Saturday, December 19, 2015

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Summer is well and truly upon us here in Australia, with sweltering temperatures exceeding 40C!

Yes, Christmas Down Under is a special time of year and despite the heat and often discomfort, we all love to celebrate with our family and friends in our own unique manner.

Recently, up at our Acreage, a few fruit trees in our young orchard greeted me with clusters of growing fruit, soon to be ready for picking. We've already relished our juicy cherries, and up next are Santa Rosa plums, Nashi pears and China flat peaches!

Wishing you all a safe, happy and memorable Christmas spent with those you love! xx

Felted Nativity set.

                                                                   Nashi Pears

                                                      Silver snowflake earrings

                                                                Christmas Collage


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Collage, mixed media, original art work.

I have been exploring the art of mixed media collage over the last few months and I must say, once I'm in the actual process, I'm in another world!

I have attempted various themes so far and produced a few 'seasonal' art works.

Below are some of my latest creations plus a few lovelies from Etsy for you to enjoy.

                 My' Peace. Love. Hope' Christmas collage.

                 My 'Christmas Greetings' Collage

1960's Warhol Style by outlook8studio

Vintage Christmas Card by suziqu

Alice, Fine Art Print by RawHemline

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Late Winter, early Spring.

We've lived through an exceptionally cold Winter here in Melbourne. Our coldest Winter in 26 years!
It's now very early Spring and with a little warming sunshine, one's spirits lift and breaths are taken in deeper.
I've loved baking on those cold, miserable days but marvelled at the beauty of my winter garden plants. Thought I'd share a few of these happenings......

Pear and sultana loaf, Spinach quiche, Blueberry muffins, Camellia, Hellebore, Daphne.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tuesday Treasures.....

Some of my recent work and found delights! Enjoy......

Mystic quartz earrings, Pink and grey Kazuri drop earrings, Black leather necklace, Garnet pendant, Double rose ring.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Handcrafted accessories....

Here's a glimpse of what I've been busy creating recently. All items will soon be available in my Etsy shops, @Gojjell and @lainenbois.
Enjoy the goodies!

      Vintage cream brooch, Chocolate and lime green drop earrings, Gelato resin bracelet,
      warm chunky knit beanie, alpaca wool fingerless gloves and woollen blue scarf with metallic silver thread,

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wednesday Wonders....

Variegated camellia bloom
Chinese lantern flower
Mustard lucite flower earrings with ceramic leaves
Cherry blossom with red coral pendant
Spring mixed media collage

Flowers from my garden and earrings, pendant and collage all new to @ Gojjell on Etsy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday Treasure Finds....Jewels!

I thought I would share some beautiful jewel like finds with you all to help brighten up your day.
Enjoy these, wherever you are!

                                Colourful bud vases

                               Faceted glass cabochons

                              Guest soaps

                            Jewelled bridal bouquet

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Friday Finds....Winter!

I can't seem to warm up enough today unless I place myself up close to our heater. This won't do! Needing some wintry motivation, I thought the following might inspire......

Gorgeous wintry sunset, warm red coat, amazing tribal boots, chunky fingerless gloves.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Churches and places of worship through France and England.

During my last trip to Paris and parts of England, I was so fortunate to step inside and immerse myself in the peace, tranquility, history and magnificence of a few Churches and chapels, some of which date back a few centuries!
Here are just a few captured moments......

                                     Notre Dame, Paris

                                   Sacre Coeur, Paris

                                Corpus Christi College Cambridge, England

                             St. Mary Magdalen's Chapel, Sandringham, England

                               Stained glass window in the above chapel.

                          Inside a solemn and serene chapel, Montremart, Pasris.

                          Hever Church, England