Trick or Treat Totes

Every year the CBD where I live comes alive with the ‘living dead’; zombies, ghosts, goblins, witches and more get dressed up for a huge street party in the main shopping strip of Lithgow NSW Australia.

Shops and cafes are decorated, the buildings are lit up with lighting effects and there’s entertainment galore. This year they are aiming for the National Record for the greatest number of costumed people dancing to Micheal Jacksons’ Thriller. Details on Lithgow’s Halloween16

There’s also Trick or Treating up and down the Main Street for the kids.  My Trick or Treat totes are available from my Halloween Gallery.   All images are available on a range of items including Streetwear, framed prints, mugs, travel mugs, drawstring bags, notebooks, gift cards, iPhone cases and more. 


” Some of the most creative ideas emerge from a swirl of chaos” (Anon.).


Or in this case a saddle. Yep a saddle. 

This is the original which was taken at a clearing sale on my iPhone 5s. I loved the contrast of textures between the stirrup leathers and saddle flap and the pattern in the design. 

I edited it using iColorama App with a sketch style and tunnel form presets. 

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It’s an orange kind of day

Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do. 

~ Rumi

From flowers to sunsets to birds and creative pursuits today is an orange kind of day. At least, I’d like to share some of my favourite orange images and digital artworks from my Project Orange Gallery to brighten and inspire your day.

King Parrot #1


The Original image was of autumn leaves against the sky taken on my iPhone. I love playing with the artistic filters in the Enlight App to create Abstract effects.

Rachael or Rachel – there’s one for each.

A bright orange sunset the end to a perfect day.
Red sky at night; Shepherds delight

Red sky at morn; Shepherds take warn.

White Orchid

My love is like a rose…

My love is like a rose divided into two,

The leaves I give to others,

But the rose I give to you.

Love, Roses and rainbows

I love the beauty and romance of roses.

This pretty design is part of my ‘Hues of a rose’ collection.  The rose is avalaible in 9 colours with the red rose being the original.

I have begun creating a range of striped roses to compliment the originals and they are available on a variety of products including duvet covers, wearable art, throw pillows, totes, device covers, art prints, totes, gift cards and more.

Images are the copyright of Deborah McGrath Photography and must not be reproduced without permission.

Count your rainbows…

Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.

Alyssa Knight, age 12.
Rainbow over Windamere (1 of 1)dmp.jpg

Windemere Dam, Mudgee NSW Australia.


There’s a truth in every saying, even those of a 12 year old girl.  Its interesting how the happiness we feel in seeing a rainbow after rain, is mirrored in our association with pleasure and pain.  As they say “Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain.  But you can’t have a rainbow, without a little rain” (unknown).

However, I prefer the wisdom of Maya Angelou and “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”. I hope that my rainbow has brightened your cloud.

Rainbow over Windemere is the property of Deborah McGrath Photography©.  It may be purchased as a photographic print or on homewares, stationary, soft furnishings and more from my Lakes and Waterways Gallery and store.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers…


This is such a pretty quote by Emily Dickinson.  I firmly believe that we should always have hope for as the old saying goes – “without hope, there is nothing”.





There are flowers for those who want to see them.

This beautiful quote by Henri Matisse was the inspiration for a recent Name Art commission for a friends daughter and it worked perfectly with my image of this pretty dahlia flower.


I wanted to create something soft and dreamy for a young girl who is full of wonder, discovering the world and the beauty around her.


My friend wanted a pretty studio pouch for her daughter to put her hand sanitisers and lip balms in, in her school bag.  Something that didn’t look like a cosmetic purse.  My studio pouches are perfect for this.  They come in two great sizes (small 23cm x 15cm and large 30.5cm x 20.5cm) and great for keeping pencils in, art supplies, cosmetics, camera accessories and anything you please. Made from 100% Polyester

  • YKK zip with metal teeth
  • Full printed design on both front and back
  • Simply clean with a damp cloth. Do not machine wash, dry clean, tumble dry or iron.
  • $24 for small and $26 for large + postage and handling (Australian Dollars).

Click on the links to see these and the other great products in this range; Camryn and Camryn…There are Flowers.









There is beauty in simplicity

Some call it negative space, some call it minimalism.  I just love that haunting beauty of an early morning landscape.


It is always the simple that produces the marvellous – Amelia Barr

This image is available for purchase from Deborah McGrath Photography.

All images © Deborah McGrath 2016 and must not be reproduced without the permission of the photographer.


Daisy Chains for Isabelle

Well, maybe a Gerbera Chain.  But this was the inspiration when a friend asked me to create a digital artwork for her daughter Isabelle.  I wanted to create something that suited her vibrant, young personality.


My initial idea was to use lettering from Picmonkey as the centres of the flowers which are overlayed like a ‘Daisy Chain’.    

Then I added a little bit of “inspiration” and created a second version with the quote ‘Live, Laugh, Love”  and some cute love hearts from Picmonkey.


Now, I was pretty happy with these two, but of course, we are not always satisfied are we?  So, I created another two versions for Isabelle (Isabelle  and Isabelle  Live  Laugh Love) with a slight variation to the typography.



All of the images above can be purchased from my  Redbubble Store where they are available on a wide range of high quality products including:

Leisure Wear, Art Prints, Digital Device Cases and Covers, Studio Pouches, Homewares, travel mugs, stationary, gift cards and more.

All images and designs are copyright to Deborah McGrath Photography 2016