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 […]

Choosing wood wash as a background for your painting

As a decorative artist I rarely paint over a wooden surface with a solid colour. Allowing the woodgrain to remain visible can add so much character, interest and natural charm to a painting. And the good news is… there is no basecoating required! A wash of colour over natural timber takes very little effort. It […]

Button Disaster!

Remember the wooden flower shaped buttons I showed you last year?  I had only just purchased them and was so excited and eager to start on a new design I had in mind. I wanted to combine them with an idea I had for a cross stitch pattern. Well, these brightly coloured pink and deep […]

A Short Getaway

Our destination…Sorrento! A beautiful beachside suburb located on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. We packed our bags, left our home, travelled 50 miles and checked into a hotel .We became local tourists for a few days, just to get away from our usual hectic work life. Our accommodation was just a short walk from the […]

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 […]

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Well, it’s that time of year again, Christmas is almost here and a new year is approaching. 2016 has led me on an incredible journey…my first year of blogging.  If I knew how much pleasure sharing my creative endeavours would bring, I would have joined in years ago. I have enjoyed your stories and special […]