Tuesday, June 26, 2012


My latest attire for the winter festival in Hill End
Just another day in Hill End, the weather is quite strange here at the moment, through the day the clouds are bruised and leaden, then a warm wind comes in at night but the temperature drops, it appears to be somersaulting in its appearance....

So today we headed to Mudgee for the afternoon treat at a cafe called Allee Cat, ( to imagine we were in Prague) lapsang and walnut cake, warmed.

Back home we went feeling slightly transported, over the hills we went with the last sunshine for the day dividing the hills in two, the bruised sky in the distance of Hill End.

Tomorrow back to designing the letterpress wedding invitations and maybe add another dab on a canvas.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Vogue Living

We were very fortunate and excited to have the delightful and talented New York base photographer Martyn Thompson photograph our home and art for Vogue Living, July /August issue which is out now.

Martyn and his assistant Evan were outstanding in their attention to detail and to observe their persistence to get just the right shot, was just a privilege to watch.

It was a real treat to have them here.

                                          To see more of Martyns' rich and broad range of
                               photography and books go to www.martynthompsonstudio.com

Monday, June 11, 2012

There's a garden in the kitchen

I was going through my photographs and came across these beautiful one's I took in my kitchen of the last flowers of Autumn.
Gardening is something that keeps me quite sane and there's nothing like a workout in the garden which I have done recently blitzing all the side path and eventually the whole garden as last summer it turned into a snake pit. It was a very romantic looking snakepit though, all the roses were abundant and had grown considerably. After seven years maturity, it now all needs pruning and sorting.
Gardening for me flows through my veins, I have known it since a little girl where my parents were in the garden most weekends, where ever I go a garden is created.
I just love these flowers in the old bucket that sits on our green kitchen table ready for my next painting.
Last summers rose's etched in ice - Oil on canvas