Let me start by clarifying that I am not obsessed with butterflies… but they are such wonderful subjects for 3D artwork. I made this recently for a friends little girl Maddison who was born several months ago. Let me take you through the easy… Read More
I have a thing for butterflies at the moment – maybe it has something to do with the current metamorphosis my life is undertaking right now. We have sold our home in the city (Melbourne), and bought a block of land on a golf course, about 800m from the beach in Torquay (all in the one week). Hence the reason I have been a little quite lately.
My husband and I joke that we have brought our retirement plans forward about 30 years – and I can’t think of a reason why we shouldn’t. After all, life is to be lived – isn’t it?
Yes, I did say land (no house – yet!). You will all be blessed with living the exciting experience of designing, building, decorating and landscaping our new home – the next year will be Hey Bernice! on steroids.
This is my wall of fond memories…
Over the last 10 years I have collected artwork from trips to Nicaragua, France and London. Accompanied by images from holidays in Tasmania, Guatemala, Fiji, Broome, our Easter road trip and our Wedding day. Naturally Jack (our staffy X heeler) features in one way or another. I change it frequently, which makes it a focal point for visitors.
I love the small artworks I have collected (and carted in my backpack for months!). Let me share some of the stories with you…
Have you ever stopped to notice that almost everything we put on our wall is either square or rectangular?
I love these wall discs, simply because they’re circles … and also because you can change the material if you get sick of it (which is perfect for me – I change my decor with the seasons).
These are ideal for all ages – I gave a set of 3 to 2 nieces for Christmas, one who is 6 months old and the other is a teenager.
Decorating the walls in your home is a very personal thing – it’s like choosing an additional housemate, because you have to live with your decision every day. I found myself being so particular about size, colour and mood of my wall decor that I end up making them myself. The decision to do so is simple, but then I still need my creative inspiration to come from somewhere … and worse still, I need to actually like the result. If you re wanting to start creating your own wall decorations be careful not to find your inspiration from something that is or was ultra fashionable, or it will look dated before you have even finished (unless that is the look are after!). I try to do something that reflects my style, and is different to anything else I have seen – an eclectic mix of many things.
You may not want to admit it, but I bet every one of you has a secret stash of shells at home crying out for a purpose. Collecting shells is a funny pastime, because you rarely do anything with them (unless you were one of the many who made shell mirrors in the 1980’s – and we all know that fad came and went very quickly). Being the hoarder that I am, I have to keep all my shells – after all, I have spent hours hand-picking each one out from the crowd, why would I throw them away? However, the dilemma remains – what can I do with my shells?