The story time rock

. . . My illustration ‘The story time rock,’ was inspired by a cluster of granite that reminded me of pages in a book. To me, layers of solid rock displaying an array of different markings from the rain, moss and lichen, echoed an open book with the pages dancing in the wind. In certain lights and particular angles I could imagine the rock surfaces inscribed with stories. I wrote my own poem, ‘Inner light,’ to embellish and evoke the essence of this layered rock formation . . .

Inner light . . . Granite beneath my feet and grainy gravelly sandy soil in my hand. You absorb the summer sun rays becoming a boiling boulder. Like a starry night sky you transform into sparkles when the clear quartz crystal shines out from your core of strength and smooth shapes of serenity. Your quartz highlights your wisdom and inner awareness glistening in the December light, as beautiful as rain droplets floating through sunlight.

 

 

 

 

 

Heart rock

. . . The tree framing my heart rock is rather magical. Many a faerie friend and elemental spirit inhabits this place and wake to this eastern outlook. The earth beneath the branches is layered with skeletal gum leaf wings. Here the intricately patterned delicate faerie wings wish and hope for rainstorms to freshen the air and earth . . .

Coloured pencil on paper 2017

Illustrated poems

. . . Three of my spring inspired poems, with illustrations to complement . . .

‘Rose angel’

. . . My coloured pencil on paper illustration . . .

Pack of cards

. . . My chakra illustrations are now available to purchase online as cards with envelopes. They measure 90x130mm. You can find them on the ‘Blue Island Press’ website, www.blueislandpress.com.au . . .

Rabbit

. . . This is my renewed rabbit. I drew him years ago with graphite, and this year realised he needed a refresh. So, I added magenta magnolias and roses and golden crocuses with coloured pencil and increased the contrast in his fur . . .

‘Moon rock’ … ‘Acres of amethyst air’ … ‘Rock faces’

. . . Each granite rock inspired illustration was drawn this year, with coloured pencil on paper. I have depicted the intriguing rocky forms that play tricks on my eye, every time I walk past a particular cluster of rocks. Also, I wanted the dreamy quality of quartz crystal to shine through in these drawings . . .  

 

 

Greeting cards

. . . My greeting card series, drawn with coloured pencil and pen . . .