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Where to find hidden creatures in my Finches and Flowers painting

Where to find hidden creatures in my Finches and Flowers painting

This post is for those of you who have tried to find the hidden creatures in my Finches and Flowers painting and haven’t been sure where they are. The two Red-browed Finches Neochmia temporalis are easy to see. The other three hidden creatures can be much harder to find. This painting includes a Lycid Beetle and a … Continue reading

Where to find hidden creatures in my Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers painting

Where to find hidden creatures in my Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers painting

This post is for those of you who have tried to find the hidden creatures in my Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers painting and haven’t been sure where they are. There’s an obvious male Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) on the right of this painting and his mate, a female ‘Jenny’ wren, on the left. The other four creatures … Continue reading

Where to find hidden creatures in my Pardalote and Swallowtail painting

Where to find hidden creatures in my Pardalote and Swallowtail painting

My friend Fi mentioned that a friend of hers was struggling to find the second spider in the painting on my Pardalote and Swallowtail greeting card. She suggested I add some information to my website to let people know where to find them. What a great idea! I love hiding small creatures in my paintings but … Continue reading

Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers card out now for Christmas

Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers card out now for Christmas

My latest all-occasion-but-especially-good-for-Christmas greeting card is out now if you’re looking for a card that’s made in Australia, gives to charity and depicts Australian native flora and fauna. Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers features a pair of exquisite Superb Fairy-wrens among the twigs of the striking Red Spider Flower grevillea. Hidden among the network of leaves, … Continue reading

Patchwork Farm painting raises $200 for Bushfire Relief Appeal

Patchwork Farm painting raises $200 for Bushfire Relief Appeal

After the devastating bushfires in the Blue Mountains of NSW last October I undertook to donate all proceeds from sales of my Patchwork Farm cards and fine art prints during summer 2013/2014 to the Red Cross Blue Mountains Bushfire Appeal. My Patchwork Farm painting depicts a sort of visual diary of the month of December 2002. That summer a frightening bushfire surrounded … Continue reading

How a sleeping turkey stopped my painting

How a sleeping turkey stopped my painting

I love seeing our birds roosting on their perches in the evening. There’s something so satisfying and pleasing about the rows of rounded forms tucked up snugly side by side for the night. I’ve long thought they’d be a great subject for a painting. Not long ago I finally put brush to paper to capture … Continue reading

Hearing about 3 lovely ways of using Feather Flower Brush stationery

Hearing about 3 lovely ways of using Feather Flower Brush stationery

At Glenorie Growers’ Market on the 4th Sunday in February I was delighted to learn of three great ways people are using my Feather Flower Brush cards and wrapping paper. Guessing Games:  A group of charming ladies from a local retirement village stopped at my stall and pored intently over my gift tags checking to … Continue reading

New Pardalote and Swallowtail cards and gift packs now available!

New Pardalote and Swallowtail cards and gift packs now available!

I’m very pleased to introduce my newest card, Pardalote and Swallowtail, which is now available online. It’s an all-occasion card but the wreath shape makes it ideal for Christmas, especially if you’re looking for an Australian-made card featuring Australian flora and fauna. Pardalote and Swallowtail is available as individual greeting cards and also in packs … Continue reading

Arcadian Artists Exhibition and Trail a great success!!!

Arcadian Artists Exhibition and Trail a great success!!!

What an exciting weekend I had on the 9th and 10th November participating in the Arcadian Artists Exhibition and Trail! I’ve followed the Trail several times over the years, making the short drive from one local studio to the next and being inspired by the marvellous creations of the amazing variety of artists and artisans … Continue reading

Arcadian Artists Trail 2013 – only seven days to go!!!

Arcadian Artists Trail 2013 – only seven days to go!!!

Yes, only seven more sleeps before the Arcadian Artists Exhibition and Art Trail 2013 begins!!! I’m enormously excited to be exhibiting for the very first time in this wonderful event which showcases the work of 50 artists and artisans at eight local studios scattered among the small farms and bushland of the Arcadia area north … Continue reading

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