Monday, August 27, 2012

lemons galore!

having an overenthusiastic lemon tree has it's advantages, especially when trying to decide what to sell at our local market day!
My son Austin 16, is in the throws of building his own computer and with a little coaxing form me I encouraged him to sell hies lemon wares this Saturday,
It went very well! and he is now on his way to having it up and running!
oh yes, someone was selling 50's scarves and I had to buy these 2 cuties, the top one is made of the finest silk, isn't it sweet!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Spring flower photos

I don't know if this happens where you live but here in New Zealand our weather seems to run in 7 day cycles, it seems that every Friday when I go for my walk with Annie, it is absolutely perfect, these photos show spring in it's infancy, the first buds, late winter camellias  and my all time fave, blossoms. I could gobble them up! with my eyes of course!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fun Wall Art

Here a couple of jolly little prints that I have added to my etsy collection!I was quite pleased at the positive response to my fish! thanks!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pear print

sunny colours to make you smile!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jane Foster cushion

What a lovely surprise! I popped down to our local post office to pay some bills (uck!) and was handed a parcel, in it I found the lovely Jane Foster cushion I had recently won! it looks perfect on my 1950's chair don't you think!
thanks Jane!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

spring is sprung!

 i've been very busy all week working on a fantastic project, I can't wait to show it to you, I have to keep it secret for now so in the meantime here are some shots of spring in the evening light!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

more jolly little creatures!

and just when you thought you'd seen them all....

Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

first signs of spring!

it's quite easy photographing blossoms, they are just so beautiful, they virtually photograph themselves!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I won!

 Yippee, i received a lovely email this morning from one of my fave designers Jane Foster telling me I had won one of here beautiful cushions! I am thrilled, it will certainly brighten my home on the inside even if the weather is very dull outside!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

paper houses as repeat patterns

I've got plenty to do but I always manage to find the time to have a little fun experimenting with repeats, I  really enjoy entering a single tile and seeing it completely change once it's repeated, like these colourful paper houses.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lenten Rose

only nature can create something this beautiful.
thanks bloom for letting me know that this stunning winter flower is called a "Hellebore" or "Lenten Rose" which I think sounds much prettier!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I love colour!

I've spent quite some time on Saturday afternoon painting a fresh pile of paper in the most gorgeous hues, it's a fabulous way to inspire me. I also managed to find time to visit my favorite treasure shop, I found these wonderfully summery items,I Love the colours, the shape of the tray and the kitsch Spanish scene, these are things that make my heart sing!

Friday, August 3, 2012

childrens animal illustrations

i've really loved illustrating these jolly little characters!