Tuesday, August 5, 2014

hello little p

in good hands

Sweet little Pierre Jordan Rydder came into this world on 01 August.  His name, a family one, is now into its fifth generation...a beautiful family tradition, my dear mother would be so very proud of.

He is wonderful and strong and so very cuddly.

Like your big sister, there is a guiding star watching from above and there is grandpa at your side.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

rainbow stars

Aren't these rainbow stars just so beautiful and bright?  They were hanging from the branches of this impressive Moreton Bay fig, swaying gently in the winter breeze.  If only I'd been able to snatch more than an hour at the Brisbane Finders Keepers market last week, I would have joined in this little project by Maryann Talia Pau ...one millions stars against violence.

I did however manage the most wonderful of evenings with perhaps my most favourite of creative souls...delicious food and beautiful company on a winters evening...the best gorgeous girls!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

winter wanderings

Wandering with the camera and taking in all that is wonderful about winter in Queensland...the tiny pockets of autumn still lingering, the birds still at play in the sunshine and the flowers still in bloom.  This really is a gorgeous time of year in these parts!

Friday, June 27, 2014

morning light...

these winter mornings have been crisp and clear and oh so beautiful in the garden.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

forever moments...

today was fun
today we made memories that begin to tell our story
thank you so very much Ash for capturing these moments...
(of course I can barely wait to see the magic you've created)

Monday, June 2, 2014


A moment yesterday, between night shifts, to savour this wonderful publication that is Alphabet Family Journal.  To curl up and pretend that my Sunday afternoon might linger just a little bit longer.

It's beautiful...raw and real and full of heart.  It is life in all it's wonder.  It's about savouring and capturing and treasuring the moments that collectively make up a day, a week, a month, a year.  Each of us do it differently yet in many ways the same...it is about our perfectly imperfect everydays.

Luisa Brimble and her very talented contributors have captured life's moments with spirit and love, in the stunning images and thoughtful words they've shared.  I'm so looking forward to stopping and appreciating each page in detail...to savour the goodness between the pages.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

sabine pick..

I went to Byron Bay last Friday for a gorgeous morning of calligraphy...a workshop with Sabine Pick in the loveliest of settings.  Atlantic Byron Bay is walking distance to the sea yet quietly nestled on the outskirts of town...bliss.  The sweetest of discoveries I may have explore a little more.

Lettering artist Sabine Pick’s calligraphy style is described as contemporary with a whimsical twist.   She is the loveliest of lovely...patient and so very eager to share her artistry with others.  She encourages the philosophy of  'perfectly imperfect' and embraces individuality, finding beauty in each flourish.  It was so lovely to meet her, to chat and to revive my love for hand lettering...

This coming Saturday I will join Sabine again at Maybelle Imasa-Stukul's Brisbane workshops...I feel like a child waiting for Christmas...I can't wait!  

The key to this beautiful art is practice...I'm going to try my very best to do that at least every second day!

{A big thank you to Nikki of Paperrunway who organised and hosted this wonderful workshop}

Thursday, May 15, 2014


changes in the leaves..vibrant greens turning to gold, to the richest of reds and then finally falling to the ground...crisp and brown under foot.

Little snippets of autumn captured whilst wandering with Molly this morning.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


finding calm amongst the rain clouds
{for each has a silver lining}

all swirling in my head

Sunday, May 4, 2014

brown paper packages...

tied with string...one of my favourite things!

I'm just a tiny bit excited about Maybelle's fabulous calligraphy workshop here in Brisbane at the end of the month.  She inspires me so and it will be such a treat to finally meet her in person...she is such a kind and generous soul and her work is exquisite.

When I saw this issue of Hearth magazine I knew I had to take a peek inside.  Oh my, the pages in between this beautiful cover are just divine.   But truly, when it arrived, I just had to savour the packaging...so simple yet so perfectly wonderful (that seal...what a lovely touch!).

There are so many amazing publications out at the moment...it's hard to resist the temptation to collect each and every issue.  I tell myself, once in a while, an escape with some wholesome goodness and a nice cup of tea is a joy to be cherished!