Monday, June 29, 2009


Who would have though that preloved wool sweaters could be turned into creations so adorable? I'm so impressed! These creations are from ViolaStudios, and are made with recycled and repurposed materials. I had a hard time choosing just a few to blog - so make sure you visit the shop to see all the other cute creatures!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Nebulous Kingdom

Anne-Julie of The Nebulous Kingdom is having a birthday sale at the moment. Prints are only $15, and if you buy 2 you will get a 3rd print free! Anee-Julie's work is amazing! Have a look at her blog as well!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Delight in the Day - Tea

One of the very first things that stirs my senses every day is a nice warm cup of tea. Every morning while my computer is starting up I go downstairs to the kitchen, and always come back up to start my day with one of three types of tea. Ginger tea, green tea or peach flavoured green tea. I'm sure most of you have a cup of tea on a daily basis, does it stir your senses? The aroma, the warmth and that wonderful combination of flavours that leaves you feeling so refreshed? And its so healthy.. think of all those antioxidents! These illustrations by Aline of yumiyumi capture so perfectly just what delight a simple cup of tea brings to my day. Aren't they gorgeous?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home

After a few weeks away from my easel.. I am excited to introduce another little birdie to the collection! I've just listed him on Etsy, and soon Artfire. I really enjoyed painting him, and I have another HUGE canvas all prepared for something special. Give me a few days.. and I may be introducing that one too!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cathy Nichols

There are so many artists I admire, and would love to share with you. Just when I think I am getting through them, I discover another handful of talent! I don't think I will ever run out of 'hearts' to share! These paintings are by Cathy Nichols - I have been following her work for quite a while now, and always love checking back in her Etsy shop for new work. Psssst.. Cathy has a blog as well!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thousand Birdies

I have been hoping to get a blog redesign done for some time now, I'm getting more and more unhappy with my blog lately and I don't really have the time to play around with it. I discovered a blog revamp competition called Thousand Birdies Giveaway on Gisele Jaquenod's blog today! I love Gisele's work and would be so happy to win a revamp! You can enter too, just visit her blog for conditions!

Delight in the Day

Every day is a gift, yet so often the miracle of each day is taken forgranted. We all know we aren’t here forever, yet somehow we feel as though we have forever – that our last day is somewhere so far in the future. We go about life from day to day, week to week, and year to year and we are always looking to the future. We tell ourselves that things will be better tomorrow, or next week, that things will improve if only I we had this, or could do that.. it will be better when this or when that happens – sound familiar? Sadly, so often we forget the miracle that today is.

From time to time, we all need reminding that life is a miracle. Our planet is a miracle. Our senses – seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting – each sense is a miracle! Lets engage our senses!

Lets appreciate the little things, those simple delights in life, little indulgences things that make us feel warm inside.

A scented hot bath
A good book or favourite magazine
Wooly socks
Summer dresses
The smell of baking in the oven
A tea party
A cosy fireplace
A vase of flowers
A box of delicious chocolates
Glamorous high heels
A massage
Freshly laundered linen
Moist, dark chocolate brownies
A candlelit dinner
Home made iced tea
A swing under a leafy tree
A picnic
Hot towels
Favourite perfume

I would like to explore these every day delights with you, not so much in words, but in images, art, recipes, people, tutorials, videos – as part of an ongoing feature here at my blog. I want you to be involved, so take the time to write to me, or comment. I read every comment – so share things that bring about this sort delight in you, send me your links, poems, recipes, colours, photos – whatever it is that stirs your senses. Please welcome.. Delight in the Day!


1. Don't wait Until Tomorrow by Dazeychic

2. The Little Things by LuckyBlueBirdArt

3. Enjoy the Ride by Dazeychic

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

1000 Twitter followers ~FREE SHIPPING~ 48 Hours!

Hello! I recently reached 1000 twitter followers, and as a thankyou to all the tweets following me (or going to follow me) I am having a Free Shipping SALE! For 48 hours, you can purchase anything from my shop and I will ship it to you absolutely free. The only condition is, you must be following, or follow me here. The sale will end 5.30pm Thursday AEST! If you've been considering a painting purchase, now is a perfect time!

Misako Mimoko

These little dolls are by Eva from Misako Mimoko. I have been a fan of Misako Mimoko for a while now, and I regularly visit Eva's wonderful blog. Her shop has recently been updated - sadly the first two dolls pictured here are already sold (I just love them), but there are many more to choose from! Why not take a peek?!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Black and White

Thankyou Euphorianchic for featuring my cards in this black and white treasury! I have had visitors coming and going all week, so there has been quite a lack of paint being splashed around! I have visitors until Monday, and then more later next week. I'm not sure whether working from home is a good or bad thing at the moment!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lets Help a Girl Out!

Jess from Vol25 has launched a big sale in her Etsy shop today, in hope of raising some money to replace her camera that she lost a couple of weeks ago. Jess has so many great prints in her shop.. head on over and check it out! You can also visit her blog here!