Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New experiences, new paintings...

We went to ARIA restaurant on Sunday night for dinner. Super fancy. 7 courses. Teeny tiny work-of-art meals.

My favourite of the night - Buffalo curd w poached pear, roasted hazelnuts and potato crisps. (photo taken from

Dessert was dehydrated honey cake with toasted rice sorbet, pomegranate and lavender.

For the huge price I still walked away hungry (ha!) but it was worth it for an experience to remember. It's also inspired a couple of art ideas...

 I was right when I said that this week would be quiet with back-to-school! It's eerily quiet here, but it has given me the chance to catch up on commissioned paintings, replying to emails, and working on a couple more smaller paintings, as well as some original ACEO sized (2.5"x3.5") paintings which I'm popping up for auction on eBay starting at $1.

"Sparkle Seahorse ACEO" by Jaz Higgins
"Little Green Sparkle Wings"

"Lover's Eye III" Original Painting
"Lover's Eye III" original painting

 These tiny paintings have been refreshing after painting lots of BIG pieces lately. I also added a couple of slightly bigger 5"x7" fairies to the shop too.
"Fuschia Glitter Wings"

"Black Glitter Wings" Original Painting
"Black Glitter Wings"

Tonight is the premiere for the new "Ghostbusters" movie. My husband is the biggest Ghostbusters fan I know (a true 80s kid!) and we are going to see it first thing tomorrow! I can't wait.

 I hope you're having a lovely week.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Auction Action.

This week I'm popping a few paintings up for auction! The first one up is "Fragile Beauty". This is one of my favourites.

The auction starts at $1 so everyone is in with a chance to bid. You can go to the auction HERE.

I'm currently working on a painting that was initially going to be a "sugar skull" style girl on a lime green background. Once I started painting her though, I stood back and all I could see was the artist Wyanne - which is rather bizarre actually because I haven't watched her videos or read her blog in quite a while. She's great though - very inspirational! So now I can't shake that out of my head, and I've decided to make it a portrait of her. Hopefully when it's finished it will be good enough to gift to her!

In between some of the bigger paintings I'm working on, I've been having fun painting some little ACEOs (collectable art trading cards). Tonight I popped this one up on eBay starting at $1 (with free postage within Australia). It's called "Sparkle Seahorse" and it's actually quite sparkly! The photo doesn't really do it justice.

"Sparkle Seahorse ACEO" by Jaz Higgins
"Sparkle Seahorse"

"Sparkle Seahorse ACEO" by Jaz Higgins

"Sparkle Seahorse ACEO" by Jaz Higgins
Back view

It's school holidays and we currently have one of my little cousins staying with us also, so much of the day is playing, setting up activities and making/cleaning up food and throwing in some painting where I can. I wouldn't have it any other way though. Next week is back-to-school and it will be eerily quiet!