Sunday, 8 December 2013

My New Christmas Tree

Putting up my Christmas tree was a completely new and fresh experience this year. 

I wanted a less commercial feel inside the home....and I wanted a tree that had a more personal slant.

My usual fake green tree has been upgraded to a home grown version with a bit of character.

My new tree (up-cycled from some fallen branches) started like this:

Followed by a lick of paint:

And with decorations ... I love how it looks:

The words 'Joy', 'Hope' and 'Love' feature and encapsulate the importance and meaning of this time of year to me.

Each of us has our own way of decorating at Christmas. I hope you enjoy creating the Christmas mood in your home this year!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sunday Snaps wooden beads...

....Murphy Sunday siesta... flowers...

...prolific flowering Petunia

..more flowers....snapdragons (I think?)..

...beautiful Delphiniums...

.....secret bird's business...

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday Snaps

On my desk....

..a walk through the Botanical Gardens

....still in the Botanical Gardens

...tree trunk indigenous art in the Botanical Gardens

..a beautiful Oak tree


Saturday, 16 November 2013

Garden Sculptures - Behind the Wall

'Behind The Wall - Sculptures in a Sorenson Garden' is being held this weekend in the grounds of Mahratta - a Neo-Georgian Art Deco Mansion in Sydney.

 Whilst we had a rainy Saturday, the sun managed to shine periodically making for a wonderful walk through the garden. There were numerous beautiful sculptures ............

And some other snaps from the garden:

Friday, 15 November 2013

Whimsy by Kelly on Etsy

Thank you very much to Kelly from Colourscape for including my vibrant green earrings 'Lupin Vale' in her beautiful Treasury named 'Whimsy'.

'Lupin Vale' earrings

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

A Great Exhibition

We are fortunate to have a new art exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney from 8th November to 9th February 2014.

The exhibition called 'America Painting a Nation' displays paintings covering over 200 years of American art and history.

I certainly learned a lot about America from the paintings and artists represented.

The paintings by John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt were definite favourites for me and showed a style reminiscent of the Impressionists. 

Well worth a visit!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

My Creative Space

Weather in Sydney over the past 2 months has been warmer than usual for a typical spring season.

This has resulted in me getting out some summery blue beads and making new necklaces with dresses and t-shirts in mind.

Here is today's creation listed in my Made It store: