Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year dear friends! Have you made your New Year resolutions yet? So, how is it going?  Is it all going to plan? Seriously now, I don’t make resolutions (or maybe I’m just afraid of the word), I’d rather refer to them as plans or goals. To me, making a resolution seems like I’m […]

A Gift of Creativity

When it comes to gift giving, nothing compares to the sentiment when a loved one receives (and gives) a handmade gift. A handmade gift which is created by you can hold so much more meaning when received by a loved one. These gifts show that thought, time and devotion were put into creating them. Not […]

How to Paint a Christmas Nutcracker

I’ve been enthused by nutcrackers since I was a child. You know the ones … the kind that resemble little kings, soldiers or policemen that pop up at Christmas time. These figurative wooden doll looking carvings with stern, almost angry faces come in a range of sizes – from a few inches tall to full […]

A Country Christmas

Living so close to a national park really does have its benefits, although we do take it for granted at times. But really… we seem to have it all here. You see, Churchill National Park is almost a “hop, skip and jump” from our home. We’ve gained amazing opportunities by living here. Wildlife comes and goes […]

The Power of Giving

With Christmas approaching we naturally think of family. Christmas is a time for giving and receiving. There’s really nothing quite like seeing your loved one’s beaming smile when they see the Christmas tree lit up with a stack of well wrapped gifts sitting underneath  it on Christmas morning. But there are others less fortunate than […]

Suitable Surfaces for Acrylic Painting. A five part series. (Part One)

Part 1 – Painting on Canvas. I’m sure you’ve heard it a billion times by now…acrylics are so versatile! Apart from their ease of usage, acrylic’s versatility extends to a wide range of surfaces you can paint them on. These include; canvas, MDF, Masonite, wood, metal, stone, fabric, glass or paper. And I can vouch […]

Enjoying the View

I’ve been spoilt this month… I have a project featured in two magazines. I am literally beside myself (understatement). And to my surprise, one project made the front page of Fine Art and Decorative Painting. Woohoo!!! There I was casually browsing the magazine aisle at the newsagency when I spotted my painting – I had […]