Saturday, July 31, 2010

A is for Alphabet Poster

I had been itching to do an Alphabet Poster for ages but wanted to do something a little different. So I decided to do a fairytale and mythical creature alphabet to scare the pants off little kiddies :P

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thailand in Miniature

Last year I went on a holiday to my favourite place in the world - Thailand. In one of the big shopping malls in Phuket they had tables and tables of miniature houses and market scenes set up.  The amount of detail is just incredible and it took a lot to drag me away. I thought I would share a few pics.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Alice In Wonderland

Since Alice In Wonderland's movie release a craze has emerged. Maybe its the creativity of each character and the whimsical story that inspires artists & crafties alike. This is for you Rach, I saw them and thought of you.
The above illustrations are all works by self taught artist Danita. You can purchase them in her etsy shop. She has a wonderful blog full of her amazing illustrations too! :D

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Charlie the Unicorn goes to Candy Mountain

I am sure a lot of you have seen the youtube video "Charlie the Unicorn goes to Candy Mountain". Well now you can get your own Charlie Unicorn! I laughed when I found this because I think it's so awesome. Unicorn no.48 can be bought from penguin & fish etsy shop. Also check out Alyssa's blog.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Enviro Kids

Today I am posting my Enviro Kids illustrations. I did them a while ago for no particular reason and have never actually done anything with them. I wanted to do more but just never got around to doing it. Maybe they could become a poster one day. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

PortabelloPixie Pattern

Ok, the sewing machine needs to be set up soon. I have purchased ANOTHER Portabellopixie sewing pattern by Sandi Henderson - I just couldn't resist! Portabellopixie - 'Gracie' comes with 4 garment patterns and a lovely, coloured instruction manual.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Moving House

I have been a little busy moving the last few days and unfortunately haven't had a chance to post anything :( What a mammoth task it has been! Here I am sitting in my new studio which is looking lovely minus all the towering boxes! I will have to post a pic once it's all cleaned up and looking spiffy.
Anyway, with not a lot of time on hand I thought I would post a couple of little experimental pieces I did a couple of months back. It's fluorescent acrylics on calico and finished with a little embroidery thread.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fantastic Mr Fox!

Hi all! I am loving foxes at the moment and I just wanted to share a few found favourites. It's amazing how many different shapes, sizes and products they come in!

1.Red Foxen plush by Abigail Brown, 2.Foxy Friends tea towel by Ink + Wit, 3.Crooked Fox print by John W Golden, 4.Fox I cushion by Little Beehive,  5.The Duke Of NY riding his bike print by Matte Stephens,  6.Sleepy Red Forest Fox plush by Sleepy King, 7.Monty the Fox plush by Sara Carr, 8.Mister Fox invitations 8pk by Little Beehive, 9.The Fantastic Fox wrist-poche by Lynda Lye, 10.The Duke Of NY print by Matte Stephens, 11.The Owl & Fox brooch duo by Little Shop of, 12.Fox canvas by Abigail Brown    

Saturday, July 10, 2010

HURRAH - new book!

Last week my Illusive 2 book arrived! Like the other two Illusive books, this one is just bursting with beautiful illustrations by artists from all corners of the world. I highly recommend an amazing and inspiring book. You can purchase Illusive 2: Contemporary Ilustrations and Its Context by Robert Klanten here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Little Housers!

Here are a couple more of my illustrations from the upcoming group exhibition :) I am hoping to do about 10 of these little houses in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Hope you like them!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gypsy Caravan

Lately my mum has been revisiting the idea of having a gypsy caravan as a studio to do her watercolour paintings. Hopefully this doesn't mean she will pack her suitcase and run off to Romania! But it makes me think how we all have a dream lifestyle or place. Mine would be a tiny cottage in a meadow boarding a fairytale forest or a teepee on a deserted, tropical island. How about an amazing treehouse or an old barn? What would yours be?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Vixen Lily brings winter warmth

How freezing has the last month been in Melbourne? I have resorted to snuggling up to my heat pillow at home, in bed, in the car, at work - just to stop freezing into an ice cube. My heat pillow has seen better days, so when my workmate Renae came to work with her funky heat pillows I simply couldn't resist! They have been selling like hot cakes (or hot pillows I should say). Heat pillows are fantastic for keeping warm but are also really economical, they're great for sore, tired muscles and make a lovely yet practical gift. Renae's design skills are evident with her eye for fabulous colour combinations and sourcing of delectable fabrics. You can view Renae's blog 'Vixen Lily' here to see her other heat pillows and stay tuned as she will be selling to the public soon!
Above is my new heat pillow from Vixen Lily


There are some fantastic typography designs out at the moment. My favourite is this print by Old Tom Foolery. It's simple, clever and quirky!
Here are a few others that I could definitely make room for in my house.
1. Kew tea towel by Poulier+Poulier, 2. Eyechart cushion by Auntie Cookie, 3. Come In and Go Away doormat by SUCK UK 4. Vintage Letterpress wood numbers 0-9 by Turners Collectibles 5. Ampersand cushion by Auntie Cookie, 6. Hardwork - Optical Test Chart tea towel by Poulier+Poulier

Friday, July 2, 2010

These are a hoot!

I know owls have been around a while now but that's for good reason, they are so darn cute and great to use as a design element. I spotted these little cuties at The Works (a shop associated with Bed, Bath N' Table) in Hawthorn and just had to have them both. They are made by Morgan & Finch.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pretty Girls

Here are a few more of my illustrations that were sold on Etsy. 
Top to bottom: Portrait of Pretty Petula, Chasity Cobblestone at the Cabaret, A Geisha named Suki, Gertrude & Gardenia

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