Mermaid Delights!

I just added a fun little set for Mermaid Lovers to my store! Six delightful  mermaid tail tubes that can be used for hair care potions, lotions and paint! They even have scales embossed in their [...]


hello all, a. Dry quick blog to announce the winner for the blog portion of the Journal Celebrtaion giveaway! Tinsel barked a number to me, and the winner is Kandys! We have emailed her and will [...]

Announcement Countdown!

    Australia  7th Sept 10am  AEST USA 6th Sept 6pm MDT I will be live broadcasting from my Facebook Page with news of my BIG AMAZING SECRET PROJECT!!!! I can’t wait to share! [...]

Taking Time Out

All my life I have had the incredible opportunity to travel. Experiencing different cultures, ways of life and seeing the world broaden my own horizons and make me appreciate my home like nothing [...]

Live painting demonstration at Daniel Smith, Seattle!

I have such an epic trip to the USA coming up in June! The latest event to be added is a Live demonstration and Book Signing. The Whimsical Watercolors Event is at the Daniel Smith Art Store 4150 [...]

Pre-Raphaelite Magic Strikes Again….

My London Escape Artist Retreat is in just a few short weeks… I am just so excited about spending time in that wonderful city and with artists. I have amazing Sketchercises planned. One of [...]

Art Retreats are worth every effort!

Heading off on an art adventure is worth the flights, worth the time and worth every cent you need to spend to get there! For a start you get to hang out with an artist that you admire, and she [...]

Viva Frida

My Trip to Mexico City was a life-changer. Being that close to my hero, Frida Kahlo, was a dream come true. But She was just part of the fun.  Even flying in to Mexico City, I could see the extra [...]

I’ll be in Sydney this weekend for Finders Keepers!

I went to The Finders Keepers Brisbane at the end of last year with Miss Geri. It was exciting, fun and so cool it wouldn’t be caught dead calling itself Hipster ( it just is).  So I wanted [...]

I’ve been busy…

I need to tell you all about my trip, but that will have to wait until I have had some time with Angus and The Ladies ( Moo, Tinsel and Gesso!). In the meantime, here is my trip through the eyes [...]

A week of announcements!

I have quite a few big announcements to make this week. Really fun stuff! But the first is the winner for the tote bags! As you know, my tiny doglette, Tinsel, picks my winners for me, and she [...]

Donna Downey is coming to the Nest!

I met Donna Downey in April this year when I traveled to Charlotte to teach at her Inspired Studios.She is a bundle of fun and hilarity. In fact she could easily become a stand-up comic. Easily. [...]

Peaceful, Easy Feeling

How good are holidays? I am in Bali taking a few days off before my Escape Artists arrive for our annual Bali Retreat. I think I’m going to have to make this a more regular thing. Maybe [...]

Confession and a minor Art Miracle

I love traveling and discovering new places, rediscovering new haunts, trying new dishes and spending time with wonderful people. But the reverse jetlag I get when I arrive home KICKS MY BUTT! [...]

‘Radiant Faces’ workshop winner

I’m not even sure where to start this Blog post. Do I start with my week in  vacation in South West France in between the two Escape Artist Retreats in Paris… or should I tell you [...]

Escape Artists, Mermaids and Girlimals in Paris!

My first Escape Artist Retreat in Paris has been action packed and rather unbelievable! Even unseasonal precipitation could’nt dampen our spirits. As Dolly Parton said “if you want [...]

My Epic America Trip!

My trip to the USA was EPIC. I saw amazing art created in all my workshops and I made wonderful friends with people that I have admired from the other side of the planet. This trip was my reward [...]

Viva Frida – whimsical workshops in Mexico!

Last year I went to Mexico twice, and fell in love with it’s vibrancy and strong sense of itself!… so it is with great excitement that I tell you about the 2 workshops I have planned [...]

Only a few spaces left…

In my latest newsletter I showcased these upcoming in-person teaching events. There are only a few spaces left for Bali already and Art is You Dixie (near Memphis) is full of awesome creatives [...]

My USA workshops!

Details: click here I am teaching three Workshops at Art is You in Dixie. It’s my very first time going to and teaching at such a big Art Event and I can’t wait! There are SO many [...]

Escape Artist: Paris

Session 2: Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th of July. Planning and dreaming for this experience has been going on for 2 years. I have been to Paris over 20 times, I only have to watch Amelie and [...]


I feel like I am swimming back to the surface after 8 INTENSE weeks of video producing and lesson creation for Mermaid Circus. Diving deep with the most wonderful, fantastic, super-awesome [...]

The Importance of Workshops

I didn’t go to uni or college and get a Degree or any form of formal qualification. But I have never been out of ‘education’ since I started school at 5 years old. I have an [...]

Was it a Dream?

What is it with holidays seeming like they were soooooo long ago, from the minute you get home?  It’s only been a month since I last felt the warm bali breeze on my skin, but its seems like [...]

The Nest is full : new weekend Workshop dates added!

Well, that was quick! My first session at the Nest is full, so I have added an extra weekend: Artomology Workshop: at the Nest 1st and 2nd December. Artomology Mixed Media Workshop 24 & 25th [...]

I think I melted into my Art Journal

I wouldn’t be the first person to say they need a holiday to get over their holiday, right? But my holiday wasn’t stressful and spent rushing from landmark to cathedral to monument [...]

Instagram: Bali Art Journal

Bali Art Journal : Jane Davenport I started this during the retreat…it’s sunset now… Time to wander down the steps (of hell as my Escape Artists referred to them as!) to the [...]

Why I love Craft Shows!

  Angus and I have just had three fab days at the Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercrafts Show followed with only a day’s space by the Sydney Craft and Quilt show.  All this hard on the [...]