Wednesday, December 7, 2016
storewide. Simply enter the code MERRY at checkout. This is for one week only, final orders for Christmas post have to be in by 14th of December 2016 in Australia and 5th of December worldwide. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
|Me- Paula Mills! Photo – Annette O’Brien. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.|
|My lounge room. Photo – Annette O’Brien. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.|
|Kitchen meals area. Photo – Annette O’Brien. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.|
|Master bedroom. Photo – Annette O’Brien. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.|
|Sun room. Photo – Annette O’Brien. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.|
|Me in my living room. Me- Photo – Annette O’Brien. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.|
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Some images that are inspiring me right now - I am seeing flowers everywhere and I just love what Gucci have been up to - amazing pattern and colour all over! Link to all these images can be found on my Inspiration Board on Pinterest.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
|Artwork in our living room|
|A mixture of originals, vintage and prints|
|Artwork by Ali McNabney Stevens and Sweet William Prints|
|Sweet William prints|
On that note, I have just listed two pieces of original artwork in my etsy shop. They are both acrylic on canvas and set in beautiful Tasmanian Oak box frames. You can view them here and here.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Introducing 'Boutique Street', an unmissable three day trade-only event showcasing fifty quality lifestyle and kidsbrands. Held in a beautifully styled venue, Boutique Street will offer a feast for the eyes, ears, taste-buds and imagination. Register to visit and be a part of this exciting movement right where it begins...
Monday, June 20, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
thedairy.com under my name, Paula Mills in collections. I think they have come out beautifully!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
here . I have had lots of fun putting this range together - enjoying pattern, colour, texture and an inky illustrative style. If you live in Melbourne, pop in and see this new work at Markit on Sunday the 8th of May.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Sweet William will have a new range of prints available at Markit on Sunday the 8th of May at Federation Square, Melbourne. Always a brilliant, creative shopping event, not to be missed!
Saturday, March 12, 2016
For 5 days only, head over to hardtofind.com.au for an end of season sale - 30% off Sweet William Art Prints from Friday11 to Wednesday 16 March 2016!
Monday, February 22, 2016
|Entrance way when we first bought our home.|
|Beautiful old red brick revealed under cracking plaster.|
|My girls outside our entrance.|
|We hired painters to help patch up walls and refresh the paint job.|
|We have wonderful Art Deco lead light windows.|
|As it looked when we bought it.|
|Beautiful textures on the old walls.|
|Original Edwardian tiles|
|Finding places for all our things in our new space.|
After many happy years of living in semi-rural, beautiful Warrandyte (24 km east of Melbourne CBD see previous post here). Where our primary school aged kids benefitted from a tire swing in the yard and the Australian bush, we decided on a complete change. With our three girls growing up, recognising their need for independence and wanting to embrace all that Melbourne has to offer as one of the most 'livable cities in the world', we set our plan to move in, in motion.
We chose a very good co-ed state run high school and started looking for a family sized home in the zone. Not an easy task. We marched through poky, little dark houses, clambered up and down stairs of modern town houses. Sighed over beautiful homes way out of our price range and bumped shoulders with the throngs of eager buyers at live auctions. One Saturday morning, just as we walked away from another auction that we were unable to bid on, we discovered 'Milverton' on Errol Street. Being on a busy corner it was almost scratched from our inspection list but as we stepped into the entranceway, the busyness of the city subsided. The high ceilings and grand proportions of this crumbling, red brick Edwardian stopped us in our tracks. The traffic noise became a quiet hum and we found our inner city sanctuary.
Our new home is a work in progress, we plan to bring it back to it's former glory bit by bit. Although, actually, I think it is rather glorious just as it is.
Monday, November 9, 2015
here. I am moving home in a few months time which has led me to sorting out my studio and I thought it would be a good time to sell some of my original works on paper that I tend to hang onto and feel quite attached to. Each piece is a one of a kind, painted either on watercolor or canvas paper, predominantly in watercolor, ink and acrylic paint, which will be signed and dated by the artist - me, Paula Mills! Please check each listing for sizes and price. I will keep adding to this section as I continue to sort out my studio and make room for lots of new work!
Friday, October 9, 2015
|My still life acrylic paint exercise in tone and self portrait painted in oils|
|My Morandi inspired still life|
|Self portrait working from a reference by Anne-Sophie Tschiegg|
|Adriane's work bench in the Fitzroy Studio|
|Detail of my self portrait in acrylic paint.|
|Beautiful Fitzroy Studio|
With all that in mind I decided to have a go at learning a little more about painting. Once a week I have been going to a painting course in Fitzroy through www.fitzroypainting.com run by Adriane Stramp. The environment is wonderful - a big, beautiful old studio at the top of winding stairs in an Edwardian building on Brunswick Street, in Melbourne. So far I have learnt so much about mixing paints, colour themes, tones and shades. I have had a go at painting a few still life set ups and a self portrait in acrylic and for the next chapter I think I am going to learn to work in oils which feels so far out of my comfort zone but I am loving it! Learning is so exciting.