Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mama's Day

Whether you're a mother or a daughter...or's wishing YOU ALL a fantastic mothers' day, and l hope you get to spend the entire day doing whatever YOU WANT!!
It's a double celebration for me as l'm also having a birthday....l'm turning a whopping 52 this year and believe it or not, l'm just ecstatic to be my line of work ( healthcare) you get to see over and over, just how precious and fragile life is.... over the weekend l intend to go out with family and kick my heels up a little....albeit FLAT ones. haha!!!

The calistemon shown above is one l painted earlier this year and is pretty typical of the style and type of painting l most often do, but l'm up for trying new ideas and lately l've been inspired by the relaxed, romantic style of laurence-amelie.

This is one of Laurence's beautiful tutu paintings from Rachel Ashwell's website.....she is well known for her flower and tutu paintings and one of them featured on the front cover of R A's most recent book.

So the above pic is what came out my experiment into the abstract......not that l'd want to reproduce laurence's work (as IF l could) but l love the idea of painting with (seemingly) reckless abandon... using colour and movement as the focus instead of trying to make everything look real.
lt was heaps of fun and was finished in an afternoon but geez l made a MESS..... splattering paint around with spoons and toothbrushes... you can just imagine........

Here's my tiny horseshoe which l was admiring on the stall next to me at my last market ....when l asked how much it was the stallowners just looked at me like l was NUTZ.....apparently they're always out gold detecting and dig them up all the time..... so to them, they're useless junk and they kindly gave it to me.....recently it got a  splash of mauve paint. 

l know l'm always showing these linens and laces..... but what can l say....they're so pretty..

Found this week....a funky (prob'ly only to me) vintage plastic necklace....l think it's made from a type of thermoplastic. Also the allover floral vase which may be Italian.

and this pretty butterfly brooch....don't know if it's old or modern...l'd love to know what the wings are made of....any ideas??

This beaded flapper necklace is probly from the 20's l've had it for years and wear it often, though l'm always a bit worried it'll break and spill beads everywhere at the most awkward of times....

This is the very awesome studio of Gina Galvin featured in the magazine wherewomencreate  the pic's from beekeeperscottage via pinterest.

Stunning garden room  suzannespage. also via pinterest.

For those of you who've stopped by....thank you so much....enjoy the rest of your week and weekend.

Til next time,



  1. Bron photo 1 is amazing ... I love the border and how the pink rose picks up the pretty floral fabric in the background. The floral vase is gorgeous.

    I love your paintings and your versatility is amazing! You are so talented. I love how you've styled the paint brushes with the painting too.

    Thanks for sharing.
    x michelle

  2. wishing you a lovely birthday! hope it's the very best :)
    xo tracie

  3. More sumptiousness to get lost in for a little while...
    Not really my style (to live with all the time, I mean) but it is so very pretty and I do appreciate it and find it lovely to look at even though I'm more of a modernist girl at heart.
    I love your bottle brush painting - it has the look of an old botanical print about it. I admire your cleverness.
    Happy birthday for Sunday - hope you get doubly spoilt by your kiddo(s) x

  4. As always I'm full of excitement over what caught my eye in all of your lovely lovely images. I am a Rachel Ashwell fan/follower. I love your paintings! I love the one inspired by Laurence-Amelie! I wish I had multi-talents like you!

    I covet the (what appears to be) a little white and gold flowered vase. Love love love it!

    I wish you the VERY HAPPIEST birthday and Mother's day, Bron!!!! I pray you are blessed with the same abundance of joy that you bless all of us in blogland. xo

  5. Happy Birthday Bron! I hope you have a special mothers day also.

  6. Thanks so much Shel,Tracie,Kylie, Shelly and Tam for the lovely birthday wishes.