Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cup of cheer

Here is a little snippet of a series of designs for stationery I'm working on at the moment. The writing at the bottom is a scan of my grandmother Ada's French lesson notebook I found in a box of dusty old books in the sleep-out. I hope she won't mind me using her school girl scribbles in my artwork!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blue and white garden

At this time of year the garden is full of flowers, although the trees are still bare and wintry looking. Throughout the winter season I have planted some of my favourite spring and summer flowers - holly hocks, fox gloves, delphiniums and poppies. Hopefully they will survive the frequent and unwelcome  visitors to the garden - brush tail possums, wandering lambs and rabbits. The three escapee lambs from the paddock next door ate all of my just-about-to-flower ranunculus. Lamb stew anyone?

Here is a little corner of a textile design using flowers from my garden painted in water colours.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


I planted these mixed colour anemone bulbs last year. I might have to make time for a bit of flower painting this week - I think these could be perfect subjects for a watercolour and coloured pencil textile design....