Friday, December 18, 2009

Dandelion William Lamson

How beautiful is this!? Shot in Santiago Chile, (thought you might like that bit of info Weezie) and found at Jen Bekman's 20x200.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My designs for sale at Spoonflower

Spoonflower now allow anyone to purchase designs, so click here to see what I have for sale...I am working on some new ones too but have to order them first before they can go up for public purchase.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fascinating photo by Jessica Bruah

I've been mesmerised by this photo for a few weeks- apart from the fact that it's just quite beautiful, the story fascinates me. Is she going to burn the house down before she runs away? Why? And most importantly, where are her shoes? A girl can't escape effectively for long in bare feet.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Garden delights

Impossible to resist the joys of my late Spring vege garden right now- all I want to do is drift around snapping shots of the new growth and blossoms. We have had a wonderful amount of rain so far this season- certainly compared to the last 10 years, and everything is looking so happy and hydrated!
It may seem crazy to those who have more than enough rainfall, but the joy of it is intense for those of us who year after year have had to watch the soil dry out and our beloved veges struggle to hold their heads up!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Mel creations

The latest ceramic adventures and musings from the fabulous Mel Robson.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


How beautiful is my new butterfly chair cover? With the extreme heat we've been getting lately (and it's not even officially Summer yet!) this chair has been getting a real work-out.
The tomatoes appear to be loving it (the heat that is, not the butterfly chair), but who knows, maybe tomatoes appreciate good design too? They would certainly appreciate the colour.
(For those of you who have been to my house and think there is something wong with this image, it's because as a ttv shot it's reversed, and I kind of liked it this way so I didn't flip it, who says I'm backwards?)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Albion St Gallery Show- Friday 27th Nov-18th Dec

Address is 105 Albion St Surrey Hills (for those without magnifying glasses).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Thank-you to all those who helped push me over the hill with such gusto on Saturday!
The fall was quite painless...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Look at me...I'm an exhibiting artist di dah.

Can't put the piccie up here, but click on this link to the Albion St Gallery to be impressed...of course, I'm yet to do most of the work for this, but hey- keeps it all exciting right?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Van Gogh

Found this fascinating series of letter sketches by Van Gogh on the wonderful Bibliodyssey blog...was he really crazy? Seems pretty sane to me.

"The feeling for and love of nature always strike a chord sooner or later with people who take an interest in art. The duty of the painter is to study nature in depth and to use all his intelligence, to put his feelings into his work so that it becomes comprehensible to others.

But working with an eye to saleability isn’t exactly the right way in my view, but rather is cheating art lovers. The true artists didn't do that; the sympathy they received sooner or later came because of their sincerity. I know no more than that, and don't believe I need to know any more."
{Vincent Van Gogh b. 1853 d. 29 July 1890} [252]

Parsonage garden with trees in blossom

To Theo from Nuenen
April 1884 [444]

"I send you herewith a croquis of a painting I’m working on with some others — this is an effect of trees in blossom in the late afternoon. [..]

You mustn’t, whatever you do, think that I have great expectations regarding the appreciation of my work — I believe one must be satisfied if one gets to the point where one can persuade a few people of the soundness of what one is striving for and is understood by them, without exaggerated praise.

And the rest is a matter of, if something comes of it so much the better, but something that one should even think about as little as possible. But still I believe the work has to be seen, precisely because the few friends can settle out from the stream of passers-by. One doesn’t have to be guided by what the majority say or do, though."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Object of Desire

I have an old Polaroid camera (and I mean 'old' not one of the pretty new ones they put out just before folding completely but one I inherited from my wonderful camera benefactor- my stepfather) and I felt quite sad, but not surprised when the film became completely extinct. So...imagine my joy when the indispensable photojojo folk emailed me their newsletter about this little beauty...The Fuji Instax Instant Camera... ta da!
A new little camera that prints instantly...sigh, I want one..and I will get one! Of course the film is fairly expensive (just like the old Polaroid film) and the prints are teeny tiny- about business card size- but somehow that only adds to the appeal for me. One woman's gimmick is another woman's "ART"...right?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Esther Aart

Discovered these wonderful creations by Esther Aart via drawn.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I sold a print!

Some lovely person bought a print of this photo of mine at the opening night of the Gallery HM show! I'm rather pleased...(this is an understatement).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

An Afternoon in the French Countryside

I recently ordered the new photojojo book, and when it arrived in all it's kooky loveliness, there was a cute "Raaawr" little dinosaur included.
Of course I immediately photographed it...what else?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gallery HM Show

If you find yourself in Sydney tonight- a tad bored, and at a loose end, why not go and check out this fantastic show at Gallery HM? My work is there as well as a galaxy of other talented artists...go on- you know you want to.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Diem Chau

I just love this work of Diem Chau's- found via the ever wonderful Poppytalk.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Another show in Sydney

One day I may actually get to one of these shows! A special TTV show lined up in November, organised again by the very talented and creative Mr Andrew May.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bird Tray of Destiny.

I bought this fabulous item from Noun in the seemingly very creative town of Portland, Oregon.
Of course I don't need it, but I was overcome by a sense of destiny and simply had to have it. Can't wait for it to arrive.

Queen of the apple tree...

It's just beginning to blossom, but still very bare, and super easy to climb....if you're small and furry.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Freezing..where's Spring???

We did have some nice weather for a minute there, but now we're having Winter again- it's raining, hailing, windy and COLD.
Still, I have valiantly planted tomatoes and zucchinis in an act of faith that warmer weather will arrive. Harvesting some lovely leeks and broadbeans at the moment, so can't complain too much.
In my creative life, I have another show in Sydney in Oct. featuring some of my latest ttv (through the viewfinder) shots like the above called "Suspension Bridge".

My photographer's assistant/sabateur...

Thursday, September 17, 2009


We had a little Spring Feast at my community gardens on the week-end and it was lovely to feel the slightly warmer air, and see all the green tips on the trees. Spring is by far my favourite season, so much hope and promise...and beauty!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Amy Rice

Fell in love with this Lady's work: Amy Rice (discovered on Poppytalk's blog.

blue and white spots

While on the Airstream theme check this out.
I have a thing for blue and white spots- but even I feel a wee bit overwhelmed by this:

Also spotted (sorry) on Poppytalk but go to Marie Claire Maison for more.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Opening night Tap Gallery, Sydney...

See, someone's even looking at my work!(Thanks to Andrew May and co. for all their work putting this together).

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Exploring the elements- after earth (see carrot shot below), comes air...although you can't actually see the air, the shadows and sunshine make you feel the air I think.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Discovered this beautiful work by Waterhalo via Dear Ada.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sydney show

Here's an invitation to a show in Sydney I will have a few pieces in...if I ever get them sorted and sent!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I went to the launch of "Handmade in Melbourne" the other night and didn't last very long because they wouldn't let me take anyone, and I felt like a bit of a goose hanging around on my own clasping my copies of the book in one hand and my champagne flute in the other. Still, despite my complete inability to network, it was fun to be there- however briefly (I was leaving as the Premier was arriving to do the launch- we nodded at each other in passing). They did slightly alter the meaning of a few things I said with their editing, which is a tad annoying but I'm not really expecting the multitudes to bother to read it anyway.
Spotted this divine handmade playhouse by Judith Needham via Poppy's blog. As a playhouse it's magical but I would like one in my garden just to look at and dream about- no child necessary!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Argoflex 75

Received my seriously adorable Argoflex in the mail the other day (this isn't it- but it looks like this) and thanks to my return to part-time hours (finally!) I spent most of today playing with it- here's a sample...still got a lot to learn about the "Through the Viewfinder" technique, but so far...lovin' it!