Tuesday, September 29, 2009

She had legs that just wouldn't quit

I contemplated for a moment giving bonnie long legs but have since changed my mind. It is taking me a while to finish her as its hard to find any spare time at the moment.

On another note and the reason for this post is I want to giveaway - thats right GIVEAWAY this Canon printer cartridges and postcard set. I bought it to use the postcards but alas i think they only work with the canon printer as they did not work with my HP printer. It's been hanging around my house for ages and I just want to move it to somewhere where it will be used. The details are: Canon KP-361Px 3 (none opened), Post Card Size 100 x 148mm, 108 sheets (minus 2). You can have it for free I would only ask if you would pay for the postage and that's it!

On a cool art note - my mum forwarded me this email with artwork made from tyres - how cool is this! Unfortunately I don't have the source to quote it only an email forward so if anyone knows please let me know so I can credit them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Neck Decorations Exhibition

Below is one of the scarves that I designed for the Neck Decorations exhibition organised by my friend Belinda who works for Craft Australia. All proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and all scarves are donated by artists and designers in Australia. So if you happen to be in Canberra on the 19th or 20th of September please stop by and maybe even buy a scarf to help support the cause.

This scarf is from my series 'Scarves from Outer Space' which I am yet to upload on my portfolio. As the name implies I was inspired by those classic 1950's Scifi movies with gorgeous girls being attacked by weird monsters! The scarves were all made from recycled jumpers from savers. I also did a little illustration with each scarf and had grand plans to take it further but is on the pile of to-do's with a whole heap of other ideas.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dollshouse Update

Well I have finally gotten around to staining the exterior of the dollshouse I am building Audrey. I decided to go with a more rustic exterior cause the interior is going to be pretty bright and colourful!

The next step now is interior decoration, wallpaper, curtains, cushions, furniture, paintings for the walls. I am half thinking of a project where maybe people could make little contributions to help make a funky, arty house - designing on a small scale - what do you think - you could make a rug, or a painting for the wall or even a lampshade?!
Otherwise I will be sifting through etsy and ebay for vintage pieces - ooh I can't wait to start if only I could afford to do this to my real home!
P.S: I'm addicted to this show called The Wire - HBO series.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


One thing i have been working on lately was a design for Gem from Candy Bandit for her new project HeartFELT. Gem makes handmade felt brooches, hanging mobiles & headbands. Here is a link to her last project where she organised for artists and illustrators to design a brooch (no theme) and the results were awesome.

The above image was my first design for HeartFELT (HeartFELT being the theme interpreted as you wanted) but thought it would be too complicated to translate into a brooch so I did another but can't show it as it is all part of the surprise of her project! Can't wait to see the results of this brooch project!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Exhibitions, Weddings, Folio Work and Misc Whooha

I have had the best week having my parents down cleaning up my house, doing my washing, babysitting so we can go see Ponyo (the new miyazaki film) and generally giving me a big break while they hung out with their little grandaughter!

Have been to the Dali exhibition at the NGV which was awesome, plenty of inspiration but the exhibition was huge so have to go back and have another look. My favourite parts were the animation with Disney and a set for hitchcock he designed (oh and also the metal beating heart at the end!).
I have loaded some more work into my portfolio on flickr, part of the Dream Series again based on some drunken nights out with my friends at uni. I really liked the shadows of the girl dancing into the scene, depending on how you moved the light it made her look like she was moving. Have been working on a few other projects (including the wedding!) but will have to fill you in later!