Mia in Graphite Pencil

I recently snapped a couple of photos of my friends cat Mia. I decided to do a graphite drawing from one of the photos. I’ve used a HB, 6B and 9B with a tortillon for blending, here are a couple of progress photos along with the final artwork…



Christmas Giveaway


To spread some Christmas cheer I am giving away a double sided cushion of ‘Claret’. All you have to do to be in the running is to go to my new facebook page, like the page, like the advertisement of the giveaway, tag a friend and share it. LIKE, LIKE, TAG, SHARE, simple really! I will randomly pick a winner on Christmas Eve – it could be you! (Giving away the cushion only, Stanley the elf not included) Merry Christmas!!


I’ve been busy working on an acrylic painting of a Lioness. I’ve finally finished so its time to blog about it! I have been sharing updates on my new page ‘work in progress’. If your interested in keeping up with what I am working on be sure to check it out! Once artworks are finished they will end up here in a blog to make room for new works in progress.

Here are some photos of the progress from start to finish. I have used round brushes for the fur and detail, and filbert brushes for blocking in and washes. As always I’ve used Atelier Interactive Acrylics and Jo Sonjas Artists Paints. Photo reference for this piece obtained from Dio Raven at PMP.

Close up on the eyes and fur
Final Artwork ‘Lioness’ Acrylics on Canvas Board, 18x18inches

And she is finished! Hooray, just some varnishing to go and a nice frame to suit. This painting is for sale, if your interested please contact me via this website. 😀

A picture of my palette used for the whole Lioness painting. I mix up my colours as I go

Exhibition Portland Victoria

This weekend Portland features its annual Upwelling Festival. Included as part of the festivities is the annual Rotary Club of Portland’s Art Exhibition. This year I have several paintings and drawings exhibiting. The opening is tonight November 1st at 7pm and runs through till Sunday 3rd November at 3.30pm.

One of my entries is ‘Tia’, my acrylic painting I have been working on throughout this year. There are previous blogs on this website of her beginnings and progress, perhaps you’ve been following along. Here is a photo of her finished and framed, thanks again to Hollands Picture Framing.

Exhibition Hamilton Victoria

This weekend I have a couple of my paintings exhibiting at The Rotary Club of Hamilton North Inc. 39th Annual Art Show. This exhibition takes place at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre and it opens tomorrow evening, Thursday 10th October at 7pm and runs through till Sunday 13th October at 3pm.

Here is one of my entries, ‘The Knight’, a beautiful raven painted in acrylics on mount board. Doesn’t he look fabulous framed!! With thanks to Hollands Picture Framing!

Fingers crossed for getting noticed amongst all the talented artists. If you are attending you can purchase paintings as well as vote for your favourite painting! How exciting!! 😀

Chevron Bag

I stitch away in the mornings sometimes, while I have my morning coffee before I wake my kids for school. Then in the evenings sometimes, a row here and there. Before I know it I’ve made something, just like this little bag.

I’d picked up some hot pink yarn recently from Spotlight, it is Stallion 8ply in colour 80270335. It is inexpensive at around $1.80 a ball and it has a nice feel, I found it great to yarn with for such a cheap yarn. I decided to make a bag and found a pattern for a chevron but it included some popcorn stitches and some fillet stitches throughout. I wanted my bag to be more simple and full rather than holey so kept to double crochet for each consecutive round. I also extended the handles for a longer bag. I used Starlight in black for contrast, 4mm hook. It is a perfect size for my daughter. My daughter is lucky she gets alot of the things I make!