November 28th, 2013 — 11:20am, Comment »

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I recently had the pleasure of taking part in Flowers, an art exhibition of flower paintings, at Black and Spiro here in Brisbane. Like everything Anna and the girls at Black and Spiro do, the opening was a charming and gorgeous affair. Fresh flowers were plentiful, the champagne was flowing and the pianist was in full swing. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of the evening to share but I went back the next day with my camera to capture these.


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Seeing my name on the door along with these wonderful artists was such a surprise and a thrill …



This corner is probably my favourite.  I’m in love with the chartruese sofa and the picture wall – that’s my hibiscus painting!



Purple Bougainvillea  – still available …


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I’ve sold all three of mine in this corner, the two on the right wall and the middle one on the left.


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Spring Ranunculus is sold too.



The top three are mine, and the black one, Winter Bouquet II is still for sale.  I wouldn’t be sad to have it come home to be honest, but if you’re interested, you can pop in to Black and Spiro or call on 07 32543000.  The exhibition is officially over but there are still a few available paintings in store.

Interiors Photo Month, day 14

July 14th, 2012 — 4:00pm, Comment »


I’m rather proud of myself.  After a rocky start, my iPhone has cooperated, and I now have joined the Interiors Photo a Day on Instagram.  This means that after today I won’t be continuing the challenge here at my blog, but you can follow me on Instagram, where my user name is mypinkdoor.   It’ll be much more fun – there are lots of other interior mad people sharing their snaps – and remember, so can you.  I’ll see you there …

Interiors photo month, day 12

July 12th, 2012 — 5:42pm, Comment »

OK, I am totally cheating today.  The weather is miserable and lighting so poor that I had no luck at all with the photos I took.   I did try!  I figured the next best thing was to post a photo of my home, even if I didn’t take it today.  Even better, this one covers both topics for today, Old and Bargain (Bargain is actually day 3,  but I’m making up for lost time remember).  I think it’s French but I bought this canister at a little antique shop in Ireland, so it better be old, and yes, it was a bargain, I think.

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July – Interiors photo month

July 10th, 2012 — 11:23am, Comment »

Today I’m joining this photo a day challenge. I read about this fun idea, adapted by Jen Bishop at Interiors addict,  at Kara Rosenlund’s blog.    And I’m adapting it a bit further.  The original idea is that you take a shot of whatever is listed for that day of the month, and share it on instagram.  Firstly, I’m late, (if you too can hear my sons growling, ‘what’s new?’, just ignore them), so I will start at no 10 (it’s 10 July) but I’ll also take a photo of no 1.  I’ll double up daily until I catch up. Make sense?  Secondly, I have already wasted so much time trying to figure out instagram (yes, I am challenged in certain areas, but don’t get my sons started on that …) that I’m going to post my photos on My Pink Door.  Thirdly, I think I’ll take the photos with my camera not my phone as I really need the practice.  My camera is a little dusty.

What about you?  Think this would be fun? Well then, do join in!

Day 10. Books

Day 1. Coffee table

If a picture says a thousand words, do you think this says ‘de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter’ over and over again?  Could it also be saying ‘paint me white’?


June 6th, 2012 — 9:44am, 5 comments »

Images: The Design Files

It’s so long since I last posted that I almost forget how.  I wasn’t sure I’d ever do it again to be honest,  but here I am.  Inspired by the work of Australian artist Pia Blair, I just had to share.   I’d seen some photos of her work lately but couldn’t pin down the source or artist, so was delighted this morning when I stumbled upon this feature on Design Files.

Apart from the fact that they are gorgeous, aren’t these artworks so much fun?  Pia lives in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, lucky woman, and has recently resigned from her full time job as art teacher to concentrate on her art.  She explores the city on her motorbike sourcing goodies for her works, and it sounds like she is having some serious fun.  Read more on her blog.

I’ve been doing a few collages lately, very basic mind you, as part of the design course I’m studying and it. is. so. much. fun.  If I could tear pictures out of magazines and stick them on paper all day long, I would.

Fun. There should be more of it.

Dumpling night – a cheat’s post

January 21st, 2012 — 6:57am, 1 comment »
photo from Where My Heart Is

A few weeks ago when son number two and his girlfriend Wei were visiting from China, Wei decided to treat us with a sumptuous Chinese feast, featuring homemade dumplings.  It was such a fun night.  God I love having my babies home, they sure liven up the joint.  I would show you my photos of the night, but seeing as my sister Jess is the photographer, I’m sure you’d much rather see hers over at Where My Heart Is.

Monday joy

November 14th, 2011 — 9:01pm, 6 comments »

How was your weekend?  Mine was  very productive.   Among other things, I finished this painting.   I had to, we needed the living room back.  I didn’t think I would keep this one, but it actually looks perfect in the entrance hallway.  I was inspired by this phot0 which you may have seen a month ago.  A very loose representation …

Nothing beats being creative.  And it’s especially nice when you like the finished product.