The right paper and printer makes a difference

The front photo was printed with a Canon PIXMA printer, on semi gloss photo paper. While the other two were printed on 80 GSM office paper using an all in one printer.

Drying delicate native flower buds

Delicate eucalypts blossom dried in flower drying crystals

Earlier this year I began experimenting with drying native flower buds in silica gel (crystals). It can be bought on line under the name of Flower Drying Crystals and is both reasonably priced and reusable.

I began in July/August with my work but have not revisited it since then due to the unwelcome diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma in late September.

Today was the day to revisit this work and I am delighted with how the flowers have remained in shape and colour.

I hope to use these little buds in my miniature art later on.

The blue/purple of the Westringea crassifolia is so true to life you would think it just came off the shrub, not bad seeing it was picked in winter.
You can buy this on line in various weights.
I bought the 500 gm and it is enough for a small quantity of flowers and a good quantity to test out what will dry well.

Australian Flora wearable art for sale (11th January 2021 update)

My wearable art range is available at:

BUDA Castlemaine

WARRAL Honey Maldon

And my works on paper and canvas:

Castlemaine Market building, Historic Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street Castlemaine, Victoria

(7) Discover Documentary #3 | Pendle Hall – YouTube

Join Michael Reason, Curator of History and Technology as he takes us on a tour of a piece of prime real estate in miniature, Pendle Hall.
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Since discovering room boxes for book cases earlier this year thanks to the on line community, my interest in Miniatures has been awakened!

Here is on inspirational doll house which is so detailed and beautiful…enjoy!

Shelter in Place Gallery

Shelter in Place Gallery
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When I began researching miniature art galleries I did not know about this particular space in Boston USA.

That is the beauty of research the more you do the more you discover, I hope you find this as interesting as I do.

Having made one small gallery, I am now developing a larger space for an exhibition in October. I hope it will be completed by then! Who would’ve thought there’s just so much work in creating miniature art.

Bendigo bush paper art

Summer before Covid 19.

Summer is my paper making time. This piece was created in a more innocent time. It reflects the beauty of the Australian bush, and is too nice to hidden away, hence my decision to frame it

Size is 10 cm by 15cm plus frame.

It is for sale if you would like a piece of summer on your wall or desk.

Contact me directly

Why Are Miniatures So Creepy? How the Tiny Art Form Effectively Disturbs the Psyche | Art for Sale | Artspace

Using feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and Mark Fisher’s book “The Weird and the Eerie,” we uncover why miniatures—like those seen in Kubrick’s “The Shining” and Ari Aster’s “Hereditary”—are beyond creepy.
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While researching miniature art I found this article. It gives an added depth to miniature as an artform.

Gorgeous native birds in our backyard


I had to be quick and grab the first camera that came to hand today when these birds came to feed on the pink Correa in our back yard.

The small one is a Silvereye which is quite a flighty little bird to photograph.

The yellow tailed New Holland Honeyeater was more forgiving of me and my camera and happily fed while I shot several images.

Winter 22nd June 2020.

Bendigo what I did last week, week 13

I am gobsmacked by the talent displayed this week.

There has been such a diverse array of art over the last 13 weeks.

Thank you to the team at Creative Community, City of Greater Bendigo for this initiative and ability to peak into the studios of our creatives in Bendigo.