January 11, 2013

To blog or not to blog

I would be lying if I said I intended to log more often...when the truth of the matter is that more often than not I really can not be bothered. I tend to share my art projects directly on Facebook because it is so much more convenient for me and that is where I get the feedback and reactions. Blogging means deleting a pile of stupid spammy comments about viagra and porn. The run down, for those who follow me here and not on Facebook...life is grand, I am working and creating and scooting about

September 30, 2012

bee there a scooter rider

Well I passed my rider test and am now a legal rider...no longer do I have to wear the fluro learners jacket and be escorted by somebody conversing about road rules via a two way headset. Now I can zoom around where and when I want. Most days as I mention a quick trip around the block, my 8 year old son quickly grabs his helmet and bolts out the door to ride with me. Today's ride was nothing out of the norm apart from one route change that saw us doing 70ks instead of our usual 40 or 50. We were scooting along quite happily when I discovered the double impact of being struck full force in the neck by an angry bee...first is the fright it gives you as you are not 100% sure what it was that actually hit you...and of course they refuse to gracefully just fly away to a wonderous life of making honey and pollenating flowers...no they have to crawl on your neck and as you try and brush them away they opt to tear their guts out of their arses by stinging you in the neck with their hyperdermic bum spears! Lucky for me I am only allergic to shellfish and if I ever see those buggers flying around...I will hand my license over.

September 16, 2012

Scooter Girl

Since moving back to Western Australia I have grown and changed...I have decided that I can't live my life if I allow negative people to have any impact on my life. I am a good person and I deserve the respect I have always shown others. Anyhoo since my way of living has changed I have seen a brighter world...and so...I bought a scooter. I am having weekly lessons and I love it! I love zipping around, I love the feeling of not having to share this one thing with anybody. I smile when I ride because I can completely and utterly forget the negative as I ride into the positive future that I have earned.

September 15, 2012


ok I have some more catching up to do here...so let me see if I can remember it all...I seem to have finally recovered from pnenumonia, my teen had a melt down with the school he was attending when we first moved home...he is settled in the right school now. I finished the complete set of Zodiac sketches, I bought a scooter and am currently having weekly lessons. I was treated like a star at a craft show in August...I was doing demos...I love shows and demos! The week after the show I was flown to Melbourne to demo at a retreat, and I taught a workshop at A Scrappe Angels Heaven with my lovely friend Cindy Porter. On my return I got into teaching hard and fast through my new little group here in Western Australia..."Grubby Little Artists". I have also be snaggled by Smudge & Sparkle in Ellenbrook as their resident mixed media teacher. Soooooo there ya go...in a nutshell I have been pretty busy but always loving it.

July 31, 2012

Hi there!!! Have you missed me? I thought I had better log in and let you all know what I have been up to...in June I developed pneumonia and am still recovering, we are now living back in my beautiful home state of Western Australia. This weekend I am working at the craft and wood show and next weekend I am working in Melbourne...after that? Who knows?

March 02, 2012

Winners of ATC background giveaway

All names were written on pieces of paper and put into a container for drawing by my lovely assistant...so there was no tampering or favortism...I wish I could send a pack to everybody but alas I only have five to give away this time. Yes I will definately have more give aways in the future, so keep your eyes open for them.

The winners are:

  3. LUCY M
  4. SHAZZ
  5. LYNNE


February 20, 2012

ATC mixed media backgrounds...GIVE AWAY!!!

five packs to give away...

real texture...these are not prints

ten background ATCs per pack

yes I am having a give away...just because I feel like it!
I have been playing with backgrounds and uploading to YouTube all the fun I am having.
Now I have so much beautiful paper that I created...what should I do? Have a give away!
How can you win one of the five packs?
Simple...leave a comment here, telling me what you would do if you won one of the packs.
Feel free to share...I will draw five random winners on the first of March

good luck!

Colour appreciation...orange

I have learned to really appreciate colour by looking at where and how it fits in to my life...the collage you see here is just a small sample of the orange things in my life...

  • there are orange bricks in the yard, they don't match the house colour at all, so I refer to them as mystery bricks...bricks represent foundation and stability, so they are a good omen!
  • My furbaby "Tilly" is my favorite orange thing!
  •  I love rust.
  • Tilly's favorite toy is a bright orange cat that crickles when she bites it
  • we have orange tidy bags full of old clothes to be donated to charity before we move
  • I have so many plastic tubs full of stuff that won't fit in this house...most have orange labels
  • the tap fittings are orange
  • the balm tree seeds/fruit is orange
  • I love butter chicken and it's orange colour is appetising
  • I am a Cottee's kid, we drank so much orange cordial as kids
  • I love copper wire
  • orange bunny from JD's first Easter will go to a new home before we move back to Perth in June
  • JD grows cacti and the orange one is so cool and interesting
there are so many orange things around...do you have a lot of orange in your life?

Moonshadow Inks

use a pipette to load an Aquawash pen...

the flow is amazing!!!

dries quickly...

I used my Moonshadow Inks in my Aquawash pen to ink the edges of the Valentine tag I made

February 19, 2012

Mr Stitchy makes butterflies

I don't try for perfection when I sew...to me it is much more fun if you just let Mr Stitchy have his own way with the fabric

painting doesn't need to be perfect either...art should be enjoyable

don't be afraid to try a vast mix or mediums on your project...

JD was my model for this giant flutterby..,

even Miss Tilly tried it on...

smaller versions...what will become of them?