Palette Musings

I am a self taught visual artist who uses nature and the people I meet as my inspiration.

  • A fresh change to an old painting

    09 September 2018 / Art, Inspirations

    They say that the best time to clean out your cupboards, wash your curtains and clean up an old painting is in Spring.  Well, the owner of this painting that I did a few years ago clearly thought so.  She had the art in her bedroom where she looked at it each day before getting… 

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  • Find Your Tune in June

    26 June 2018 / Art, Inspirations

    A lovely colleague at work had a baby girl on 3rd June and it was a wonderful opportunity to prime those watercolour brushes again. “We lose ourselves in the things we love….We find ourselves there, too” My inspiration for these two designs came from a feeling of being light and free and of course my love of nature and all… 

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  • Awesome Autumn

    12 May 2018 / Inspirations

    It’s May and I love this time of year.  Partly because the first bursts of sunshine are warming your back when it is so cold outside and partly because of the autumn colours.  A tree becomes more like a show-stopper and the garden an explosion of colour.  It is also this same time of year when… 

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  • She has a Gypsy Soul and a Fairy Spirit

    16 October 2017 / Art, Inspirations

    Armed with all the love and mischief gathered since before her birth in 2015, a trio of pictures was created around the words her mother posted at the announcement of her birth.  This was a gift for my god-daughter’s first born.  One of Lotti’s many superpowers is her love of nature and the sense of freedom she oozes.  Fun and natural… 

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  • Fresh Art

    05 May 2017 / Art Tips, Design

    Lovely watercolour pieces have been leaving my studio since my last blog!   Watercolour is a medium I do enjoy and have a great appreciation for.  This is, in part, because its process can be unpredictable.  The wonderful mystery of how a few brush strokes creates an awesome effect is also the same mystery which can result in a simple brushstroke… 

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  • New creativity

    02 February 2017 / Inspirations, News

    Is it too late to say Happy New Year dear friends?!  For many of us 2016 was a bit of a blur and a challenging year and as I look back at my last blog…in October last year…it has been a little while between drinks!  Haha!  However, with the New Year has come new energy,… 

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  • How much procrastination is too much?

    10 October 2016

    I have long believed a little idle time can help us re-connect with what’s important and create a little room for new ideas to form and and old patterns to drop away.  Disciplines like Yoga and Psychology refer to it as mindfulness where we actively focus our attention on the present so we may more wisely… 

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  • What comes from the heart

    12 August 2016 / Art, Design

    Some charitable acts are driven by love.  A beautiful person made a request to help a friend for a good cause with no other stipulation than that she liked the Happily-Ever-After-Hearts that I had recently completed for a wedding. On further enquiry, we established the dream catcher was a favourite part. I set to work on some initial sketches using the… 

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  • When Winter inspires you

    28 June 2016 / Art Tips

    Have you ever wondered how to best position your favourite artwork? “Someday, we will find what we are looking for. Or maybe we won’t. Maybe we will find something much greater than that.” Unknown. Winter is here and it’s the perfect time to de-clutter and change things up a little. Pick a room and start to remove… 

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  • Happily Ever After Hearts

    14 March 2016 / Art, Design

    A beautiful invitation arrived and plans were made to attend.  However as the date drew closer we were unable to go & the bride-&-groom-to-be would not accept a monetary gift for their wishing well in our absence.  So what to do? “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile” Franklin P… 

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