Sunday, 29 December 2013

52/52 - The 52 Project - We've made it!!!!!

52, a portrait a week of my children...
Luca loves Christmas Pudding! He even managed to spill it down his front on Christmas Day.
That didn't stop him from asking for more though!

All Remi asked for from Santa was his own Elf, he loves him! His eyes sparkled so much when he opened his Santa Sack.
Such a simple request, as always, from this little boy.

Thank you Friends, for spending the year with us and watching my boys grow. Your comments have been wonderful, and I have really loved looking at your photographs as well.

I don't know about you, but I am hoping to do this all again in 2014. My photography needs a lot of work, so I want to continue on our journey together.

Here's wishing you all a wonderful 2014, may it be filled with fun, laughter and lots of love!!!

Link up over at Che and Fidel here.

Sunday, 22 December 2013


52, a portrait a week of my children...

Oh this gorgeous boy was feeling so poorly at our family BBQ, high temps and nausea whilst sitting by the lake. All he wanted to do was play with his cousins whom we've hardly seen this year. He'll have to wait now, until January , when we visit their home in the Hunter Valley - we can't wait!!

A big step for this little guy this week. He finished up Pre-School, or as we call it, Kindy.
He has been going to the same Centre for the last 4 years,
he's already missing it, but really looking forward to Kindergarten in January.

Link up over at Che and Fidel here.

Sunday, 15 December 2013


52, a portrait a week of my children...

We just put up the Christmas Tree and Luca is so very excited that Santa will be coming soon. If you don't believe, you don't receive, right?

Remi's favourite thing to do while I am hanging out the laundry is to sit atop the clothes line and chat. I'm going to miss it next year when he is at School.

Link up over at Che and Fidel here.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ten on Ten - December!!!

I started off bright and early this morning. I had some Etsy orders ready to be sent out today. 

The kids woke up about an hour after me. First thing they look for every morning is Zart!
I wonder where he will be tomorrow...

A special treat, I made some pancake batter last night ready to cook for breakfast this morning.
The kids are so bored with the usual toast and cereal. Mmm, Nutella!

I missed a few hours of taking photos in the middle of the day, as I was out in the heat running errands.
At about 2:30pm I made some pizza dough, ready to rise for a few hours, for this evening's dinner.

Remi had some LEGO time.

I added a few more decorations to the tree.
Luca made this one at Cubs last week, you would never guess that it's made from safety pins.
It's so pretty!

Luca came home from school and decided he had to count his pocket money.
I am trying to get him to save it up, but he keeps finding new things to buy.
Today he wanted the Plants vs Zombies video game- Mac edition.
Funny thing is, he has it on the iPad already - I don't get it!
I didn't let him buy it, am I a meany?

Late afternoon... such a beautiful part of the world we live in!

I went to hang out some laundry around 5pm and this is who I found in the
backyard waiting for me, he is sitting on top of the washing line - so funny.
Oh, and he is giving himself bunny ears - hahahahaaa, he makes me laugh!

Playing Minecraft

Thanks for looking guys!

I had a pretty normal day, nothing out of the ordinary, unlike yesterday, but that's a whole other story!!!

See last year's 10 on10 HERE.

If you want to join in the final 10 on 10 for 2013, head on over to Rebekah's blog to add your link.

Thanks for hosting again this year Rebekah, it was lots of fun!!!

See you all next year!


Sunday, 8 December 2013


52, a portrait a week of my children...

They both spent hours playing with bubble wands, making their own potions with the mixture. Everything was covered in slimy liquid. Remi had SO much fun, my little boy is getting so big! 

Luca took a quiet moment by himself to wander at the edge of the sea. Such a peaceful photo, you would never have guessed how windy it was.

Link up over at Che and Fidel here.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Late nights and early mornings...

It seems I'm my most productive late at night, and early in the morning. My sketchbooks are filling up so fast lately. Loads of ideas make their way out at the oddest times. In the middle of cooking dinner I sometimes just start doodling, and new designs start emerging. Sometimes I'll go back to a drawing or painting from a year ago and re-work it, totally change it up. Not all of them work, but I'm happy most of the time.

A week of drawing (the best parts)...

A great big THANK YOU! to everyone who purchased from both my Etsy Shop, and my Society6 Shop, over the Black Friday - Cyber-Monday long weekend, you are WONDERFUL!!!! xx

If you'd like to buy from my Society6 Shop this week, there is FREE Shipping Worldwide* and $5 OFF each of your products when you order from my Society6 Store, only by clicking this link.

Promotion expires December 8, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time. 
*Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

Monday, 2 December 2013


Head on over to my Etsy Shop for a bargain!! 

ALL of my Original Art is 25% OFF with the Coupon Code - CYBERMONDAY13.

My Etsy Shop will be closing over the Australian Summer School Holidays from 20th December until the 30th of January, so I can spend the summer with my little family here in sunny Sydney!!

FYI - All International orders for delivery before Christmas must be made by TOMORROW - 3rd of December!!

All orders for Australian customers must be made by Sunday 8th of December to ensure Christmas delivery.

Thanks for looking guys...
xx :)

Sunday, 1 December 2013


52, a portrait a week of my children...

We spent the weekend in the Blue Mountains with family.

Remi loved "the waterfalls, and the pool at the Resort" the most.

Luca loved "the whole weekend, especially Scenic World". 

I know these are touristy shots, but I love them anyway!

Link up over at Che and Fidel here.

Sunday, 24 November 2013


52, a portrait a week of my children...

Remi loves to be outdoors, climbing. We went on a bush walk and completely wore him out. The view was spectacular!

Luca's favourite thing to have for dinner is a hamburger, home made of course. After a big day out in the beautiful sunshine, he devoured his dinner so fast!

Link up over at Che and Fidel here.

Sunday, 17 November 2013


52, a portrait a week of my children...

Remi came out of his bedroom as a superhero this morning, he always makes us laugh.
Look how strong he is lifting up that big heavy building!!!

Both boys were painting on canvas this week, Luca decided to paint his pet guinea pig - Ginger.
I think it looks amazing, how about you?
I didn't realise that I only took photos with my iPhone this week, sorry for the poor quality, I'll do better next week. :)

Link up over at Che and Fidel here.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Brand New Website!!!

It's only taken a few years of thinking about it, to finally doing it!! Creating an Art Website for myself that is! I always thought it would be so hard to do, and it was before now! I've been writing my Blog since 2007 and have probably thought about creating a website a couple of hundred times since then, so now it's a reality and I'm a tad bit excited, can you tell?

These days, it's so much easier to build your own website. I found a hosting website called Wix who provide free templates and websites to anyone who wants to create one. I thought I would try it out, and I was instantly hooked - uploading my art, being able to preview, create multiple pages within the site, add text, different fonts, photos, social media icons and links - everything!!! So freakin' easy!!!

I did however, upgrade to a Premium site so I could have my own Domain name, but for around $150 a year, that's nothing. And!!! I am already getting sales in both my Etsy Shop and my Society6 Shop just from people looking at my website and heading on over to buy things!

I still have so many photos of my earlier art to upload but I am really happy with how it's turned out so far. If you'd like to have a look, just go HERE! Please let me know what you think! xx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Ten on Ten - November

I'm not joining in with the "Full Harvest" prompt because we are heading into Summer here in Australia. The weather was trying to be Fall like, but we all know otherwise. Even though it was a stormy cold day, those hot crispy days will be here again in a day or two.

We had a huge day Saturday with swimming training, a bike ride and the Great Moscow Circus. I thought Sunday would be more interesting but it turned out to be a pretty low key rainy day. My lovely hubby took the kids into the city, to his office, to the kids Christmas party they were having. So I spent most of the day at home, by myself, which I really enjoyed.

Little Remi is obsessed with balloons at the moment. He found a whole bunch of water balloons in the cupboard and it has become his mission to use all 100 of them in 2 days.  He has been blowing them up and tying them himself which he is pretty chuffed about. (He threw all the water bombs at us  on Saturday when it was a bit warmer). Both boys made a mini version of themselves - so funny.

Tidying up toys...
 A souvenir from the circus..

My Father in Law dropped in for his usual Sunday morning visit before he went to work. He bought over some flowers (as he often does) to brighten up the place. He gave the boys a rainy day treat - mini Meccano sets. They sets took a while to put together but they were so pleased with themselves when they were done.

Lunch for me, was Vegemite on Turkish bread toast - yum!

I cleaned up a little bit while they were gone today, but also had some time to get some ideas out of my head and onto paper. I can't walk past the kids textas without drawing something in my mind.

On their return home they had some helium balloons (from the party) so they joined their balloons to mini balloon versions of themselves that they made earlier this morning. 

A game of GoFish before a short movie and then it was lights out!

It was a really lovely weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you next month!!

See last November's 10 on 10 here! They grow so fast!

Link up every month over at Rebekah's Blog here.