Creative Artist

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This artist has tried her hand at many creative pursuits, from drawing to painting, Hobbytex to calligraphy, pottery to cross stitching, and folk art to woodwork, and is now enjoying honing her water colour skills.

I was born and raised in the southern suburbs of Melbourne on Port Phillip Bay. My parents built their house where there were mainly holiday homes at the time. I lived two streets away from the beach and spent many summers swimming as I grew up. We were surrounded by dairy farms and bush. My mother kept chooks and I loved to carry them around, poor things! I loved the outdoors and animals, I spent a lot of time handfeeding lambs and collecting them from the neighbours’ yards when they escaped, and I

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