Monday, December 31, 2007


This topic I instantly was reminded of children watching a kite soar into the sky on a windy day. I havn't quite captured what I had in my mind but this was my experiment with water colour. I wondered if to try again but decided to put this in and see what you all thought. It's a bit difficult to concentrate as the temperature is SOARING very apt for the theme of soar. Here in Melbourne on New Years Eve the temps have hit 42C and will be a hot night and another hot day tomorrow. Fireworks are now allowed in the city tonight (total fire ban day), but a special occasion as we soar into 2008 down under. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Over the horizon there is always a perception of something of interest. This painting I have just recently finished was inspired by my intrigue of the unknown over the top of the hill. I have only just recently been dabbling in painting scenes. This is in acrylics using brush and palette knife. I like slapping it on with the knife and spreading the paint. Only just beginning to experiment with colours other than what I see. The grass area I have steered away from painting in greens. Wasn't quite adventurous enough for some purples that I fancied, maybe next time. Who knows what is over the next horizon!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Backwards Spiraling out of control. Going backwards. I loved this concept but didn't seem to be able to move forward past my rough sketch in my journal at the beginning of the week. I realised I was probably feeling like I was going backwards. I hadn't even managed the last IF and this time cutting it real fine. Bu yay! here I am. did you miss me? I am so inspired by all the illustrators work on IF, its fantastic. I must work out how to leave messages to other artists out there with a little more confidence. I am now trying to move forwards and not backwards. Enjoying some holiday leading up to Christmas and managing to get lots of painting done. BLISS. Christmas cheer to all that read my blog.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Christmas time is nearly hear,
people spending wildly I fear.
Buying presents to great excess,
when really we can cope with less.
To give has great pleasure and joy,
but just one present just one toy.
Then there is enough to share,
and we can all love and care.
Christmas can be all things in excess,
a time of kindness and love to express.
Spreading cheer and good will,
I have Christmas stockings to fill.

Monday, November 26, 2007


The Zoo - fortunately a zoo nowadays is more to do with wildlife conservation of animals. Yet the word Zoo means an establishment which keeps animals for study, conservation, or display to the public. Animal conservation has come a long way, still plenty to do however.
A program the other night shown here in Australia Victoria filmed in Africa showed how baby orphaned elephants were being rescued and given the chance to survive. Great filming, very emotional. Elephants are a grand animal. Thats probably why I chose to draw a baby elephant with a young child. They both need care and nurturing. When next you find yourself observing an animal, ponder on "Who is looking at who?"

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Here is the superstitious black cat. Some people used to tell me it was bad luck and some would say it was good luck. I recall as a school girl always wanting to get a black cat to cross my path. I liked to think it was good luck and would call "puss puss" and the black cat would dutifully walk in front of me. Job done for a good day at school. My very first cat was a black cat, albeit for a little fleck of white under its chin and on his nose. I called him "Giz".

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Fish in hats,
hats on fish,
in a hat.
Water in it.
13 hats,
6 on fish,
have a hat,
silly int it

Monday, October 22, 2007


"You will grow into it"
Hard to imagine you will not remain small and that one day you will be big. That each day you grow and grow and grow. Then miraculously the jacket fits. You didn't even notice but Grandma did.
"My!" says Grandma, "you sure have grown since I last saw you, let me take a long look at you, I remember when that jacket was huge on you."

Sunday, October 21, 2007


I had beans growing, feet growing, babies and children many thoughts with the concept of "grow" and then I doodled this sketch.
Which I then completed in pastel.

Monday, October 15, 2007


I just stood paddling in the sea hoping to see a fish. I didn't want to catch a fish, I didn't care how small it would be, I just wanted to see one fish. Then from out of the water splashed in front of me an extremely large fish. The extremes some fish will go to heh!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Blues

The Blues
The soul's palette
My feelings for the topic - Colour, blue, sadness, depressed, cold, miserable, sad, cool, chilly, icy, music, guitar, notes, saxophone, b major, black notes, songs, culture, beat, Melancholy, rhythm, singers, piano, 12 beats. Choosing the words that stood out for me I began my creative expression.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jelly Baby Juggle

Hi everybody,
this is my very first attempt at uploading an image for illustration Friday. My inspiration taken from viewing all the fantastic art work, brill.