30 March 2007

Gift received

Thanks to anna-world blog for the wonderful gifts I received for - are you ready for it - a wrong guess!!! Claire these are gorgeous, thank you very much.

29 March 2007

Altered tin

Here is a really cute little tin I made in a two-hour workshop. I love this tin and the gorgeous sayings on it such as "Shopping Queen", "If the shoe fits, buy it". It is so ME!

28 March 2007


On the weekend the family went to see WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, THE LIVE EXPERIENCE. WOW!!!! Talk about surreal. I wasn't sure what to expect but I learnt a hell of a lot. These creatures were gigantic (and some even lovable). A must do adventure.

23 March 2007

Charm Swap

A photo of some beads I have put together as a little "extra" in a couple of charm swaps I am in. Now I would finish the remainder of the charms if I didn't keep running out of supplies.

22 March 2007

Getting to Know You: You, Me and Creativity

Jana has asked some thought-provoking questions this month, thanks Jana for the opportunity to answer them.

List 3 random facts about you, that we will be entertained by:
I go nuts when I see a spider, panic attacks, screaming etc. etc. Once I refused to get out of a parked car because there was a spider on the outside and my friend literally shoved me out the door!
Whilst I love meeting new people I do get a bit embarrassed at first when there’s silence.
I’m really a neat freak.

List 2 things about you, that are important for us to know:
You want to be my friend, I will be a loyal friend providing you do nothing wrong by my children or me (my husband can defend for himself LOL).
I love animals and will do anything for them (except for spiders!)

Do you like board games? What are some favorites?
I have to be in the mood to play there, there are too many other things to do. If I do play, it’s usually two fab UK games “Only Fools and Horses” or “Countdown” (not the Oz musical)

What are your non-artistic hobbies?
All my hobbies/interests are artistic, painting, photography, scrapping, patchwork, altering, lacemaking, sewing etc. etc. Although I do like fishing and love aerobics (just don’t have the time)

Do you collect anything?
Are you kidding? Carlton ware, carnival glass, Swarovski crystal figurines, colour pencils, Melbourne Storm swap cards, sea glass, anything really.

What types of art do you enjoy creating the most?
Lace, painting and altered work

Do you have a type of art that you've always wanted to try, but never done? What is it?
Would love to try anything textural orientated or perhaps stained glass.

Do you have any art "how to" sites that you would recommend to us? What are they?
Just look at lots of art blogs.

21 March 2007

Freeform jumper

Here are some freeform knitted/crocheted pieces I am working on. It actually looks a bit like a jumbled mess but eventually, when I have enough pieces, the object is to join them all together and perhaps make a jumper, vest whatever. I started this project about two years ago, put it away and dug it out again.

18 March 2007

Another gift for me

I received a GORGEOUS parcel from Mary Ann, my CaC partner. Two boxes filled to the brim with lovely arty stuff arrived. In the box was stamps, stamp pads, embellishments, tags, paraphernalia, photos, buttons, an ATC, ribbon, glitter glues, crocheted bag and lots of other goodies. I am truly spoilt. Thank you very much Mary Ann for your generosity.

A gift to me

Here is some beautiful artwork received from a lovely friend, Lila - I love your style Lila. Thank you very much.

15 March 2007

Victorian Lady

A pencil drawing

08 March 2007

Kai's Dolly

I received a wonderful Art Doll today from kai. My doll is beautiful, I can't begin to describe her; from her flowing hair and gown, to the gorgeous crystal and other jewellry, stunning face. Thank you very mcuh Kai - I love her!

07 March 2007


This Wizard is painted with acrylics.

02 March 2007

My Town

A sculptured clock.......

An old homestead.....

Melton is a rapidly expanding area (the Council services over 85,000 residents). It is a 40-50 minute drive to Melbourne.

01 March 2007


A couple of ATCs I've been working on for a swap this month.