next...Hope you enjoy them too.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Blissing out with sparkles lately

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Getting Busy

Getting busy making a mess in my studio.
Not sure I could be having more fun than this!