Thursday, January 31, 2013

etsy prints

5 little prints all in a row!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Summer flowers

little bug likes corn flowers too!

Happy Birthday paper cut illustration

evening light on Agapanthas

Hollyhock flower
I've fallen head over heals in love with Hollyhocks! this one appeared out of the blue in my garden, since then I've googled images of this beautiful flower and am amazed at how many varieties there are. I'm off to the garden center, my dream is to have a whole mass of them blooming away in all their glory!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

paper cut decorative art

peak a boo! cut paper art
the boys are nearly back at school and I'm rearing to get back into work (if I can call it that!)
I'll have to prepare some paper today, (pre paint the sheets that I cut out)  some new colour shades will certainly inspire me.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wedding paper cut

It's a great day for a wedding!

Summer photos

I have to say, our summer here in Wellington has been average at best. We have had everything from cloudy, stormy and windy. I am so happy that they have finally predicted a spell of settled weather.
I love these mornings where the light and breeze are soft, the sun is out and everyone is out and about, walking and enjoying the beauty of our special little place.
I took a stroll this morning and here are just a few of my picks, enjoy!

Friday, January 25, 2013

it's a boy!
paper cut
have a happy day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

paper cut illustration

"Welcome to my new home" paper cut!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1950's illustrations

Aren't these cute!
these also appear in my wonderful interiors decorating book,
I love the blocks of bight colour against the grey and thin black lines,
quintessential 50's!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It's a boy! Elephants paper cut illustration


I haven't even finished my previous paper cut and I'm already half way through the next one!
after having not touched a scalpel for several weeks it's been such fun! I have 8 to complete in all,
2 down 6 to go!
I purchased a fab book the other day on Etsy. It is a 1956 "Better Homes and Gardens"
Decorating Book.
I though you might like to see some of the interiors it features, don't you think it's amazing to think these are over 60 years old! look at the riot of colour in the bottom one!
Oh yes, the flower is a Cosmos, I have a bit of a thing for flower middles! they are so often ignored!

It's lovely to here form you Rachel and Jane! thanks for your kind comments, they are always so appreciated!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mid century houses

Dont you love these houses, so graphic and the colour combinations! how inspirational!
I have been working on my first piece for the year "get well soon"
I'll post the finished result tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

miscellaneous mid century finds

for all you lovers of all things mid century I thought I would show you a few of my latest additions!
they include a fine selection of tins (my favorite things to collect!)
the odd piece of glass to add to my backlit shelves, a groovy "rocket lamp in great condition and a fabulous poster ( nearly a meter in size) from a class room in France,
I am starting my first piece of art for the week so I'll have some to show in the vext day or so!
till then....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I have returned from a fantastically lovely Christmas in Warkworth, north of Auckalnd,
Sunny days spent with my husband's family, swimming, walking, boating, eating (too much eating!)
I am so lucky to have married into such a wonderful family!
Thank you so much to those who commented on their hopes for this year, overwhelmingly it's obvious to me that we all want the same thing, time to enjoy the simple things.
I have found over the past few years (as I have gotten older!) that I more and more enjoy the littlest things in life, the smell of a fragrant flower or freshly brewed coffee, the sea when it's completely calm (as treat here in the windy city!) my childrens enthusiasm, an "I love you" from my dear husband.
I don't like having to chose but I would like to send an item from my shop to Deb Wall and the lovely lady who touched me with her message of loss and wishing for a camera, can you please send me your email address (you can contact me by clicking on the button on the right) and the item you would like from my shop  and I will send it right away,