Monthly Archives: December 2014

Abstract Art

One of my favourite zen relaxation techniques is to paint something abstract. I find it very calming and cathartic. Initially my abstract painting was something I did just for myself, and not something I ever showed anyone, certainly not exhibited … Continue reading

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Updated Bathroom

I get bored easily. Have you noticed? There is no such thing as “done” in my house. Not a day goes by that I don’t fiddle with a vignette or change artworks on a wall, so it is quite often … Continue reading

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Christmas Tablescapes

I thought I should share with you the two tablescapes I created for our Christmas feast yesterday: This was laid for our breakfast. In our house we always start the day with Christmas Ham and fried eggs, served with a … Continue reading

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Latest op shop scores!

I recently had to go into the city to see my optometrist, and that gave me the opportunity to visit an old haunt of mine, a Salvos store that I used to live down the street from and went to … Continue reading

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More patchwork crafting

Many years ago I ‘inherited’ my great aunt’s shopping trolley. It is one of those very typical, old fashioned vinyl numbers: I thought it needed a facelift- I don’t do boring! With the success of my patchwork style decoupaged soap … Continue reading

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My jug collection.

I decide the time had come to restyle the top of the china cabinet. Having recently acquired a couple of new jugs, my collection was at the forefront of my mind. I hadn’t realised I had quite so many!

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Recycled Jewellery

As you know, I hate throwing stuff out, even into the recycling, if it could be reused, repurposed or upcycled into something fabulous. Recently┬áI got a new mouse at work (cordless ones never seem to last more than a few … Continue reading

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Patchwork Decoupage

I am redecorating my bathroom at the moment (more to come later), and decided I wanted to upcycle my soap dispenser. There isn’t anything wrong with it I guess, but I’m a bit sick of it, so I decided to … Continue reading

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Vintage China

I have told you before that I collect antique and vintage China in various styles. I am especially fond of anything floral, but I love the mid-century plain pastels and other patterns too. I was flicking through my Facebook feed … Continue reading

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Inspired by Cezanne

I’ve been reading up on impressionist and post-impressionist art lately and got really inspired! Time for a still life of apples, inspired by Cezanne! I used charcoal and acrylic paints on a small canvas. The composition was purely from my … Continue reading

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