A Little about Tattered Inspirations

Tattered Inspirations is a little business which aims to provide products with a vintage heart to use in your crafts - be it scrapbooking, card making or other crafty pursuits.

The Tattered Inspirations shop is here
Tattered Inspirations

Markets - we will keep you informed as we have no idea when we will be able ot go to the Old Bus Depot due to their rennovations. once I know I will pop it here :)

The business is only tiny and is not in any way out to make lots of money but rather to offer products to compliment the usual supplies available by big companies.

The Design Team Rachel Walsh, Belinda Comerford, Kathy Marchant, Daniella Tassone and Suzie Lowe creatively use the products to show people what can be done - and I treasure their input and design work immensly.

Thank you for dropping by, we aim to encourage and inspire you to do something different out of your comfort zone, in new and exciting ways.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

2 new works - unveiled!!

I had the most awesome time yesterday

I painted and created until late afternoon and I finished 2 paintings and completed the redo of the other one.......

What a wonderful day of creativity (and now doesn't my creative space need a thorough clean up!!)

But before I get my cleaning rags ready here they are!

Moonrise over St Mary's (Tasmania)

This is a wide narrow piece which is inspired by a photo that I took at Moonrise watching the way the moon glimmered on the leaves.

I love the way the reflections light up the countryside and then glow out to see beyond.

It is for a wedding present for someone who loves purple above any other colour and as you know it isn't easy to do purple in landscapes so much..... so when I came across a photo of this sunset I took in Tassie - I thought of her!

Now I have the pleasure of knowing that I can enjoy it until her wedding!

Misty Blue

This is a huge piece 75cm x 100cm of the amazing Echo Point and the 3 sisters in the Blue Mountains NSW. I really wanted to do this painting for a while but as this is an 'iconic' subject in Australia I was a little fearful of getting it right.

I am not sure that the photo does it justice, there is so much mystery in the background it is misty blues and greys and lots of texture - loving garnet paste at the moment !!

So much fun to do

Glow over the Bungles Bungles

Ever done something you were really not happy with?????

Well this is one of 'those'

It is a hard piece - and it didn't have the impact I thought it could..... the colours were off, the cones looked as though they were too smooth and it just felt odd.



So I am now okay with it - it isn't my fave painting but I think I like to so much better than before...... BTW - these colours are pretty real to life just in case you thought I was in some psychedelic dream!!

This is a growing thing isn't it - I am getting better every month - and Thank You for your support as I keep going on this mixed media journey

With Love


  1. Hey Carol! Another fellow flying lessons student here and Aussie too! Wow - just love what you did on the re-work of the Bungle painting. I spent two years in Halls Creek which is just down the road from there. You really managed to capture that raw rough texture of the beehive so well - and I especially like how the richness of the oxides jumps out now - just like they do IRL - beautiful!

  2. Carol,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I was thrilled to see that you live in Canberra. We lived there for two years (2005-2007) while my husband was on an exchange tour with the Australian Navy. We dearly loved in Oz and want to come back!! I am in America now, but Australia will always be very special to me.

    Your artwork is gorgeous! I love that I recognize The Three Sisters and the Bungle Bungles. I think this is the best part of Kelly's e-course. Meeting such wonderful people from all over the world!


  3. Absolutely stunning paintings. I love the first one... I hope you don't mind but I would like to put this up on my blog as a reference to what I found from browsing the blogs in the blog hop. Please let me know if you do not want me to do so. You are very talented.

  4. I love the moonlight painting. It is absolutely stunning. What lucky friends.
    I'm following people around on the blog hop and finding so many wonderful,talented artists.
    Thank you.