Incognito Art Show

The Incognito Art Show is an amazing concept where artists submit 3 A5-size artworks but only sign the back of the artwork. Artworks then go on sale anonymously for $100 each – with all funds raised to support artists with intellectual disabilities. Some very famous artists take part and the

Cloth Cuts fabrics

I now have some of my favourite pattern designs available on fabrics with Cloth Cuts. Cloth Cuts are a Brisbane-based company that print on a range of fabric bases and have a fantastic print library to choose from! These are my pattern designs that you can now buy on fabric

Minjerribah Photo Diary

Minjerribah (also known as North Stradbroke Island) is one of my favourite holiday destinations ever – it is so close to Brisbane city and I just love spending time on this magical island! I spent a few glorious summer days here last summer, and as you can see in this

2022 goals and attitude!

This is probably my favourite blog post to write all year as it is always full of optimism for the year ahead! So if you haven’t already, go back and read my 2021 business review so you can see where we are up to. And yes, I do realise it

2021 Business Review

I’ve decided to make this a yearly habit, completing a business review of the previous year and then writing a second blog post about what I’m going to do differently this year. So 2021 was a great year for my business, not so much personally but I’ll get to that!

Tropical North Queensland Photo Diary

An escape to tropical North Queensland was just what we needed after what felt like a very long and cold winter here in Brisbane. I have been to North Queensland a few times, but this was the first time staying mostly in Cairns and exploring the area without a car.

Hokey Pokey Leggings

This is a story of how some sleep-deprived creative work turned into my dream to see my art on eco-friendly swim leggings! A few months ago I was desperate for some creative ‘me time’ but felt so tired from weeks of sleep deprivation (courtesy of my young daughter). The thought

new tropical pattern design – Calypso

One of my newest pattern designs is a fun little tropical number called Calypso. This tropical pattern design features a few of my botanical illustrations. I drew all of the elements either from life or from one of my photographs. I used a combination of watercolour pencils (Caran D’Ache) and

New Spoonflower fabric designs

I have just added a whole lot of new fabric designs to my Spoonflower shop, 42 in fact! Some of the fabric designs available are completely new, and some of them are new colourways of existing designs. When you sell designs through Spoonflower, you need to get a fabric sample

Shell Inspired Pattern designs

Let me tell you a story of how I attempted to create a pattern collection… Now pattern collections are basically a set of designs with a common theme, and one main (complex) design, with some supporting (more simple) designs. I am very good at understanding the theory of creating a