artist katherine charlton

"Doing time"
"Spilt milk"
"Little birdy"

The woman with the magic pencil, Katherine Charlton.

There's a great little website called which showcases the handmade work of creative Australians. Great for gift ideas. One of my favourite artists is Katcharly - the work of Katherine Charlton who says she is "most happy with a pencil in my hand. When I'm drawing or painting I'm always miles away, which I think is what I love about it so much." The girl dragging a toaster came to her one day and she had to draw her, which was the beginning of this quirky character. "I wanted to illustrate the proverbs that we use in our everyday lives," she says. Katherine's work is also featured on Etsy.

What five words best describe you? Homebody, dramatic, hopeful, artistic, procrastinator.
What's your proudest achievement? Creating Katcharly.
Who inspires you? Morgan Freeman.
What are you passionate about? Family, art.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Not to take anyone for granted.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Anthony Kiedis from the Chilis.
What are you excited about? Growing Katcharly.
What are you reading? Lots of blogs from wonderful creative people.

Images courtesy of Katcharly