Yesterday I shared some amazing sculptures from this years Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach (click here) & I have lots more to share with you today. I am enjoying hearing you thoughts & your favourite pieces so keep them coming!

If you would like to check out the photos from the Swell Sculpture Festival in 2012 check out my post from last year here.

Swell Sculpture Festival | The Little Leaf

01 – Scott Ingram | Dahlia

02 – Eric Green | Conception

03 – Anne Leon | Fabulous Flying Fish

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04 – Jules Hunt | Bodhi Tree

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05 – Rosie Harvest | Beachcomber

06 – Ibrahim Koc | Chameleon

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07 – Alex Polo & Michael Dowling | Totem

08 – John Fitzmaurice | Ode to Huey

09 – Suzi Lucas | Irrelevant Information

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10 – Ashleigh Cotterill | Death by Fluoro


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Last weekend the Gold Coast turned on some amazing weather for this years Swell Sculpture Festival. Every year the festival exhibits sculptures from local, national & international artists, set on the beautiful Currumbin Beach. I have been coming to this festival for several years now & I always enjoy seeing the detail, effort & inspiration put into these sculptures.

Below are the photographs I captured over the weekend of the event. Enjoy & let me know what your favourite Sculptures are, you will see my favourite in Part 3!!

Swell Sculpture Festival

01 – Jim Blower | Water Birds

02 – Marie-France Rose | Blown Away

03 & 04 – Ivan Lovatt | Curious Bird

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05 & 06 – Leisa Russell | Tumbling Tides

07 – John Cox | Blue Perspective

08 – Georges Cuvillier | De oogst (The Harvest)

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09 – Erica Gray | I’m waiting for you

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10 – Dion Parker | Colourful Mind

11 – Mike MacGregor | The Binding Tree

12 – Andrew Cullen | Swarm

Swell Sculpture Festival

13 – Brad Jackson | Blue Wren

© The Little Leaf 2013


Today Bec from Clouds of Colour & Carly from Happy Little Kiwi & I have joined together to share some pretty & very easy gift wrapping ideas for you to try at home.

I had this beautiful paper from Sarbe – one of my favourite stationery retailers here on the Gold Coast that I really wanted to use.

My ideas originate from a simple paper box that I was taught to make when I was young. It only takes a couple of minutes to put together & you can use any type of paper to create it.

Click here for easy to follow instructions on how to make the box that I have used for the 3 gift wrapping ideas below.

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas | The Little Leaf

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas | The Little LeafDIY Gift Wrapping Ideas | The Little Leaf

I used a combination of coloured ribbon, strips of paper & lace to decorate the boxes above. I hope these ideas inspire you to get creative the next time you are gift giving. Make sure you pop over to Happy Little Kiwi & Clouds of Colour for more gift wrapping ideas.

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This week I have been working on this pink Ranunculus flower, I painted it with watercolour paint & sketched over top with a thin tipped black pen. I have had a few weeks off drawing & chose this pretty flower to get me back into the swing of things.

Ranunculus Flower | The Little Leaf

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I captured this beautiful photo from the inside of St Margarets Chapel a couple of weekends ago. In the photograph I love the light that’s shining in through the door & how beautiful the day is looking out.

St Margarets Chapel

© The Little Leaf 2013