Class Update 

I am sorry to say that due to unforeseen circumstances, I have had to cancel my scheduled classes at Artified. 

I apologise to anyone that had hoped to attend and can assure you that I am equally disappointed. I so hope to revisit the idea in the future – my mind is overflowing with ideas! 

Thank you for your understanding and support :)

Happy arting!


Art · Classes/Demos

Finding Joy with Dina

Late last year, I was fortunate enough to attend another class with the UH-mazing Dina Wakley, at Artfied. This class was titled Finding Joy in Abstract and let me tell you, it was a joy to attend. Dina has a great sense of humour and relaxed style, making it feel less like a class, and more like an art date with a friend.


There was lots of messy mark making, smears of colour, and an abundance of information.

Watching Dina as she worked on her class samples was fascinating, and the results were fabulous. Super excited to have been able to take one home with me! Not only that ,but Miss Dina was nice enough to paint one of her signature ladies in my journal – a true treasure!

And of course, I have to share a peek at the finished pieces. Everyone had a great time, and it was fun to see such different results.



Have you attended any classes lately? I am always eager to learn, so I would love to hear about your experiences.

Don’t forget, if you are local to the Rowville VIC area, I am teaching two classes at Artified myself. Why not join me for some artsy fun?

Happy arting!


Art Journal · Classes/Demos

Classes at Artified

I have been busily working away to bring some fun new art journal classes to life and am thrilled to share that I will be teaching at Artified next month!

Shortcuts & Secrets

So Much To Say

When: Saturday February 18th 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Where: Artified Unit 9 5 Enterprise drv Rowville, VIC


Head to the Artified website for full details and to book your place. I hope to see you there!

Happy arting!


Art · Classes/Demos

Facing Facts with Dina Wakley

Late last year I attended one of Dina Wakley’s classes when she taught here in Oz and had so much fun. Dina is a blast, and Ive been a fan of her style for such a long time now, so meeting her was fantastic.

I had a great time learning Dina’s distinctive face style, though it was certainly a learning curve. I’m still finding my feet with it all, but I feel like I can finally draw a decent face! Dina is teaching here in Oz again in just a few months time and I hope to attend at least one of her classses.

There’s nothing quite like taking a class in person as opposed to online. I come away from them feeling so inspired and rejuvenated. I love it!

Happy arting!

Art Journal · Classes/Demos

Visit me at Picture to Page Papercraft Show

I’m thrilled to be attending the Picture to Page paper craft show this weekend, on behalf of Kazmos Kreations. These shows are a great way to learn about new techniques, new products, and to spend time with like minded craft junkies. 

I will be demonstrating some of my favourite art journal tips and tricks Saturday afternoon, so drop by and say hello!

Happy arting!

Art · Classes/Demos · Out & About

Go Big or Go Home

I recently escaped to Byron Bay for a week, an attended an art class with the fabulous Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, hosted by Jane Davenport at The Nest, Jane’s amazing home in Byron Bay. I had been counting down the days til this class and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

Julie invited me to lunch on the Friday before class and it was wonderful to get to know her (though I feel like I already knew her thanks to my stalker tendencies lol). We had some seriously delicious food and great conversation. Certainly a highlight of my week away.

As I said earlier, the class was held at The Nest, Jane Davenport’s home. It was such a lovely place to create, out on the deck, and we were spoiled rotten with lush meals and the best coffee I have ever tasted. We were also lucky enough to get a peek inside Jane’s personal studio. Holy amazeballs.

Class was just flat out amazing. I’ve taken many of Julie’s online classes, but to learn from her in person was a whole new experience and I loved every minute of it. Julie is hilarious, incredibly kind, and such a generous soul. She took the time to answer every question, shared her immense knowledge, and made us all laugh. She was sweet enough to sketch one of her signature faces in my journal, and even doodled on a mug I had bought as a souvenir! Can you say fangirl moment??

All in all, I cannot say enough good things about the experience. From Julie’s awesome class, to Jane & Gus and their wonderful hospitality – I loved and appreciated it all.

Have you attended any in person classes? Were you as blown away as I was? Id love to hear about it.

Happy arting!

Art Journal · Classes/Demos · Stamp Carving

Art With Me!

~MAY 2016 Update – Please Note – I am not currently offering any classes. Stay tuned for updates~

I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching over the last few months, and am happy to announce that another term of classes is now listed and ready for bookings! I teach via Kazmos Kreations, & all class bookings are done via the KK website.


Take a look at the art journal pages I will be teaching this term:




I have a new round of stamp carving classes launching too, with brand new designs. So, even if you have joined us previously, come along again for some fun new stamps to create.
Here is a peek at some of my previous students creations:


Be sure to head on over & check out the fun classes on offer – I look forward to seeing you there!

Happy arting!

Melita x