Hello! Lovely to see you! Here you will find random posts about living a creative life in country Australia. I am an illustrator. I create, take photos, faff, collect, teach. Watercolour, collage, colour, cheese, travel and dreaming are my faves. And Turkish delight. And cushions. And gardening. And op-shops...

Saturday, 19 October 2013

craft, make, twigs and twine ,painting,photos....YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND











 you spin me right round
I get all fiZzy, spinNy, tumbley-tummied, when I start thinking about... 
MAKING, PAINTING, CREATING,TAKING PHOTOS, INSTAGRAMMING, DRAWING....
other stuff just does not get my juices flowing.Footy, lawn bowls, cooking shows, reality television, ironing, watching the trots, betting, drinking at the pub, etc etc etc...well, I just do not care for them so much.....at all.
So...here I am, in the country, wondering if this is normal? Of course, I know it is, there are lotsa peeples like me out there. 
Just gotta find you all.
I do know some-wonderful creative folk, who when i spend time basking in their wonderfulness,they just fill me with delight and feed my soul.Thank goodness for them.
So..until I gather more of these good creative types around me, like a cloak of magic to shelter me from the ugly realities of life, I will stay in the safe harbour of Instagram, my little studio, my lovely home, wild garden, and dream of all the possibilities...and maybe i will bump into you one of these days.

ADDENDUM!
HA! wrote this quite some time ago..why it is up as now?... a modern mystery to me...Happily, I have been bumping into those creative lovelies, even if only on social media and once or twice perchance in the flesh...x








Friday, 18 October 2013

So very cute, cartoons, advertising, graphics... so GIRLY GIRLY...


GIRLY GIRLY...
One of the things that made the corners of my mouth turn up in Thailand, was the fantastic cutesy graphics on packaging, advertising, toys, TV...

I bought this little plastic fan in a market in Bangkok for about 20 baht, Australian about 75c. Sigh...and not only did it look cute, but it works a treat. I ended up buying a whole stack more...under the guise of buying them for my young daughters(!)




These packets of blackhead removal cream....by SUPER GAL...I WANTED JUST BECAUSE...(i did not but them, hubby eyebrows raised.......)

A frappe in a cool cup...waiting to board a ferry to Koh Chang...(i wanted to keep the cup, settled for a photo of it...)


On a billboard at Dusit Zoo, advertising bike riding (I think?)Perhaps helmets are not compulsory..but fluro pink tulle skirts are?



Tuesday, 15 October 2013

BEAUTIFUL BUDDHIST BLING










































BEDAZZLED BY BEAUTIFUL BUDDHIST BLING
Sorry, sorry, sorry,realising that prhaps the whole saffron and gold thing may be a trifle cliche, I am still going to share these snaps of some of the golden beauty seen in and around Budddhist wats, chedis, shrines, altars and offerings
Although not my first trip to a predominantly Buddhist society, and knowing these are the types of things I would see, nevertheless, the sheer loveliness and awesome  holy magical power of gold is still mighty 
gorgeous in its purity and perfection.

On me gold looks garish and gaudy,and I have been known to be snide about its vulgarity. But somehow...in this settting, it is the only thing that would be right. 
Beautiful Buddhist bling. Bedazzled again.