March 26, 2014 § Leave a comment
Lovely snail mail from the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap from my equally lovely swap partner, Sally Cooper. Such a sweet take on the theme and so true to Sally. Her Etsy shop, Jambo Chameleon is brimming with vintage trimmings and handmade goodness. If you love vintage buttons, like I do, getting this in the mail is like ‘Christmas on a stick’…
… And torture all at the same time. Ooh, I badly want to get at those buttons!
Hmmm, a discreet little slice under the lace maybe…?
I love it Sally, thank you!
March 14, 2014 § 7 Comments
Hello, Hello! I’m back in the blogging saddle. Yeehar!
A little while ago I signed up for The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap over at Beth Kempton’s inspiring Do What You Love site. The idea was to create a postcard for your swap partner that included playing with paper (and of course stitching) around the theme ‘CREATE’.
So this is my effort. It was great fun to make having stumbled across a packet of large tissue paper shapes in my kids ‘freaky-scary’ bedroom. I let those tissue pieces dictate my palette and challenged myself to stick with them. An enlightening exercise in itself since these aren’t my normal choices.
Im so glad I signed up, its great to stretch yourself and experiment. Hope my swap partner likes it. Can’t wait to see all the other postcard goodness.
June 4, 2013 § 14 Comments
Guess what?! Just last week I stumbled across this amazing online course run by Lilla Rogers (aka one of the foremost illustration agents known and admired all over the illustration and design universe) and I signed up. Eep! I have to tell you I am more than a little nervous, you should see some of the amazing artists joining me in Lilla’s virtual classroom. But I’m also super excited and looking forward to being pushed in some new directions. Wish me luck! x
May 17, 2013 § 12 Comments
I love the beautiful dappled coat new fawns have and how cleverly they blend into the undergrowth. Nature is amazing isn’t it. And wonderfully inspiring. Especially when you have a Gocco machine that is hungry for more.
Truth be known my Sleepy Fawn isn’t all that new. You might remember this work-in-progress post. But all finished I figured he might be new to you. And he has an important job to help me point out something else – My shiny new online portfolio which is now sitting happily in the sliding menu. It’s where you can see all four curled up critters in my Sleepy series. I can’t tell you what a relief it is to finally get that folio online. Lets just say it’s been a long wait. Getting things done, now that calls for a celebration.
That is after I wake everyone up.
Top Image | Spring fawn hiding in the grass by Lewislbi | Such a lovely image and such a lucky photographer!
May 10, 2013 § 8 Comments
A gorgeous buddy, Michelle of Shelbyville recently nominated me for a Liebster award. They were new to me but Michelle says that Liebster means ‘dearest’ and the ‘award’ was created as a way to show a little love to fellow bloggers for their contribution to the blogosphere. Sounds great! It also turns out that the Liebster rules have been pretty rubbery over the years (how 3-5 questions becomes 11 is a mystery). I’ve been a bit rubbish with honouring awards in the past, I have every good intention but where does time go. However I have an idea. It’ll keep my blog nose clean and its just a tiny little tweak – a ‘Mini Liebster’ option if you will! Continue reading…
April 4, 2013 § 3 Comments
It’s funny how things go.
For instance I have my partner home again after a plodding 7 week contract in Sydney – Yay!
He’s now taking a couple of weeks off nicely coinciding with the Easter School Holidays – Perfect timing!
Right when I have a tonne of work I need to motor through – Fantastic right?!
Yeah, except my scanner chose this week to ‘give up the ghost’ – Damn!
I spent hours choosing a new one only to discover that they ‘sold the last one a few hours ago’.
And I’ve caught a rubbish virus that makes me sound like an old man who smokes an entire box of cigars, hourly.
Perhaps I was supposed to be doing other things this week.
Like channeling my inner ‘nutty photographer’, munching eggs and hanging out with the little chickens …
Who am I to argue!
Happy Easter Holidays! x