Category Archives: Australia

First Adventure in our New Mode of Travel


In recent years my husband and I have done a fair amount of travel overseas, but now we are embarking on a new life of adventure… Exploring and photographing Australia whilst travelling in a caravan! Not full time mind you, … Continue reading

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I’m making wearable art.


So, a new addiction seems to have me in its grips.  It seemed natural to move from creating mixed media art to creating art you can actually wear.  Not that I myself would wear it, but my models will be … Continue reading

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From Australia to Austria – the journey begins.


When do your holidays actually begin?  Well, I say probably months in advance as you begin researching and anticipating, which is exactly what I have been doing! The excitement of anticipation is part of, and almost as enjoyable AS the … Continue reading

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Blood, sweat and bohemian tears.


I have been like a mad woman possessed these past few weeks. I don’t know what has come over me but for some reason I feel compelled to paint, which is something, in the past, that has never really struck … Continue reading

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The disaster zone.


If I were really pretentious I’d say I have an “art studio” But I’m not a pretentious sort of person, so I could say  “My craft room”, but it’s not really a room, because it’s a garage, and I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Is that art?


Art, as we all know, is totally subjective.  It all depends on what people make of it, and some people make a hell of a lot out of a simple squiggle. Reminds me of something I saw on Facebook recently … Continue reading

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It is what it Isn’t!


I’m in this mad creative frenzy at the moment.  Funny how that happens. You go through periods where your inspiration just dries up and it’s like you are trudging through this vast desert of “what the heck am I supposed … Continue reading

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Hot pokers,dead trees and Hoar Frost.


  I never realised just how lucky I am to have such a patient husband until a recent road trip I took with my daughter and the two grand kids to the snow…where there WAS no snow (Weep- it eluded … Continue reading

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My mechanical heart.


Man, is it raining cats and dogs or what!  (Where on earth did that saying come from anyway?) So I’ve been glued to the weather stations getting very excited at a predicted East Coast low which was supposed to happen, … Continue reading

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More mixed media dabblings with my photography.


So I had another go at this, using a photo I recently took of my eldest daughter Keira when we did a “tribal” sort of photoshoot. I tried to take some photo’s of the process, but got caught up in … Continue reading

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