alijart OMG died and went to creative heaven. Attended a raw food workshop at Alkimos Beach as part of their Summerfest holiday program yesterday. This place was next door - Sprout Community Hub a mini cofee shop/workspace in a converted shipping container. MY DREAM!! #alkimos #sproutcommunityhub #alkimosbeach #shippingcontainer #converted #workspace #perth 3d

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alijart Finally some passion fruit on our vine. Fav fruit ever. #passionfruit #growing #plant #vine #green 7d

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alijart Giant drawing time. Thanks to @kmartaus and their dinosaur drawings my girls were entertained for hours. #kmart #drawing #creativity #colouring #childrensactivities 1w

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alijart Evening sunset. Spent the last few days being reminded of what is the most important to me - health and wellbeing of my family. Taking deep breaths and smiling with joy. #relax #sunset #palm #perthsunset #perth #health #wellbeing 1w

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alijart The joy of fish and chips. So easy to make my kids happy! We went away for the weekend camping in Dwellingup. Remind me next time that glamping is more my thing. We had exploding nappies in the car, night kid vomiting, kids not wanting to sleep at all, mattresses deflating, non stop mud and dust, tent poles snapping, sunburn, didn't take matches to light the camp kitchen..... List goes on and on. But the great thing about the holiday is we all got to bond as a family, we all laughed and smiled and have many memories for the future. #camping #shouldhavebeenglamping #campinghell #dwellingup #pemberton #fishandchips #lanepoolereserve 2w
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alijart My personal project. Playing around with creating pattern designs in various colours, primarily nature based. I have become a whiz making patterns in photoshop of all types. Having so much fun! Just ordered some sample fabric from Spoonflower and can't wait to see the prints in person. #spoonflower #fabric #patterndesign #nature #floral #bright #colour #print #pattern #repeat #mirror #flower 2w

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alijart My holidays are nearing an end. Soon the husband and kids will be back at school and I will find more time in my day to hide away in my studio. I am starting the year on a high. Already lining up group shows and will be applying for various exhibitions, residencies and competitions. Sometimes we focus too much on the here and now without planning for the future. Many years ago when I started as an artist I applied for events regularly as part of my art practice and was awarded many amazing experiences but then over time I stopped. Time to press GO. About the picture - This is just the start of February's pile of applications. It does not include the client work Or briefs of current work. Very excited right now at what might eventuate from applications - some of these projects are amazing!! #projects #exhibitions #projects #perthartist #perthartists #applications #paperwork #grants #grantapplications #groupexhibitions 2w

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alijart Taking time out to spend with my family. Tonight is "barbie party night" complete with Christmas lights, Aqua's greatest hits and Spice Girls. Was having a blast playing with my girls until my eldest daughter (who is only four). told me to stop singing. #childhood #barbies #motherdaughter #dollhouse #lights #imagination 2w

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alijart Just had one of the best christmas eves ever. We swam in the pool, ate a bbq dinner, watched santa videos. Then had a christmas craft night. Note to self. Dont expect to finish your activity in good time when you are crafting with kids. They all did a pretty good job and now everything, everywhere has been glittered. :) Merry Christmas everyone! #riotartncraft #glitter #christmaseve #ornament #stitchedornament #christmascraft #christmas 1mon

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alijart 3 sleeps until Christmas. Husband still in hospital and myself and the girls have all come down with gastro. I have friends helping me out by picking some things up at the shops. Spending my morning cooking to help with our recovery. Green smoothies, kale chips, roasting vegetables and I have started my bone broth that will simmer for at least a day. Thanks @eevamargita for bringing a whole pile of bones over - they are going to good use!! I am already getting sick of Christmas movies though....... #foodprep #kalechips #bonebroth #paleo #greensmoothie #sickness #sick 1mon
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alijart My favourite spot. Still working on decluttering and making this corner a little calmer. But this is where all the magic has been happening as of late. #studiorenovation #studio #artstudio #art #artiststudio #artistsworkspace #vintagecaravan 1mon

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alijart This is the current view from my daybed in my studio. I have just spent the last week custom building shelving and storage from pine and reclaimed pallets. Now I have a second desk where I can use my computer when I need my large desk to paint on. I also have proper space for my printers but most important of all I have extra shelves for my books and knick knacks. Picked up a TV today for the daybed when I need inspiration and all I need to do now is add some extra shelving inside the cupboard and under the daybed. Love that this space keeps coming more to life the longer I am in it. Give it another five years and it will be a complete extension of me and how I work. #studio #studiorenovation #vintagecaravan #artstudio #workinprogress #painting #painter #perthartist #shelving #art 1mon

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alijart The pattern in the trees and branches is magical. Currently reseaeching and collecting inspiration for my new body of work. #inspiration #trees #branches #australia #perth #magical 1mon

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alijart Morning at a brook surrounded by paperbark trees. Just off Joondalup Lake. # joondalup #joondaluplake #paperbark #paperbarktrees #trees #australia #perth #broojlk #stream # wanneroo 1mon

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alijart Flowers helping me see the brightness in life. My husband will be in hospital until the new year. Treasure every moment with your loved ones. #flower #pink #foxy #foxglovr #purple #nursery #bellshaped 1mon

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alijart Tonight I go to sleep with a heavy heart. My husband is back in hospital suffering from depressive disorder and high anxiety. Being a creative and my life intertwines. I can't omit elements to portray a "perfect" artist. I paint, I create, I am a mum of two little girls and a carer for a husband going through a difficult period of his life. I am passionate about everything i do and wish I could do everything in the world. But now is all about equal art/life balance. I am painting for my soul. Big kudos to everyone out there supporting someone in your life. We need people like you each and every single day. #carer #hospital #depression 1mon
  •   robayre Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that Ali, hugs 1mon
  •   mandalay_arthouse Sending you, ur hubby & ur girls big prayers & hugs xxx 1mon

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alijart I am 32 years old and never realised that herbal tea isn't tea leaves. I have been making my own hot water concoctions for months.... Grating ginger, squeezing orange juice, adding honey and stirring it all in. Could have used a herbal tea bag. Moments like this I am sure I am from another planet!!! #herbaltea #drink #hotdrink #blondemoment 2mon
  •   alijart Not orange juice.... Should have said lemon juice!! 2mon
  •   sallyridgedraws Peppermint is my faaaavourite! 2mon
  •   sewanista There's something to be said for freshly grated ginger tea, though. You won't get quite the same zing from a teabag. Although its harder to carry a knob of ginger and a grater in your purse, just in case. 2mon

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alijart Koi pond. So beautiful and amaxing how much peace they make me feel. I am currently surrounded by a soft sea breeeze, trickling waters of waterfalls, crinkling of leaves and the smell of flowers. What a perfect perth afternoon. #perth #koipond #park #relaxing #peace #pond #koi 2mon

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