Art Life Stories 3-4

Art Life Stories 3-4

Art Life Stories...3 Art Life Biz Journalling blog Welcome to my Art Life  Stories journalling blog. Every artist has a storyteller's soul. I do love visual storytelling and all the playful connections along the way This is where I acknowledge that for now, this is a...

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Art Life Stories 2

Art Life Stories 2

 Art Life Stories Art Life Stories Journalling blog Welcome to my Art Life  Stories space. A place to ponder and explore as a diary/journal about art life and business explorations and all the learnings and aha's along the way. . Art Life Story Questions? Week 2 of...

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Launching art & learning

Launching art & learning

Launching, Learning, and play Here I am in my messy studio considering what I'm doing...those next steps as I look at all the art that has evolved. 2020 and 2021 had so much space for creating with all those lockdowns. Honestly it was a lovely excuse to escape to the...

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Playful Guided Art

Playful Guided Art

This year has been a rollercoaster of new ideas but the one constant is my desire, to begin with, intention, and allow the playful beginning layers. I have been creating so many different things and they all navigate back to nature and connection. This is a layered...

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Imagine Flowers

Imagine Flowers

Imagine Flowers There are so many ways to connect to our world and the way we create meaning of what is happening around us. I have realised my art is asking me for something new. I started painting trees and wattles...I know I will return to these...but I felt I...

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Leaping without a net

Leaping without a net

CHANGE HAPPENS- Leap When was the last time you leapt into a new project or new way of working without really understanding all the details? This is me today as I am happily working on my one big project focus. I want to be able to share this as a collection...yes I...

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Sharing Art Stories

Sharing Art Stories

Art made visible! There are so many art stories out there that is easy to forget that each of us has such a unique voice and so much to offer. The question is how do I become more visible and so I decided to get involved. I have had a Bluethumb profile page for a...

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Curiosity, Intuitive Art

Curiosity, Intuitive Art

Curiosity invites Intuition This week I was packaging up a jewelry piece to send to Ireland and wanted to add a personalised card. I was playing with the format and found myself wondering  - 'what if I made this a black and white image...what if I used a more graphic...

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Water element art prompts

Water element art prompts

Stepping into trust. Exploring images of the feminine within the creative process opens me to so many new ways of exploring our connected world. Art is an amazing teacher as I go deeper into the space of intention through art-life conversations as a way to step into...

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Something I love

Something I love

January Word Musings and February Love January came and went and here we are stepping into February. I found the focus on my word helped guide my desire to revisit my inner stories and where my intuitive heart journey is taking me. One of the best things I did in 2020...

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New Year dreaming

New Year dreaming

2021 DREAMING 2020 REFLECTIONS Finally, we arrive in 2021 with so many dreams still waiting.  I've shifted into planning mode and rediscovered old loves and inspiration.  I guess we are all dreaming of a healthier happier year for ourselves and our beautiful planet...

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Australian Bush Animal Calendar 2021

Australian Bush Animal Calendar 2021

Australian Bush Art Sharing my 2021 calendar and am delighted with the results. This calendar is full of our unique wildlife in their environment. A lovely way to bring the joy of connecting to nature into your world. So much learning as I develop these unique...

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Lost Species 2020

Lost Species 2020

Connecting to guided Earth stories is something that continually inspires my creative flow.  Remembrance Day for Lost Species 2020 is an online exhibition that is about exploring these spaces of loss and the Earth footprint we leave and the scarring along the way as...

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Spring Studio Stories

Spring Studio Stories

Spring Studio Stories It has been a lovely beginning to spring connections as I explored Australian birds, light and colour. There is a real sense of newness and joy in nature and connecting with the wild beauty if offers. I have played with the joy of exploring tree...

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Spring Art Intentions

Spring Art Intentions

Shiny objects Have you ever done that thing where your so excited about the event that you let go of everything else and the event becomes the intention and all the special details are lost along the way? I know I have and am in that beginning space of recognising the...

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August Studio Update

August Studio Update

Setting up shop August has been a blur of activity with a focus on my Facebook shop creation, completion of small art pieces and adding art to the various online platforms. Of course, this has meant diving into the online world in a way that I have avoided. Not...

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Art shop learning

Art shop learning

Fear of beginnings This online art space is such big learning for me and I must admit it is a bit scary. I keep wanting everything to be perfect and there is a whispered voice that says ...let go. Its really about the opportunity to share in new ways. If you know me...

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Mixed media digital art

Mixed media digital art

Isolation and creative space This all started with a CD cover and a tight deadline that became as long as a piece of string as we all went into lockdown. The CD cover started as a painting and shifted into photoshop for digital refining. What I realised was that I had...

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Evolving wolf art story

Evolving wolf art story

The List Yesterday I wrote about my current wolf challenge. So today I acted on some of the ideas in that post. The pack is a page of the same wolf, freely drawn and painted, with her head at different angles and playing with size to create a pack moving into the...

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Wild wisdom wolf art

Wild wisdom wolf art

Wild possibilities As I ponder all the possibilities of this isolation time and the way life has a new flow I have immersed myself in learning and exploring. I know that focusing on a specific area helps push your creative possibilities so I chose an image of a wolf....

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No Kiln Clay

No Kiln Clay

Planning At the start of this year, I had decided my focus was preparing and facilitating the community canvas at Seven Sisters 2020 and then it was completion stage so I would be ready for the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios. Then the world closed down and everything...

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Mixed Media Digital Art

Mixed Media Digital Art

It's a small world Currently, I have been working on my Earth Collection of wearable art Jewellery. All these pieces use images from my original art. I have begun using wooden bezel bases which I love. The warmth of the natural wood in jewellery is such a beautiful...

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Kookaburra Symbolism Reflections

Kookaburra Symbolism Reflections

Bushfires Disaster Disasters happen and the VIctorian fires are a horrible reminder of what can go wrong. This post has been difficult to write as I know that there are so many people in pain and suffering from the ferocity of the fires and deep loss of home and for...

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Bush fire animal art

Bush fire animal art

Responding Sometimes things happen that are so big that you respond. The bush fires in Victoria called for a visual response so I am exploring the toll on these innocent creatures. Art gives a voice where words are not enough. I'm not sure where this will lead but...

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Intuitive Art Storyteller USP

Intuitive Art Storyteller USP

Artist USP A USP is a unique selling proposition and is business-speak for what you are about as a business. Now I admit that the art business side has been a challenge. I could paint forever but I know I will run out of space. The artist, dreamer, storyteller has...

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Art Calendars 2020

Art Calendars 2020

Angel Grace and Animal Dreaming Calendars 2020 I'm excited to be able to offer a limited number of unique calendars for purchase. I have created an Angel Grace Calendar 2020 and an Animal Dreaming Calendar 2020. ...

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Intention and flow mandalas

Intention and flow mandalas

Heart Intentions For me, art always starts with a heart intention and so naturally I find myself finding words flowing into the images. I never know what connections will form but the intention for this piece was to create a small A5 mandala with word ribbons holding...

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Mindful Flow Mandalas

Mindful Flow Mandalas

Flow Mandala Art Playing and completing flow mandala art pieces as I prepare examples for the weekend workshop on the 7th December. Art is about feelings and stories and creating flow mandalas is perfect for finding your own stories. Finding stories Some stories wait...

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Colour outside the lines

Colour outside the lines

Beyond the edges I have always had this thing about going beyond boundaries. My canvas paintings are usually on double thick canvas so a photo can never show the whole image. I never really did like following the rules and am a messy creative who lets the images take...

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