My new Signature Collection

Dear friends,…

Some of you will have noticed I’ve been missing for a while. My Autoimmune disease has returned after having melanoma surgery in February. It’s been a harrowing time, but I’m on the mend now, thank heavens, and hope to be back with you very soon.

While my body heals, to keep my mind off my problems, I’ve been working on something I’ve wanted to do for years and am thrilled to announce my new Signature collection of custom-made, luxury silk crepe blouses and cashmere silk scarves on VIDA!

This collection represents some of my best artwork from over the years and I’m really proud today to share this with you. For every product sold, VIDA provides the gift of literacy to the makers they work with.

I really need your help to make this new adventure work, it’s been a dream for so

Dear friends ...

If I haven’t commented on your work for a while, I hope you will excuse me. I had some skin cancers (diagnosed melanomas) removed from my back last week. Those of you who know my medical history will know it’s been a very scary time for me. I have two very large incisions in my back and it is very painful, but becoming less so every day. I now need some time to rest and recuperate, so I know you will understand if you don’t hear from me for a while. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments on my work, and for your amazing support and friendship, you are all so appreciated.

Catching up

You may have noticed I haven’t been around much for a few weeks. It’s Spring here, and I’ve been spending some time getting the garden together in our new home. Lots of hard work, but loving it, and it’s already paying off. Our new roses are already in bud!

Now I have some catching up to do, so while I have fun looking up all your new work and answering your lovely comments on mine, you might enjoy reading a little blog I’ve put together on my FAA website about my image, “Autumn on Wombat Hill”, and where it’s been found on the web. I’ve called, “Great Romantics and various other surprises”. It’s only short, and it might make you laugh – I did :))))

Autumn on Wombat Hill

July 2015

Hi everybody,…

July has been an amazing month for me, so many wonderful things happening and it’s difficult to keep up so I thought I’d post a summary and a huge thank you to all my RB friends and Group Hosts who have made it possible.


A perfect idea of freedom …
VaVoom, July 2015
Art Universe, Meet the Members Gallery 27 July 2015
And 3 Greeting Cards sold, delighted thanks to the buyer!

Autumn Mosaic
Art Universe

Out West
Art Universe
Nature and Man

*One day in summer …
Art Universe

Blossom Baby
In the Pink

Crabapple Blossoms
In the Pink

Challenge Winner
In the Pink Group, The Best of You Challenge 25 July 2015
Camera in one hand & Coffee in the Other

*I’ve got wings
Peace Love & Tranquility
Art Universe, Meet the Members

Snow Gulls
Art Universe, Meet the Members

Autumn Walk
Art Universe, M

Open Letter to all Australians ...

My apoligies for making a political statement on RB, but I just cannot stay silent any longer

I’m just an average Australian. I’m a swinging voter and have no affiliations to any political party. I voted for the current government because I hoped they would handle our tax money more wisely than the previous mob. I was wrong.

Let me tell you a story about two people I know well. To respect their privacy, I’ll call them Bob and Marg.

Bob was born in Australia during the Second World War to a couple of ordinary battlers who worked hard and did without to educate their three children. They were proud when Bob left school at 15 with his 3rd year High School Certificate to work in a hardware store. Bob was proud too. He had a good job and he paid his parents rent at the end of each week. At 17

September Highlights/Thank you

Dear friends,…

In a year that has not been one of my best, September has lifted my spirits and given me the kick in the pants I needed to begin creating again. I am so grateful to the wonderful Group Hosts who have featured my work this month and to all my fabulous bubble friends for your all your awesome comments and support.

A big thank you to Deborah Downes who recently bought not one, but three Peace and joy cards.
If you haven’t already, please drop by and take a stroll through Deborah’s delightful washing line images and ancient Italian village landscapes.

Thanks also to the anonymous buyers of


Huge thanks to Rhonda and Polly for the very great honour of choosing me for Artist for the Month of September
in the Altered by Imagination Group.

And another big thank you to Redbubb

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