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Taking Time with Tiel of Tsk Tsk - Influences

15th December, 2011
Jenny Butler
Thursday 15th December 2011

Today is your last chance to leave a comment and go into the draw to win a set of Tiel's beautiful 'Season Delight' I, II and III prints. Just leave a comment before 10pm tonight, the winner will be drawn at random and announced in tomorrows Guest Blog. - Jenny x

Where do I start to list what influences me...

From an early age I fell in love with Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie by May Gibbs. It caught my eye and heart in such a way that I knew I wanted to draw and paint for the rest of my life.

Japanese textiles

"Fractured Summer" - Acrylic and ink on canvas, cropped.

Textiles and Quilting. In particular Japanese textiles. I often make trips to Melbourne to buy more for a rainy day. And I find that sometimes my art is like my quilting style and I can make a painting based on a quilt I have made.

A walk in the botanical gardens never fails to inspire.

painting by Rosetta Santucci above our fire place

Australian artists such as Richard Dunlop, Michelle Breton, Rosetta Santucci, Sarah Dunlop and Emma Walker… just to name a few.

"Dune Litter" - acrylic and ink on wooden panel.

Beach combing with my kids. Picking up treasures that I find on the ground in the sand dunes can inspire me to paint madly for a week.

- Tiel x

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