Sunday, December 30, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
When I visited Melbourne last I went to the botanical gardens to take some succulent photographs...as you can see they are incredibly photogenic!!
Monday, December 3, 2012
I appear to have run out of pictorial space!!
Ahhhh there's not beating computers when it comes to frustration! I am working on the problem and should be back on track in the next week or so.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
STONE MAGIC BY NORMA LARSEN
|sandstone sculpture by Norma Larsen|
Sculpture was one of my mother's life passions. She had a way of bringing stone to life and often her pieces had a wonderful sense of calm.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
HANGING IN NOOSA
Noosa is one of those really special places in Australia......beautiful beaches and birdlife,
palm trees and frangipani's, warm breezy weather and lovely people.
Friday, October 26, 2012
RANDOM CARD DESIGN
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
My best buddy Wendy is a bit of a whizz with her new camera. She snapped this little cutie at Edwardes Lake in Victoria.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
CATCHING THE SUN IN BROOME
I travelled to Broome recently which is in Western Australia in a region called The Kimberly. A place of stunning sunsets, red, red earth, warm balmy weather and glorious vistas. About 400 km south is a place called 80 Mile Beach which is shell paradise! The beach is adorned with trillions of shells, coral and other sea jewels.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
A TOUCH OF GLASS
I took these glass shots on a interior design tour recently with stephaniekerr.com.au
Friday, September 14, 2012
Billy Benn painting in the Bindi studio
Cockatoo's by Jane Mervin
I am in Alice Springs at the moment which is in the Desert in the middle of Australia. Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit the Bindi Art Gallery and studio which provides supported employment for artists with disabilities. There was a wonderful array of bright vibrant paintings in production and on display.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I have been taking photo's recently of all my mum's (Norma Larsen) paintings. Strange as it may seem I had never really noticed how beautifully she painted lips. I so love the textures and palette of hues she produced in her paintings.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
MY MOTHER'S MOTHER
"Marnie" By Norma Larsen
This is a painting of my grandmother at age 21. My mother, Norma Larsen, painted it about 7 years ago and I remember her being particularly pleased with her work on the lace. I just love the background which is adorned with a variety of Australian native flowers.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
"GIRL IN WHITE HAT" BY NORMA LARSEN
|"Girl in white hat" Norma Larsen|
My Mother Norma Larsen was a truly passionate artist.
She lived surrounded by art and books and spent her time
painting, sculpting, reading, googling, emailing, printing, gardening,
silversmithing, drawing, learning and loving and so much more.
In the coming months I will be show-casing some of her life's work.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
I photographed these circles recently and have added them to my card collection. For sale soon on bricbracblog!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
AHHHH nothing beats the blues of Australian skies
"birds nest on the Murray River"
"black cockatoos at dusk"
By Gaye Smith
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I just finished this shell collage as a commission piece for a friend.....but I don't want to part with it now!!!...most of these shells I have collected in Tasmania and NSW. I am constantly amazed at the vivid colours and patterns that nature produces!!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Last time I was in the States I bought a fantastic bag made by www.blueq.com When I checked out my purchase on line I was surprised to see the designers were Australians creating under the name of inaluxe. They are small independent design studio based in the Grampians in Victoria. Artists Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd have the most amazing range of fantastic prints in their collection. Their sense of design and colour are superb. Check them out at inaluxe.blogspot.com.au
Thursday, April 26, 2012
WOOL BALE STENCIL ART
Continuing on with my fascination for old metal wool-bale stencils, I have just finished stencilling these cushions. I used a natural colour linen to print on and the backing with ripped fringe is in a reproduction ticking fabric. I made the bottom cushion for some friends who have a fine merino stud at Colebrook in Tasmania. It was great to be able to use the same stencils that they use on their wool bales many of which end up in Italy.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Seagulls get a lot of bad press but I love them. This lot were part of a flock of about 100 all in full preening mode.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
" Digit's ABC"
Digit Briggs is wonderful local character. He is the ultimate aussie true-blue fix it man. Give him an elastic-band and I am sure he could get a car going!! His passion is vintage tractors and his yard is tractor graveyard heaven. I had a wonderful time hunting for the perfect letters to make this photo collage.
Digit lives just near Remarkable Cave which is shaped like a map of Tasmania (remarkable!!)
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
BACK AT LOU'S
Since last seeing my friend Louise she has sailed around Sicily, sipped coffee on the streets of Berlin and eaten truffles in Croatia....with a great eye for the unique collectable these are a few items from her considerable stash.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
RETRO RECORD COVERS
I have been looking in op shops lately for funky record covers to adorn walls. Now all I need is a portable record player to cruise to the tunes.
Monday, March 5, 2012
LUSCIOUS LETTERS AND DELECTABLE DIGITS
These are old wool bale stencils.....my plan is to use them to stencil onto cushions.........watch this space for the results.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
A STAR IS BORN!!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
GUMBY AND POKEY
|photo from Lou's shed|
Gumby was created in the 1950's by the amazing Art Clokey (groovy name!) and along with his best friend, Pokey, many an adventure was had on saturday mornings on our black and white TV. For a real treat have a look at the official Gumby world website....www.gumbyworld.com It is really cool!!!
Friday, February 3, 2012
PAST AND PRESENT
The top photo is of my grandmother Marnie taken when she was about 4. My mother sent a copy of the photo to her incredibly talented artist pen-friend Pauline Lazzarini
and this was the result. Fantastic! You can see more of her work @
Friday, January 27, 2012
"crow with chooks"
When living in Queensland for a few months last year I joined a group of printmakers. Each year they have a print swap........each person does 15 prints and swaps with the other 15 in the group. This mono-print was my contribution.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Hooded Plover eggs
Hooded Plover eggs on our local beach....not much of a nest, just a slight hollow on the sand above the tide mark.
Monday, January 16, 2012
THE QUEEN OF THE APRONS
My mama is amazing...I mentioned how I would like to make some aprons and by the next day she had whipped up 10!! Talk about exhausting!! We set up the photo shoot over at the old shack.....this is an exhausted mamma with a few of her creations. The apron below is my favourite.
Click on bricbrac on ebay (top right) for retro apron and vintage fabrics for sale.
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