Saturday, August 29, 2009

I ♥ Justin Blyth

My friend Angel Zaragoza from LA has introduced me to the most amazing blog, that belonging to designer Justin Blyth. I don't know alot about him but I have been pouring over his blog all morning...it's the most unreal collection and composition of images I've seen in a while. He's also a designer and has his folio up at jblyth.com which I'll check out after I've picked my jaw up off the floor from looking at his blog. Below is one of the many images from his gallery that I love. Do yourself a favour and see his blog here


ALSO... after my crazy week last week, the last five working days have been so much fun. I have a new freelance project for a certain stationary brand (one of my favourites) and I got my first pair of glasses. The daily 4pm computer headache was getting the better of me. Secretly I really dig wearing them. I don't know why but I feel alot smarter when I put them on.

I have dinner at Mr.Wolf tonight which I'm really excited for and then back to the mac...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I love books!!



The outcome of an afternoon in my studio - two new book covers. I really, really like them!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday rain = leaf pictures

The rain thumped down once again today, I love it. Outside our pond is fullest it's ever been, complete with a posse of wood ducks!! I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will bring about some ducklings once spring hits. For now I'm enjoying the cherry blossoms being in full bloom and the grass being super green, as opposed to the dry straw-like stuff we have been living with for over a year before the rain started.
With our land looking so gorgeous at the moment, I was inspired to make a series of leaf artworks, above is one of the three I completed today. They are not inside my normal realm of image making, but I like the colour scheme and the prospect of applications a design such as this could be used for. I especially had fun making the patterns, I eyeballed all the placements so I am pretty pleased with the result xxx

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket...

Tuesday night, same - but different, to any other night. I took a walk out into our back yard and found myself craning my neck until the back of my head hit the back of spine to allow all the stars to fit into my peripheral. I found myself thinking about my Dad, and some strange hippie moment overcame me and in my mind I whispered for him to make a star shoot. Nothing happened for a long time. Even just waiting for something to happen, I started to feel like one of those hilbillies that call radio American stations to report a UFO they had seen.
I bent my head back and twisted around trying to see all the stars at once, but I now know this can't happen. A little dancing twinkle caught my eye and I tried to stay very still to determine if it was the star moving or if it was me.
I called my sister to say, with some embarrassment, that I'd 'asked' Dad for a shooting star, and got a dancing one instead - I was pretty stoked with this astronomical response.
She asked me if I had been drinking and as I replied 'a couple of glasses', right aside the dancing star a shooting star whizzed by. As quickly as it appeared it had dissapeared.
Floored, and torn between the likelihood of a coincidence and my wish for it to be a split second of contact with my Dad, I stared at the dark empty space left where the shooting star had dissolved.
I belive in nothing and everything at once, all I know is I was left grinning from ear to ear, and still am.
I miss you Dad.
This photo was taken at my 6th birthday party in Sydney.

I should be in bed...


..instead I stayed up painting this fox delivering apples from his pretend car...

Monday, August 10, 2009

I ♥ Berlin

Above is a new illustration I began and completed this afternoon. Tiny was being extremely annoying and has almost chewed my mouse cord in half, so I am lucky to have finished this before he stopped me from being able to use my mouse. I am currently investigating how to get him to come with me to QLD for my exhibition opening, my research so far tells me that Jetstar won't carry him. For those of you who don't know who Tiny is:
xxx

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tour

I'd forgotten that my little digi cam had come with us on our recent adventure and taken the odd snap.
Here's a glimpse at some of the cute things we saw and a mini percentage of the fun things we did...