Category Archives: Inspiration & Design

Inspiration, Design & Eye-candy

The Visual Journal – 7 Tips To Help You Build the Most Valuable Resource Any Artist Could Have – A Treasury of Ideas!

it is one of the most important skills for any artist to learn; where to find inspiration and then how to translate it into an unique piece of work. The process is not difficult, it requires thought, sometimes a lot of it, and, having your eyes open and attuned to your surroundings. Ideas can come from anything around you.

Wattle Seedpods Inspire a Titanium Pendant

When we lived at Tamborine Mountain there was a straggly Wattle tree on our property. When we bought the place the real estate agent told us it was a rubbish tree and to cut it down, silly man! It was the only fully grown tree on the land, so we kept it, grew some Staghorn…

Pandanus Leaf Litter

Easter at Fingal Heads Peter & I finally had some time off on the Easter long weekend! It’s been a while… Took my camera (of course) and looked around for some nice textures that I could translate into PPPs. Shot lots of nonsense……  And hundreds of rocks! (great textures) But the shot I wanted to…

Brunswick Bracelet

Last year I created my Brunswick Bracelet for the Metalclay Masters Registry program, for which I was invited to be an adviser, only one of fifteen artists world-wide, I was in illustrious company there. This bracelet was one I would never have attempted if it hadn’t been for this program. The idea came about when…

Flower Brooch

Leucadendron Drawing I bought a bunch of flowers…. to cheer myself up:)  I always like the more sculptural flowers, Proteas, Waratahs and these Leucadendrons. All these are from the same botanical family, originating from South Africa, they grow very well in Australian gardens. One flower had broken off it’s stem and was laying there, teasing…