I grew up in a small country town in the South Island of beautiful New Zealand. Childhood was playing on the beach, building huts, freedom and creativity. It was from a young age that my mum taught me to live my dream, be creative and most of all to be happy and love every moment of life. So here I am… Family, Arlo, Painting, Design, DIY’s, Beach Picnics, Books, Music, Watercolour, Etsy, Blogging, Animals, Graphic Design, Photography, Soy Lattes, Flowers, Market Adventures, Thrifting and… Turning my dream into a reality; To have my own creative business and to love life as an artist.
Clouds of Colour blog is my journey, inspiration, loves, photos and business stories along the way. I hope you enjoy it!
In 2011 I was living in Sydney, Australia and through a friend, discovered the blog A Beautiful Mess. I started following her posts and found it so inspiring that she had started blogging and made a career from it. So my new years resolution began for 2012- to have a blog I updated every day and in the future have a full time job from my creativity. I fully focused on my goals, Etsy and blog ideas. I filled books and books with info on what I wanted to do…and took all of the A Beautiful Mess courses!
In March of 2012 my partner Arlo and I moved back to our hometown in beautiful New Zealand where I took a few months off from working, to get my Clouds of Colour Shop open! I now spend every breathe of life brainstorming, photographing and designing for my shop and blog. Life is creative…and Im loving every moment of it.
Clouds of Colour is where I vent my creativity, share art, design, inspiration, DIY’s and photography. I find it so satisfying being part of the blogging world and being able to share what I love and do with the world. There is no other place I could meet and make friends like I have on here. We share interests and feedback, its now very much a part of my life.
New Zealand is so easy to find inspiration in so if I’m ever stuck for ideas, I take my camera out into nature and usually come home with a heap of new blog post or art ideas. I also love to look at old fabric, embroidery and art books.
Here is a list of my favourite topics to blog about and their most popular posts!
Photography: New Zealand I Yellow Daisy at Sunrise I Super Moon I A Rose Garden I New Zealand Seal I Lying in the wildflowers I Monarch butterfly I Buzzy bee bokeh
DIY’s: Doodle Stones I Cross Stitch Cards I Fairy Light Frame I Lavender Easter Bunny I Leaf Dreamcatcher I Homemade clothing rack I Flower ice cubes
Art & Design: Earlybird Print I Dragonfly Print I Giant Doodle Drawing I NZ Prints I Christchurch Cathedral Print I Art Greeting Cards I Dragonfly Print
And some of my personal favorite posts:
Felt Elephant pillow case I Art in Window display competition I A river ride in California I Shoot it, Sketch it: Cactus Teacup I Geometric painted doormat I Lavender buzzy bee
Thank you so much for stopping by Clouds of Colour! I hope you enjoy your stay and my journey as an artist.