December 9, 2019

Bookcamp is a place where students feel inspired, nurtured, creative and relaxed. It's an opportunity to delve into your imagination and explore ideas around handmade books.

At the time of writing this, we've just finished our third Bookcamp. Each year we gain ideas and...

November 17, 2019

This year I decided to be a visitor of Open Studios Waitakere 2019 rather than an exhibiting artist. 

I was not disappointed with my decision. 

I think every artist should participate in an arts trail when they can. 

I was inspired, delighted and surprised. I cl...

October 13, 2019

Do you love Charmed? Do you want your own Book of Shadows? I created one, here's how I did it.

September 29, 2019

I've just arrived home from a magical adventure to the stunning seaside town of Queenscliff. 

I was quite unprepared for the strong sense of belonging I'd feel when I visited for the first time. 

But let's rewind a tad, to where the idea for this adventure started. 


September 1, 2019

Recently I wanted to gift a family a present, so I decided on a book of memories. 

After a frustrating start in the studio trying to get a handmade hard covered book to behave itself, I decided a ready made book would be a better option. 

I decided upon a cute book of nu...

August 27, 2019

If not now, when?

Just recently I’ve switched into “if not now, when?” mode and I’m going out of my way to make things happen that I’ve talked about for ages. Or, I’m dropping the idea and moving on. It feels, great! 

Stamping & Journalling Compliment Each Other

So earlie...

January 21, 2018

In this blog I want to write about who inspires me and why. 

I often refer to my younger sister Jo as my pesky little sister. Well, that's because she mainly is!

But there is way more to her than her role as little sister. She is an outstanding creative designer with a l...

November 14, 2017

I moved into my new studio almost a year ago at the time of writing this blog. I'd told everyone after moving, moving, moving this move would be the best. It was quite possibly, the worst. At one point my belongings were in three different locations due to unexpected d...

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