Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Early Summer Garden

Amazing colour abounds in my garden right now.
It's early December. Early Summer. Preparing for the festive season ahead!

Let me share some of these colourful garden highlights......

Daylily...Purple Hebe...Pom Pom tree in flower....Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

A little summery necklace available in my Etsy store right now...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Red Poppies

I have always loved red poppies and over time, have really enjoyed incorporating them into my original art work.
 I thought I would browse Etsy and find a few special creations involving Red Poppies.
Please come along and enjoy my finds.....

                                                Handpainted red poppy pillow covers

                                                Red poppy glass pendant

                                                   Red felt poppy shoe accessory

                                                          Red field poppies

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New growth at the Acreage.....

After much soil preparation, construction, planting, feeding and watering, I have been pleasantly surprised to see the 'fruits' of our labour in some of our new vegie garden plots and the orchard on our Acreage.
 Our Dutch Cream potatoes, purple kale, Chinese broccoli, broad beans and cherry tree are all growing and fruiting beautifully!
 Take a look.........

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Artisan delights Part 2

Continuing on from my previous post, I have been busy creating new artisan earrings which I hope you'll find interesting and possibly, exciting to wear!
I have found working with these new ceramic treasures both challenging and very inspirational (thank you Petra!) and I hope anyone who happens to come across these new delights in my Gojjell shop or at a market will be equally excited!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Artisan delights!

Recently, I have had the utter pleasure of coming across some precious, handmade, artisan beads from two fellow Etsians. Once these beads sat before me on my work table, my fingers and hands immediately began to work their magic and as a result, I thought I would share some of my latest creations with you.
All the following are one of a kind and therefore a little 'special' I think!

Handmade glass headpins and 'unfinished' glass beads.....
A collection of unglazed clay charms.....

Crackled glazed porcelain and my loved Kazuri beads.....

Pink lustre porcelain drops with powder pink glass pearls.....

More delights await.....till next time!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love of Bass!

In recognition of the fun, enjoyment and multi talents of the band members that make up The High Suburban, of which my son is the bass player, I have decided to share with you a few special music related picks.

Hope you enjoy the selection.....

                                                              Bow tie


                                                                Original painting
                                                               Guitar pick

Friday, August 29, 2014


The last few days here in Melbourne, Australia, have been so balmy and springlike! It really does seem as if Spring is just around the corner.

I'd like to share some 'Spring' inspiration here with you all. Please enjoy!

                                                         Stained glass dragonfly

                                                              Spring wall quilt

                                                                  Spring blossom

                                                                 Bunny love

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Red Poppies

Over the last few weeks I have spent a good deal of my time revisiting my love of painting and drawing.

I have found the creative urge to continue with my Red Poppy series of paintings but also attempt a new direction with the same theme.

I am now creating quality cards with my original paintings on the front. Each card will be signed and numbered as this will be a limited collection.
Abstract drawings will also soon appear on the front of blank cards and all will be available in my etsy shop.

Here's a sneak peak of what's in store.......

                                                              Field Poppies

Thursday, August 14, 2014


I've been noticing the rise in popularity of orange coloured items recently. Whilst shopping in search of a lovely jacket to wear on top of my little black dress, I happily tried on several jackets and I must say, the orange coloured one with a swing hem really appealed to me.

Here are a few other orange themed creations I recently discovered and thought I'd share the pleasure with you.

                                                    Orange enamel earrings


Has orange tickled your fancy?

Sunday, August 3, 2014


A new month and a new birthstone.

Peridot green is the theme behind these jewellery finds which excite me and hopefully raise some interest in your browsing.....enjoy!


                                                         Peridot owl earrings

                                                          Peridot sterling silver ring

                                                         Peridot sea glass hoops

                                                          Peridot gold ring

Monday, July 21, 2014

Opulence....Crimson and gold finds.

                                                                         Gold ring

                                                                   Kazuri pendant necklace

                                                              Decorative pillow cover

                                                                   Chevron elephant decal

                                                                  Lace collar choker

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday Wonders.....

                                                          Cuff bracelet

                                                        Rose gold and sterling silver ring


                                                                 Agate ring