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@samisparrow020  Abstract Colourist Exploring Shapes, Flow & Repetition Hand Painted, no Stencils! Motivational Spirit & Passionate Pinup Canberra 🇦🇺 Works for sale

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Normally, Anzac day is the day Canberra residents turn on their heaters! However this year its still beautiful and warm. YAY!! To celebrate the warmth, that I know will sadly soon depart us. I've created this Peach and Lime, Cocktail inspired pattern. I do love a good cocktail 🍹 whats your favourite? #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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13 hours ago

ANZAC Day This ANZAC Day please remember; We commemorate ANZAC Day, it is not celebrate. Please don’t say “Happy Anzac Day” it’s a wake. People have passed away for us to have this freedom we hold so dear. Today marks the 104th anniversary of the landing of ANZAC Soldiers, Sailors and Medical personnel on Gallipoli. It's a bugle and not a trumpet and the Last Post is sounded, not played. Not every serviceman/woman was a "soldier", some were Sailors, Airmen and Nursing Sisters too. Please take the time to ascertain what service each military person served in and use the correct terminology, it does mean a lot! Please don't even try to draw parallels between civilians and veterans and military personnel past or present….after all veterans have and military personnel continue to put their lives in the harm’s way to protect their fellow service personnel, flag and Country. To all of my Military friends and family whether still serving or not, thank you for what you have and will do to keep your country safe, please stay safe, enjoy your day, be proud of what you have accomplished and don't let anyone rain on your parade. Lest We Forget #SamiSparrow #lestweforget #anzacday #thankyou #navylife #militaryspouse #military #navy #anzac #anzacday2019 #militaryfamily #wewillremeberthem at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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1 day ago

One of the things that attracts me to vintage and antique things is they have stories, and even if I don't know the stories, I make them up. While this design isn't vintage, it's definitely vintage inspired! Apart of my ever growing vintage and retro inspired patterns ready for licensing and to take on the world! I'll even make up a damn good story for each one! I seriously love creating vintage patterns and designs. They come so naturally to me. I do sometimes have trouble finding smart colour variations though! 😄 Are you a lover of vintage and retro like me? #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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Wednesday Work! 🤩 What do you think kf this piece? Absolutely in love with this @winsorandnewton Turquoise watercolour paint. It's such an amazing colour and gives so much depth to this piece of work! Thank goodness there is a @riotartandcraft close by so I can pick up more of the @holcroftofficial watercolour paper! Its so beautiful to work on. These two are a match made in heaven! I can't wait to create more. #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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3 days ago

Pattern Play Tuesday! Today I'm featuring something a little different! This pattern is a bit darker and a little more painterly! Once again created for my tall ship in a teacup collection, this is one of the collections I'd really love to license for quilting fabrics! Are you interested in seeing the Tall ship designs? Or the full panel that this collection revolves around? #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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5 days ago

Enjoying time with my family, exploring local villages and markets. Now we are all curled up on the lounge watching a Harry Potter movie marathon! Inspired by magical objects and maybe every a golden snitch! This painting was created last was in my frenzy of creativity! What's your favourite Harry Potter movie? #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Southern Highlands Nsw

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6 days ago

I find myself looking more and more at pattern design as an incredible relaxing art form. There is something about the reputation that brings me joy and peace of mind. I love being able to use the same shapes to see how many different ways I can use the to create as many different designs and patterns as possible. All with a beautiful flow and movement, of course! Colour palette on this piece is curacy of Easter! Design inspired my Tikis #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Southern Highlands Nsw

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7 days ago

I hope everyone is having an amazing Good Friday! Sleep ins all round I say! You all definitely deserve it! 😀 Last night I painted up a storm and create 5 new pieces of work for the current collection I'm working on! I'm so loving working out what colours are me and what I would like to focus on more in my future creations. Looking forward to a weekend with my family and creating some epic memories with them! Possibly getting in a few paintings while I'm at it too! #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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8 days ago

Sharing is caring! Im really enjoying sharing more of my surface patterns with you all! It's so much fun to allow myself the time to create on a wider spectrum than my usual shape pattern making. I love drawing random things and am always doodling something. This collection is of course extremely different to my usual shared work and I'm extremely proud of it! This piece is a tiny piece of a much bigger collection. A collection I've been creating for months now! While I teach myself how to design fabric collections! The original drawing was from 2016 from my inktober series, of which I have appropriated into a new piece of work. I will definitely be sharing this piece with you all soon! Never the less, I think its time for some tea! #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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9 days ago

I'm grateful for for being able to paint! For me painting is my release of stress. It gives me a chance to relax, refocus and find my inner peace and balance within a crazy busy world. I'm loving being able to coke home from work each day and being able to paint. To tune out for a few hours and focus on something that melts away the stress and strain from the day is an incredible feeling. I get to go to bed relaxed and able to sleep properly. Helping me wake up the following day with the energy to take on the day amd whar ever it brings at me. This painting is part of a collection I'm creating that has been an absolute pleasure to work on. I have felt such a connection with each piece I've been working on. I can't wait to share the series with you. #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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10 days ago

Sometimes being female is tough! Leta face it, I'm not really the moat girly girl but there are times I really adore my feminine side. For one, ny vintage clothes! I love that I've been able to find a style that suits my body and makes me feel super comfortable in mu own skin! Things I dont like.... Let's face it ladies.... Dealing with lady issues suck! I suffer from PCOS, this in it's self is just a whole new level of frustration however this afternoon I have an appointment with my incredible naturopath whom I adore and I'm looking forward to chatting and working out new solutions for when my body is doing! So this design is to show all my sides of femininity! My vintage goddess embracing my confused body and still appreciating it! Yay! I'm a lady! 😄 #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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11 days ago

Monday Motivation! It's time we all stopped giving attention to the things that drain us of energy and time. It's time we all gave our everything to what matters most to our drive and determination! Focus on your future! Focus on your goals! If your anything like me, I need to hear this much more often then I like to admit. I get court up in the fluff and give it more time than it deserves. Its time to stop and really get things do! 😁 Slay your week! Show it whose boss! #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective #mondaymotivation at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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13 days ago

What have you learnt this week? I've learnt that keeping things simple can often lead to beautiful wins! Not always huge big leaping wins, sometimes small meaningful baby step wins! I'm so grateful for new opportunities and the amazing support from my hubby, family and you, my incredible followers! Thank you so very much 😊 #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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14 days ago

Are you a collector? I have some many different interests! Being a painter and using spray paint I decided a while back to help save the earth from more unnecessary plastic damage, that I would keep my used spray paint caps! Each time I finish a can I put the used cap in a jar! My jar is slowly filling up. I love seeing the colours I've worked with in the past. Each one reminding me of a painting or the feeling I get while I paint. Slowly but surely I am building up a wonderful collection. This cap was from my last painting session on the weekend! I'm working on some beautiful pieces with blue being my focus colour! What do you collect? Do you use spray paint in your creations? What do you do with your old caps? #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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15 days ago

Be a Voice not an echo! Sometimes I think we get so tangled in our lives we forget how incredible we are as an individual! We fade into the mundane routine and forget to sparkle! We all have our special super powers that make us who we are. Those amazing points that our friends and family truly know us by but sometimes we forget them ourselves! We get court up in work or school pick-ups or just general life tasks. I'm here to tell you to Stop! Wear that amazing dress! Wear that flower crown! Put the glitter on! Scream from where ever you are! Just go out and incorporate something into your everyday that makes you feel more like you! Be that voice! 😁 Pattern is available for licensing through my wonderful agents at @artshinelicensing "Country Garden" #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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16 days ago

Work in progress Wednesday! Yay! Currently working on this bold series of contrast! This piece has taken me a few days to get to this point! Working with a beautiful @ironlak watercolour on @holcroftofficial watercolour paper. This piece is coming together extremely well. I'm really happy with how this series is coming together. Keeping things simple is really working well for my patterns. I'm loving how clear and clean cut my designs are standing out on the crisp white background. I'm gearing up to test out how this style will work on a black background! Any suggestions on colours you'd like to see? #SamiSparrow #art #creativecolourcollective at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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