Terracotta Glam Up!

Dazzling copper over terracotta? What an elegant way to glam up such an inexpensive item. __ While browsing the fresh produce section of our local supermarket I found myself drawn to these cute terracotta pots. Well, they are designed to tempt foodies with their contents of delicious dips…  but…  I was mostly focused on the […]

What Makes a Good Background?

A good background should complement your artwork rather than compete with the main elements in a painting. It should show relevance, composure and uniformity to the picture. Its role is to complete and tie your whole artwork together. Remember, the background is there to enhance, and not to overpower the “star of the show”. If […]

LOOK! It’s Me…

That’s exactly what I said when I received my copy of this month’s Handmade magazine. But, in all honesty Being featured in Handmade’s Inspirations section was really not a surprise… You see, I knew it was coming… but I had no idea how it was going to be presented… then, seeing it in print for […]

Father’s Day Project

It’s almost Father’s Day in Australia and to honour this special day I’m sharing a quick and easy handmade gift idea for the men in your life. Father’s Day? Now, I know what you’re thinking I know… I need to clarify I know we’re in August… But … Australians celebrate father’s day a little later […]

DecoArt Media Misters

Pushing through my project deadline schedule leaves me very little time to create. But occasionally I manage to sneak away … and play a little, you know … just to clear my head for a minute.  For a quick background I like to choose DecoArt Media Misters. You can create some really interesting effects with […]

Painting Technique -Faux Woodgrain

There is nothing quite like the look, the charm and the character of natural timber. And I do believe with all my heart that the natural beauty of woodgrain cannot be replicated. The depth which woodgrain can achieve when used as a surface can enhance any artwork. And the results can be rather exquisite. But, as a […]