Category Archives: Friends


I’m helping my talented friend Josie Skipper, of Love Ideas Ink, celebrate the first birthday of her beautiful, sweet, papery business, with a special giveaway of my products. Click here to go to the page where you can ENTER THE … Continue reading

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Auckland Art & Craft Fair

I had a great day at the Auckland Art & Craft Fair on Saturday. Thank you to my lovely friend Amy for all your help. I couldn’t have done it without you! (That’s Amy behind my stall after we’d just finished … Continue reading

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More winter walks

We’re in the middle of another big storm at the moment, but recently I’ve enjoyed some more lovely winter walks on the beach with friends. To get to the beach we walk under these giant pohutukawa trees. We found this … 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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Blue Moroccan guest house

When my friend’s and I were in the northern Moroccan blue town of Chefchaouen, we stayed in this pretty guest house called Dar Terrae. I loved all the little details, and the geometry, and changing tones of blue as the … Continue reading

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Beach therapy

Yesterday afternoon (bank holiday Monday), my friends and I went for some good old fashioned beach therapy. We walked along Karekare, another of our wild West Coast black sand beaches. (Karekare was the location for scenes in Jane Campion’s Oscar … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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Travelling feet

As I said in yesterday’s post, I’m going to be blogging about my recent travels to Morocco, the UK and Germany over the next few weeks, but today, I’m just giving you a little preview taster to whet your appetites! … Continue reading

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Display jars for treasures

I seem to have a bit of a treasure theme going on at the moment…and in particular, ways of storing treasures. First there was the pirate’s treasure bag, and now it’s a beautiful way of displaying flotsam and jetsam and other bounty … Continue reading

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Pirate’s treasure bag PART TWO

You might remember from my original Pirate’s Treasure Bag post that I was making the bag as a 5th birthday present for a little boy that we know. Unfortunately in the end we weren’t able to go to his actual party, but … Continue reading

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