A collection of terrariums painted in watercolours.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Over the next few months the Box-Ironbark forest around Rushworth, Whroo and Gobarup puts on a wonderful and ever-changing display of wildflowers. The jet black, fluted trunks of ironbark, rising like columns from quartzy ground provide an attractive contrast to the many colourfully flowering shrubs such as Grevillea, Acacia and Hibbertia species - and a wealth of terrestrial orchids. Time to get the sketchbook out!
Rosy Heath-myrtle Baeckea ramosissima
Whirrakee Wattle Acacia hakeoides
Small Crowea Crowea Exalata
Cypress Daisy Bush Olearia teretifolia
Spiky Guinea Flower Hibbertia exutiacies
Fairy Wax-flower Eriostemon verrucosus
Dainty Phebalium Phebalium festivum
Pink Beard-heath Styphelia ericoides
Prickly Cryptandra Cryptandra tomentosa
Mint Bush Prostanthera denticulata
Twiggy Bush-pea Pultenaea largiflorens
Fringe-myrtle Calytrix tetragona
Wax-lip orchid Glossodia major
Yam-daisy Microseris scapigera
Cypress Daisy, wattle and box gums
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A section of a large textile repeat inspired by the native foliage collected from my garden and around the farm yard. Wattles, grevillea, hakea, eucalyptus, callistemon and lilly pillies all make an appearance in this watercolour design.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Sunday, June 29, 2014
My Society6 Shop is now open for business!
You can find a selection of colourful prints for the kitchen, bedroom, lounge and office, tote bags, cards, cushions, wall clocks and iPhone cases at http://society6.com/natalieryan
Society6 products can be shipped worldwide too, and they regularly offer free shipping periods.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Thank you to journalist, photographer and gardener Penny Harrison for featuring my ramshackle country garden on her new blog A Little Gentian. Isn't that a lovely blog name? You can take a look at the post here: http://alittlegentian.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/gardens-textile-designer-illustrator.html
Friday, May 16, 2014
There is a lot going on outside my window farm wise - all of the tractors are busy spraying paddocks in readiness for sowing the winter crops. Here are a few photos of my version of farming throughout the seasons for a UK bed linen customer!