What a weekend!

So I’ve just arrived home after attending Hobart’s second Etsy Made Local event. And what a weekend it was! There were 132 makers and we had over 9000 people through the venue. It was amazingly crazy.

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who purchased a creation off me, to those who had a nice chat with me and to all the other makers. It was an amazing two day event and I’m now completely exhausted!

After taking a few days off I’ll be updating my Etsy store with new goodies that I showcased at the market. In the mean time you can admire my stall set up.

Thank you once again to everyone who attended the market and supported all the makers. You guys are the reason we do this and it really does mean a lot.



So, update

So I’ve been quiet. Very quiet. And there a reason for that. Well actually there’s several reasons.

  • I got sick in May. Thumping painful headache that came with a long lasting cold.
  • I had some big assignments. Which I had to do whilst I was sick. Naturally.
  • I had a couple of interviews for my dream job – a bookseller in a new store opening up. Still sick.
  • I got the job! So helped set up the new bookstore, and have spent the last month learning the ropes there.
  • Throw in some exams and general other running around as well.

So glad June is over. It felt like the month of running around madly catching up on everything at once. I did get some art stuff done and a lot more plotting out. So something to look forwards to.

July is set to be a big month. I’m starting late, but I will be taking part in World Watercolour Month. Check out my Instagram or Facebook page to keep up to date with that.

In the mean time, enjoy this tidbit I shared on Instagram yesterday regarding a new product I’m working on. This is only a prototype, but I’m so excited about it!



Etsy Made Local Hobart 2018 – bring it on!

Very pleased to announced that I will be at Hobart’s 2018 Etsy Made Local market! It’s back for the second year and set to be bigger and better than before!

When: 17-18 November 2018

Where: Princes Wharf 1, Castray Esplanade, Hobart TAS 7000

I’ll be there all weekend – my very first two day market! So excited! So mark the dates in your diary.  And with a bunch of new designs and products in the work, you get to strap down and enjoy the ride I’ll take you on with my preparing for this awesome event.

I’ll leave you to enjoy this little watercolour galaxy I painted recently. This one is destined to become a card – I’ll show you when it’s all done.


Book Review, Reviews and Recommendations

Review: The Art of Creative Watercolor


Title: The Art of Creative Watercolor

Author: Danielle Donaldson

ISBN-13: 9781440350948

Date Published: 27 March 2018

Price: RRP AU$42.99

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.

I would be lying if I said that the cover didn’t caught my eye when I first saw this title – Danielle Donaldson’s whimsical artwork appeals to my soul. But even if it’s not your cup of tea keep on reading anyway…

This book surprised me with the lighthearted and easy reading that lay within. Danielle cleverly leads readers through a journey of discovery to help you find inspiration to paint. You will be introduced to techniques using mix media to help create colour palettes to use in your painting. This is intertwined with watercolour techniques; many of which you’ll be familiar with and some may be new. And there’s simple drawing techniques to add to your repertoire as well.

I enjoyed this book as a prompt for gaining inspiration for my own work. While Danielle does take readers though some small tutorials for her own style, this book is light on learning techniques.

This is a book that will make it onto my bookshelf in the near future. It was a fun read that caught me at a time that I was in a rut myself. It inspired me to dig through my Mum’s scrap quilting material to create myself an inspiration board. It’s also inspired me to just have some fun with my art. For me, it’s worth having within arm’s reach.

Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher, via Net Galley, in exchange for my thoughts and opinions. All opinions here are my own and shared because I want to share them, the good and the bad.