Tuesday, May 26, 2009

DEAR SANTA...


I loved LEGO as a kid and I am now in love with it even more since discovering that not only are LEGO releasing an Architecture series, but that this series will include miniature build-your-own LEGO versions of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and the Guggenheim in NYC. Rather than rant on about how excited I am about this new series, I will simply post the link to the site which has more info, including the official press release from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation:

http://www.prairiemod.com/prairiemod/2009/05/frank-lloyd-wright-lego-sets.html

Monday, May 25, 2009

La Dolce Vita


When an invitation to attend a friends wedding in Germany arrived a little while back, Dave and I grabbed the nearest Atlas and began mapping out a little European holiday for ourselves to coincide.
We have both been to Europe individually, so we created a journey that would see us experiencing places that were new to both of us. I have marked out our route on the little map here, it's going to be three weeks of deliciousness, as we work our way from Italy, to the island of Hava (off Croatia) then to Stuttgart for the wedding and then to the place I am most excited for, Berlin.
We'll be spending two nights in Honk Kong so I can go and meet the lovely people at IDN magazine (the June / July 09 issue of IDN will have an article about me in it YAY! ) and get a hurried fix of their amazing food and culture. We leave in three weeks, I cannot wait to to step off the plane and into the European sunshine with my gorgeous Mr. Howard....

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Planes, trains and automobiles...


I have made this little 50's illustration inspired image tonight for the Bespoke Letterpress. I love playing around with colours and angles and type so this was fun. In the last couple of days despite my best efforts to stay healthy, I have come down with a cold and my eyes have had enough of staring at things for hours on end so it's time to call it a day.
Darling Dave and I are to celebrate our one year anniversary this weekend...we are unsure of what the date actually is, but he asked me to set aside this weekend because he has a suprise in store, so I am very excited for the weekend to arrive and also doing my best to get better!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The back end of my tattoo gun fell out. My brother who is responsible for the breakage is also an electrical apprentice and has duck taped it back together. It doesn't work and the picture of the taped together machine is too stupid looking to post :(

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sanna Annukka


I found the work of this beautiful artist while scouring the web today. Lovely lovely lovely. www.sanna-annukka.com

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Soft Cuts

The image to the left is a detail of one of my new artworks for a show I am currently preparing, titled Soft Cuts. I am so lucky to have been invited to show these works at 19KAREN Contemporary art space in QLD, as it is a beautiful gallery, and run my some seriously lovely people http://www.19karen.com.au
The show will open on the 24th of October 2009 and run until the 21st of November 2008. If you are in town make sure you come along.



Monday, May 11, 2009

A case of pins and needles

Hello Monday. Good morning my little workspace.

Now onto explaining the title of this post....
I was reshuffling the top shelves of my wardrobe last night, and found a small case filled with old sets of pins and needles. I know the house my Dad cleared out a few years ago belonged to an old lady who had been the owner of a habedashery store. I guess these were part of her left over stock. I particularly like the pink LONDON casing.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

NEIL

MY li

My sister Gertie acquired an 8 week old canine treasure this week. He will probably turn into a giant-turd producing ball eater in a matter of months, but for now, 'Neil' looks like he should still be in the womb and behaves accordingly. So dumb and floppy and sporting a fine coat of indescribably soft baby hair ... consequently DIVINE. Funny how everything turns peaceful with such a beautiful dependant creature in your company.