Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ruah Cards

Something exciting that has been happening lately is that I've finally started a range of greeting cards. So far I only have them in one shop in Byron (called 'Handmade in Byron Bay') But it's a start. I'll post some photos soon. This is the logo at the moment.

Ruwach is a hebrew word it means spirit or breath. It is the word to describe the Spirit of God at creation. It also refers to life, courage, prophecy and the divine impartation of spiritual gifts and abilities. So in essence it is about spiritual creativity and to me I also see it as a partnering with the Spirit of Christ who is the spirit of creation and creativity.

I want my cards to be beautiful and whimsical and to bring joy, life, courage/encouragement and inspiration.

The cool story behind the name is that I didn't know what it meant originally when I chose it for a name for my cards. So it was an added bonus when one of my friends told me she had found this meaning for it.

Below is one of the images I also have the brown tree (previously posted) and the crown on my page heading... me under the apple tree

Illustration theres another whole world out there...

Over the next couple of months I'll to be doing a report on illustration for an end of year tafe project.
As part of the report I'm going to do a few little projects. One of them is to join a site called illustration friday. You sign up and get sent a topic once a week which you need to post on you blog or somewhere on line by friday ... should be a fun little thing to do adn a bit of a challenge to start drawing agin. I used to try to draw something every day but have got out of the habbit.

This week I've been researching illustrators I've found a couple that I really like.

Shaun Tan

Rebecca Dautremer

I'm sure there will be more to come...

Friday, June 18, 2010

FLIGHT HOUSE/ Freedom's Flight

I sold an art work last week. It's going to be the cd cover for my friend Catherines Album 'Flight House'. (check out 'Cape Dove' on Facebook if you're interested)
How Random and fun!!!

I painted it back at the start of the year and when i looked on the back I'd called it t 'Freedom's Flight'. Well it was obviously meant to be.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

the joy of scanners

Much to my joy and delight and with many thanks to my awesome housemate I have finally gained access a scanner!!!

I had a crazy cleaning fenzy in my room yesterday and found a few images and drawings that I've loved and filed away in random folders for the day they could be scanned and shared with the world in digital form!!! Here are a few hope you enjoy them too.

I've had this post card for over 10 years and still love it... still gives me itchy feet when I look at it
This is out of a national Geo mag ... it insired a series of drawings about 18 months ago, it still inspires me, I love birds

I want to sit there... i think there will be rooms with massive windows like this in heaven...

sketch from several years ago

Monday, May 31, 2010

Yee Peng Festival 2006

Stumbled upon this photo last night while looking for fun photos on the web.... I just found it really inspiring and beautiful... One day I would like to go to this festival!

Loy Krathong, San Sai, Thailand.

A cool Video of the Loy Krathong, San Sai, Thailand Lantern Festival

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I've been in Melbourne this weekend for my uncles wedding. We weren't staying in the centre but managed to get into the city for a couple of hours yesterday before it all began. Love this city! We went to the Vic markets and didn't really have heaps of time but got to the art gallery for about 1/2 hour to see a bit of the European Masters Exhibition. I think my fave painting was a Monet that I'd actually already seen in Sydney last year when the Gallery of NSW had his exhibition.

It's always fun hanging with my brother who I personally consider one of the most creative people I know. He's recently been asked by a friend to illustrate a childrens book/novel cover. We were talking a bit about art and other creative outlets and expressions. He hasn't been doing as much art lately but he made a comment that I thought was pretty cool.
He said ' I find just being with people is creative'. I like that.

Melbourne is a cool city but the highlight of the weekend was hanging out with my fam... not too often we all get together these days. The ceremony was lovely.

Quote of the night came from (86 year old) Grandpa who back in the day was a quantus pilot (he came down by plane from Sydney on friday morning). When someone asked him if he flew down, he answered "Gosh no, I haven't been flying for years!!!" (he was thinking they thought he'd piloted the plane).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spirit Art

The first Mind Body Spirit Festivals for 2010 is on this weekend in Sydney. I'm a part of a Christ centred spiritual community that has a booth called Christolight at the festival. We offer spiritual encounters, supernatural healing, dream interpretation and destiny words. One thing that we love and highly value in our community is beauty and creativity, so as a part of the decorations for the booth we have included several original spiritual/prophetic artworks.
It's been really cool to see the way the spirit has used these images to impact, encourage and bless people. At Melbourne last year we had a woman come into the booth who was watching our team on the stage, she received a destiny word about the spirit of Christ unlocking creativity in her life she then got a picture/vison. When she later came to the booth for some more healing prayer she was amazed to see the picture of 'The Dreamer' and told us that she had just received a vision of this painting while at the stage.

These are some of the works I painted for the booth.

'The dreamer' 2008

'Healing Angel' 2008

'Rain' 2008

Monday, May 10, 2010

Reckless Abandon

Woo hoo I have a blog... who would have ever thought?! Definitely not me !! hahaha
I'm feeling kinda excited all of a sudden!!! Well I guess we'll just have to wait and see if i can actually keep going with it : )