School Holiday Adventures

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks. I set myself some mad projects and seem to have miraculously come through it. I’ve been promising to decorate the middle child’s bedroom for quite a while as she chose the powdery purple colour on the walls when she was four. Never let a four year old choose their wall colour. So here it is, much more suited to a twelve year old.

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And of course there’s been cake making. My first attempt at shaping a cake and covering it in fondant. And it tasted great too!

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We’ve had tragedy as well with yet another fox attack. RIP Bonny, Cilla and Annie. Not sure if we can handle any more sadness, so we’re holding off on getting more chickens for a while. I really miss visiting them twice a day and hearing their happy clucking noises.


On a happier note. I went to this exhibition opening with my very talented friend, Jaquie Karney, who had painted my portrait. The exhibition is a portrait prize run by The Oak Hill Gallery in Mornington running at the same time as the Archibald Prize which has previously been held at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.  But it looks like it’s in Ballarat  this year.


So it’s back to drawing now!

More cake creativity

Loved making this cake last week. It was for a birthday….yes, chameleons again. It isn’t over, we still have the party to come! I really enjoyed practicing painting on fondant again.

The chocolate cupcakes were made for the class at school. They are completely gluten free, dairy free, nut free, colour and preservative free. Not egg free, but I am assured that that is also possible. They’re really delicious. It’s great to be able to cater for everyone.



Myths and Magic

It’s my middle child’s birthday this week and she’s mad for chameleons at the moment so I was inspired to combine the ‘52 week illustration challenge‘ with something to do with chameleons. According to African Mythology a chameleon discovered the first tiny humans in a basket by a river. I thought he probably found them pretty funny looking.


And here is a little bit of magic