Sunday, May 30, 2010

More on my Wall-hangings

On Wednesday my Hemp Wall-hangings will be featured in the July/August issue of InsideOut magazine. I am thrilled to bits and can't wait for it to hit the stands. I had a sneak peak on friday from a friend who gets the issue early being a subscriber. The feature looks gorgeous! I will do a post about it on wednesday, for now here are other ways in which I've used my screenprinted hemp around the house. I've pushed the contrast on the photos deliberately. I'm liking the darkness and the depth.

A black screenprint which I stretched onto a canvass frame

A white screenprinted one which I am using as a covering for a chest of drawers

I made one into a big floppy cushion which is loved by us all at home :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Inspiration from Colette Calascione

I absolutely love looking at the work of Colette Calascione. All her paintings are awe inspiring and I could stare at each one for hours. Please look at her work here. It's awesome.

All images from Colette Calascione

Friday, May 28, 2010

Visiting Betty the Florist...

The Most Beautiful Florist

In Lane Cove there is a most beautiful florist shop. I go past nearly every day and never has it failed to take my breath away. The shop is called Indulge and you can also order flowers online here. Betty Tane (the owner) also stocks my greeting card range as well as many unique garden and interior pieces. You can see some in the photos.

There is always something amazing to look at inside. The display of flowers out the front is always stunning. Betty says she displays the flowers depending on how she feels. Knowing this I like to guess what's on her mind :) Yesterday I took some photos of the shop inside and outside. I just love it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Work in progress

I have been photographing this piece while I paint it and it's interesting how it is evolving. I started with no particular concept in mind other than I wanted it to be long and vertical. It is still being worked on. I will post the final image when I decide it's done :) I am very happy seeing the evolution of it in photos.

Inspiration from 'Dear Ada'

Here is a fantastic blog that I have recently discovered. I visit often to get visually nourished by the work of so many amazing artists. Here is one I found recently on Dear Ada. It is the work of Alyoisus. Isn't it beautiful?

Alyoisus, originally found on Dear Ada

Alyoisus, originally found on Dear Ada


It reminded me of one february evening when I decided to decorate parts of my body inbetween painting eggs for Easter. Here are the results.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Interview on Calico & Co

I am so thrilled to have been featured and interviewed by the lovely Amanda Fuller of Calico & Co. A graphic designer and creative blogger, Amanda's blog is well worth a visit. Especially now! Read all about it here.

And be sure to check out this gorgeous post about Blanca Gomez here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Green inspiration form around the house. To continue on the colour theme I have photographed some of my favourite green things.

My first exhibition

I am very excited about my very first exhibition which I have coming up in the middle of June. I have been invited by the Design Institue of Australia to exhibit some of my work. The exhibition is called "Interwoven" and the work displayed by all artists is on fabric. I will be working with my beloved hemp which I buy form the fantastic Hemp Gallery. If you're looking for a good hemp supplier call Beatrice or Sandra. The quality and service is outstanding.
So I have started doing a few paintings to get some momentum going and I am thrilled with this first set which has inspired me to no end. The first is a photo of the whole painting and the subsequent images are close up shots of sections of the same painting. I just love how so many artworks have come out of just one. And the possibilites of looking at one painting are endless. I could have easily continued taking photos of this one painting for the rest of the day and I would have been just as excited about each shot as I was with these. I will keep posting about what I'm up to in preperation for the exhibition.


I feel so inspired. It's wet, cold and rainy outside. The light isn't very good but I just had to take some photos of all these beautiful blue things which I have recently acquired. I did not plan on all this blueness. The sheer dress was given to me by a dear friend, the table cloth I've had for many years and the rest I recently bought at St Vinnies. I love these images :)