Sunday 22 December 2013

Three more sleeps!!

This is a Christmas card design that I sent out to family and friends a few years back. I did this illustration in watercolour and ink. It is a medium I really enjoy and hope to do more of in 2014.
I didn't get cards made from my recent Christmas painting in the end. Unfortunately, it turned out to be too expensive to do a small print run. I will hopefully do a few more Christmas designs and get a larger print run organised for next year.

I'm still struggling to get over my back pain. It has put me off painting because sitting is the worst position for it. Hopefully it will resolve soon and I'll be pumping out paintings in the new year!

I've been walking along the beach a lot lately and I took my camera with me yesterday. Divine conditions and looking set to be similar for Christmas day. Rather than having a white Christmas - we are more likely to have a white-cap Christmas if there's a good swell!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and creative New Year!
I've really enjoyed this past year of getting to know so many people on-line and really appreciate all the support and encouragement that has come with that.

Friday 6 December 2013


My youngest daughter and I have just spent a wonderful week in tropical Singapore. I particularly loved the lush tropical vegetation. When we returned home to Perth everything looked browner and drier than ever in comparison. But it is summer here of course.

I loved the Singapore Botanic Gardens which are home to the Orchid Gardens.

The above orchids were at the front entrance of our hotel near Orchard Road.

We couldn't go to Singapore without visiting the Raffles Hotel for high tea.

We had breakfast with the Orangutans at the Singapore Zoo

Above is a scene from China Town

Now I need to get myself back into painting and writing mode!!