Monday, December 29, 2014

An evening on the beach.

We had a great relaxing evening on the beach. This is the same beach the second photo taken half an hour after the first.  It looks like two completely different places. It is going to be 39 tomorrow so I think we will be going back tomorrow night.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Custom portraits.

I am now designing custom portraits for people not just pets. All you have to do is supply a photo and I will do the rest.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

My special little boy enjoying christmas.

He's so cute. He is 17 years young so he has been part of the family for quite a while and as with most cats he is the boss of the family.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas table.

Merry christmas from our home. Enjoy the celebrations and very best wishes for 2015.
I have three quotes about christmas. both quite different.

"Christmas is not so much about opening presents, as opening our hearts".

"Dear Santa, I am writing to let you know that I've been naughty and it was worth it".

" All I want for Christmas can be found on my pinterest board".

or Etys store

Friday, December 19, 2014

Logo design.

A custom logo design for a florist, gift shop, photographer, food products and much more. To have a look at this logo and many more have a look at my Etsy shop. I wish I could write something funny or witty but sadly my talents only extend to my artistic skills.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dog portrait.

This is my latest pet portrait. It was commissioned by Becky for her brother. What a lovely idea for a xmas present.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas clip art.

I am posting some of my christmas clip art I have added to my Etsy store for the festive season. If you would like to get creative and make your own christmas cards why not take a look.

Christmas card using a logo.

I designed a logo for a client recently and when she asked me to design a christmas card for her I knew immediately what I would do. What a joy. I find it more and more difficult  each year to come up with new xmas card designs. So below is the electronic email version of the card and the hard copy christmas card.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas poster.

I was asked at work to design a poster to invite the staff at the hospital to christmas lunch. I had very little time to throw it together so I borrowed a design I had used a few years earlier on a christmas card and drew a very quick illo to plonk in the middle. They did not end up choosing this one but instead went for a very conservative option, but this was my fav.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pet portrait.

My latest pet portrait for a beautiful dog called Sebe. Sadly he has passed away but his owner can now see him every day on the wall in her home.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coffee over looking the river.

A group of us meet for coffee today at the Bethesda Hospital Cafe. Who would ever believe a hospital could have such a great cafe with such a fabulous view. That would make anybody better I am sure.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bali painting.

I photographed this print in our Bali hotel. I really liked it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bali photos.

A few more of my Bali photos. We had a fabulous time. We went with 8 other people and spent the entire week laughing. My husband and I went to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary. Unbeknown to us our friends had organised an impromptu tongue in cheek anniversary ceremony. It was a riot. So much fun and very special.

View from our hotel. Beach one side and swimming pools the other.

Back from a week in Bali.

This was a gorgeous sign I saw while sitting in a cafe.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Honey logo.

This was a really great, fun design job. Creating a logo and label design for honey supplier. I have learn't a quite bit about bees and honey in the process not to mention receiving some delicious jars of honey along the way. My husband has been quite inspired and would like to try his hand at a bee hive in our garden.

Leadership logo design.

I was asked to design a logo for a consultancy specialising in Leadership Development, Solution-Focused Coaching and Change Management. 
Below is the logo applied to a business card.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pet art auction (Arts seniors).

ARTS Seniors is a non-profit animal rescue that rescues cats and dogs throughout Alberta, Canada. We specialize in rescuing seniors from shelters & in special situations where the owner can no longer care for them. Often, these animals are overlooked for adoption due to their age or health needs. ARTS Seniors may be their last hope at living with a loving family. We provide them with everything they require for a happy, healthy, life, including a loving foster home and medical care!

They are having a fundraising art auction and I have donated a pet portrait. You can view the artwork on:

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spring blossoms.

Beautiful blossoms from the garden on the little telephone table I rescued from the verge. It was a dark rosewood colour when I found it but I freshened it up with a coat of white paint. Amazing what a little  paint will do.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Relaxing coffee morning in Subiaco.

This morning we had a lovely coffee morning in Subiaco. Nothing like having coffee on a week day. Always lots to see and enjoy in Subi. We started of at Boucla a beautiful greek cafe. I love going there because it is dark, and cosy and very atmospheric. Even romantic. I always feel like I am on a first date when ever I go there. Well almost.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sorry card.

Iv'e always thought a "sorry" card would be a good idea, so here it is.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Custom pet portraits.

This one was inspired by my friend Karen who owns a belovered corgi. Karen and her husband did have two corgi's but very sadly one died earlier this year. One is called Suzie and the other Junior. Our cat is 18 now and he is the love of our life. I dread to think how we will feel if anything was to happen to him. I must make time to do his portrait.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cute cafe.

I caught up with friends at Sayer Sisters cafe yesterday. It was so cute. I highly recommend it. After a leisurely coffee and chat I said goodbye and headed back to my car to drive home. To my horror I saw a little piece of white paper under my windscreen wiper. Oh no I thought not a parking ticket!!! I opened the paper with caution to find much to my relief and delight it was a note from a friend who was passing and had recognised my car. What a photographic memory he has. How do people do that? I don't know even know what my number is.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pet portrait.

I was asked by one of my friends to create a portrait of her cat so I had fun creating these images for her. I did the one on the right first and then tried a more colourful version, the one on the right. It will be interesting to see which one she prefers.

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new clock.

Well I have no excuse for being late now! I saw this fantastic over sized clock and thought it would be perfect for our new kitchen to add a bit of earthiness.

"The greatest gift you can give somebody it time. It is like you're giving the portion of your life that you can never bring back". Very best

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photographic collage for a special celebration.

I have started a new category on my Etsy shop. Photographic collages. An ideal gift to give to celebrate a special occasion like a wedding anniversary, a special birthday, retirement etc. This collage was designed as a wedding anniversary gift with memories of earlier days, family and interests. A lovely keepsake and a great way to pass on family history.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Children's illustrations.

Finally I am back. Well I haven't actually been away… just very busy. Funny how it always all comes at once. I guess being the start of the new financial year probably has something to do with it. Anyway I did this illustration for the Occupational Therapy Department at the children's hospital. It was a fun job and still a few more to go. I love getting paid to draw pictures. Pretty cool job.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sewing/dressmaking pre-made logo.

An ideal logo for an Etsy business such as toy making or craft, sewing or dressmaking.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cupcake logo.

Well I have just been out to prune the roses, but now it is time to get back to work. I love our garden and could quite happily spend all day there. I guess it is another form of design. I am a bit peeved though because I have aggravated my sore shoulder which is an old injury from painting the pantry. Oh well out with the old heat bag.

I am slowly adding more and more logos to my Etsy shop. This one is ideal for a baking business or cafe. Cute and very pink but looks good enough to eat.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Winter weekend away.

Gosh where did that weekend go? It was wet, wet, wet but we didn't mind at at all … well maybe the wet feet in a leaking 1959 car wasn't that great but it was cosy and invigorating. Another good thing is that you don't have to worry about your hair because it is impossible to have a hair style with rain and wind and beanies. You just have to live with with squashed, flat, frizzy, limp hair. Lucky we all know each other pretty well.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sassy fashion logo.

We are off with a bunch of friends from the car club this weekend. Yahhh. It is always loads of fun. We revert to teenagers and play silly pranks on each other, drink, eat and go for long drives in the winter green countryside, top off the car and keeping warm with our beanies and scarves. Not something we get to do a lot of in Australia. One year we convinced some new comers that we were a swingers club. We aren't of course, but it was fun pretending.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bumble bee clothing logo.

A friend told me today that she went to her usual Tuesday morning mahjong game and a friend pointed out that she had her jumper on inside out, so it is not just me who is the space cadet this week. (I wore a different boot on each foot yesterday). They all had a good laugh.

Monday, June 16, 2014

I was featured on Etsy Treasury's today.

I was delighted to see that my retro logo was featured on Etsy Treasury today.

Today I added a cute little fashion logo.

I did a silly thing today. I wore two different ankle boots to work! What a wally I am. They were at least the same colour but one had a rounded toe and other was pointed. They were slightly different heights as well. The funny thing is I had just moved all my shoes from one side of the wardrobe to the other because the light was better on that side. I think I should have left them in the dark. Away it gave everybody at work a laugh. They say life is stranger than fiction.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Custom retro logo

Another custom logo.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The difference between retro and vintage.

Well I learnt the difference between retro and vintage tonight. I guess I have always known but have never really stopped to think about it. Retro means that something is new but has been inspired by something old. Vintage means that something is actually old. Retro design is usually referring to the 1940's to 1970's.

Anyway I have been inspired to design some retro/vintage custom logos for my Etsy shop.
Here is the first one. Ideal for clothing, homewares, furniture, jewellery and much more.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

An eco friendly logo.

As you can see I am obsessed with designing logos at the moment. I am trying to build up my Etsy shop range of logos. I have a long way to go. This is an environmental friendly logo suitable for anything earthy, healthy, natural or organic. I have called this one Lemon Cello, official spelling is Limoncello. It is a yummie Italian lemon liqueur, sweet and refreshing. It provides all the intense zest of fresh lemons with out the sourness. So anybody out there making limoncello or anything equally as jummie this could be the logo for you. Pop over to my Etsy shop and have a look.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A simple cute pre made logo.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” 
― Leonardo da Vinci

This is very true of logos. It makes them easy to reproduce and remember which is exactly what you want for your business. This logo is perfect for a product that is soft, feminine or girlie. It would also work well for a personal insignia.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cute little birdie custom made logo.

I heard that that one of the definitions of cute is ugly but interesting. Well my cute logo does not fit into that definition. Well I don't think so. I hope not? It is simple, colourful and fun, perfect for children's, craft or handmade items. Definitely cool for kids.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Larger version of the butterfly clip art.

I thought I would post a larger version of the butterfly clip art as it was a bit on the tiny side and difficult to see.


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