Hand Painted Tags. Antique French Book Plates and more.

Having a bit of a fleur day. Thinking of France, Versailles and French perfume gardens.

My latest little paintings on tags and book pages are inspired by my times in France. Collecting antique, vintage French books and magazines for as little 1EU, from the local book sales. We also and picked up old stuff, thrown in bins, after the markets. Many of the pages are so thin, discolored and aged, it just adds to their beauty.

Available in the “Handmade” tags or art sections in my shop Ateliernostagi

My daughter was as local, so we lived among the locals and were able to get a good feel for French culture. France is like a second home to me. My daughter lives in London now, so, I get to go there.

Still working on immersing myself in the English culture, but managed to do a bit of mudlarking, theater and art galleries when I was last there. Absolutely loved Hampton Court Palace, just a stones throw from where I stay.

The gardens from the countries I visit are the idea behind my latest series of hand- painted tags, book pages and little water- colour paintings. My little flower paintings are made up little pieces. Non- botanical paintings with an abstract twist.

Available in the “Handmade” tags or art sections in my shop Ateliernostagi

Free Tutorials Page. Experimenting with Paint & Shellac.

Free Tutorials Page on my arts website Outlook8studio. Experimenting with Paint & Shellac.

Experimentation & New Free Tutorials Page. My blog updates have been scarce lately, as, Ive been studying a couple of arts business and creative courses. This week I created a new “Free Tutorials”   on my Outlook8studio website , where I share some of my favorite, creative ideas and things to do.

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I’ve also, been experimenting with shellac and acrylic paints in the studio

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and plan to create some textile and sculpture pieces too.

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My favourite thing to make on  Free Tutorials  is my large studio easel. I created it when I built my studio in 2000. I wanted something big, so I could work on many paintings at once. It’s a bit slap happy, (I’m no carpenter) but, works perfectly for me.

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Taking Stock for Today!

“Taking Stock” allows me to see what’s happening in my life and where I’m at in this moment. Its also lots of fun!


Here’s my Taking Stock for today:
Making : Little collages
Cooking : Dr. Cabot’s soup
Drinking : Lemon & ginger tea
Reading: Paris Made by Hand by Pia Jane Bijker
Wanting: To get warm
Looking: To complete my unfinished sculptures and paintings
Playing: In my studio
Deciding: When to take a trip to mums
Wishing: I could sleep better
Enjoying: Time on my own creating
Waiting: For my wood to be chopped
Liking: Sleeping in
Wondering: About going to Paris to see my daughter next year
Loving: Receiving mail art
Pondering: New art work
Considering: Going to my drawer for some chocolate
Watching: The days go by too quickly
Hoping: To get some art sales soon
Marveling: Others creativity
Needing: Some warmth
Smelling: Cat pee and eucalyptus oil
Wearing: Trackie pants, jumper, jacket, dressing gown and scarf
Noticing: Its getting foggy early morning
Knowing: I need to get fitter
Thinking: About bookmaking
Feeling: Content
Admiring: Other artists work
Sorting: My elderly mothers life
Buying: Art supplies
Getting: My fallen tree chopped
Bookmarking: Provins in France
Disliking: Politics in Australia
Opening: Mail art
Giggling: With my girlfriend
Feeling: Happy
Snacking: Sea salt chocolate
Wishing: I could do another arts residency overseas
Helping: My mum sort out her legal stuff
Hearing: 70’s music

A blank list for you to copy and paste…!
Making :
Cooking :
Drinking :

Enjoy your day!


Ephemera Exchange Group


Filling envelopes with found papers to send of to members of the paper ephemera exchange group to use in collage and other creative projects



 Each person fills an envelope with found papers, advertising cards, text



old or new



and sends it off to every member in the group




I will send mine off next week



Its fun receiving art materials from all over the world to play with