My life as an artist

Why I have been MIA lately…

Why I have been MIA lately…

This is not going to be the most fun post I have ever written but my life is not just about art... You may have been wondering why I have been MIA for a little while and the reason is:  I have been licking my wounds... It has been about 6 weeks since my little dog...

Have you been stalking me…?

Have you been stalking me…?

Have you been stalking me in my lounge room?? I kind of hope so!!! 😉 My Lounge Sessions are now in full swing and I have already shared 10 of them with you! If you're a little behind or missed my last email... Lounge Sessions are sneak peek videos of what I do in my...

My turquoise Christmas tree!

My turquoise Christmas tree!

Hello Creative Friends!! This is Mimi Bondi and Poppy in da house! Well, actually in da studio
 🙂 Poppy’s not looking impressed by my antics and I don’t know if he’s going to be of much help here... I got a turquoise Christmas tree! As you may already know, I am up...

Bangkok Trip highlights with tons of photos!

Bangkok Trip highlights with tons of photos!

Ready for a little trip?? A few weeks ago I released a video travel vlog of our Bangkok adventure but here it is if you missed it: I really wanted to share some of my photos of our Bangkok trip with you as well so I finally put some time aside to sort them all out......

Colour addiction: 50 shades of turquoise

Colour addiction: 50 shades of turquoise

For as long as I can remember, I have been a turquoise addict (and I mean, all shades of turquoise). Raise your hand and say 'AYE' if you're one of them too!!! When I was little, I was already addicted to all shades of turquoise... I would go through travel articles...

Life is too short so let’s get real!

Life is too short so let’s get real!

YES, LIFE IS TOO SHORT! I think we all need a slap in the face every now and then just to bring us back to reality. And I just stumbled upon an article titled '20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit' that did that for me! You may think this is a strange...

A year of Studio Time art journal videos!

A year of Studio Time art journal videos!

A year of art journal videos already? Wow, I can't believe it has been about a year now since I first uploaded my first few art journal videos on YouTube... Before doing that, I must admit I had been thinking about video creation for sooo long but, like most people...

My 10 favourite things to do in Bali

My 10 favourite things to do in Bali

My 10 favourite things to do in Bali! After putting a fun video together of my Bali adventure (Did you miss my first VLOG, ''Come with me to Bali!''??? WATCH IT HERE!) I also wanted to share my 10 favourite things to do in Bali but with photos this time: From opening...

Come with me to Bali! (My first vlog)

Come with me to Bali! (My first vlog)

Hop on the scooter with me while we ride around Bali! This March, I was so, so lucky to be able to go back to Bali to celebrate my first wedding anniversary with my other half Pete. Bali is an extremely popular destination for Australian tourists as it's only about 6...

Sneak peak of my newest paintings!

Sneak peak of my newest paintings!

Fresh from my studio!!! These are my latest paintings (the ones that will be in my next exhibition in 2016 unless sold prior). Dimensions and prices are listed at the bottom of the page. Click on thumbnails below for larger photos.   [gallery size="full"...

Shine your light! Sunshine newsletter June

Shine your light! Sunshine newsletter June

The June edition of my Sunshine Newsletter is out, check it out! In it you will find... A blog post about the Vivid Festival of Lights in Sydney, amazeballs! My latest paintings 2 new episodes of Studio Time where you can follow me while I paint The largest barrier to...

Vivid Festival of Lights in Sydney

Vivid Festival of Lights in Sydney

As you all know by now, I am addicted to bright colours... coming from anywhere! And that's why I love the incredible Vivid festival of lights in Sydney that happens every year, just as we are about to enter winter. There are amazing sculptures and displays, light...

Choose to be happy!

Choose to be happy!

Noone's life is ever perfect. But you already knew that, right? There is no point aiming for constant perfection since that is such a subjective concept... What is perfect for you is completely different from what is perfect for me! Even when everything seems great,...

Don’t think… create!

Don’t think… create!

This is the ''motto'' I try to live by and teach in my online workshops! We create our own obstacles in our mind: we tell ourselves we "can't", "it's too hard", we are not "talented" and so on and so on... but that is BS!!! YES, You CAN! It IS EASY. We are ALL...

Un mariage colorĂ© et merveilleux …

Un mariage colorĂ© et merveilleux …

Click here to read this in English. Ok, je suis enfin prĂȘte Ă  raconter les secrets du jour de mon mariage, j'ai enfin le temps de vous raconter tout ça! C' Ă©tait une belle journĂ©e avec un temps parfait ... ensoleillĂ© mais pas trop chaud avec une brise lĂ©gĂšre,...

A colourful and wonderful wedding day…

A colourful and wonderful wedding day…

Lisez cet article en français ici. Ok, I'm finally ready to spill some beans about my wedding day, just been trying to find the time to tell you all about it! It was such a lovely day with perfect weather... sunny but not too hot with a light breeze, just what I had...

Amazing feedback from my latest exhibition

I admit, I don't exhibit ''in the flesh'' often but after winning second prize at the Westmead Hospital art prize in July 2014, I jumped at the offer of doing a solo exhibition there! How could I refuse sharing my art in an environment where positivity was just what...

I am engaged!

I am engaged!

Woohooo!!! I am so very excited to share my good news with you all! Pete and I have been together for 3.5 years and although we are very stable and I was hoping he would one day want to get married, it wasn't a necessity as we were very happy. But you know... if he...

100 paintings in 100 days challenge!

100 paintings in 100 days challenge!

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn I have set myself a crazy challenge for various reasons... One, I want to stop technology from sucking up my life and make more time for what's most important to me, making art Two, I want...

2014 Westmead Hospital Art Prize Winner!

2014 Westmead Hospital Art Prize Winner!

Well, 2nd prize actually but still a winner 🙂 I had been crossing my fingers (and toes!) since I entered, feeling very hopeful until the award ceremony last night, when my confidence completely crashed while the winners were getting announced... I was thinking all...

The Psychology of Colour (2)

The Psychology of Colour (2)

Click here to read part 1 of the Psychology of Colour!   Now let's look at the cool colours...   Green Is calming and makes us feel connectedIs it because it is the most natural colour that we find in leaves, grass, trees... and associate with breathing and...

The Psychology of Colour (1)

The Psychology of Colour (1)

I have always been fascinated by colours and how they affect us! I already wrote a post about why we feel inspired by the colour blue but there is just so much to explore I thought I would do a bit more research about the impact of colour in different areas of our...

I’m a finalist,  yay!

I’m a finalist, yay!

I am very excited because I just received an email letting me know that my painting Exploration has been chosen as a finalist for the Westmead Hospital Art Prize! This is very exciting news for me! Fingers crossed so I may win the prize... brrr... shivering with...

It’s official!!

It’s official!!

I have officially made http://mimibondi.com my primary domain! It was long overdue but it is now the website address you need to use to find me;-) Things have moved around a little so if you encounter any issues at all, please notify me here, many thanks :)...

Pencil storage (cases, rolls & more)

Pencil storage (cases, rolls & more)

If like me, you can't bear to be separated from your arty crafty fun, even when you go on holiday (and a holiday means more free time and therefore, more time to get creative, right?), then maybe, like me, you need some clever ways to transport your supplies with as...

Exploration

Exploration

This painting won 2nd prize at the 2014 Westmead Hospital Art Prize. It is now part of the hospital's large art collection and will be permanently displayed there for all to enjoy (around 2 million...

Old, New and Flora Bowley

Old, New and Flora Bowley

Over the last few days I have been working on a new painting which has ''something old and something new''.... I purchased Flora Bowley's book called ''Intuitive Painting'' a month ago and although I did not find a lot of new information (for me), I do recommend...

Back in the studio!

Back in the studio!

You know that feeling... when you get back to something you love doing and suddenly it feels like all is well once again and the planets have finally aligned?? I had not touched my paintbrushes much in the last few months, not because I didn't want to but because I...

Colour me happy

Colour me happy

We all know that colours impact us to various degrees but do you know which colours to pick to create the perfect environment for YOU? In her article, Melissa Shedden gives you a little insight on how most common colours affect us... for example how orange can make...

What do you think of digital art?

What do you think of digital art?

I can't deny that there are some insanely, truly, incredibly talented digital artists out there. Some of the art on this article leaves me speechless as the colours are so vibrant and the details so fine! I haven't seen anything like it in a painting done the old...

Abstract Art and I…

Abstract Art and I…

I have always loved bright colours and movement, and painting, like dancing, is healing, relaxing, fulfilling and challenging as well. When I paint, I attempt to capture positive feelings (joy, love, peace...) in a non figurative composition. I enjoy experimenting...

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