msshort i have re-hurt my slipped disc in my lower back so i can only stand up or lay down (sadly there is no way to avoid sitting down sometimes) which means pain killers that make my brain blurry and lots of time to spend with my sketchbook. happy monday everyone!! xoxo

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  •   slatteryjustin I hope you get better! @msshort 2d
  •   walk2know Are you enjoying the time? 2d
  •   msshort @slatteryjustin thanks so much Justin! It's not fun being in this amount of pain and I'm dreading having to sit at my desk at work for the next three days but oh well :-) xo 2d
  •   msshort @walk2know I'm enjoying the down time for sure Taylor but the pain is pretty rotten. I've watched around 6 movies today and been messing with my sketchbook so that's been nice. How are you going? Where are u located now? 2d
  •   slatteryjustin Stay positive and keep me posted. @msshort 2d
  •   megartdrawings Miss Rach! So sorry to hear! Sending hugs and healing vibes. Email me when u can okay to update me with your progress. Love this piece btw 2d
  •   avidreadertwo Feel better real soon! Back pain sucks! 2d
  •   walk2know I totally get it. Have you tried meditating? Helps me when I am in pain. I am well and making my way into OK this week. Yahoo! This walk is flying by so quickly, and I'm trying to stay as present as possible so I don't miss anything. 1d

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  •   tkaracan :) 4d
  •   tonkipoy Nice 4d
  •   slatteryjustin If I was in Australia I would steal one of your sketchpads. ;) Awesome as always. @msshort 4d
  •   msshort @slatteryjustin lol aww Justin that's an adorable compliment. If u were here in lovely Australia I'd happily let u have one of my sketchbooks :-) but I'd want some of those ink pieces you do as a trade!! 4d
  •   msshort @tkaracan thank you very much! :-) 4d
  •   sheystevens Awesome pattern!!! 4d
  •   msshort @sheystevens aww thanks so much, patterns arent my strong point so thats a huge compliment for me :-) 4d
  •   katyanngilmore 🏻🏻 2d

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  •   megartdrawings So lovely, I was able to have a nice lunch sneaking out from work, but this looks and sounds like so much more fun! 5d
  •   karen_allen_art Sell them! Hehe! Most of the animals are going into a book I'm hoping to self publish in a few months then I sell online and markets, commissions... You could do that, make printscardsoh colouring in books!!!! I'm a fan of your work many many more should be. @msshort 5d
  •   msshort @megartdrawings I love a sneaky lunch away from work! All I get normally is a sneaky latte though. It was a stunning day here today meg, 21 degrees and out on the decking I'm protected from the sun (you know how I burn like a piece of toast!) and we have a tv on the wall out there too and it's where all my pretty lil succulents live. It's a beautiful and comfy lil area that Lance has built. I will email u later xo 5d
  •   megartdrawings Ooh, so nice.. Maybe i should try drawing in our alfresco area when the rain passes.. I would be doing watercolours if I tried at present.. Ok 5d
  •   miranda_ottens Beautiful! 5d
  •   artgirl80 @msshort great to see you back on here!! Missed you and your beautiful artwork! 5d
  •   msshort @artgirl80 thanks so much Elizabeth, that's such a heartfelt compliment. I've been seeing your ATCs and all the wonderful craft bargains u find!!!! xo 5d

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msshort want to know your future? just make one of these lil things and put some numbers and colours on it and there you go!! (pretty funny south park episode surrounding these things too)
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  •   walk2know Hey there down under @msshort! How do you get those circles? Do you use a tool of some kind? 3w
  •   msshort @walk2know hey taylor! hows it all going? the circles are done with a cheap plastic circle shaped measuring disc thing. its slightly smaller than a dvd in size. 3w
  •   walk2know Life is sweet. Bout 100 miles to the nm tx border. Thanks for the tip. Dvd it is! 3w
  •   maijintheartist good job! hope you like my art ;-) 1w

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msshort a lil under the weather today so no coffee, having a lemon + honey tea instead. pretty miserable day here, so staying warm indoors with my sketchbook and watching Interstellar (again!)
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  •   createthingshappen Looks great 4w
  •   sheystevens @msshort what sketchbook do you use? And how does it hold the watercolor sketches?? I am looking for a good sketchbook to use with my watercolors. Usually my pages warp up with the one I am currently using. I see that your pages don't do that. 4d
  •   msshort @sheystevens hi shey, the sketchbook i use - both large and small is the Milini brand (150gsm, acid free, drawing cartridge). they have heaps of diff sizes and shapes and i find the paper doesnt bleed at all and its really smooth and comfy to sketch with. they arent made for watercolours so when i do paint on them i actually give it a quick going over with the iron (on a low heat) to get rid of the bluckling and warping. the only paper ive foubd that wont warp with watercolour is paper thats over 300-450gsm and with a rough texture. when using the iron i go over it around 4-5 times and thats all that is needed, im always careful to not butn the paper!! hope that helps you out :-) xoxox 2d

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msshort my darling man Lance took me out yesterday and bought me a stack of awesome lil succulants and cute lil pots for them. i spent time potting them up on the decking and then cos i felt like a latte and we were OUT OF COFFEE i ended up drawing what i wanted!! #art #artwork #blackandwhite #copic #coffee #drawing #feather #flowers #garden #happy #heart #iphonesia #illustration #igersaustralia #love #latte #micron #moleskine #painting #quote #sketch #sharpie #sketchbook #tattoo #vsco #vscocam #succulants #plants 1mon
  •   megartdrawings Out of coffee oh my god.... lovely drawing as usual and happy easter to you and Lance my dear friend 1mon
  •   msshort Happy Easter to you, Dwight and the kids too hun, hope you're having a lovely weekend xoxo 1mon
  •   olyja Beautiful, both drawing and succulents 1mon

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  •   claudio_peeters Love your drawing! Keep going on :) I draw too, maybr take a look? We should follow each othet if u want! 1mon
  •   4nker You have a lot of talent! Glad to have come across this post :) 1mon
  •   msshort @4nker aww thank you so very much!! xo 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo Love the pointillist style! Takes a lot of patience! 1mon
  •   createthingshappen One of my favs of your Rach 3w

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msshort its Good Friday here (happy easter guys!) and literally no shops are opened so a huge, massive and awesome thank you to @pakingtonpantry for being open and serving much needed yummy lattes. ----------------------------- does any one else kinda feel out of place when surrounded by the hispter crowd? or is it just me cos im clearly daggy?? lol anyone?
------------------------------- another lil origami sketch, this time an elephant. still working on it, few dots to go....
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  •   rainbowgeckogallery Me... I'm so not hip, and walk to the beat of my own song :) 1mon
  •   msshort @rainbowgeckogallery lol im not hip either in any way! im actually kinda glad to be just me. and im glad theres some of us who are happy to walk (and dance!) to the beat of our own song! :-) xo 1mon
  •   rainbowgeckogallery Yes :)) 1mon
  •   olyja Can completely relate 1mon
  •   msshort @olyja oh thank goodness oly, I really thought I was just uncool lol 1mon
  •   olyja Rachael, I think a lot of us feel that way 😀 Even though some would never admit it 1mon

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msshort ive been trying my hand at origami and im terrible at it. my paper crane looked sad. so i thought i was draw the finshed products of ones done well cos they are just so beautiful. so expect to see some origami based sketches.
even though i dont celebrate it, i want to wish everyone a very happy easter with lots of fun and lots of chocolate!! -xoxo-

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msshort amazing iced latte (taste + presentation = perfection) with my early morning sketch at @blamefinnigan cafe.
im so happy ive grown into an early morning person just so i can do stuff like this before i have to go into work and talk non-stop for 6.5hrs instructing First Aid classes.
def found a new fave coffee spot in geelong.
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1mon
  •   ticky2002 Nice sketch! And thanks for the coffee tip too. Just moved here so shall add it to my collection :) 1mon
  •   avidreadertwo Love your drawing! 1mon
  •   withinblackandwhite Feathers are awesome and you nailed it at showing how much positive energy comes from feathers:) 1mon
  •   lemuriansea Gorgeous feed @msshort 1mon
  •   sandrinefortier_ wow! beautiful photos and you're very talented xx 3w
  •   msshort @sandrinefortier_ thanks so very much sandrine!! xo 3w
  •   msshort @withinblackandwhite they are powerful!!! and i dont think many people realise it. from my car spot to my work place i have to walk around 3 blocks and i always see a feather or two (usually magpies and stuff) but they always put a smile on my face!! 3w

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msshort sitting out on the decking with Mum while our boys, Lance and Dad tear apart the kitchen for the renovations. sketched this lil one up and posed it in a cute spot in mums garden.
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  •   jbmarks cool.. 1mon
  •   tahlya_t Woo 1mon
  •   notminogue I love this pic right now. 1mon
  •   notminogue Ps. I miss those lawn daisies 1mon
  •   msshort @notminogue aww ta kylie!! we have those daisies everywhere about the garden, the give a special kinda magic quality to the garden xo 1mon
  •   uhdayy cool 1mon
  •   ligaturecollective Nice work, enter our competition to become part of the Ligature team! 1mon

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  •   monkeys_in_the_kitchen Or in Spanish libélula 1mon
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  •   msshort @monkeys_in_the_kitchen what is it about foreign languages that makes them just so beautiful? i speak a lil italian and when i do i feel like a saucy minx lol i love those two words!!! xo 1mon
  •   monkeys_in_the_kitchen Oh and I love 'Pluviophile' (I think that is spelt right) 1mon
  •   parabolicmuse Cool! 1mon
  •   tonkipoy Nice combination 1mon
  •   msshort @tonkipoy thanks heaps tonki! hope you are well xo 1mon
  •   kutiefly Sorry for the excessive likes! I'd been neglecting instagram and had to see (and like!) what you'd been up to. Love this one! 4d

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