Category: The Art Studio

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Competition Time

As promised, I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate the launch of my small business ‘Menagerie of Magick’. I couldn’t decide on a prize so I’m offering a choice of one of 3 mystery boxes. They are: Fantasy – a mystery box of faery and fantasy themed treasures Witchy – a mystery box of witchy themed treasures Shadow – a mystery shadow box with … Read More Competition Time

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Announcement!

I have some very big news to share with you all! But first, a little background.. As some of you may already know, earlier this year I began studying small business. The opportunity came up and I found myself having a ‘why the hell have I not thought of this earlier?’ moment. The stars aligned, there was magic in the air.. THIS is what … Read More Announcement!

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The Secret Society

What is The Secret Society? There’s a menagerie of mysterious things happening here at B.Inspired headquarters and I want to share them with you all, but only with those who are truly worthy of such knowledge. Those who truly want to know the secrets, musings, inspirations and creations. Those who are willing to subscribe.. By subscribing to The Secret Society you’ll be updated with … Read More The Secret Society

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Faery Protection

It is well known in faery folkore that one must never dance with the faeries, and whatever you do, never ever ever eat faery food. You probably shouldn’t collect their corpses in jars either, but some rules are just made to be broken. Welcome, and behold my latest collection of rare faery specimens! One of a kind bespoke pieces for your curiosity collection. It … Read More Faery Protection

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Isolation Creation

Today is day 30! One whole month in isolation. I mentioned a few posts back that I had a bunch of crafty supplies on the way.. they came, I created, it’s been heaven. And now I can finally share some of my new creations with you. I am SO excited about these.. Crystal cauldron candles. They’re cauldrons with candles and crystals in them! What … Read More Isolation Creation

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Isolation Post #2

Ok things are getting a bit out of hand here.. I thought I’d be making a whole lot more than I am, instead my brain has gone into overdrive and I have SO many ideas, like, so many.. it’s all very exciting! Problem is I keep ordering more supplies, soon I’m going to be overwhelmed with a whole lot of new crafts to do. … Read More Isolation Post #2

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Isolation Post #1

What better time to write a blog post than when I’m self isolating right here at home!? It’s one of those things I just never seem to find the time for. Well, I’ve got plenty of time now so here we go. Blog post. New things are brewing.. During my first few days at home I made some small soaps. I suspected my online … Read More Isolation Post #1

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#Artwitch April

During April (and er, overflowing into May..) I took part in a little art challenge set up by a fellow faery artist and friend, Faerie Sarah of Handmade Wonderland. 5 Mondays in April exploring Art Witchery.. Week 1: Meet the Art Witches It seemed fitting to do a self portrait for this prompt and it was interesting to compare the painting to my actual … Read More #Artwitch April

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Gumnut Faeries

My son Oscar found these little gumnuts at his school and immediately I saw little faery hats. I began collecting more when I caught the attention of two young school girls who were very interested in what I was doing. When I told them I was going to make little faeries they got so excited that they began collecting them for me too. Every … Read More Gumnut Faeries

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Butterfly wings and things

Finally Spring is here, the days are getting warmer and I’m ready to crawl out of hibernation. I’m back. All Winter I’ve been really busy crafting and creating to stock up and prepare for upcoming markets. These items will also be avaiable online through my Etsy shop. Check out my new treasures.. Glass lockets with ethically sourced butterfly wings We all know I like … Read More Butterfly wings and things

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Faery Artifacts (and Winter is here)

Hello strange people! We’re about half way through Winter here in Australia, so I’ve been hibernating. I don’t like the cold much but I do like cooking and crafting so there is a bright side. Here’s some interesting artifacts I’ve been preserving, mainly faery wands and wisdom sticks. There is also a piece made with a large thorn, possibly used as a weapon. Materials used … Read More Faery Artifacts (and Winter is here)

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TTTW Bears 2017

My bears are complete for Toy to the World 2017! Meet ‘Totem’ the Animal Spirit Guide and ‘Funghi Town’ where we’re going down, down, down, down, down down down.. to. These guys will be exhibited at the Toy to the World exhibition being held in Prahran, Melbourne opening night October 11th. I’m really pleased with the results, they’ve both turned out the way I’d … Read More TTTW Bears 2017

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Toy To The World Project 2017

Toy to the World Project is back for 2017 and I’m really excited to take part in it again. TTTW is a charity event and exhibition that raises funding for HIV support and research. Artists customise a vinyl Popobe bear which are then exhibited and auctioned. You can read more about the Melbourne based event here. This years exhibition Opening Night is Wednesday 11th … Read More Toy To The World Project 2017

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Weird things for weird people

I’m at it again, making more of these creepy little critters.. dead mummified faery specimens! This time around I’ve added a few extra details like jewelry, hair beads and I’m also experimenting with real insect and butterfly wings. The back of each piece will have a label which includes the specimen # and the faerie’s name. (or if unknown it will be the title … Read More Weird things for weird people

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The Faery in the Key Cabinet

Behold! The Faery in the Key Cabinet. Or should I say the Mystery of the Faery in the Key Cabinet! But that was too long for the heading. Point is, this little masterpiece holds a secret and it’s up to the possessor to unravel the story.. The story begins with a dead faery locked inside a cabinet. The mystery is, WHO put her there? … Read More The Faery in the Key Cabinet

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‘Dream Catcher’ M+P Soap

After making my very first ever batch of soap and still feeling productive.. I washed everything and jumped head first into another batch I wanted to try out. Lavender, Chamomile and Bergamot ‘Dream Catcher’ Soap For this soap I wanted to blend calming, relaxing scents and try adding a natural colour with Brazillian purple clay. I had grand ideas of swirling the purple into … Read More ‘Dream Catcher’ M+P Soap

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Beginner’s guide to Melt and Pour soap

Making soap is one of those things I’ve wanted to try for a long time but the whole corrosive acid thing kinda scared me off. But recently I started looking into it and it didn’t seem so scary afterall. What’s even better is you can start off with a simple melt and pour method where you melt a pre-made soap base so you avoid … Read More Beginner’s guide to Melt and Pour soap

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Experimenting with Watercolours

I have been having a ton of fun playing around with my new watercolour set! Check out that brush that came with it! I’ve never seen one before. You can take the top off and fill it with water, so as I paint I can give it a squeeze for more liquid, it’s genius! I’m probably the last person to even find out about … Read More Experimenting with Watercolours

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2016 A Year in Review

2016 was a big one for us, with the purchase of our first home in April and the arrival of our second little cherub, Toby! So understandably I was a little slow on the creative side, but I did manage to have a fairly productive year, considering. I completed four watercolour artworks including two illustrations ‘Caleb Clarke’ and a remake of ‘Darcy Plum’. (the … Read More 2016 A Year in Review