Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Winter flowers from the garden
Winter flowers from the garden
Bottle collection in my studio

Today I gave myself the morning off. I walked Harley to work, then walked home via the park. I picked some flowers from the garden to brighten up my studio, and picked some peppermint leaves to make tea.

It was a nice morning, and spending time not doing much at all reminds me how important it is to unplug from technology, stop stressing about things that really don't matter, and just be.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Peaceful Dove

Painting for my upcoming solo show "Forest + Feather" Peace Dove detail
Peaceful Dove // Water colour and gouache on paper
An artwork that will be featured in my exhibition "Forest + Feather" at The Corner Store Gallery, Orange in September

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Succulent cuttingsFlower arranging
Flower arranging
I am not a winter person. Every year I try to get excited about cozy days indoors, curled up with a book and a hot chocolate, but every year I eventually accept the fact that I really, really hate it.
This week I've barely left the studio (or house), in preparation for a solo art show in September.

I've been feeling a little stir crazy from being inside for so long, so this week, I plan to make time each day to get outside, to either go for a walk or visit the park.

This pattern on this leaf reminds me of catterpillars.
The potting shed
I have been taking a lot of photos of mushrooms to use as references in my new watercolour paintings.

This cactus is about 30 years old. I remember it from when I was very small, and my parents brought it with them when we moved house. It grew and grew and broke the pot it was planted in, then it kept growing taller until it stood 7 feet high or so, and finally tipped and landed in a heap.
On the operating table in the potting shed

And repotted to grow tall again.