Custom Medal Painting

Custom Medal Painting


I first thought to paint my husband’s medals last ANZAC Day.

They’re part of our lives, but it wasn’t until he did a talk at a local highschool about military colours, including the ribbons on medals, I realised that I really wanted to paint them. I then framed them for his Mum for her birthday!

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I then went on to paint my father’s medals as well, and my father-in-law is next on the list. I have also been honoured to paint two more sets for a lovely servicewoman who stumbled across my images on Instagram!

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If you are thinking of getting a medal watercolour done, do get in touch! I’d love to do a painting for you. Or perhaps you’re thinking of gifting a friend or relative a medal painting? Either way, you know where to find me!

Each painting includes a $25 donation to Legacy.

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My Silent Mandarin Cake – Illustrated Recipe

My Silent Mandarin Cake – Illustrated Recipe

So my Christmas Rumball Illustrated Recipe download was a hit!

I have honestly never received so much positive feedback and actual email and text message ‘thank you’s’ from any other post. So thank you to everyone who got in touch.

(I loved that some people found it necessary to triple the rum, or use OP rum – obviously hard time rumballers from way back.)

Anyway, I thought about it, and while I’m not keen on committing to any sort of 365 project, I have decided I can handle a 52 project – and have decided to do a weekly illustrated recipe.

So here’s my first for the year – my Silent Mandarin Cake

If you’ve been following me for years, you will have seen a version of this one some time ago. It’s still one of my favourites. In fact, I made it again tonight and you can use oranges or lemons if you don’t have mandarins (I just think mandarins are very special, don’t you?).

Why is it ‘silent’?

Because you don’t need electric beaters… which means it can be made while babies are sleeping (this was where this recipe began) or while adults are sleeping (if it’s 11pm and you realise you’re supposed to take a birthday cake to work tomorrow). Always good to have a sneaky cake recipe up your sleeve.

It’s a simple recipe to make with kids, or a super quick one to make by yourself. And it’s my gift to you this week.

Click the pic below to download. (Or click here!)

So I’ll let you sneak off and make your silent cake now… shhhh… 🙂