I love to create, whether it be sewing a patchwork quilt, documenting memories in a scrapbook, working in my art journal, or painting a mixed-media canvas. I love to use vintage ephemera in my art – lace, fabric, ribbons and buttons, old book pages and sheet music, doilies inherited from my grandmother, broken jewelry, trinkets, and vintage greeting cards.
I also love to write and have self-published several novels. My books often include craft themes, such as the Wattle Lane novels, which are centered around a scrapbooking shop in the small New Zealand town of Kerrigan.
My other passion is gardening and growing organic vegetables, as well as herbs and flowers to use in my art and in homemade body care products.
I live with my husband, Nick, and our beloved dog, Finn, in the Art Deco city of Napier, New Zealand, surrounded by sunshine, beaches, orchards and vineyards.
Thank you for joining me on my creative journey.