December 1 2016

I have been absent more than I have been here this last 12months and I apologize for that – but for the last 18 months my mother has been ill on an off.  She passed away on the 1st December 2016 at the age of 96.  She would have been 97 in January.  The 6 weeks in hospital before she …

Leonie Dawson Shining Academy enrollments closing soon

If you are wanting to start or grow your business this is an opportunity you should be checking out quickly as enrollments are closing soon – http://tinyurl.com/hz3gr39   Leonie Dawson is a mentor to women wanting to create + grow massively successful and heart-centered businesses.  She is also and author, retreat leader, visual artist, mama and guide for the 65 000 …

Spring is coming!

Winter is definitely not my favorite time of the year so I was excited to find daffodils flowering this week and our claret ash is starting to show signs of life with little green buds just starting to show.  Blossom is also popping up in unexpected places along the roadside, birds are cavorting and the days are getting longer.  What’s …

Silk for gift cards

I’ve just finished painting this piece of silk which I will make into cards once it is dry and has been set. Because the weather here is quite damp this piece will take sometime to dry.  I had to keep tightening the silk so that the dyes didn’t pool together and just make mud instead of blending into each other. …

People i Like

Thank you

Welcome to my new website and thank you to my wonderful website designer Noelle Mena who took over when I was floundering and unsure of what I actually wanted and needed and made the whole process easy and fun.  Noelle takes you step by step through the process of web design and also offers a monthly management service which takes …

Pumpkin Soup

Here in South Australia we are experiencing the cool, but often bright, days of autumn.  This is one of my favourite times of year with the riot of changing colors across the Clare Valley vineyards.  Autumn is also the start of soup season for me. One of my favourites is pumpkin soup – I don’t really follow a recipe or …

Favorite Colors

Some of my favourite colors – Nail Polish by Natio is Made in Australia and called “lovely  – https://www.natio.com.au/products/makeup-nails The gorgeous little pots of color by http://www.colourarte.com/twinkling-h2os  are wonderful to paint with.