Three new Donkey's


 I'm just having the best time in the studio, now that my time is not taken up by study I can finally finish off all those little projects....oh you should see my studio..so many bodies of animals and dolls with no eyes or clothes. They are all lined up waiting their turn to have there personalities shine through! Check out my Etsy Shop for more photos!


Summer Holidays

after a lovely evening walking along Seven mile beach I was inspired to make some summery beach wrist cuffs, here is a sneak peek...
Inspired by the surf, sand sun and swimming cozies!


shopping therapy

 Showing off my Tascha Parkinson tote at my local post office! I bought it online at Society 6 totally irresistible!

And this little fellow I purchased yesterday from a wonderful antique shop near Westerway. There where so many other lovely old toys there but this little guy all rusty and worn just had to come home with me!
He used to stand on a metal box that contained the battery, when on he used to blow bubbles. I would have loved to have seen him work. Don't be surprised when you see this little guy in the background for some of my new creations!


After almost a year of not being able to grow our own veggies, apart from artichokes and some herbs because of the wallabies, hares, pademelons and our chooks ate or destroyed everything. Even though there is a 4ft high stone wall around the garden area these critters can jump even higher and so easily...hell, we even had a fat little puppy jump over the wall with no trouble, there was no hope this wall would ever have deterred the native and domestic wildlife!
So finally my partner and I had some spare time to build a 8ft fence around the whole garden bed area!
Yay, so now we can start planting for our winter crop! No more tasteless supermarket vegetables laced with chemicals and what ever else they spray and dump into the soil!
I wonder how long it's going to take the chooks to find a way to get in?

 Not Happy Jen!

One of the Australorps Jen was already doing the maths!


25% discount on all items!

New Jewelry boxes are now available in my etsy shop. These papier-mache boxes are all hand-painted and each one an original...not printed images.
Each is lined with papier-mached tissue paper and signed on the inside.
Along with these cute little items I'm also having a week long 25% sale on all purchases..so hurry along, offer ends on the 8th of January!


festive, sea salty and summery days in my studio today

With all the celebrating, sunny summer days and sea salty sailors sailing around Tasmania these last few weeks I'm feeling a rather inspired! In my studio today I'm finishing off the last 13 hand painted jewelry boxes, cute sailor girls and boys, festive gals and mermaids...coming soon to my etsy shop...are there any designs you would like to challenge me with? I have a couple of blank boxes just waiting!

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The first Noel

Often my inspiration to paint comes from my own childhood memories. Stories from my parents, the garden, our toys, pets and holidays. These four singing angels were inspired by the Xmas ceramic angels that came out once a year to adorn our old upright piano. I'm pretty sure that the original angels are still in existence somewhere in a box at my mums. Painting these somehow brings their aura a little closer to me and reminds me of so many Xmas's past.
These four little ladies are now available in my Etsy shop