Friday, September 6, 2013

Illumination The art of Philip Wolfhagen

I recently discovered this artist and felt a combination of delight and frustration that he was basically painting my paintings! Or at least the ones I am trying to paint.
I love his work and feel like we are totally on the same page with our ideas about art and life and gardening- just wish I had his place to paint...sigh.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sunny Winter's Day in my garden.

Inspired by the glorious sunshine today (despite the freezing overnight temperatures) to take some photos.
The birds have been loving our persimmon tree and the Silvereyes are just gorgeous.
Lefty likes the sunshine too.

This seems like a great idea from Alisa- wonder how it washes?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Eastern Spinebill ...I think

Pretty sure I spotted one of these divine little fellows visiting my flowering Salvias this morning. I have never seen one before and I was entranced- what a treat.

So beautiful.

Click on this link to Bored Panda blog see some amazing images.(Thanks Marijka)I can't work out how to show them on here unfortunately but they are well worth it.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dragonfly remains...

I discovered this amazing dragonfly - dead-  in my garden and couldn't believe the gorgeousness of it's wings.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New hand carved stamps

Been having fun making new stamps and printing them on to calico bags...amongst other things.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Interesting Australian artists..

I've been really enjoying painting versions of my photographs lately- particularly the ones that are already semi-abstracted or distorted in some way, and I was pleased to discover a Queenland artist, Amanda Van Gils doing a similar thing- here's some of her paintings of scenes through a speeding train window.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Abandoned places

True Activist did a great story on abandoned places- this is one of my favourite: El Hotel del Salto, in Colombia at Tequendama Falls (or Salto del Tequendama).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Paint chip paintings

 I saw these gorgeous little paintings on paint chips by Seonna Hong at Jeanniejeannie.I love paint chips and use them a lot in my collages- it's that combination of colour and words that can be surprisingly poetic, so I was delighted to see them used this way.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another year...

Here we are with January 2013 just about gone, and we have had no rain at all for pretty much the entire month. Ah well- the wet season has arrived with a bang up north so hopefully we'll get a bit of moisture soon. At least my sunflowers have been spectacular this year- such a beautiful silhouette against the moon.
I suppose out new rain reality will be all or nothing... plays havoc with vege growing!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dreamy little houses...

Found these inspiring images on Green Build TV's facebook facebook is good for something after all! Merry Christmas!