Tuesday, November 29, 2011

im working feverishly on a new collection of art work for my shop,
meanwhile more spring photos!
it's hard to believe that the top blue flower is the humble but ever so sweet "forget me not"!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

my latest find, this groovy old mirror now graces our entrance way, it's great as i can see around the corner to check on the kids at the computer!
oh yes, isn't the heart of this daisy amazing!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

garden flowers and german pottery

summer is on its way at last!
my garden is blooming and my collection of mid century german ceramics is growing!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

new prints ETSY

here are a couple of new fruity prints,
they are available on my etsy shop

Sunday, November 20, 2011


i'm not a big jewelry wearer (i prefer scarves) so ever so often i have the arduous task of dusting all my trinkets,
i like to display them in my various platters according to their colours, they look so pretty!
i love the 2 vintage scales, i like the bright cheery colours and the different shaped dials,
they look very happy in my kitchen!

Friday, November 18, 2011

happy weekend!

have a happy weekend !
it's my birthday tomorrow! it's my sister jutta's birthday today! we are the same age for one day in the year!
i delivered her my gift today and she couldn't resist showing me one of her presents to me,
a fabulous genuine 1950's blue polka dot sun umbrella,
she knows me so well, i LOVE polka dots, their so cheery, in fact i am wearing a bright red polka dot as i write this!
don't you love the inside of an old fashioned yellow rose blooming in my garden and as for the little bird!
the pear and apple birds are a work in progress, i'll show you the finished results next week!
till then...!
i just received a question about the bird from,www.jenniferakkermans.com
it's made out of a combination of stiff dried brush, cut down feathers and very thinly sliced bark segments, lovely isn't it,
if you live in New Zealand, they are available at the California garden centers.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

my fave corn flowers are blooming in the garden,
i love their colours and the fact that they never wilt,
i will have new work to show very soon,
i promise!
for the comment!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

more spring flowers

dont you love the pattern on the lily!
if you look closely, you can see that the red flower's center is actually filled with rain water.
thanks Federica and as always Alice for your lovely comments!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

new camera!

how exciting! i have a new camera,
the think i love the most is the fab macro to take close ups,
the very heart of a flower is often the most stunning,
even ones like the common lavender are so pretty close up.

Friday, November 11, 2011

time to paint!

goody the sun is out,
time to paint!
here i am hanging my colourful pieces of paper to dry,
then they will be off to be flattened inside a heavy book,
i always work best with a fresh selection of colours, sometimes i plan which colours i want, other times they just happen!

Bags for sale!

here are this seasons bags that i created for a local company,
i would love to hear from you if you are interested in any of these as i can ship them to you.
The price for the bags to will be very reasonable (i'll let you know on monday)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

there once was a man.....

i'm not sure what has gotten over me but ever since i returned from overseas, i've had the urge to create designs with a strong "quirky" factor,
i certainly had fun with these!
they are off to a solander gallery exhibition, let's see if they sell!

Friday, November 4, 2011

what fun!
i loved creating these, they combine all my loves;
animals,colour, music and joy!
i've just noticed that i have forgotten a detail on my animals!
their tails! oops