Monthly Archives: May 2014

A little more of my art…

I thought I would share with you a few of my paintings. I love to paint flowers first and foremost, but other still lifes, animals, abstract work and even landscapes also feature.

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Hard Rubbish Roadside Finds

Since moving into this area, I have been astounded daily by the hard rubbish my neighbours place onto the street. It is like a little treasure trove lucky dip! The day I moved in one of my neighbours put this … Continue reading

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Upcycling Artwork

Although I am an artist, and avid art collector and have more art than I could ever hang on my walls, I was really taken with this idea from craft blogger Aunt Peaches (who writes my favourite blog of all time, … Continue reading

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Trash into Treasure!

  As previously mentioned, I love to buy cheap, rubbishy items that you wouldn’t look twice at in the op shop, and transform them into something bright, colourful, arty, or fun to brighten up my home. If it is useful, … Continue reading

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The Velvet Chair

It eventually arrived safely, and all the cats have, in turn, approved of “the chair”

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Kitsch or Cute?

When op shopping I often like to choose something really awful and tacky that I can upcycle or change to make it something I want to have in my house. It’s like a little challenge I set myself. This was … Continue reading

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Rainbows and Op Shops

There is nothing I like more than going op shopping. (For any American readers out there, an Op Shop, or Opportunity Shop, is a charity or thrift store, in case you were wondering!) I love hunting bargains, I love sifting … Continue reading

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