Category: mixed media

Sooo….remember how I was all inspired and gooey and mushy over the fabulous Cate’s humanitarian efforts from An Ordinary Life? Remember how I spouted long-held whispers to foster kids, only to worry about the commitment of it all? Well, one of my dearly beloved CM readers Gemma, suggested that I look into doing casual care – i.e. fostering kids on the odd weekend, etc. to give relief to other carers. (Thanks Gem!) So, with the resolve of a lazy worker ant – i.e. motivated but working against his default setting of ‘reasons not to do anything’ – I made the…

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In the Beginning My daughter’s dresser looked like this. Then… …a naughty pixie with nothing better to do, broke in and did this. And so it was… …that a makeover was in order. Now, when I suggested this, what I had in mind was something quaint and colourful. Something like this. So when I spotted Little Miss setting forth with her Wednesday Adams-like shenanigans creative thunder, my first impulse was to stop her. I believe I even let out a little “eeeeeeeeeerrrrr”. You know the one. The sound of a hobbit swallowing his self-esteem in the face of the elf…

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1. Truly faboosh blog. I’ve already spent hours there. 2. The gorgeous store Sweet William (where the adores-balls print above is from) on the Aussie version of Etsy, madeit.com I am in love with their stuff and already buying up big on hubby’s behalf dropping massive hints for Christmas. 3. Interested in starting a creative biz? 4. Oh yeah, have I not told you I’ve started an improv theatre company? I’m so damn excited it’s kinda ridiculous – we’ve got some very cool news indeed which I will be spilling very shortly. Can I get a woot? Woot. Thanks. 5.…

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And without further ado, may I introduce you to our latest creative mama extraordinaire, Nic Hohn! Welcome to the Comic Mummy blog Nic! Firstly, would you kindly tell us a bit about yourself! My name is Nicole, although I go by Nic in the art world.I live on the Queensland coast, Australia in a small town with my hubby and 2 children. We’ve been married for 19 yrs and our son is 12, our daughter 9 and we have a vivacious border collie who’s 5. I have been a full time artist for the last 8 yrs and have recently taken…

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1. Wonderful interview with artist Stephanie Levy over at Art Biz Mama, which has some great stuff on running a creative business when you’ve got little ones afoot! It was via Stephanie’s site that I also discovered: 2. The superbly fabulous Keri Smith. I just love this quote from her post on infusing your work with your personality: “Pay no attention to the man behind that curtain.” Ignore what other people are doing. It has no bearing on your existence or vision of the world. The times we feel the most discouraged are usually due to the fact we are comparing…

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