Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Wishes 2009!

Well this is my first totally free weekend for what feels like several months and it's been lovely! We managed to complete most of the Christmas shopping, and I even found time to whip up this chocolate slice!

We're off to a BBQ with some neighbours tonight so I thought we'd better not rock up empty handed! We are very lucky to have met so many new people in the area within a few short months of us being here. It's so different to all the years of city living and not knowing anyone in our street!

I found these illustrations from my last years Christmas illustration ideas, (yeah, I know I'm lazy!) but I thought I'd better send some Christmas wishes today, as I know I wont get time next week.

We're off on a beach holiday next weekend and plan to take our laptops, so I hope to get in a few blog posts before we get back.

Stay safe everyone and I hope that this years fire season is a very quiet one. x
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Studio Dreaming

Since moving into our new home in the country we have been laying low a bit and just letting ourselves dream of all the crazy and wonderful things we can do here. One of those big dreams is to build a studio where I can spread out and be creative!

I started to collect some images that inspire me, and there are so many gorgeous stone dwellings around here that I can't seem to get this style out of my head. Here's some local pics of the kind of thing I had in perhaps a little smaller?

I little bit of photoshop magic and this is where we were thinking of building it - on the other side of the dam.

Of course it needs some big windows along the side,and lots of plantings, and maybe a big decking, and....well I can dream can't I?!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Proof of print

The print proofs have arrived for my latest book. I'm really excited about this one as it's the first hand painted illustrations I have done for the book industry. It's come up really well, and I can't wait to see it all made up as a final hard cover book!

Here's an annoying sneak peek to tease you with!

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