Tropical Art Challenge 2020

So one of the things I realised late last year was that I was spending way too much time on social media/marketing, and not nearly enough time creating art. So in the spirit of a new year, I decided to set an art challenge for myself to complete 25 tropical-inspired

Tangalooma Photo Diary

Just a short ferry ride from Brisbane, you can be transported to an island paradise complete with white sand, swaying palm trees, and lots of wildlife. Tangalooma is a resort on Moreton Island, and was one of the destinations we took my Italian in-laws to visit when they came to

The Reef

My newest design is called ‘The Reef’ This design was inspired by the view of coral reefs from the air – a myriad of turquoise shades and abstract shapes. I’ve been lucky to fly over a few coral reefs and find the view so mesmerising – these are some of

Blue world

This is my third instalment of Norfolk Island-themed blog posts – I recently spent a week on this amazing island – you can read my top five reasons for visiting here, and check out my photo diary here. You are never far from the water on Norfolk, and the ocean

Norfolk Island photo diary

Norfolk Island

When I used to hear the words ‘Norfolk Island’ my mind conjured up images of lots of old people playing golf surrounded by pine trees!  After recently spending a week there, what I discovered instead was a fascinating blend of nature and history.  Norfolk is an amazing island to visit, here

A 12 month review

I got quite interested in surface pattern design a couple of years ago and recently decided to turn Girl and the Deep Blue Sea into a business for surface pattern design and ocean imagery. This is a pretty long blog post about what I was up to in 2019 turning

Redbubble Shop!

I’m excited to announce you can now buy mugs and notebooks with my designs from Redbubble! Here are just some of the products available: I have personally ordered and tested the mugs and the notebooks and I’m really happy with the quality of the actual products and the reproduction of

Sunshine Coast shells

As I’ve just joined Spoonflower as a designer, I’m now able to enter their design challenges. There is a different theme each week and a recent theme that stood out to me was ‘Hometown Tea Towel’. I’ve wanted to create a Sunshine Coast-themed tea towel design for awhile now so

Pink Lemonade

I recently took part in the Make it in Design Summer School 2019, which is a pattern design challenge with briefs that are based on upcoming trends – one of the briefs I completed was ‘citrus grove’. This is a little story of how I created my final design ‘Pink

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