Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Here is my final submission. The Top 50 Finalists have just been announced here. There is some stunning work there, so go check it out when you can. I missed the cut but am so happy with my piece - I guess that's all you can ask for really! Good Luck to all of the finalists! Can't wait to see what they produce for the next submission!

Monday, August 25, 2014


Despite a ridiculously heavy workload, I could not resist participating in the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search - especially after I read the brief:

Create a piece of wall art based on LITTLE TERRARIUMS!

Lilla has a way of presenting a brief that just seems to generate a flood of ideas. I had so much fun just playing....

We have been advised to wait until the Top 50 finalists are announce on the 26th of August to reveal our final submissions so drop by in a couple of days to see what I submitted. All 999 entries will also be available to view in Lilla's online gallery, so no doubt there will be quite a buzz about it all in the next few days!

Here's a reject from my colour ups....just to tease you with!

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday, and it was my daughters' a few days earlier!

I was spoiled with some lovely gifts from my favourite local shop (Your Home Matters in Goulburn.)

We then trekked into Canberra for the day, where we saw this wonderful Bob Graham Exhibition.

 He is an Australian Illustrator with an incredible body of work. There were so many pieces I would love to have bought....the artwork from this book would have to be my favourite!


It reminded my how wonderful it is to see original artworks. I sometimes think that all of this computer generated artwork loses something of it's charm somewhere along the way. All the more motivation for me to try to get back to some traditional media again.

Below is a little mock up of his studio set up. I felt like sitting down and playing with all of the materials.

 We lunched at Wagamama....

....followed by treats at Koko Black.......

What a fun day out!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014


I FINALLY treated myself to a subscription to this fabulous magazine! I also splurged on a back copy package and my evening reading is set for the next few weeks! Pure Bliss.

So great to see so many fellow MATS students featured.