A Message Within One Moment of Time.


What have I got to do today? My plan is to write a blog post on “My Mission” but the more I think about it, its more of a message, an understanding of where I am at today.  Our visions and messages are always evolving as life is forever changing, but the core principles stay the same and thats about human and nature connection.

I always had a love for the earth and my fellow man, but we live in troubling times, but haven’t we always? Name a day where there is no war going on somewhere, or people or animal going starving. Were all locked into a system that tries to stop us in full filling our dreams. Our lives seam not to be ours, and we have lost our voice, because the machine is always churning. From the moment we wake up we are bombarded with so much information. How do you press stop and just relax? As I write this, I realise that I need to write this. Does it matter? Today I’m going to say No and stop just for me, you may find a different message so enjoy your journey…Whats my message? Well it came to me 21st September Saturday morning having a relaxing coffee with my hubby and I put pen to paper.

Magnificent Life, Where the wonder of anything can literally happen, a world of amazing people and a beautiful evolving home. We can aspire to change and live in Harmony within our earth and gain new possibilities to venture into the universe. From Star dust we came, the matter that built everything we see today, you and me. Believe in the impossible, from an explosion of a planet, from planet to life. Star dust. In each of us we want to look into the stars and see whats up there? don’t we already know? that its all ready part of us? Life, a Life we want to explore, a calling to go home, one day we will return the the stars. Shine brightly like the star that made you, that is where the magic lies. The impossible dreams are within you ready to awaken.

As I wrote this the words just fell out onto the paper and I felt amazing in the realisation that everything is fine in that moment, the moment is all we need to change to wake up and realise we matter, and I have felt that before in smaller ways. I have been listening a lot of  Terence Mckenna recently, a wonderful man that really inspires me to see the wonder in life and everything. I know that this learning will never cease, because life will never cease, we are part of something larger than any god or culture, they are but a blink in the eye of time. I know now that one question will ultimately lead to another but I will keep asking because that is the learning in Life and death.

Life and Death is but a continuation, but the moment always stays the same, it is always constant in this life force.

When you wake up in the moment and realise we all came from the same, we look into the same eyes, we sense the same things, we can smell the same things, we can touch the same things, we are part of the same things, with varying shades of color there is Magnificent Life.

Life is too the travel the road untravelled before, to explore, live in harmony and not make war.

When we wake up and see the splendor in you an me, we get the opportunity to feel and see this amazing planet. Sharing our home, not owning are home, nothing belongs to us except but lifes cherished moments, something we already share. In that moment we are whole, we are part of that same star that shone so brightly, bursting to create this wonderful moment.

To Follow: The message of Within Nature We Become One.

Dairy Free, Wheat Free Chiang Mai Noodles. Alloy Mac Mac!


This is such a lovely dish and quick and easy to make, and its one of our favourites. Plus is has the added bonus that you can adapt this to suit most allergies.

1 tbs of oil

1 tbs of chicken stock powder

1/2 tbs chopped palm sugar

1/2 packet of Thai red curry paste

1 tps of chili paste

2-3 medium chopped shallots

1 lime juice

150ml coconut milk

1 1/2 pints of water

1/2  diced chicken breast

Rice Noodles or for a CARB FREE option you can use class noodles made from bean.

Flavour with fish sauce. about 1/2 – 1 tbs

Garnish: with chopped spring onion, coriander and chili powder.


1. In a wok heat the oil and add the shallots and fry for 1 minute until fragrant, add the chicken, and red curry paste and stir until the chicken is cooked on the outside.

2. Then add the coconut milk, palm sugar and lime juice and mix until the red curry is blended,

3.  Add the water and bring to boil,

4. When hot add in the chicken stock and chili paste.and cook for another 2 minutes,

5. Add the noodles and cook until soft, depending on your rice noodles 2 -5 minutes

6. And serve.

7. Garnish with spring onion, coriander and chili powder. and enjoy.


Trip to Manila, Typhoons and Sketching

Our Manila trip did not go as planned, but such is life sometimes you just have to go with it 🙂 Anyways we planned a little get away to visit friends and see what had changed since the last time we were there. We took a trip to our old home in Fort Bonifacio Serendra, Global city and was amazed to see how much it had changed. The photo below was taken in the inside area of Serendra and this really was a lovely place to stay. Below the Swimming pool and gym was basket ball and badminton courts.


During our last stay Serendra was still only half built, but there were plans for so much more. In August we were both totally shocked at the growth of the area in the last 3 years, with many new condo towers built and more currently going up, along with a new business district and a huge new mall called Aura which was recently opened by Jessica Parker. 01/2013


Heres a look at the new “Aura SM Mall”


Global Activity is a hive of activity, with so much going on. Fort Bonifacio is more high end living, with everything you need from schools, supermarkets, department stores, malls, cinema, and great restaurants and also the most importantly an art store 😉 When we were last there it was without doubt the most expensive place we’ve lived at in Asia.

During this trip however we got caught out in a Tropical Storm Maring, with over 600mm of rain falling in just one day. So we were held up in our hotel for a few days, as many roads were waist and chest height and impassable by most vehicles.

With some time on my hands, this gave me the opportunity to create some new art. This is what I created while the sky was full of rain an asian style mermaid with a koi fish called “Spirit of Good Fortune” kinda apt for the situation we were in.


We stayed at The Oasis Park  Ermita manila, a little boutique hotel. It was very reasonable and comfortable so we were very happy. The Food at the hotel was amazing and was one of the best places we ate during our stay Manila, although very pricy, but this was 1st class dining at its best. Home made soups started at $5.00 and was served with home made fresh bread. Mains were around $17 and the sweets up to $8. I must not forget to mention the homemade ice-crean by Chef Chris, absolutely delicious. I was told beforehand  that the restaurant was very nice and has won many awards it certainly was very popular. Trip advisor reviews 4.5/5

Here’s a video or our taxi ride back to our hotel on Sunday 18th August 2013 Tropical Storm Maring. On our way back water started to come into the footwell in the car, quiet scary at the time.



Coffee Shops and Galleries, A Fresh Outlook to Art and Meeting People.


I love cappuccino coffee, and what better away to pass the time, than to popping into my local Coffee Park shop at Srinakarin. On Monday evenings its Au Bon Pain Rainbow Hill, Thong Lor , while I’m waiting for my hubby to finish his training. Then its off to a nice little Italian down for dinner.

What I love about going to the coffee shop besides coffee and drawing is meeting you guys and being in a relaxing environment, listening to the mellow music. I often find people come up to me for a chat and see what I am doing, and sometimes I meet locals who I have seen, but never really chatted to before. Its a really lovely environment and makes for interesting day, I never know who I’m going to meet so its kinda cool. As I work from home, popping into the local coffee shop gives the opportunity to meet you, being around you gives me the chance of being part of the bigger picture and experiencing life on another level. Normally the only real time we meet you is when I exhibit at shows and galleries. Because of my traveling life style I don’t get much chance to do either of these activities like I used too, so my little outings to the coffee shop is a great way to meet you.

My Mermaid and her Octopus is my first coffee shop sketches. I really enjoyed working on this little design, its quiet a complicated piece as her hair and her octopus are weaving in and out of each other. Like most of my artworks I have an idea of what I want to create eg: a mermaid with a octopus, but apart from that I just kinda let it happen.

After finishing this piece my husband and I took a trip to Manila in the Philippines for an week long break to meet up with friends. So more about Manila, Typhoons, friends eating out being stuck in a Hotel and more “Sketchbook Dairies”.

Beautiful Sisters, Custom Portraits


I decided to call this work “Beautiful Sisters” I’ve been taking a break from my normal art works, just to bring some element of change back into my work. Over the last month I have been going to my local coffee shop to draw and get myself out of the condo and start meeting people. Normally I work from the condo and it can get pretty lonesome at times, as well as very stagnant, so these outings really do brighten up my day. Working more with sketches will really help me perfect my art, the more you draw the better you get. Sketches don’t take very long either. I’m loving my new routine and I’m making new friends and people I know are loving what I’m doing as they didn’t even know I was an artist. So its really cool to share this with them, and makes me feel good about myself and is confidence building 😉 I know you might be questioning me here about my confidence, but its true I really do need help sometimes, especially as I work alone a lot. The encouragement, advice and criticism helps me to grow as a person and perfect my art too. After all my art is really about inspiration from all directions, from you to me. Life would be pretty dull without it.

I know this particular sketch looks more finished to the eye, than a just quick sketch, but thats because I like to sketch lightly first using a H or HH pencil to get the feel for the composition, in this piece I get the feel for the flow whilst working in a harder pencil so I can figure out where I’m going with it. Once I’m happy I switch over to 2B or 6B pencils, because they are softer and darker I can shade in the details quite quickly. The more I’m sketching the more confident I’m feeling about taking on more complicated pieces.

For the foreseeable future I definitely want to get out more to sketch and I really want to get some classes going myself and teach others what I know and give something back to the world. I’m not sure where I can do this yet, but I’m hoping if I’m on the right path then maybe doors will open, either with a little help for me or you. Normally working on your own can be lonesome so this is an ideal opportunity to really meet new people, combining art and making new friends.

For the next 6 months I will be in Queenstown New Zealand, so if you fancy meeting up and having some art sessions, contact me here and I will let you know whats coming up.

If your interested in commissioning me to do a portrait for you then contact me here I also have a listing over on etsy for this particular sketch and there is also some more info on commissioning artworks.

Thanks for reading, please pass this on to anyone who maybe interest.