Tuesday, January 3, 2012


G'day fellow ALAW-ers. Another year has begun and my brain is in overdrive.

I live on the sunny (mostly) Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. I am a painter, previously also a potter, and love to work in mixed media.

Last year was my first ALAW and I so enjoyed the challenge that I'm back again to give it another go.

My first choice of tools to work with would have to be collage/mixed media...

1st alphabet 2011
I deviated a little from this with my second alphabet, and planned to make a mini-book. My fondness for bending the rules a little made me interpret the 'letter a week' thing literally and I actually wrote a letter for each week, using the relevant 'letter' each time. The 'letters' were printed on vellum, scorched and attached with sealing wax to ink-splattered watercolour paper.

Well, I finished the signatures but still haven't sewn them together. I guess today's the day.

This year's 'dotty' thingy might mean pixels to me, then again who knows what other inspiration might strike. If I can find a way to bend the rules again I will.  Perhaps there's a little 'rebel' in me.

Thanks to Fiona there's a year of incredible creativity about to unfold on this site, and I can hardly wait for the show to begin.

If you wish to see what I do in my 'spare' time please visit:



  1. Great results, Jo - looking forward to seeing this year's results, happy NY xoxo

  2. I do like the humour in your second alphabet ! to bend the rules, I like too

  3. Great to see your on board again this year Jo! I look forward in seeing your next creations :-)

  4. Hi Jo
    After watching you and the others make such fantastic pieces last year, I'm inspired to join in. Can't wait to see what you come up with....and, my little brain is a-spinnin'!

  5. It's great to have you back Jo - the first two alphabets were both so tantalising!

  6. what wil you come up with this time??
    looking forward to see it.


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