How to kill creativity with one word … DEADLINE

When I started my blog in March 2016, I went “Yeah! I’m going to publish one blog post a month, and do a painting to go with each post. I’m going to be so productive, I’m going to be a painting-blog-post-writing machine!!” … and then life happened. Fear happened. Procrastination, chores, bills and self-doubt happened. And […]

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Music = instant happiness

Skid Row

This story if for my older friends. And by older, I mean my age. As in, late 30’s and above. While stuck in traffic this afternoon, after a very, very trying day, I decided to change the CD in my car. After 3 weeks of Appetite for Destruction, I felt like I needed a change. […]

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For the love

Surviving markets in the rain

Here is a shot of my jewellery, neatly arranged around the ever-growing puddle on my table. Good thing I had a pot plant for my display that I could use to help catch the drips! After almost 10 months off, I finally returned to the Devonport craft market today. I picked a real stunner of a […]

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Emma told Sarah she was in trouble

Emma told Sarah she was in trouble

So … who was in trouble??? Emma or Sarah? I saw a lovely quote the other day by Henry David Thoreau that said “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” That rang so true for me. Everyone interprets things differently, and it can lead to confusion, misunderstandings, laughter and astounding […]

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New Zealand landscapes and icons

Here is a selection of my New Zealand landscapes and icons. Most have these have sold, but it will give you an idea of my style and progress. Most of these paintings are of the Chelsea Sugar Refinery, Piha, or the Auckland Harbour Bridge.