Category Archives: Artwork / Illustration / Design

Beach art on the Kapiti Coast

My man and I recently went on a five day road trip down to Wellington (approximately 1500km / 930 miles return). I was selling at Wellington’s Craft2.0 market and we’d arranged it so I could make some new wholesale contacts … Continue reading

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Kimono Paper Craft kits

My Kimono Paper Craft kits (available through my Etsy store) have recently had a makeover! Do you remember the gift wrapping post I did a while ago? That was for the booklet that comes with the kit. You see, you still … Continue reading

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Winter Matryoshka

It’s chilly and wet, the fire is blazing and the wind is rattling down the chimney. Yep, it’s still very much winter, here in New Zealand. Time to tell you a little bit more about Winter Matryoshka, I reckon. Winter … Continue reading

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Kimono Paper Craft gift wrapping

Here’s a look at another Kimono Paper Craft project I’ve been working on for my new booklet (see more about it here, here and here). Think: gift wrapping using accents of kimono paper against deliciously bright tissue papers and neon … Continue reading

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Paper girl in a paper meadow

I’ve been working on another new Kimono Paper Craft illustration of a girl lying out in a beautiful grassy meadow. I haven’t quite finished it yet, but here are some work in progress pics. I started out with a rough … Continue reading

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Rainy days and synchronicity

It’s raining today, so I thought I’d share with you a little cloudy, rainy synchronicity that’s going on for me at the moment. You remember I was doing some new Kimono Paper Craft illustrations a week or so ago, and … Continue reading

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Kimono Paper Craft illustrations

These past couple of days I’ve been enjoying working on some new Kimono Paper Craft illustrations which will be included in a booklet I’m putting together. Here’s some work in progress.

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I love stamps!

I received a little package of things I’d ordered in the post from China yesterday. Look at the stamps! Don’t you just love stamps? Individual miniature works of art. I think it’s a tragedy that stamps are getting replaced by … Continue reading

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Autumn Matryoshka

We’re in the middle of a fierce, Autumn storm on top of our little hill here. It got me thinking about my ‘Autumn’ Matryoshka Russian dolls. She was inspired by purple thunder clouds, fallen leaves, wet bamboo and watery golden sunlight. Here’s … Continue reading

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Creative kits header cards

Yesterday I was so excited to finally get my hands on the new header cards for my range of creative kits. Yay! I picked them up from the printers in their satisfying, shrink-wrapped bundles of 100 cards, all perfectly cut, … Continue reading

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