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Inspiration at “Fifties Fair”, Rose Seidler House…

Tina Vella, Miss Pinup 2012

Tina Vella, Miss Pinup 2012

A beautiful sunny day in Sydney yesterday, and lots of inspiration when I visited the “Fifties Fair” at Rose Seidler House, Wahroonga.      Just a couple of photos taken on the day…  I was delighted to meet Miss Pinup 2012, Tina Vella, and to see the fabulous fashions of that era.  It was a real carnival atmosphere with so many of the crowd dressed in vintage clothing.  Lots of fun!          From the Fifties Fashion Parade

Happy 80th Mum…Forever and ever!

Mum opening her portrait painting

Mum opening her portrait painting

These photos were recently taken for Mum’s 80th birthday.  Mum was excited to receive her portrait painting and although I have called it “The Celebration”, Mum kept calling it “Forever and ever”.  And hopefully this family portrait will be a celebration of our family forever and ever!
 
Happy 80th Mum!
Mum with her portrait painting

Mum with her portrait painting

 
 
      

Artist at play…another puppy

Jet

Jet

I couldn’t resist some further play, when a friend of mine, Jo, recently showed me some photos of her latest addition to her family.  Very cute.  Another puppy… “Jet”.
 
As an animal lover, pets are so important in a family.   While we lost our beautiful dog, Lucy, just over a year ago, we still have a cat, a rabbit and two chooks.  Our life is richer for their presence and so it is a joy for me to do portraits of these loved ones as well!
 
Playing with the charcoal, pastels, the watercolours and the coloured paper is also all a bit of fun!
 
To see more portrait drawings, click here.
 
 

Artist at play…little boy with a puppy

Little boy and his puppy

Little boy and his puppy

 

I had been searching through my mother’s photos on my last visit to Victoria hoping to find a couple of images, only to discover we had scanned them some time ago and they were on our computer.  Taken on her “box brownie” camera, they were of my brother when he was a little boy.

 
As we head off to Victoria tomorrow for my Mother’s 80th, I am excited to be giving not only Mum’s portrait but also a surprise for my brother, Graeme.  I do hope he likes it!  I can see his son, Jason, in this image…
 
To see other recent drawings click on this link.