Tiny Flowers | The Little Leaf

I photographed these tiny white flowers at the botanical gardens. I love the blurred & out of focus flowers & branches that capture interest in the background.   © The Little Leaf 2013

New Zealand Silvereye | The Little Leaf

The last few weeks I have lost motivation to draw, so on Sunday I spent time looking at a guide to New Zealand Birds. There were a lot of birds that inspired me – I started off with the Silvereye (also known as the Wax-eye) & here it is finished & now available as an 8×10 inch print from The Little Leaf Shop.   © The Little Leaf 2013

DIY - Clay Christmas Decorations | The Little Leaf

Christmas is coming around so quickly so Carly from Happy Little Kiwi & myself thought we would create some beautiful handmade decorations. To make these I bought the following from my local art store: Air-drying Clay Christmas Stamps Stamp Pad Twine I rolled the clay out flat & pressed the stamps into the clay – either with ink (using any colour stamp pad) or without to give them an embossed look. I used the end of a paintbrush to put… Read more »

DIY - Paint Dipped Pots | The Little Leaf

  I love looking at the pot plants that are for sale whenever I am in my local hardware store. I already have a Yucca & a Cacti garden – which I have on my balcony, but I thought I would add some Succulents to my collection. I bought a small white pot to plant my Succulent in & decided to add my own personal touch to it. I poured some leftover blue house paint into a deep container & dipped… Read more »

By the Pond | The Little Leaf

I love exploring the gardens with my camera, I went again last Sunday & this time I was determined to explore other areas & not just the flower gardens. Above are a few macro shots from beside the ponds. © The Little Leaf 2013