Chaffinch | The Little Leaf

This little Chaffinch is now available as an 8×10 inch print from The Little Leaf Shop. I found inspiration to draw the Chaffinch while looking through a guide to NZ birds. The Chaffinch is the most common of Finch species in NZ. Apparently they are more brightly coloured in Summer & Spring & are often found feeding in suburban gardens, lawns & parks.   © The Little Leaf 2013

Fork Lightning | The Little Leaf

Summer here in Queensland is well known as storm season. We have had 2-3 weeks of constant storms – heavy rain, large hailstones & thunder & lightning. I love Summer storms – I have an amazing view & grab my camera as soon as I see the first signs of fork lightning. Here is the only pic I managed to captured over the last few weeks. Its quite blown out from the brightness of the lightning bolt – but I… Read more »

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 »