Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1st Wedding Anniversary = Paper - of Sorts

If you have read this blog before some of you would already know about my obsession with King of the Hill. I have always tried to track down some of the figures from the show but could never find any.

So I couldn't believe my eyes when for our 1st wedding anniversary - one of my gifts was a Peggy Hill original figure in the packaging still - incredible! Ponyo Blu-ray was the other gift for those interested.

I have been back home to my parents house and discovered all these old toys for Audrey.  Will have to share that in another post but lets just say it's a trip down 1980's lane - I only wish now that I had looked after all these things better there is so much missing!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Broadsheet Pop Up Cafe

I am so slack - I keep meaning to post about all sorts of things and then forget.  One of the things was the Broadsheet Pop Up Cafe which was part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on recently.  I was going to say you should go check it out if your in Melbourne! The Broadsheet Pop Up Cafe was a collaborative project featuring some of Melbourne's best coffee businesses. (The image above is one of the coasters they had printed that you could pick up at the cafe.)

But since I didn't post this in time I have instead made a list of my top 5 favourite good coffee places in Melbourne . Please let me know any of your favourites that you would like to share in Melbourne or anywhere! They are all linked to reviews from Broadsheet with images, location and a bit of history on each which is interesting.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Work - Iris

I made this for a gift for my friends 30th - I can post it as I have finally sent it (sorry it's so late Katherine - Happy Birthday!). 


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Subterranean

(image source: screen capture of The Subterranean)

Andy has written some articles for our friend Daniel who has just started a blog called The Subterranean - it's a pop culture blog looking at film, literature and music. Daniel is an awesome writer and has some very interesting articles on there (I especially enjoyed the look at the Dracula movie interpretations).

Daniel is exploring the Cut-up technique in variety of genre's including literature, art and music.  He asked Andy to write up some articles on Hip-Hop producers and give a selection of songs they had worked on.  If you don't know much about Hip-Hop or which artists to listen to these articles give some awesome examples - I must admit before I met Andy I didn't know alot of Hip-Hop artists (I was in the alternative, metal, indie catagory) but he has introduced me to some amazing music - some of my favourite musicians and music is now from Hip-Hop.

Anyway if your into Hip-Hop or interested in learning more check out these articles written by Andy:
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Monday, March 7, 2011

New Works

A few new works in the pipeline - one is a belated birthday gift for a friend and the other is for a grant application. Will post finished works soon. Very mysterious - I know....

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I have been a little distracted lately and not much work happening due to Soundwave finally arriving to town. This has possibly been the best festival I have been to in years and alot of planning has gone into organsing my parents to come visit to babysit so my partner andy and I could make it along for the day! ( we were excited to say the least).

By far my favourite of the day was Queens of the Stone Age followed by High on Fire and Monster Magnet plus a little Slash on the side doing Paradise City.

Here is a little contribution from Andy - the set list for Queens:

  • Feel Good Hit of the Summer
  • The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
  • 3's and 7's
  • Sick Sick Sick
  • Burn the Witch
  • Little Sister
  • No One Knows
  • Go with the Flow
  • I think I Lost my Headache
  • Monster in the Parasol
  • Misfit Love
  • Song for the Dead (encore)
But I do have a few new things in the pipe line so stay tuned!