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Playing with paper and ink

Playing with paper and ink

I make no bones about the fact that I’m a bit of a stationery addict. I like pretty notebooks, nice paper, patterned paper, ink, paint and colour in general. And my theory is you’re allowed to spend money on such things as long as you actually use them for...
Winter warmers – Coq au vin

Winter warmers – Coq au vin

We are definitely starting to get the winter temperatures here in Melbourne. Definitely time to turn the cooking efforts to soups and casseroles and warming things. I use my slow cooker all year round but especially love it in winter. Someone posted a pic of Coq au...

Art every day

I’m doing a draw/paint something every day challenge in May. Each day there’s a prompt and you draw or paint whatever is around that meets that prompt.  So a few random pages from the month so...

Urban sketching in North Melbourne

Last Saturday, I was getting close to finishing my revision but decided the brain needed an airing so I went along to the Melbourne Urban Sketchers. Urban sketchers are basically people who like to sketch on location. You can find out more about them on their website...

Getting my yarn on (the knitting kind)

I am a knitter. I am bad crocheter. I am a very out of practice spinner. I love yarn (it’s that colour thing again with bonus pettable texture thing thrown in). I embrace my inner nana. I even have a neglected knitting/craft blog which I really should move over...

Art adventures: Fashion illustration

Maybe this is the grown up version of playing with paper dolls but I’ve always really liked fashion illustration. I am not really a fashion person in the sense of wanting to spend wodges of money on clothes (though hey, if I ever am in the financial position...

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