Hello, I've kept quiet during our grey Melbourne winter, but I have been keeping busy. Birdrock Designs is growing slowly but carefully, it has taken a lot of turns and changes over the past year but I am feeling very comfortable with where I am heading with it now.
I was getting frustrated trying to work from home in an open plan shared space with three children, but we have fixed that issue now.
Last week I persuaded my family to swap rooms and rearrange the house, so that I could have a private studio with natural light and door (to shut out toddlers who raid my art trolley).
We had a plan that eventually this would become my studio once we had completed stage two of our renovations and added a second storey, but I decided I couldn't wait that long.
It was a big move (much like moving house), but well worth the effort.
I will leave you with some photo's of my new studio space. I still have more decorating and tidying up to do, but it is fully operational and I'm loving having a private space.
These are bronze figurines my mother made (Elizabeth McKague), I love them dancing in the sunlight.
It's so good to have a studio space with natural sunlight and warmth, it makes me happy.
One can never have enough paint brushes !
This is the view from my drawing table, I have large windows overlooking the entire back garden, which is great for when the kids are playing outside. I can work and still keep an eye on them.
I have been working on this illustration, I painted it for my cousin as a wedding gift.
Some of my cloud paintings, and another of my Mum's bronzes, it's a pregnant lady washing her hair.
And the painting of the river gums on a hot summers day is by my friend John Power.
This little bird visits me daily. That's all for now.