Friday, February 24, 2012

Blue Collage

A blue feather led to a....

blue canary which led to a ....

blue stone.
I came across this quote(not sure by who) while cleaning up my workspace and it really inspired me to do more illustrations, even if they aren't 'the best!'

"Use the talents you posses.

The wood would be silent

If no birds sang there, except

Those that sang the best!"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cut outs

An idea starting to form.......

Not quite sure where this is going right now...... I just like all the elements... cut outs, text, bird illustrations,maps...

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I 've been trying to brush up on my drawing skills by drawing or painting something every few days. (it was going to be a drawing a day but on reflection I decided that is going to be impossible to maintain so at the moment I am trying for at least once a week!)
I love birds and feathers because they are so textured and patterned and interesting to draw.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Patchwork birds

Another embroidered, patchwork cushion I am working on. Unfortunately the printed linen patches of fabric I was given are coming to an end so this will be the last cushion cover. I so enjoy making them especially the embroidery.I must admit machine sewing is not really my thing, I much prefer the control of hand sewing!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Spiral Bracelets

I love working with colour and these spiral bracelets are such a fun way to try out different colour combos.

These bracelets are available in my shop.

I bought some strings of semi-precious stones and added them to the beads. In retrospect I think I should have made more spirals on each bracelet, but unfortunately once that memory wire is cut it is cut!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I can't believe I haven't posted anything for nearly 3 months. I just don't know where the time has gone! I am going with the theory "better late than never" !

A friend gave me some this succulent for Christmas and I love it. I haven't really thought much about succulents before but in our part of the world we have very strict water restrictions so they are perfect.Thinking of no water led me to thinking about deserts which then led me to this Bible verse.....

"The grasslands of the desert overflow, the hills are clothed with gladness" Psalm 65 v12
Low and behold it has rained nearly all day today!