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  • New stamp

    New stamp

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    Took my new stamp for a spin 😁

  • Swainsonia formosa

    Swainsonia formosa

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    Prepping to create a stamp from an old drawing of mine. This sketch is that old it predates my Gumnut moniker… which is decades old.

  • Adventures in Bead Embroidery

    Adventures in Bead Embroidery

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    Over the last year I have been working across my interests in a way to build a collection of works that can be released as a whole. The first collection is nearing completion , though I may have over bought materials because, well, glorious colours! During this time I have created a series of bead…

  • Welcome to my new website

    Welcome to my new website

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    It was time to overhaul my old website as its infrastructure needed updating, so I took the opportunity to reinvent the whole site. This is still a work in progress and things are still a little clunky, but I wanted to open the ability to post regularly to my site before everything was 100%. So…

  • Perpetual Blooms

    Perpetual Blooms

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    Some time ago I planned a series of small paintings with the theme of ‘Perpetual blooms’. At the time, I only painted one, but now several years later when I’m looking for an avenue to get back into my painting practise, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.

  • Playing with Kumihimo

    Playing with Kumihimo

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    About a month or so ago I starting playing with kumihimo, a Japanese method of braiding cords.

  • Red-capped Plover encounters and a painting

    Red-capped Plover encounters and a painting

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    I had the awful experience of nearly stepping on an egg.

  • Tolderol Game Reserve & Milang

    Tolderol Game Reserve & Milang

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    It was like discovering Christmas.

  • Not a birder

    Not a birder

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    I’m not a birder, well, not really. If I was to call myself one, I would then have to call myself a planter, rocker, crabber, beacher, insecter, spider-er, general bugger,….er, yeah, some of them are mis-informative and downright impolite πŸ˜€

  • The importance of breaking routine

    The importance of breaking routine

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    Routine can be an inspiration killer