Perfect find

Hey! How are you? I’ve been battling my MacBook this week. It’s been slow since I’ve upgraded the operating system to Yosemite earlier this year, but lately it reached ridiculous levels of painful slowness – every few minutes everything stops and I get to...

Experimenting & learning

I was feeling tired last night, so thought I’ll just play around with the paints and try out some of the things I’ve been thinking about lately, like painting without doing a preliminary pencil drawing first; standing while painting to allow wider, looser movements...

Improving with the seasons

19 March 2015 – Autumn bouquet painted on Arches hot-pressed paper with Winsor & Newton watercolours The seasons pass so fast. The nature constantly changing: the flowers bloom and wilt; the fruits ripen to be eaten up by the birds or to fall to the ground...

One year after leaving

It’s been a year since we left London. Few months of travel and visiting family; six months of adjusting to being back in Melbourne and enjoying catching up with the old friends; another period of adjustment as we moved to Bendigo four months ago. Around our second...

Beauty in nature

On Wednesday my husband, daughter and I watched the total lunar eclipse. On Friday I discovered a swarm of bees in our garden. The world is such an amazing magical place with beauty to be found everywhere. I’m grateful that painting is part of my life as it...

Good to be back

Hello! We finally have the Internet again and I am glad to be back here. In some ways it was very helpful to be forced to go internet-free for few weeks. I noticed how many important things are done online nowadays, but also how much time I waste in the mindless...