Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blue Lagoon

This georgeous necklace with lush AAA freshwater pearls, sterling silver textured discs and turquoise blue organic stone beads reminded me of the movie Blue Lagoon...remember it? Brings back those memories of days at the beach, sunshine and that wonderful blue green sea with white frothy waves breaking on the sand. Summer is here!!!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Work!
"Imperial Princess Necklace"
I have been having the best time using some of the new beads I bought recently. I had a vision of what I could do when I saw these and couldn't wait to get into my studio and start creating. The Imperial Jasper is amazing! Such a bright and vibrant orange red colour. I added some Amethyst, Hemetite and then oxidised silver chain until it was really black.I love the combination.
This necklace is available through Birds Gallery in Kew, Victoria , Australia.
please see my website for more gallery details

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Collage Fantasy

I've been having the best time playing with mixed media collage this week. I had to make a piece of artwork for the 12 days of Christmas display at Stonehouse Gallery,
I thought earrings wouldn't do as they would just get lost so I ventured into my box of tricks and came up with these mixed media collage paintings. I chose the second day of Christmas, being Two Doves ( I'm lazy and didn't want to make 10 Lords or 6 geese!!LOL) and seeing I have Walter as reference I had plenty of inspiration. For those of you who don't know about Walter, he is a lost domestic pigeon that hangs around my house and I feed him.He has been around for years and has bred with the native doves and there are young Walter look alike popping up everywhere!! Anyhoo, we called him Walter after the actor Walter Pidgeon ( 50's- 60's).

So, the two doves are a play on Walter and his Royal attitude and his many loves.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh sunny days, isn't spring wonderful!

I'm sitting here in my NEW office/workspace (lucky me) feeling incredibly guilty as I've hardly made any jewellery this month. Just as well I've been building up my stocks over winter!

So, what have I been doing instead of slaving away in my studio you ask,  buying furniture for my new office space and spending sleepless nights putting the jolly stuff together. I'm an IKEA expert now!
It's also spring and the gardening and nesting fever has struck. The veggie patch has been dug and manured and the first green bean seedlings have been planted, the fruit trees are blossoming and many flower seeds have been planted. Herman( sweet dog) has been kind to help by digging newly planted flower seedlings up for me. If he wasn't so gorgeous..grrrrrrr

I did manage to design a few new pairs of earrings, some asymmetrical pairs and I'm really happy with them.

Art wise I have been playing at night whilst curled up on the couch with my water soluble crayons ( a birthday present I hadn't got around to using) and layering and scratching back to see the effects.This is so addictive and great fun. I have to force myself to stop and go to bed. I've also included a couple of pics of the paintings I did.

Life is great!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bookmarks are ready!

Ok, so I spent all day taking photo's and writing descriptions about these cutest of cute Bad Kitty Art bookmarks to list them in my Etsy shop.
Wow it takes AGES to do everything and I did pick a rainy day to take photo's so.... no nice natural light pics which means I had to ajust each photo too!
Check out my Etsy shop and see how cute these guys are.
Anyhoo...all done and dusted now and  the next step is to make my cards.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bad Kitty Art

I just bought a laminater and thought I would make some bookmarks from my BAD KITTY ART naive painting series. These were so much fun to paint and lots of ideas are springing to mind as how I can use them. Hope you like them and when I have perfected them I'll put them on ETSY along with card versions for sale so keep tuned in!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Moments in Time

This is the third cigar box in the series " Once Upon A Time".
All three are on display in the 9x5 Exhibition  at Stonehouse Gallery
103 Yarra Street , Warrandyte, Vic, Australia. for the month of August 2011.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Time Cycle Cigar Box

Ok, here is what I've done today. This is cigar box 2 . Its not finished but well on the way. Another play on words and family photos. I thought I'd add some flowers as a friend has inspired me with her wonderful art and love of flowers.

I have to work on the building and a few other tweeks will get this little box finished by friday...hopefully!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Just for Interest

Seeing I'm on the "Time" travelling theme I just thought I would put these pictures of my ceramic work in today. These were done a few years ago and I found the pictures while searching for things to put onto my cigar boxes.

It's interesting how we forget what we have done before and the road we have travelled.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a girl with dreams. Her first day at school, her first love ,a wondrous adventure overseas,  children. What happened to this girl who became a woman.

Ah yes...Time! So if your wondering what I've been doing with my time.....yippeeee... playing and drawing and making art apart from my jewellery. I LOVE collage, altered art,mixed media and assemblage and the past few months I had this idea of getting some old cigar boxes and doing something???with them.
I jumped onto eBay and bought 3 lovely boxes so I could make a series. So here is the first result.

In this series of Cigar Box, Altered Art, Mixed Media assemblage I am exploring the journey of time and family.
The first box is of my mother and her first day of school with all the expectations of life she had.
You can see I have given her a crown to symbolize her matriarch stance in the family. The butterfly symbolizes change and the clock for Time passing.

I'm making three boxes and they will be on exhibition at Stonehouse Gallery, 103 Yarra Street, Warrandyte Victoria, Australia for the month of August 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Work

Winter brings with it an array of beautiful colours. Warm oranges and reds, citrus yellows and greens fluttering down to the ground from Autumn trees shedding their summer finery.

It's a time of change, reflection and hot chocolate in front of the fire with a good book.

I've been watching the changes and have reflected this winter warmth in my new jewellery....enjoy!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Autumn has Arrived!

Hard to believe the summer has gone and Autumn is here. A truely beautiful time of year with the changing colours of the trees. Burnt oranges, yellows and deep reds scattered through the landscape. Early morning walks with the smell of open fireplaces wafting in the breeze, yes this is the time of year to take stock and start making warm and lush jewellery that reflects the beauty of the Autumn colours...stay tuned..I'll be posting photos' soon of new work. Enjoy this special time and make the most of the last of the warm weather.