Posts tagged - nature

Garden Birds

Posted on August 15th, 2015

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We’ve been trying to encourage more birds to visit our little patch of garden this year.  In January we hung a nectar feeder, and have watched in awe as more and more tui have arrived to sip from it.  We’ve even seen a kaka there on the odd occasion – before it gets chased off […]


Fruit Printed Wall Art

Posted on July 26th, 2015

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I made this framed fruit print just for fun.  I thought it might look cool hanging in our kitchen, near the fruit bowl.  It was so easy to make – much like the fruit-printed postcards we made here.  I followed the same method – sliced an apple in half, then dried the surface a little […]


Zealandia Rambles

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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We’ve been going to Zealandia, our local bird and wildlife sanctuary fairly regularly since we became members. On Sunday we rode our bikes there then went for a big walk in the bush, hoping to spot some rare birds and be amongst nature for a while. We’ve started to avoid the main thoroughfares and head […]


Printing Experiments

Posted on November 11th, 2014

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For the past few weekends I’ve been working on printing my ‘birds with banners’ blocks and also replenishing my supply of cards in the older designs.  I don’t have an art studio as such, so our little lounge has had prints at various stages of drying, printing and painting laid out on any available space. […]


Nature, Enter Me

Posted on August 23rd, 2014

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We went for a big walk in the hills around Wellington today.  Once we got high enough, it felt like we were a million miles from the city.  The paths were muddy from recent rain, and new fern fronds shone electric green.  Huge pines towered above us, a reminder of the power of nature and […]