Sunday, May 25, 2014

Safe in My Arms

From splodgy beginnings with loads
of paint splatters and layers of paint

 a painting evolves.

more layers of paint and

finally she's finished.

Titled - Safe in my Arms
24 x 36 inches

Close up of the angel's face

and a close up of the kitty.

then of course I just couldn't resist adding this
quote over the top...

As always, thank you for popping by.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Creepy Cool

Am I the only one that thinks that these
heels are creepy yet cool?

Would you wear them?

Monday, May 12, 2014

5 Craft Supplies I am Crushing On Right Now

following on from this post in March, I thought I would share
my latest crushes in craft supplies and are on my "soon to buy list"

ok so I know I was crushing on another lot of skull
stencils before, but me likey this one much more. The outline
on the left hand side of his face almost looks like a horse. I love it!

and squeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaal they are on
special at Dick Blick at the moment!

Here's what the spiel says about this awesome invention - 

"Keep fresh water at your fingertips without multiple rinse containers 
or inconvenient trips to the sink!"

Cause when I'm in the thick of it, I so cannot be bothered
walking the 15 steps to the sink to keep changing my 
water!!  haha

who doesn't love a good pen right? and especially
when they come in such pretty colours

I use masking tape all the time for straight lines
and for making my spines sturdier in my journals.
But who knew that there was such an array of 

Flor Feminina

which is Portuguese for Female Flower. 

and I thought was the perfect name for
my latest painting.
Size 20 x 24 inches

and photo from another angle.

and I couldn't resist using one of Frida Kahlo's 
quotes to make a poster out of the painting.

As always thank you for popping by.
If you wish to purchase the original
please contact me at
or if you wish to purchase a print, you can visit my
shop at Society 6 or at Fine Art America.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Special Memories Saturday

Happy Mother's Day!!

to all the mum's, mom's, mother's, mummie's out there for Sunday.
 I know I'm a day early, but I plan on doing very little tomorrow, 
other than eating a special breakky and painting.

In honour of my own Mum and also my Nana (who is no longer with us), 
this is a Special Memories Saturday, where I want to share some absolutely 
gorgeous photo's of them both.

My Mum - cute freckles and all

Mum at around 15 years.

Mum and Dad back in the 80's...LOL ahhh the 80's

Me, Dad, my Sister Christine, Mick and my Mum.
We have lost these two wonderful men 
from our lives. Both taken way too young.

My Nana Eileen and her husband William.
How beautiful was she. I used to love hearing
her stories of when she was young
and used to sneak out of the window to go 
dancing with boys.
I truly miss her every single day.

Love to you all 

Monday, May 05, 2014

Ten Ways to Be More Creative in Your Daily Life

Here's 10 Ways that I have come up with, to incorporate more 
creativity into my daily life. I hope that something from this list
might also inspire you to make more time to be creative.

1) Chalk board Pot's for my herbs - loving the simplicity
 and ease of this Blackboard film. It will  now be
 added to my list of  Craft Supplies I am crushing on 

3) Doodle in my journal at least once a week.

4) Try a new recipe that I have found on Pinterest 
every week and take a photo. 
At the end of the year make my own family 
favourite's cookbook!

5) Write a short poem in bed before going to sleep. 

6) Make my own gift wrapping paper.

7) Learn how to make soap and give it to family and friends as gifts.

8) Sign up for #100 Happy Days

9) Improve my jewellery making skills.

10) Decorate stones and leave them around for people to find.

As always, thank you for taking the time
to pop by.

 Please feel free to share any pictures or links of
anything creative that you have found and love to do
in your daily life.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

No time to paint and I want a tattoo!

Well we have quickly settled back into the day to day after our fabulous holiday - can I hear an Uggggggggggghhh,  and with work being at it's busiest, I have not had time to paint. 

So I've channelled my creativity into another area. Using some of my backgrounds
and a great free online editing program I've been doing up some fun
motivational posters.

Here's my latest

This quote sings out to me at the moment, because I really want to get a tattoo.

My passion is my family and art and I really
would love it to incorporate both. 

But there are four reasons why I haven't  yet -

 1) I'm a big ole chicken and don't like pain

2) Can't settle on exactly the design I want

3) what if I dont like whatever I get inked
in a years time and regret it, or worse still want 
to have it removed, which I believe is more painful
than the application part!

4) Will it look ridiculous on me??

So dear reader, if you happen to stumble across
a great design or words that you feel would 
fit with what I am after (I have done loads of research on 
Pinterest) but that just makes me even more
confused, or you have some words of 
wisdom about tattoo's... I am all ears. 
Please feel free to leave a comment.

As always thanks for taking the time
to pop by my little blog