Mixed Media Artist

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Looking Forward


6″x11″ mixed media on stone paper. There is a .25″ border.

This painting is available HERE

The Marvel Of Spring

The Marvel Of Spring

6″x24″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and midnight blue.

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Dragonflies And Blossoms


7.75″ x14.75 mixed media painting on paper.  This painting will need to be matted and framed by you. It has .25″ border.

This painting is available HERE

Dreaming of Blossoms


5.5″ X 15.5″ mixed media painting on paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you. There is a .5″ border.

This painting is available HERE

A Magical Time

This is a 8″x24″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted black.

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This painting is available


Monday morning, Imogen woke with a broken heart. You know, when you wake and there is a single moment when you don’t remember your heart has been broken and then in an instant, you remember. Heart ache. This is how it was for poor dear Imogen, and of course for me too because I feel everything that she feels.  Ah, me.

Sunday was her last show of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  I let her sleep with me because she was so distraught about it all being over. The people she met made such a huge impact on her.  They treated her with such respect and  love. It was truly a magical experience.  I remember when I was 12 I  had a small part  in The Miracle Worker. It was put on by a professional theatre company in Victoria at the time. I had my costume made from  drawings, just like Imogen did. It was very exciting and a wonderful experience.  When I was considering the amount of school that Imogen was going to miss and the amount of work it was going to mean for all of us, I only had to think back to that time. I remembered it with such fondness, truly one of my best childhood memories.

So, anyway, I was watching her as she opened her eyes that morning. She looked at me for half a second before the pain of her broken heart crossed before her eyes.  The thing about a broken heart is that it does get better. Time does heal. I know that her heart is bigger now and her memories are full and rich. I know that she will carry this experience with her for the rest of her life. Her love  and understanding of Shakespeare has been awakened, she could recite the entire play for you if you asked.

And you know, it has made me kind of realize something. Something that I kind of forgot.  Life IS your experiences, your experiences become you memories.  I have vowed to create more experiences. The great thing about theatre and live music is it forces you to be present and, if you are like me and have trouble being present that is really special.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream video clip

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…”
Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight

“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…”
Elizabeth Gilbert

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.
Charlotte Davis Kasl

Spring Harlequin

9″x12″ mixed media painting on paper covered wood cradle. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE.

In celebration of the first day of spring.

Is That Spring I See?

10″x12″ mixed media painting on stone paper covered wood cradle. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE.

I don’t really see spring.

At all.

There is snow up to my doggies belly (an Australia Cattle dog).

And more coming.


The days are getting longer though and day lights saving is this weekend  so I know that spring is near (well nearer).

Anyway, I am making my own spring in my studio even though out my windows, I am surrounding by a winter wonderland.

Whisper Me Sweet Somethings

This is a 8″x24″ mixed media painting on wood. the sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

When I was a little girl, I know  I have mentioned this before, I would draw for hours, making up stories about the character I was drawing. I would talk out loud to my self.  Perhaps reciting the imagined dialogue I was giving them, changing their costumes, hair  and make up.  This was my favorite thing to do.  It was so much fun, I never bored with it.

Sometimes you forget that ‘fun’ part when you grow up. Sometimes you just start going through the motions, not engaged in the moment. Why do we do that, when it is so much more fun to be engaged?  To fully immerse yourself in it.

(Ha, ha I could be talking about cooking dinner, couldn’t I?  We can just apply this to anything and everything).

This painting is a reminder that, my favorite thing to do is to paint characters. To make-believe these character and  then try my best to breathe life into them.


She had long tired of sweet nothings.

How many nothings had she heard in her life time?

She longed for somethings to be whispered to her

Slow,steady  and sure


told to her in truth

Lasting somethings


wishing nothings

March Give Away…

I am missing my spring of days gone by. Snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils … the only flowers in my life right now are the ones that I am painting. January and February have been bitter this year. It is always about this time of year that I really start to miss the season of ‘spring’. Knowing that it is a good few months away isn’t helpful. I shaved my legs and painted my toenails the other day in hope that they may see the light of day soon but alas, I know that this is ridiculous folly on my part. I truly hate my winter coat and boots right now.

I have chosen this reproduction to give away for march.. The subject is more ‘summer’ than ‘spring’ but the colour palette is very ‘springlike’ to me.
So my question to you is, what is your favorite thing about this season? Maybe I can live vicariously through all of you …
Just write you answer in the comment section of this post and I will put your name down for a draw at the end of the month.

Spring Dreaming

This is another mixed media drawing that I did today.  She seems to be in a meadow.  I wish I was in a meadow. A way from this frigid cold.  I am so done with winter.  Perhaps I have spring on the brain.  I wish spring would sprung already.

Also, you can read an interview I did recently about blogging and my art  by checking out this fabulous blog :  Art of Humongous Proportions.