a few months ago I won this Mud Australia competition.
since then they asked me to contribute images for their new catalogue.
the brief was to make inspiration moodboards which represented all the colours in their product range.
colours with great names like - slate, wasabi, pistachio, milk, ocean.
many photos from this blog feature in it.
so throughout the catalogue are pics of my time spent in new york and tokyo, there are snippets of my home, our dinners, our holidays at the beach and in the snow. some of my drawings too.
snatches of life and memories and bits of string and feathers and collected bits and bobs.
the stylist on the day was the divine emma knowles.
please look at this link to see the finished work.
and thank you for all your lovely comments xx
so, I moved.
from one great beach in Sydney to another one just as good.
I have moved an hour from the city.
to live on a hill near the sea.
and I'm so glad that I did.
we are slowly, slowly renovating.
bringing this house back to life with our love.
things still need to come out of boxes and so much needs to be done.
but it is nice.
and I have home love.
(that light fitting has to go!)
'hi-at-us' - a temporary pause or interruption in space, time or continuity.
how can it be that it has been exactly four months since I was here?
Autumn took over the Summer That Never Was and now we are past mid Winter ...
but I am here.
I have been making a nest.
meeting the trees.
planting new seeds
and blending a family.
and have come back to share these things.
to all who have coaxed me out of my hibernation with your warm words.
I have missed you.
I so love the mornings here in our new house.
We wake up with the sun and watch these trees create lacework on the sky.
I posted last year about home and about wanting to paint a house and plant a garden.
And 14 months later here we are. About to do all those things and more.
I can't wait.
... to post this quickly.
I haven't been here for a while.
I have many and no excuses.
This giant clock was found dumped on the street.
It is huge and heavy and made out of metal.
A tower stopwatch for swimmers from a swimming pool perhaps.
Such a great find for a bower bird like me.
Dragged quickly back to the new nest..... X
there are a lot of people doing the 'drawing challenge' this week.
nadine's choice of butterfly as a theme is a popular one.
for me, butterflies symbolize fragile beauty and change.
and perhaps too the crazy flight a teenage girl takes, from flower to flower, as she metamorphs into the woman she will become... i am sharing my space with a few of them at the moment!
i screenprinted Hormonal Girl here in this lovely little studio.
lucky to be invited to spend sunday here.
(studio and artwork created by jools)
This is a beautiful interiors book.
I love the eastern way of incorporating the 5 elements into their homes.
air, earth, wood, fire, water.
Utilizing space and light, living with nature, organic materials, things made in a kiln, baked from mud, carved from bamboo...
On the subject of gardening.
I bought this lovely little book from amazon for 11 cents.
Derek Jarman's Garden is about a dying man creating an exquisite oasis around his home in the middle of dead land.
I love the dessert flowers and succulents and the rusted sculptural bits and pieces found in the sea and made from old gardening tools.Have a look at this amazing garden.