Friday, 23 November 2012

Mason Jar Candles

I saw this idea for mason jar candles today on pinterest and tried it out. So quick to make, and I love how they turned out! Here is the original picture from pinterest where I got the idea -

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Chasing Dreams

My newest piece, Chasing Dreams – "She set her dreams free so she could begin to chase them."

I've been holding onto certain dreams, tucked away safely where they can stay in tact and reality can't creep in and taint them. Recently I've found myself setting them free and seeing what happens. Maybe they will be crushed in an instant. But maybe, just maybe they will soar and transform and become something beautiful. First I must set them free, so I can begin to chase them. So, I am speaking my truths and sending my dreams into flight.

My dreams...

1. Sell more art & reproductions of my art – thus affording me more time in the studio CREATING beautiful and meaningful things.

2. Be diligent and devoted to maintaining my studio routines, doing what it takes to keep my creative flow going, and striking a good life/ work/ family balance. Nothing is perfect - I vow to be okay with this and do my best.

3. I'm so lucky to work with many like-minded clients on projects I'm passionate about. I want to attract even more of these great clients, and attract more creative design projects that take advantage of my artistic strengths.

4. Do more illustration work. I got this nifty pen tablet, Wacom Intuos - have you tried it? It's wonderful. I'm having a great time experimenting with all the possibilities. I just love hand-illustrated elements contrasted with clean design.

5. Explore surface pattern design and create something authentic and great.

6. Feel good about where my creative business is at, and where I'm at.

It really is a journey, and one I'm so grateful to be on. I stumble, I have setbacks, and goodness do I ever have "off days". But I truly feel I am contributing something important. I am growing, I am being a role model for my son by pursuing my dreams, and ultimately I am sharing love and beauty. I hope I can inspire you a little and bring something positive into the world.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


I choose to surrender. I am letting go of "it". Whatever it is. I seem to be holding on to so much. It's exhausting trying to control everything, not to mention fruitless. This new piece I'm working on is my commitment to myself to make this change, to surrender to life and all its messiness, to find the beauty in it. Will you surrender with me?


Friday, 9 November 2012

Posters & Postcards for Thara

I've just completed a crisp and beautiful series of print designs for local Naturopath and Yogini Thara Vayali. Earlier this year we created an organic minimal website for her, and now I'm feeling so pleased knowing she has a series of refreshing print marketing pieces to promote her events and share her wealth of knowledge about health and wellness. Plus there's a bonus treat - she has included a recipe on the back of her postcard (and it will change on every print run so you can collect all of them for your recipe box).

If you're looking for a taste of inspiration, Thara's inspire gallery is always full of great reflection, health discussions, yoga wisdom, recipes and more –

All the best to Thara!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday Art Journal

My son asks me often "How do you know?" It's a good question. I find myself asking the same thing. How do you know... you're enough? How do you know... you're on the right track? How do you know... this is what you want? The answer must lie within. I have to trust myself. We all have to trust ourselves. Tonight's art journal page is my little reminder.