the 100 day project

I’m participating in the 2018 100 day project.  There is more than one 100 day project on line but the particular one I’m participating in started on 3rd April and is Instagram based.  You can check in with my progress via my Instagram account @juliedelves2. My main motivation is to work through a project that I have had in mind for some time  and to keep myself accountable and on task through sharing and sticking to the daily post schedule.

My dad has written a biography over the decade or so Continue reading

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Recent work February 2017


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Nest, graphite on paper, 2014


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Art Every Day December: the art so far!

AED doodle glassAED sally jasper2 fishAED glass bowlAED

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Recent paintings ::



ruth buddha

ruth tri





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Doll #4, oil on canvas


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Still life


I am working on objects that I have collected, one way or another. Dolls and their relationship to actual people interest me.
This is a small oil painting of a souvenir doll from Colombo (I know because there is a tiny handwritten note attached to the doll) that I bought at an op shop in Darwin a few years ago, and my goldfish, Herbert.

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Sketching in ink and watercolour

Sketching in ink and watercolour


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Taking Stock

Making : knitted socks
Cooking : vietnamese spring rolls
Drinking : soda and lime
Reading:The  Luminaries
Wanting: to feel creative
Looking: at the moon shining while the sun goes down
Playing: the melodeon
Wasting: time
Sewing: a skirt
Wishing: for success for my daughter and her partner on their new venture in Melbourne
Enjoying: a quiet time at home
Waiting: for uni to start
Liking: my new music lessons
Wondering: about my painting
Loving: late summer
Hoping: dad will be okay
Marvelling: at the pleasure of running alone
Needing: to work harder on my painting
Smelling: dog odour!
Wearing: hand made skirts, by me!
Following: Helga von Trollop
Noticing: This fab Stephen West pattern on ravelry
Knowing: I am finding The Luminaries a bit tedious
Thinking: about new glasses
Feeling: fit
Bookmarking: Mister Finch
Opening: a box of chocolates
Giggling: at my dancing Dutch doll
Feeling: content


Thanks Pip 🙂


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from the Wonder Book of Nature


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