•   mtherase__ I've been pretty good, busy! It's good to be back! How have you been? 2w
  •   msshort @mtherase__ ive been good, just busy working and busy with my family. your artwork is simply so darn beautiful, i would love to have portrait skills like you do - it just isnt something im good at (at all lol). what kept you busy during your IG break? you must be flat off your feet with comissions! 2w
  •   mtherase__ I've been busy with study (I'm at uni) and the little man and work! All the while drawing! I've only got one commission on the go and the moment! So hopefully that generates more once I've finished! I think your style is beautiful. Pattern work isn't something I'm good at! We all have our own style :) 2w
  •   msshort @mtherase__ pattern work is nice, i like it cos with it being repetitive it helps to switch my lil brain off. especially after a noisy, full on day at work instructing all day. what are you studying? 2w
  •   mtherase__ What do you instruct? I'm studying a Bachelor of Arts with two majors in art history and history. Goal is to either work in an art gallery or go into further study to become a visual arts teacher! Fun! 2w
  •   msshort @mtherase__ oh you lucky thing! i wish i could go back in time and study art or study to become an art teacher. i instruct/teach first aid (basic to advanced). i did my degree in nursing and wanted to move away from it but not leave the health industry. i love my job, i meet new people every single day and trach them stuff that can save another person and we always have heaps of fun. the paperwork is pretty annoying though! youd make an excellent art teacher, your students would love you! plus you have so much you can teach. 2w
  •   walk2know Hey there. Your posts are awesome. I'm currently on a walk across the United States to get all GMO foods labeled. If you'd be willing to make a post and share my insta with your followers, it would make my mission that much more impactful. Let me know if you'd be down. Big love 2w
  •   slatteryjustin You are already studying art. You're work is good. @msshort 5d

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msshort while sitting and waiting at the doctors this afternoon for an ankle check-up i started sketching on the back of my payslip, its rather messy but i might keep going at it, dunno yet.
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  •   penelopejosephine Rachael, I love it @msshort ... keep going !!!!! How's your ankle Sweetheart? 3w
  •   msshort @penenelopejosephine hey there my dear! my ankle is so-so. i thought i would of healed better and faster by now (its been 5 months!) but i hardly have a limp anymore which is awesome. ive been having a lot of sharp pains but the doctor and myself came to the conclusion that im just overworking it and it should settle soon. how are you? how is the family? xo 3w

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msshort a simple lil drawing. enjoying a day off and planning what to do on the weekend as Lance is turning 30 on sunday - we are getting old!!!! xoxo
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msshort a lil dachshund with leaves + flowers. im seeing these lil cuties everywhere lately and i want one. this is my way of dropping a hint to Lance. it wont work - but i gotta try.
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  •   sassythedachy Wow this is pawsome @msshort it looks just like me! You're very talented. Mum wants to know if you draw as a job or hobby? She'd love a drawing of me and my other 2 brothers (also animals) for our home. Woof! 3w
  •   sassythedachy @msshort maybe I can help you convince Lance 3w
  •   msshort @sassythedachy lol it would take a miracle to convince him, but if anyone could it would be you!!! xo 3w
  •   sassythedachy Nawww 3w
  •   tzaddi53 Economical drawing 3w
  •   slatteryjustin Did you get your puppy yet? @msshort 3w
  •   msshort @slatteryjustin god no, i wish!! lol Lance is standing pretty firm on this one, im def not getting a puppy until we move and have a larger yard. i guess i can understand but im seriously puppy-clucky!!!! 3w
  •   slatteryjustin Lol, too funny. It's better to have a dog when you have a good yard anyway. @msshort 3w

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msshort sitting out on the decking, in the lovely sun and finishing this lil guy off. (if i accidentally messed up the shape of your country or missed out on the island you may live on, im sorry but its hard to fit a detailed map of the world on a 10cm wide space. i tired my best)
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msshort watching American Sniper (very good so far), sketching and drinking a yummy fruit & veggie juice. hope you are all having a lovely night or day - wherever you may be xoxo
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msshort this hot afternoon has turned cloudy, rainy and moody cery quickly - just the way i like it :-) visited nana today in the hospital, looking much brighter but its very clear her short term memory has basically disappeared, but at 85 years of age who really cares much ya know? -------------------------------
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  •   bronte_art I hope your Nana recovers and is out of hospital soon. 3w
  •   msshort @bronte_art thanks so much bron, nana is going from hospital into aged care now which is hard for us all but its time and we want her safe as possible. but she is def getting better :-) xoxo 3w
  •   bronte_art It's lovely that she has such a caring family. Unfortunately some people have to undergo the transition from home to a care facility alone and that is tragic. It is very sad but she has all of you looking out for her and will be looked after, I'm sure. 3w
  •   mirasolmosaic Sending love 3w
  •   msshort @mirasolmosaic thanks so much ms. young :-) xo 3w
  •   bunnyculture Nice! 3w

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msshort a lovely, peaceful friday night. my sketchbook and my pens and old school south park episodes. ---------------------------------
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msshort while enjoying a rich and strong coffee for lunch, i thought it might be appropriate to show my love for caffeine by sketching the chemical compound of it - with some pretty leaves and flowers of course! thank goodness its friday and i hope you all have a lovely weekend -xoxo-
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  •   msshort @tzaddi53 oh id probably never of thought of that!! good brain thinking!! xo 3w
  •   msshort @bronte_art aww bron thats so nice that you can relate to this - its exactly how i feel, i can see all the flaws and i think everything else will notice them and feel like theyve wasted their money. im rather happy to show my stuff on IG and then just keep it in my sketchbook forever. 3w
  •   msshort @catcstyle my goodness cat, @twodovedesigns work is friggin amazing!! pure skill and talent right there! 3w
  •   nicshermy Love it 3w
  •   twodovedesigns Awwww thank you @catcstyle & @msshort #daymade!!! 3w
  •   karen_allen_art Hmmm coffee!! this is great @msshort ....as always 3w
  •   msshort @karen_allen_art thanks so very much - means a lot to me having such a lovely comment from your talented self....i adore your art!! xo 3w
  •   karen_allen_art Thank you @msshort I think IG should be a forum to encourage each other!! You should check out the FB Page '52 week illustration challenge'... A bit of fun and incredibly positive!!! 3w

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msshort found this lil tiny birds nest while pruning our olive tree yesterday, thought it might look pretty with a sketch i did last night.
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msshort a beautiful quote from one of my fave songs, gypsy, sung by the amazing twirling stevie nicks - running on zero sleep, eating mi gorgeng noddles and watching south park. and i cant go out cos my town is shut down for a major cycle race, the helicopters zooming over our house every 10 mins is getting a lil old too. gees im a grump today!! xoxo
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  •   avidreadertwo Amazing to do such beautiful work when you're grumpy! 4w
  •   xleighmonsterx Why are you like my favorite person! Just saw #fleetwoodmac on Halloween! My all time favorites! This is beautiful! 4w
  •   msshort @xleighmonsterx oh my goodness darbi - if i saw stevie in the flesh i think id faint, ive been twirling to her singing since i was little. i bet they were awesome to see perform! 4w

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msshort inbetween preparing dinner (asian chicken dish im trying out for he first time), i finished off this lil guy. i adore quiet and peaceful afternoons like this. -----------------------------
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  •   slatteryjustin That's a good piece as well. @msshort 4w
  •   nopenotpaige I hope that meal is as fantastic as it sounds! :P Beautiful piece! 4w
  •   artcollectorx Nice!!! Would you mind if i put you on my shoutout list?, you can check my IG for older shoutout. 4w
  •   msshort @artcollectorx yup no worries, thanks :-) 4w
  •   msshort @nopenotpaige thanks paige! the meal was lovely and yummy but i did burn the oil so the kitchen is full of smoke right now lol 4w

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msshort after a pretty stressful and full-of-emotions kinda week im glad it is now finally friday evening. im sketching in peace & quiet and eating ice cream. *happy place found*
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  •   bunnehs1 It makes me think of a lotus flower 1mon

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msshort sitting and waiting at the hospital cafe with my nana while my mum and grandfather visit his lung cancer specialist. nice and quiet place to sketch and think (nana is fast asleep next to me!) xoxo
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  •   _ella_jade That looks simple but really pretty 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo Sorry about your Grandfather's diagnosis! Happy that you're able to be there for your Geandmother! 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo Sorry Grandmother! 1mon
  •   msshort @avidreadertwo thanks so much Gail, we only found out couple of weeks ago so its been hard but we have a good, solid plan in place that eveyone is happy with. And I adore spending time with my lil cranky nana LOL 1mon
  •   merledoodles Best wishes to you all. 1mon
  •   megartdrawings The like is for the drawing, not the condition of your dear old pop... Sending love and light to you all. 1mon
  •   msshort @megartdrawings aww meg you got me all teary - its been rough and only going to get worse i think. im having a tour of an aged care facility tomorrow morning and we are sadly going to have to put my nana in there, pop is just too weak to care for her. circle of life just keeps going around i spose. thanks heaps xoxoxo 1mon
  •   whymzecal Sending healing thoughts to you and your family. 1mon

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msshort an iced coffee for this morning at Gloria Jeans. very happy to be teaching my first 'mums and bubs first aid' class this afternoon, kinda flying by the seat of my pants but hey - fake it til you make it i say lol (all information i will give will be accurate, i wont be faking that!!) xoxo
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  •   msshort @ethylmethyl oh my god i love hearing that!! mum was a total hippy and i adore anything 70s related! yay!! :-) 1mon
  •   ethylmethyl I wasn't sure if Aussies had hippies too or not! That's awesome, my mom was a hippie too, I love the photos of her with long straight black hair and bell bottoms... But I love the ones of my DAD in bell bottoms even more! Haha 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo I think it's beautiful though sorry I didn't get the hippie vibe from it! I just touched on that time period! I few years older and I would have been a hippie! Wanted to go to Woodstock with my cousin! 1mon
  •   msshort @avidreadertwo I got a massive bit of hippy-ness running through me. I don't even listen to modern music. Ever! I sadly missed out on Woodstock by more than afew decades. I reckon I was born in the wrong time, I should of been there for the 70s. 1mon
  •   thrumyeyesx3 Now that, is art. Beautiful! 1mon
  •   tmotubane fresh, 1mon
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  •   slatteryjustin Nice. You should look into using Prismacolor markers. They are awesome. @msshort 1mon
  •   msshort @slatteryjustin i had no idea they made markers, i was looking at the pencils few days back on your recommendations but here in aus its coming up to back to the new school year and the art store was out - hogh school students have prima pencils on their stationary list! how crazy is that?? i think i'll look online, im pretty selective on the colours i buy and use in markers. how are you? 1mon
  •   slatteryjustin I'm good. I just got back from work and I'm at the studio. It sucks that you can't find Prismacolor markers there right now and you have to order online. They are more expensive online. You Need to use them though. They can bring your work to a whole new level, especially the blenders. 1mon
  •   msshort @slatteryjustin are the prisma ones anything like copic markers? i was actually rather disappointed with them. whats your day job? 1mon
  •   slatteryjustin No, the copic ones are much different. It doesn't matter if you don't like the Prismacolor markers because whatever materials you like to use to produce good work is the most important thing. I just thought you should try them because they can be fun and very 1mon
  •   slatteryjustin Versatile. 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo Great work as usual, my dear! Any specific reason there is a diamond in the center??? 1mon
  •   msshort @avidreadertwo well i came across a nice diamond picture i like, you will see it again shortly too :-) and because we've very recently had a beautiful engagement in the family! my partners brother proposed to his now fiance on new years eve and we are all so happy about it! (better be my turn next!!! lol) 1mon

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  •   _inklein NEW ART ACCOUNT LOTS PF MANDALAS COMING follow for more1mon
  •   mirasolmosaic Good morning 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo I really like your drawings in your little sketchbook! 1mon
  •   msshort @avidreadertwo thanks so much gail! its only a lil 14cm x 14cm sketchbook - perfect for throwing it in the handbag and off ya go!! highly recommend it! hope all is well my darling xoxo 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo You are such a sweetie! All is well! Excited because I'm taking my first painting class, Intuitive Painting, in person! Not online!! 1mon
  •   msshort @avidreadertwo oh nice! intuitive painting? i need a run down on that please - sounds interesting. and youre far braver than myself, im too terrified to take an art class in person, id def love to though! 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo Oh Rachael, I was scared too! But I don't know anyone who does art journaling or mixed media except online! I needed to meet others. That didn't happen but it was an interesting class. Intuitive painting is basically not thinking out what you're painting but just to put paint on the paper according to what you're feeling! Weird! I thought a lot of my back pain as I was standing there and just saw red! Red marks, then other colors. It was fine if you just paint the paper black! Intuitive! I'll post one of my paintings! 1mon

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