Tag: art

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Magical Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

It’s magical.. it’s rainbow.. it’s unicorn chocolate. Yeah, you read that right. Oh my goddess this stuff is super easy to make and you can totally twist the recipe to create anything you wish. Choose your own colours, flavours, sprinkles, dried fruit, nuts, go crazy! I found this recipe by the delightfuly creative and quirky Katherine Sabbath on her instagram account. She’s the Queen … Read More Magical Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

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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

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Karma Stars and building wells in Cambodia

I have an amazing friend who has been raising money to build wells in rural Cambodia, enabling the people in remote villages access to clean water. So far she has funded 13 wells and counting.. I’m so proud to know such wonderful people! Of course, I want to help. So I decided to make some Christmas decorations and try selling them with all profits … Read More Karma Stars and building wells in Cambodia

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Christmas Crafternoon with Kids

It’s that time again.. Christmas is coming! Yeah! As you may know I’m a sucker for Christmas crafts and getting right into the spirit of it. This year we have our very first (big) Christmas Tree! Our little man is 3 1/2 now so Christmas is about to take on a whole new meaning to our growing family and I couldn’t be more excited. … Read More Christmas Crafternoon with Kids

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Recycling Ideas for the Art Studio

I’m really passionate about our planet and doing my bit for the environment. You don’t have to be a full blown eco warrior hippie to make a difference, but if we all make an effort then little by little I truly believe that together we can change the world. Personally I find that by making little changes here and there and adapting greener habits I’m slowly … Read More Recycling Ideas for the Art Studio

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DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby

My husband was going to get rid of this little chest of drawers. I could see they had the potential to be.. better. So I claimed them. A coat of paint and some new knobs is about all I needed, and as we have baby #2 on the way they’d be perfect to use in the nursery. I gave the drawers a clean and … Read More DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby

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Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks

The other night I was looking through my old sketch books and it was crazy to see how far I’ve come with my art. Especially when I could remember doing the old work and how I felt about it at the time or what inspired me. I took a few photos on my trusty mobile phone (so not the best photos I’m afraid) and … Read More Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks

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2016 Mad Tea Party!

Welcome! This is my very first online Mad Tea Party Blog Hop, hosted by the ever so delightful Vanessa at ‘A Fancilful Twist’. I’m not entirely sure what to expect, and I believe I’m half a day in front of everyone else, but here it goes.. ‘Have I gone Mad? I’m afraid so.. you’re entirely bonkers. But let me tell you a secret, all … Read More 2016 Mad Tea Party!

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DIY: Medieval Chandelier

When we decided to have a Viking inspired wedding (which you can read all about here) I had this brilliant idea to make a couple of medieval chandeliers. I’d seen some online retailing for around $400 +postage. Screw that, that’s half our wedding budget! Ha! I could so make them myself anyway. How sweet would that be!? The only catch was.. I had absolutely … Read More DIY: Medieval Chandelier

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Reflecting on 2015

Well, that went fast. 2015 was jam packed full of artsy goodness, but I didn’t realise just how much until I looked back on everything I’d achieved. I guess the biggest thing to happen this year, art-related, was winning 2nd place in Canon’s Light Awards Competition! That was early on in January, for the month’s brief ‘freedom’. Not a bad start. I completed thirteen paintings including … Read More Reflecting on 2015

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Making Dream Catchers Tutorial

I was recently asked by a friend to make a dream catcher for her son, who has been having bad dreams. I was so glad she asked! Of course I would. Dream catchers have been on my ‘to do’ list for a long time so I was excited to get started. Not long after, I had another request from my sister in law to … Read More Making Dream Catchers Tutorial

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Where Magic Happens

I love the opportunity to sticky beak into other artist’s work spaces, to peek inside the room or space where all the magic happens, see what inspires, how their studio reflects them and their art and how they manage work flow. There’s 2 main types of studios I have noticed. The neat spaces that are minimal and incredibly organised, and the overcrowded ones. Mine is definitely … Read More Where Magic Happens

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2014 The year I became a sculptor

I have noticed a few artists like to reflect back on the past year and see how their art has developed from previous years. I find it quite interesting but never really bothered to try it myself. well, until today. And the results were somewhat unexpected. 2014 is the year I became a sculptor. *I have not included any Graphic Design or Photography into this collection, only … Read More 2014 The year I became a sculptor

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24hr Artwork Challenge

There’s a neat little shop not too far from me in Belgrave called Limerence. They stock quirky and rustic Australian handmade gifts and exhibit art each month. Their latest exhibition is a 24 hour art experiment called ‘Bender’ and I simply HAD to take part in it! The challenge was to create an artwork or art piece within 24 hours that fit to a … Read More 24hr Artwork Challenge

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My Little Poby

‘Toy to the World’ is a custom toy design project and charity event held in Melbourne. I have posted about this event a few times which you can read about here and see my submissions for last years exhibition here. Well it was on once again and I’m excited to show you my bear for 2014! I went very girly this time for something a … Read More My Little Poby

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‘Pod’ – My Belly Cast Creation

When I was expecting, I was given a belly cast kit. Now obviously I love to be creative and I especially love to try new things, and making a belly cast was certainly something I hadn’t done before. Naturally I began to research ideas on the internet where I found many beautiful pieces. But to be completely honest, the idea of having a life … Read More ‘Pod’ – My Belly Cast Creation

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DIY Home made gesso

There are so many DIY crafts online these days (thanks pinterest!) that when I needed some gesso for a project I thought ‘Hey.. maybe I could just make my own?’ And sure enough, I did. It’s really easy to make, dirt cheap and most likely just using ingredients you have at home anyway. I took pics as I went so I could share this … Read More DIY Home made gesso

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29 days down, 336 to go..

  29 days ago I started the 365 project, taking a photo every day for a year. I wrote a post about it here and you can view the photos I’ve taken so far, here. It has proven to be a bit trickier than I first thought, coming up with a different idea for each day and trying to have an aesthetically pleasing result. So far … Read More 29 days down, 336 to go..

I’m so crafty, I make people!

That’s right, I make people.. well, person. In the last post I was overdue to have a little baby, 10 days later he was finally born! It’s been a month all ready so I thought I’d update my blog and post a few (creative) pics.. Meet Oscar Stanley Curtis.. Born 19th March 2013. In the photos above I have put Oscar in my belly … Read More I’m so crafty, I make people!