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Help needed

May 25, 2011


OK, because you guys were so great at suggesting titles for my previous abstract pastel, would you be able to suggest any thoughts for this? I really enjoyed painting this; so relaxing when you can be a bit more intuitive and not have to study tiny details to try to replicate. I will do another […]

Let’s go surfing

May 23, 2011


Here is my first ever wave in pastels, done very quickly in class. We had to use a white background first and then repeat the exercise on a burnt red background.  

It’s Friday, no?

May 20, 2011


    So many good ones, so little time. If you’ve taking a little break on work time and want more visit the Unhappy Hipsters home page.

Artist of the. . .

May 20, 2011


“Organization”by Arshile Gorky, 1935, oil on canvas   “Painting”by Arshile Gorky, 1936-7, oil on canvas …week is Arshile Gorky who was heavily inspired by Picasso and thought originality was overrated. I like his style (he he) and the title of the second work featured above. Today in my pastels class I started on my second abstract work which I […]

Round & round

May 18, 2011


Round and round the garden like a teddy bear, One step, a’ two step and a tickle-y under there! This is a little pen and ink sketch of a tiny hand-made teddy bear that I was given before I went overseas on my first backpacking adventure. He was made from brown mini-corduroy, with a lemon, loop-edged ribbon and […]

New prints – peek

May 14, 2011


This is a small pictorial summary of my day at the studio minus the messy ink rolling and cleaning up bits. It was fun to hang up all my prints on the ‘washing line’; it was pretty full once I’d finished. And there may have been some singing along to my iPod prior to the arrival […]

Friday thought

May 13, 2011


  I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin

Little gem

May 10, 2011


Where am I? At an old school, a country homestead, a laneway cafe in Melbourne or a dance hall in Belize? When I pop these pics together I find it hard to believe that they are all taken in the same place. But they are and it is a pretty special little place that I […]

Down to the wire

May 7, 2011


It never ceases to amaze me how productive a deadline can make one. Me, in particular. Tomorrow I have booked the Printmakers Assoc studio so I can use their beautiful big etching press. This afternoon there was a veritable lino frenzy as scraps went flying… I spent Tuesday afternoon cutting up suitable sizes and drawing […]

On the table

May 5, 2011


Here are pics of some of the cards I made the other day, as promised. Let me know which ones you like the best so I can try to predict demand 😉 P.S. I think I will need to improve my product photography before I’m ready for Etsy. Wish the downstairs of my house wasn’t […]