Monday, August 30, 2010

Delayed Goodbye

My American mate Alicia left Oz a few weeks ago. She's taken a teaching job in Mexico.

At her farewell she modelled some of my flowers

and played bocce ball

Bye Alicia come back soon....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Craft Swap

What's better than getting a package in the mail? Answer - an unexpected package in the mail.... and that's what I got this afternoon. Waiting in the letterbox was a gift from

I opened the envelope and found 10 cards and a packet of gift tags!
WOW how lucky do I feel??
Most of the cards have beautiful photos on them (taken by Kate the woman behind Another Donkey Design) and I scored the super cute cupcake card in the photo below.

Kate has just started a blog here and if you love reading blogs this is a must read.
Thankyou Kate, you made my day!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Influential Artists

Margaret Preston
Australian Artist
Born 1875
I love the work of Margaret Preston.

When I started drawing my series of Australian wildflowers I was influenced by her lino prints and paintings.

Her works are stunning, I love the colour and texture.

If you read my blog you know that I'm obsessed with banksias. The picture above is stunning, I love the banksia pod, the angle of picture, the vibrant blue sky.
I need to get back into drawing and lino printing.
Who inspires you?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Red Shoes

Do you remember the show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy? One of the quotes I remember from the show is "Only prostitutes and toddlers wear red shoes" Carson.
It seems everywhere I look at the moment everyone is wearing red shoes! I love red and shoes so it's a perfect combination!!
Click on the photos for more information.
Friday, August 20, 2010

My Creative Space

I know I'm late but here is my creative space!
I haven't played along for a few weeks now and although I've been creating and experimenting nothing has turned into something unique and exciting. My mum on the other hand, sent me a package today with lots of flowers ready to be made into headbands and brooches.

More spaces here

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Help me reach 300 Likers with a Giveaway

GemmaJoy is close to 300 likers on facebook and to get over the line I'm having a giveaway. This giveaway will be made especially for the winner and all you have to do is

1. Post a comment on GemmaJoy's facebook wall!

Easy as that!!!

Thankyou to everyone you is a liker on facebook... I love seeing new fans!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Under 5 Sale

GemmaJoy is having a Sunday Sale. All items are under $5. Click here for Sale
Tuesday, August 10, 2010


A quick post to show some new headband designs.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Make room for craft

I have craft space envy.
I came across this pictures on facebook. Look at the storage and how clean and organised they are (I'm sure these spaces were tided before the pictures were taken).

Where do you craft? At the moment my craft has overtaken the lounge room (remember I have just moved and the spare room is still full of boxes) (excuses excuses).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm Back!!!

Hello blog readers from my new home in Brisbane! The move was pain free apart from it taking 3 weeks for Telstra to get my phone and Internet connected (my advice when moving don't believe anything telstra tells you).
I managed to create a new line of headbands and brooches over the past 3 weeks (I found the time when I was avoiding unpacking/cleaning).
To celebrate my return I'm having a sale on facebook, visit album here.


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