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What’s on my drawing board, March 017 2017: Top row: Bird studies of a Tern & Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. Watercolour leaf studies. Scrapbook with architecture illustration examples. Middle row: Tropical Palm House sketch design (centre of board) in ink pen. Green leaf pattern experiments & cow parsley doodles. Prima paints. Bottom row: Watercolour leaf studies, colour wash on a copy of the inked Palm House sketch using a limited colour palette. Palms from an old sketchbook Cotman…

What’s on my drawing board, March 017 2017: Top row: Bird studies of a Tern & Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. Watercolour leaf studies. Scrapbook with architecture illustration examples. Middle row: Tropical Palm House sketch design (centre of board) in ink pen. Green leaf pattern experiments & cow parsley doodles. Prima paints. Bottom row: Watercolour leaf studies, colour wash on a copy of the inked Palm House sketch using a limited colour palette. Palms from an old sketchbook Cotman…

This week on my drawing board March02 2017. Top row: Sketchbook - teasels & gum leaves.Watercolour green leaves pattern using water brush pens. Small inspiration scrapbook. Middle row: Packaging designs for my latest Etsy product. Tropical leaf study. Small dark green brush pen leaves pattern. Sketch book - summer roses in a jam jar. Prima watercolours. Bottom row: Sketchbook - practising painting the white roses .Pen and wash tropical leaves & sketch of Umina Beach, Sydney. Cotman…

This week on my drawing board March02 2017. Top row: Sketchbook - teasels & gum leaves.Watercolour green leaves pattern using water brush pens. Small inspiration scrapbook. Middle row: Packaging designs for my latest Etsy product. Tropical leaf study. Small dark green brush pen leaves pattern. Sketch book - summer roses in a jam jar. Prima watercolours. Bottom row: Sketchbook - practising painting the white roses .Pen and wash tropical leaves & sketch of Umina Beach, Sydney. Cotman…

A little bit of sunshine! My latest Etsy craft kit is a hanging felt ornament project.

A little bit of sunshine! My latest Etsy craft kit is a hanging felt ornament project.

I design all of my Kumihimo disks using CAD software, and then cut them out on my laser cutter. I always enjoy using tools made from wood, and find the lightness of the plywood combined with it's rigidity works well for braiding.

I design all of my Kumihimo disks using CAD software, and then cut them out on my laser cutter. I always enjoy using tools made from wood, and find the lightness of the plywood combined with it's rigidity works well for braiding.

What's on my drawing board, Feb 07 2017. Top row: Sketchbook studies of houses. Cow parsley & daisy watercolour experiments using candles as a wax resist. Inspiration scrapbook. Middle row: Birch trees on shiny Bristol board - experimenting with layers of watercolour to build up texture. Test colour sketches of houses. White California poppies watercolour. Bottom row: Plywood Kumihimo disks I designed and made on my laser cutter. Sketchbook  colour sampling Pantone colour of the year…

What's on my drawing board, Feb 07 2017. Top row: Sketchbook studies of houses. Cow parsley & daisy watercolour experiments using candles as a wax resist. Inspiration scrapbook. Middle row: Birch trees on shiny Bristol board - experimenting with layers of watercolour to build up texture. Test colour sketches of houses. White California poppies watercolour. Bottom row: Plywood Kumihimo disks I designed and made on my laser cutter. Sketchbook colour sampling Pantone colour of the year…

Kumihimo disk with 64 slots for use with embroidery threads

Kumihimo disk with 64 slots for use with embroidery threads

Kumihimo disk with 64 slots for use with embroidery threads

Kumihimo disk with 64 slots for use with embroidery threads

Kumihimo disk with 64 slots for use with embroidery threads

Kumihimo disk with 64 slots for use with embroidery threads

Kumihimo disk with 64 slots for use with embroidery threads

Kumihimo disk with 64 slots for use with embroidery threads

Kumihimo flat braider large square plate for by KarenSmithDesigns

Kumihimo flat braider large square plate for by KarenSmithDesigns