Saturday, August 25, 2012

New tote bags

Some of the new bags I have made for my online stores at etsy  and Andable.  
Vintage kimono fabrics, tapestry, a piece of amazing bird printed fabric found by my friend Maria, and recycled tablesloths, dressmaking offcuts and batiks.

There will be more in the next few days so be sure to check back.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Aaaaaand Peonies

And here is the peonies picture I started at the end of last year and finished last week.

I am moving towards the lighter, less cluttered backgrounds which are this year's favourites.

Notice how peonies are a Spring flower in Australia, Hibiscus is a Summer flower and camelias - especially these little pink ones, are a feature of early Winter.  

So it really did take half a year to complete!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

More new work

So these are my two latest pictures - thanks to camelias from Ian's garden in St Ives, hellebores from Sarah's garden in Yetholme and the camelias I 'acquired' one night in Rozelle after a girls' night at the pub.

The images are 57cm x 101cm each.  Watercolour, collage and pencil on paper.

The image with the blue teapot carries an antique document from France, the yellow teapot image carries a document dated 1709 - the date is now embedded within the green waves of the yellow teapot's lower right hand corner.