avril jean

Australian artist, writer, tech professional, Avril E Jean

July 26, 2018

Working in Docklands, Melbourne: 2018 Vs 2006

I’ve just finished a two month stint working at Docklands. Now, I know I said i would NEVER WORK THERE AGAIN after my 2006 stint. Clearly […]
June 30, 2018

Egg Tempera, work, bass – Sounds like a “coming of age” self journey book title, dunnit

Work Working again has spurred my creativity at the same time as removing the time I have to spend doing it. That is so annoying. Work […]
June 27, 2018

Combining craft with a prank

Recently I bought a bag of soap ends, a fairly big bag of the offcuts from the home-soap making business. They turned out to be a […]
June 11, 2018

Up and doing

It was early Feb since I last worked –  and now I’m back again working in docklands on a short term contract.  I kind of accidentally […]
May 28, 2018


  I’ve never managed to do roses that don’t look terrible before. This was pastel class today, the set up was an agreement between all of […]
May 21, 2018

Pastel class #4

I missed two classes, one due to illness and one due to workshops that I could only go to on a Monday – So I attended […]
April 30, 2018

Still life in pastel

I came into the class today to find I was supposed to be drawing this. Look, I don’t do still life often. Um, have I ever?…..huh.  […]
April 23, 2018

Time line of a pastel painting

Yo! I have completed my second pastel session.  The first is here. We had the same model and the same pose, but yesterday I chose to […]
April 18, 2018

Seven annoying and unexpected ways my ADHD manifests

A lot of my female friends have been diagnosed with ADHD in their 30s (as I was). So there is a fair bit of discussion and […]