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

a newsletter!

Hello everyone! I have some exciting news – I am creating a newsletter that will be sent out every month or so! You can sign up HERE 🙂 I’m going to write about what I’ve been up to with new designs and products, where I find inspiration, some eco-style tips,

Peregian Photo Diary Part 2

More images from my early morning wanderings at Peregian Beach – you can see Part 1 here 🙂

Peregian Photo Diary part 1

I was lucky to spend just over a week in an old beach house at Peregian Beach earlier this year (my international in-laws were visiting and I wanted to show them how beautiful the Sunshine Coast is!). I’ve only recently had a chance to look through the many many pics

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park is such a stunning place to visit – there are amazing ocean vistas and interesting natural features like the coastal vegetation. I always jump at the chance for a walk around the park – these photos were from my last visit a couple of months ago –

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