Butterfly wings and things

Finally Spring is here, the days are getting warmer and I'm ready to crawl out of hibernation. I'm back. All Winter I've been really busy crafting and creating to stock up and prepare for upcoming markets. These items will also be avaiable online through my Etsy shop. Check out my new treasures.. Glass lockets with…

Faery Artifacts (and Winter is here)

Hello strange people! We're about half way through Winter here in Australia, so I've been hibernating. I don't like the cold much but I do like cooking and crafting so there is a bright side. Here's some interesting artifacts I've been preserving, mainly faery wands and wisdom sticks. There is also a piece made with a…

Weird things for weird people

I'm at it again, making more of these creepy little critters.. dead mummified faery specimens! This time around I've added a few extra details like jewelry, hair beads and I'm also experimenting with real insect and butterfly wings. The back of each piece will have a label which includes the specimen # and the faerie's…

‘Dream Catcher’ M+P Soap

After making my very first ever batch of soap and still feeling productive.. I washed everything and jumped head first into another batch I wanted to try out. Lavender, Chamomile and Bergamot 'Dream Catcher' Soap For this soap I wanted to blend calming, relaxing scents and try adding a natural colour with Brazillian purple clay.…

Beginner’s guide to Melt and Pour soap

Making soap is one of those things I've wanted to try for a long time but the whole corrosive acid thing kinda scared me off. But recently I started looking into it and it didn't seem so scary afterall. What's even better is you can start off with a simple melt and pour method where…

Recycling Ideas for the Art Studio

I'm really passionate about our planet and doing my bit for the environment. You don't have to be a full blown eco warrior hippie to make a difference, but if we all make an effort then little by little I truly believe that together we can change the world. Personally I find that by making little changes…

Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks

The other night I was looking through my old sketch books and it was crazy to see how far I've come with my art. Especially when I could remember doing the old work and how I felt about it at the time or what inspired me. I took a few photos on my trusty mobile…

2014 The year I became a sculptor

I have noticed a few artists like to reflect back on the past year and see how their art has developed from previous years. I find it quite interesting but never really bothered to try it myself. well, until today. And the results were somewhat unexpected. 2014 is the year I became a sculptor. *I have not…

Behold! The Two Headed Faery Corpse

I've been busy yet again creating even more dead faeries! I decided to experiment with new ideas which resulted in the conjoined twins corpse. Pretty neat huh!? I also handmade more artifacts including a bow and arrow, developed new tags and labels and also trapped a faery inside a jar. Two of these will be…

Practice and persistence, the many faces of Kurt Cobain

I have a painting of Kurt Cobain that I have re-painted 4 times now. Using the same canvas. I took a photo of each finished work and comparing them is bizarre. Kurt #1 in comparison to Kurt #4 is clear proof that practice and persistence certainly pays off! I've never been very good at portraits. They're…