Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dear Mr. Blank Canvas

You know what? I just did a quick count of all the big blank canvases I have sitting in my studio - there are 19. Can you believe that? Nineteen huge white canvases with a whole lot of nothingness on them. Problem is, for some reason they are freaking me out lately. It's as if they are sitting there threatening me with an artistic failure if I dare touch them with a brush. Can you relate to this feeling! I love this image by Ashley at 31 Experiment.
I know from experience that the only way to break Mr. Blank Canvases power over me, is just to splash some paint at him. Just start somewhere, anywhere..

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Through Olive Groves

I hope you're not too bored with all these treasuries, I really love curating them so they're probably not going to stop popping up here! This one is inspired by that gorgeous olive green. Here's the link!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Courtney Oquist

Just sharing another one of my 'hearts' tonight, these cute drawings are by Courtney Oquist. I can't stop looking at this little owl, those feathers are adorable!

More Beautiful Treasuries!

Here are another couple of treasuries I've found my way into!
Thankyou baahar...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fruitfly Pie

You might've noticed a little yellow owl down in the corner of my most recently curated treasury. This adorable owl is made by Wendy of Fruitfly Pie. When I finished creating my treasury I had a browse through each of the shops featured, and WOW! I fell in love with many things, but none more than these vintage inspired ceremics, you have to go see for yourself!

Into the woods...Through fields of gold

I curated another treasury today, titled "Into the woods...Through fields of gold". Here's the link, check it out for yourself!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A little distraction!

Hi!! I know, I know.. it's a beautiful Saturday afternoon and I should be at the beach, the markets, kickin' back with a good book.. anywhere but here! But I've been a bit distracted lately, I've had a shocker at my easel this week, so I just popped in today to say hello and let you know a little of what I've been doing! Besides trying to figure out the best way to make prints of my work, we've actually been looking at houses - that's right, we're hoping to buy a house soon! I've spent hours collecting decorating inspiration, here some of my flickr favourites. I am hoping that when we do buy, it will be a house that has potential for a little renovation so that I can inject my own style/personality into it. So that's what I've been up to, I will keep you posted! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In a Mustard Field

I made a treasury over at Treasury West today, it's titled "In a Mustard Field". How cute is that little apple cover?

A new addition!

Hi there.. I'd like to introduce you to my fancy new printer tonight! (It isn't the exact one pictured, but it is the same - I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to take a photo for you!) It's an Epson Stylus Photo R2400, I have been wanting one since forever (so long that there is now a newer model out but shhh..!) This one will be more than perfect, and I'm excited that I'll be able to offer amazing prints of my artwork very soon! I still have quite a few things to sort out, the main issue is being able to offer US Letter sized prints as well as A4. But get excited, it's finally happening!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Golden Rod and Blue Sky

I know, I know.. another one, its just so pretty though! Thankyou baahar for the feature, here's the link if you want a better look. I have a thing for that duck egg shade of blue at the moment, more about that later!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Blueberries for Breakfast" 20 x 30

Blueberries for Breakfast..warm morning sun - this pair have it all! Available here now! Oh, and I was in such a hurry to photograph it before the sun went down today, I forgot to sign the front! Why is it you only notice little things like this after you've spent an hour making the listing pics?

Monday, September 7, 2009

A Delightful Duo

I was in the right place at the right time tonight/this morning, and managed to get myself another treasury. I love curating them, I could click through Etsy for hours and hours! Actually that is exactly why I'm still sitting here past 1am. Hello there Monday.. So before I go and shut my eyes for a few hours, here is the link to this treasury, titled "A Delightful Duo", good luck to all the sellers featured!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Red...Meet Blue!

I managed to snag another treasury tonight! It is titled Red...Meet Blue! It was inspired by my last post here! I'd love for you to visit, and leave some clicks behind!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Loving that it is the first day of spring here! Beautiful warm sunny (longer) days, clear blue skies, flowers, birds, what's not to love? I was trawling through flickr today - looking for new painting inspiration.. I don't know if it had anything to do with the change of season, but I noticed the photos I were adding to my favourites had quite a bit in common..