In the Garden: Flowers

Hello! I’m on the spring-cleaning mission. Every room and every corner of the house has to be sorted and cleaned. I’m buying boxes for storing cooking ingredients, my and kids art & craft supplies, out-of-season clothes, etc. There are paintings that...

In the Garden

Hello! The re-instalment of the OS went well and I seem to have a working laptop again, though I’m still installing all the applications I use and changing settings to get everything the way I like it. In between my battles with the laptop, I was doing some...

First day of spring

In the morning the grass was covered in frost. Yet the sky was breathtakingly blue and the day slowly warmed up. I got out into the garden to prepare the garden beds and to plant peas. Winsor & Newton watercolours on Daler-Rowney watercolour postcard (A6) The sun...

Succulents

A quick sketch of the succulent cuttings in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook (Landscape 21×13 cm) while they were drying out – I read that letting the cut dry for few days helps to prevent the plant from rotting after it is planted. After few days (or maybe even...

In the Garden: Tomatoes

I attempted to grow tomatoes few times in London, but they would always succumb to some disease, so I’m very chuffed with my success at growing them here in Australia. The kids got to eat the first two, but there are plenty about to ripen and I’m looking...

Welcome Summer

These are our signs of summer arriving: the grass is starting to dry and yellow, the eucalyptus trees are shedding their bark, the baby birds are venturing outside their nests and shedding their baby feathers. I’ve been seeing this Currawong in the garden for...