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A Cathartic Moment and a Sneak Peak

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Wow this month has not been what I was expecting. I was so looking forward to July, felt like a new year starting. I was excited, new beginnings and Darwin was putting on some great weather, but life said wait on little lady.



Everything seemed to happen at once and within the first couple of weeks.... I moved into the next stage of parenthood. My youngest is nearly 15 and her independence has really kicked in during these school holidays, so my role in her life has changed. Although I went through this with my son a couple of years ago there was still little Miss Willow but now little Miss Willow is as tall as me with some great curves and confidence. I love being a mum and one of the fondest times of my life was when they were young. So I had an amazing sadness for the loss of those times.






At the same time I mourned the loss of a friend, the feelings blindsided me a bit, we lived in different states and hadn't seen or talked in ages but I was really sad for the loss of his frie…

Variety is the spice of life, spice is good

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Just re-edited a page on here of 'stuff I make' need to take heaps more photos and try finding more for the gallery page. Unfortunately I lost a lot of photos when the computer said 'No' (on several occasions and several computer hard drives)



Birdie Books like to nestle in your hands while they tell you stories from their journeys. They come in five colours each representing a different birdie nursery rhyme.

This Birdie Book series started its life at my very first Artists' Book Exhibition at Matilda Book Shop, Stirling, in the lovely Adelaide Hills (a beautiful part of Australia) Mary and I will be doing exhibition #7 this year. The first ones were hand coloured, now I use a wet on wet screen print process, along with the type of fabric gives them a very soft printed look. This way of printing is a little unpredictable so like siblings they look alike but are all a little different.

Now for the Quirky Toy range, also known as QTs.



Puss Puss loves his bed, curli…