Saturday, December 29, 2012

Georgeous flowering gum






I recently noticed this little plant on my daily walk and kept meaning to go back and photograph it in all its flowering glory... when I went past this morning I noticed many of the flowers are starting to disappear... perhaps eaten by birds or just part of the life cycle... so I finally remembered to go back later with my camera and capture it before all the flowers are gone.

I've identified it as Corymbia Ficifolia... or Red Flowering Gum... or Baby Orange - it's part of the Eucalyptus family... isn't it just divine! We have so many beautiful native plants here in Australia and as ever... I'm imagining this as a textile design.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Red and green and Christmas





I actually snapped this stunning bottle brush at the beginning of spring and just found these images filed away, realising I didn't share them here at the time... and what better time to share them than now as they are the perfect colours for Christmas!

This tree / shrub is at the front of my mum's property, right on the front corner of the balcony, it is so beautiful when in flower... the birds have since stripped it bare but like I said, it's nice to know they have food to eat.

With Christmas just about on our doorstep I just wanted to wish you all the best for the festive season and the new year :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Floral emblems and my new website.

What is this, you might ask... These are my interpretations of the floral emblems for each state in Australia as I had the brilliant idea to use them for my Stockists list on my new website

The new site was on my mind for a while and in development even longer. I designed it earlier this year and handed it over to a local agency to develop... then my unexpected surgery came along and threw my timeline out of whack... then it had to take a back seat to other projects that came along in the meantime... but the site is finally live and when I get back from my break the new online shop / wholesale & trade log-in area will be up and running too... woo hoo!

Of course looking at all the lovely floral emblems has given me all sorts of ideas for future designs!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Nature's splendour

This is one of the views that greets you on the windy roads to Como (NSW)...




Despite all the man made bits it's still pretty spectacular, huh!