Friday, 23 December 2011

Milky Way Dreaming

Loving the work of Rex Winston Walford at the moment

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

back in the classroom


Last week I started a course at the local art school in mixed media, hopefully it will prove inspiring. The first couple of lessons have been great, and I've persevered with work that I would normally give up on. Grabbed this shot today of the paint covered sink in the classroom. Love it.

Saturday, 24 September 2011


Magnolia Magnolia Magnolia Magnolia Magnolia 

I first fell in love with magnolia trees working on a gardening magazine years ago. Now each spring I look forward to them and get out and photograph them.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Festival of the Winds

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Its the Festival of the Winds down at Bondi Beach today, hundreds of colourful kites flying. So we had to head down there, Scampi knowing a lot about wind. Perfect weather for it too!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

birthday boy at bones

This weekend our little man turns two! We took him to one of his favourite spots, Cafe Bones in Leichhardt. We were mugged right away by a Rhodesian Ridgeback tall enough to just whip the food right off the tables. Scampi retaliated and stole a puppychino. 

Some where unimpressed with this behaviour... 


More of Scampis new friends...

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And it turns out that the first Saturday of every month is pug day!


Again, some were less impressed...


A lovely morning had by all.


Happy Birthday baby pig!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Centennial Park

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We didn't have much luck in our first visit to Centennial Park in Sydney a few months back. But last week we went back and the weather was perfect - so we went again this weekend!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

bondi markets

A weekend trip to the Bondi Markets is a lot more fun with a camera! 

Monday, 23 May 2011

bathroom time


Well the tap in the bathroom has finally had it and we need to move the bathroom renovation forward. Here are a few ideas Ive been collecting for a while.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

2011 archibald

This weekend we did our annual trip to the Archibald exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. I actually always think the best part is the Wynne prize, and two of my favourites from last where finalists again. Joshua Yeldham and Neil Frazer. Plus I really liked the photo realistic painting of a graffiti covered back street by Luke Barker. Which reminds me I still have some Melbourne graffiti photos to share from our trip in January - more of that later.

The winner of this years Archibald Prize, Margaret Olley by Ben Quilty, was far better in real life, photos don't quite do it justice. I also really like the technique of Craig Ruddy's Cathy Freeman portrait. Splashes of acrylic paint across the back of toughened glass and ink on the front, over the top of plaster on canvas.

The Archibald and Wynne Prizes are at the Art Gallery of NSW until 26th June.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Ive found my true love

Ive found my true love

Finally a holiday! The easter and anzac break is here and Im getting stuck into some artwork - plus finishing off all those little DIY jobs around the house. Here is the latests print added to our etsy shop. I did this as a gift card a couple of years ago, don't know why it didn't occur to me to turn it into a pretty print sooner. The creative monsoon website is also down for a revamp but check out our new online gallery. A bit of fun, I'll be changing the exhibitions on there every few months so be sure to keep checking back.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

DIY weekend

DIY weekend

Raining all weekend perfect for a little DIY. The bedroom is all painted, one more coat on some woodwork needed then some new carpet. Scampie of course was a huge help. He is now covered in paint.

Monday, 11 April 2011

I believe in pink

I believe in pink

I love this quote from Audrey Hepburn, I've been meaning to do a little design with it for ages.

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
— Audrey Hepburn

Available in our etsy and redbubble shops

Sunday, 3 April 2011

flying frida

Flying Frida

This week I was feeling a little inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo. Ive been looking at a lots of Mexican wedding ideas for the 'i do' it yourself site, and she just kept popping up! So I put together a little homage to Frida, a digital mixed media collage using one of her quotes "Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly?" Available as a print from our redbubble and etsy shops.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

foot licking good

Every morning at around 4am Im woken up by the same thing, a big fat lump of a french bulldog plonking himself on my legs. Which would be bad enough, but then he proceeds to lick and chew his paws. Apparently this is a frenchie habit, looks like it is :)

Monday, 21 March 2011

little italy

Little Italy - Piazza San Marco
Little Italy - from the Rialto Bridge

Some cute new works added to our etsy shop this week, miniature toy town effects of Venice. There are SO many more photos to go through so Im sure there will be more to come.