The Inspiration Directory

There were two reasons for creating this website. The main one was obviously a place for Gumnut Inspired to live – a place for my art, my blog, my shop, my corner of the web. However, there was a second reason that might not be so obvious, mainly because I forget to advertise it.

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What is a gumnut?

This is somewhat a mandatory post for me. I’ve had to explain my username several times online and I thought it would hurt to have an explanation here. A gumnut is not a some crazy person hooked on chewing gum. A gumnut is the woody fruit of a eucalyptus tree. In Australia, eucalyptus trees, of […]

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Finished

Finished. It is the holy grail for all artists. I have a saying pinned on my pinboard above my desk (well, I did until we gutted my studio, but let’s play as if it is still there):   ‘To start is fun, but to finish is ecstasy.’   And I really believe that. I’ve always […]

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Goolwa beach

Exciting news

I have had my share of exciting news this year. I have been very fortunate on several fronts to be presented with an array of opportunities, particularly those that further my art business. But I must say that a little more never hurts! 😀 Today I found out that my painting, Stare, sold at the […]

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Stare

Dragons

Since about December last year, this household has been alive with Dragons. Dreamworks Dragons to be exact. Myself, and both my two girls have been madly watching every little bit of this world we can get our hands on, particularly my youngest who recently had her fifth birthday and a Dreamworks Dragons party to celebrate. […]

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The Pinnacles

The value of a compliment

In 2006, my Hubby and I spent two weeks in Western Australia. It was a fantastic holiday, WA is a wonderful place for the nature lover. It is gorgeous. About halfway through the holiday we had a long stretch of a drive between Albany and Toodyay. It was a road trip where we hadn’t planned […]

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Bluesplash

Designing logos

Today was spent designing logos. Multiple logos, all for one client, so they have a choice. So for today’s post I thought I’d write up how to go about designing a logo, what makes a good logo, and how I go about it. First up, what is a logo? Generally speaking a logo is a […]

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Winter returns

The temperature is forecast to dip below 20C this week, the final sign that summer is truly leaving and the April rains are due. Here comes the cold. I’m not a fan of winter, however for the first time in a long time we will be travelling interstate this year right in the depths of […]

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Heel of Yorke

Heel of Yorke

I was planning on posting about some of my jewellery tonight, but I’ve managed to run out of time. So instead here is a photo from our recent holiday on the Yorke Peninsula that caught my eye while uploading those jewellery photos. This is right on the heel of the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. […]

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Well, that didn’t work.

I disappeared again. I think I might have needed a break. It has been a pretty full on year until just recently. Not in a bad way, more in a fantastic, I have a lot of work – art and design work – to do. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but lots happening at once and sooner […]

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