Thursday, September 29, 2011

Time Off

Hey everyone! I am really sorry that I haven't posted anything for about a week now but it's been a difficult time at the moment with uni and personal issues. So I just wanted to tell you guys that I won't be posting anything for the rest of this week and that I'll be back on Monday with a new post. Again I am sorry but in the meantime I hope everyone is well and happy. See you guys on Monday then!

Photo Credit: galaxies and hurricanes

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Harbour

Last Wednesday during my break at uni I went down to Wollongong Harbour to have lunch and to do some work for class. I spent about 3 hours just walking the harbour taking photos and drawing the rocks, it was so nice to just sit back and relax a little from everything that has been happening lately. So I just wanted to show you guys some of the photo's I took as Wollongong Harbour is such a beautiful place and if you ever come and visit Australia you should come here. I will also be sharing some of my drawings from this with you guys so I hope you look forward to seeing them :)

Photo Credit: Photo's by me

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I have been wanting to tell you guys this for ages, but wanted to wait. So I would like to introduce to you guys the newest team member of the Leeloo guest bloggers, Me! Every month I'll be posting about inspirational photography from young and creative photographers around the world. I am beyond excited and happy about this great opportunity to share my love of photography with a great community of people. I also just want to say a huge thank you to all the lovelies at Leeloo for taking me in to be part of an already amazing team of guest bloggers. You can check out my very first post here where I share some photographs from a young photographer in London, Louis Lander-Deacon.

Photo Credit: 1, 2

Monday, September 19, 2011


I am loving this photo by my latest flickr discovery, Anna Ådén. You visit her website or blog to view more of her work.

Anyway hello everyone! I trust that everyone had a lovely weekend as much as I did. The Art & Design Market was amazing and I treated myself by going shopping afterwards. So this week I'll be sharing a few things with you guys like photos from the Market and some of my recent drawings from class and some exciting news as well. Hopefully you guys will enjoy it all and I'll be back tomorrow to tell you guys about a amazing group of people that I have become part of :)

Photo Credit: Anna Ådén

Friday, September 16, 2011

Art & Design Market

I am very excited to be attending the Art and Design Market in Wollongong this Sunday. It is always such fun and great day with the looking around at all the goodies and talking to the lovely vendors. If you live in the area then be sure to make an appearance and to buy a lot of goodies while your there. As for me, I'll be there bright and early so I can get first picks of all the great items for sale. Also if you are coming then be sure to let me know as I would love to meet you and say hello :)

To find out more about the market visit their facebook or event page. You can also check out some of my photos that I took at the last markets back in April here

Photo Credit: pearled

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Echoes of Yesterday

If you guys caught my post where I shared some goodies that I had won in a giveaway then you might of already checked out Natasha's Echoes of Yesterday blog and esty store already. As a little thank you to Natasha I wanted to share some her amazing art with you guys that I adore a lot.If you haven't already you should visit her blog and check out some her other amazing artworks. I absolutely love the drawing of the bearded man as it has this really structural feel to it, which is what I really like about Natasha's work. You are able to purchase original artworks by Natasha through her esty store, where there also many other goodies up for grabs.

Photo Credit: Images of artworks courtesy of Echoes of Yesterday

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just A Minute in... September

Making... I have stated working on all my major works for this semester for both painting and drawing. I like how my idea for both my classes are very similar this semester.

Watching... Been watching the new series of Doctor Who and it's been amazing so far! On dvd I have been re-watching the entire Buffy series, which has also been great.

Drinking... At the moment I have been drinking some tea I purchased from T2 about a month ago called Melbourne Breakfast. It is so yummy and I have been enjoying making it in my tea for one pot.

Listening... The best download this month would definitely have to be Chances by Athlete, which is a nice slow song that has inspired me to try and take a big chance with something.

Wishing... To buy this Kings Of Carnaby dress from Gary Pepper Vintage as it's so pretty, but I need to wait for some money to transfer into my bank and its a long and frustrating process. Fingers cross that they don't sell out in my size till then.

If you wish to play along the full details of the game can be find here

Photo Credit: neon.tambourine

Monday, September 12, 2011

Understand Still

'This is nowhere', oil on canvas, 54 x 66, 2008
'The Event', oil on canvas, 54 x 66", 2009
'I Wanna Love', oil on canvas, 66 x 54, inches 2011
'From Milan to Vienna', oil and acrylic on canvas, 66 x 54", 2006

I have kind of fallen in love with these paintings by artist Nick Lepard. He paints these intriguing self portraits and portraits of friends with these harsh brush strokes. This kind of 'quick' style is what I am looking at this semester in my painting class as we are also doing portraits. I still haven't decided on what I want to paint on yet, but I have in mind painting on wood which is really cool and exciting. Does anyone else have any new paintings/artworks/projects their about to start or stuck at the moment? Maybe we can inspire each other and get motivated to start them :)

Nick Lepard: Official website

Photo Credit: Images courtesy of Nick Lepard and all found on his web site

Sunday, September 11, 2011


The other day I got in the email a bunch of goodies from Echoes of Yesterday that I had won in her giveaway. I won a stripy bow tie, a pretty blue headband, some cute flower hair clips and an original watercolour painting from Natasha herself. You can visit Natasha's blog Echoes of Yesterday to see more of her artworks and if you like the bow tie you can purchase it and more at her esty store.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pinterest Friday

A bunch of pretty and cute things I have shared on Pinterest this week. From crafty DIY projects to clothes that I wish to add to my wardrobe. I am loving that turquoise blazer as I would love to introduce this colour to my summer wardrobe.

If you feel like joining in next week be sure to leave a link here for me to check it out. You can also find me on Pinterest here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Frankie & Smith

To every Frankie lover out there, I am more then sure that a lot of you were very excited about the first issue of Smith Journal to be out. Smith Journal is perfect for any guy (or girl) who is looking to be inspired by dreamers, thinkers, adventurers, philosophers and creatives. I myself picked up a copy on Monday along with the latest issue of Frankie to judge and see if it lived up to its expectation. Honestly, it is way better then I had imagined :)

I loved reading the articles about all the creative gents out there and hearing about what inspires them. My two favourite articles was one about the taxidermist, Ryan Hanley, and the other about old famous writers and their typewriters. To sum it up, the Smith Journal contains all in which I hope to find one day in a man. I definitely see Smith Journal becoming a big success and I can not wait for its next issue to be in my hands. If you would like to purchase your own copy online or find the closest stockist to you, then head to the Smith Journal website and do so. Trust me, you'll regret not buying this magazine if you don't.

Photo Credit: Photo's by me

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Girl holding a paintbrush

Top Cotton On, Bowler hat Market HQ, Vintage skirt/brooch

I thought it was about time that I took some photos of me actually holding a paintbrush, since it's the name of my blog. Anyway I have been enjoying my week off from uni as it's given me some time to just relax and do lots of drawing. On Friday I have a fun day planned for myself where I'm going to be a Plein air artist for the day. For art newbies, Plein air artists are painters who paint on location in the open air. So it should be a fun and interesting day for me. I have a few spots in mind and I'll be sure to share my drawings/paintings and photos of the locations where I did them.

I just purchased this skirt on my last op shop adventure and I'm absolutely loving it. My obsession with pretty skirts is becoming a bit of a problem as I no longer have room in my closet for any more. Might be time for another clean out of old clothes that aren't need anymore. So sad yet good as then I can buy more :)

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