Tuesday, February 28, 2006


One of my favourite words...dis·com·bob·u·late, dis·com·bob·u·lat·ed, dis·com·bob·u·lat·ing, dis·com·bob·u·lates ...[to throw into a state of confusion]....probably because it regularly applies to me. I am under the pump at the moment so I thought I would just show you a sneak preview of part of one of my paintings which will be a part of The Old Bakery's Easter Parade exhibition.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Artists in Arms

I have been to a couple of gatherings for Artists in Arms recently. Have a look at their website {click on the title}. It will explain what the group is all about...artists getting together to exhibit their work, promote their work and all the while helping charity. I have met some really lovely and talented people. We will be exhibiting soon....There are about 50 artists, I think, maybe more? Tip # 4: Exhibit with a group...there's always something to learn ...and you wont look so much like a LONER!!!....unless that is the look you are going for.....not a bad choice either.

Friday, February 24, 2006


I recieved an email from lovely Lisa at The Lush Mint Gallery today.She sold 2 of my paintings...yay...We both thought it was quite uncanny because I had'nt contacted her since before Christmas and then just yesterday I emailed her to let her know about this blog...and there you are...sales!!!!.MMMM ...must do more emailing.
Tip # 3: Try not to start up a blog just when you are at your busiest...especially when you have'nt got a clue what you are doing. This may count as points for the normal side ?? Yes ? No ?? First thing this morning I was on the PC. During the course of the day I changed the template of this blog about four times, had trouble changing fonts....could'nt work out how to put a link in the sidebar...thought the blogger people would kick me out for logging on about 20 times or more...took several photo's of my nails...worked on two paintings...did some washing...went shopping and cooked a roast for tea... This image is of my new nails...experimenting with green glitter.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


Tip # 1: When working with inks always work on the floor, unless, of course, you want the ink to run all the way down - off your painting, off your uneven desk and on to the floor. Tip # 2: When trying to open a stubborn bottle of gold size { a certain brand is unopenable - I had to stab the lid with a screwdriver, mash it around a bit, pry off the plastic, which was welded to the bottle, [with pliers], then pour the contents into an old coffee jar} DO NOT wear a thumb ring .You will end up with a beautifully dented ring and your thumb wont thank you either. All I can say is "thank God for coffee". This image is part of..."Heavy Silence...Heavy Heart...Hold Me"

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

No time for Little Britain

I can't believe it. The third series of little Britain starts tonight and I am too busy to watch it? I am recording it though. Oooo am I allowed to say that? I love that show. My favourite character is Anne..the eh eh ehhhh lady. Marc, our computer guy, installed my new PC today and it is lovely. I'm almost in heaven. I won't be able to play with it much because I have 2 paintings to finish for the Easter exhibition at The Old Bakery in Maylands. So tomorrow, I'll be painting and the next day..and so on and so forth.When I get a chance I will try and get some interesting art titbits to post .

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Woke up at 4.23 this morning and thought I might try out this blogging thing. Maybe I could post a few pics of my work. Talk about a few things happening about the place and see how it goes. Its amazing, considering, pre GST, I did'nt even possess a PC. Was horrified when we were told by our accountant that we would have to buy one . And accounting software. Then use it. Suffice to say, many years down the track, both my husband Brian and I have grown accustomed to its hulking presence. I actually missed it when it was in the shop after aquiring a virus. And tomorrow, Marc, our computer guy. is bringing over our new baby. So we will have one each. It will be a big difference, going from a Pentium 3, still running Windows 98 to a lovely Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400x with all the extra's...all I have to do now is work out how to use this blog thing-a-me.