Saturday, May 29, 2010


I love it when I get to create flowers with no particular requests or criteria to stick by. I can just respond intuitively to what is around me at the time. This was inspired by the Autumn foliage glowing in the landscape at the moment.

Friday, May 21, 2010

autumn explosion

Ornamental grape, Sea holly, James Storie Orchid, Sterlingia, Dogwood, Leucadendron and a berry called Callicarpa that I have never seen before.

Monday, May 10, 2010

for me mum

Protea, Kale, Amaranthus, Privet and Dogwood.

Haven't had a good excuse to head down to the wholesaler's and have a play for a little while. Got there late in the day but managed to get some yummy things. Love that spotty Kale.

Happy Mum's day mum

Thursday, May 6, 2010

red-tailed black cockatoo

The flecked red/orange and black feather is from the female and the solid red panel of red is from the male bird. When I hear these magestic cockatoo's above I always look up to try and catch a glimpse of that incredible beautiful red flash of the tail feathers lit up from the sun behind. In the South West of WA these huge black birds are at threat from habitat destruction so it always feels like a great privilege when we see them.

When me and my beau lived in Parkerville we used to walk along the bush-lined roads and bridal trail, once he found a feather suspended in the undergrowth and gave it to me.

One of my bestest and most beautiful of friends is getting married soon. We are starting to collect some more of these feathers to use in the celebrations somehow..

clippings from the garden

Scarlet Paperbark, purple basil and Echeveria in a cool enamel pot that I found at a vintage shop.