Thursday, November 26, 2009

PS: Did I mention I got a new job?

I'm now a Graphic Artist with The Just Group....syyyyked!! Still doing the freelance thing, but totally happy to be in this amazing creative role as a 9-5'er with one of the nicest group of people I have ever come across in my whole life. Definitely happy!!

Today I became the happy owner of this amazing Marilyn Neuhart Benny Casa Doll....

"When Ray Eames sent one of Marilyn Neuhart’s Mexican cotton dolls to Alexander Girard in 1959, Mrs. Eames probably didn’t predict the decades-long working relationship that would result. The organic quaintness of the Neuhart dolls mixed perfectly with Girard’s folk art sensibilities, making them the impetus of a successful creative partnership......" as reads the Alexander Girard website House Industries.

I am an Alexander Girard NUT... and even though this isn't made by him...the fact the he had one too is enough to get me all excited. (I got it as a print too...and his book.... I'm obsessed.) It's a long way from Denmark, so here's wishing you a safe travels in the post little dude!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hospital visits and new work...

So I wake up 3.30am Sunday night with a tummy ache... struggle through work the next day and in the afternoon it's all too much so I head to the GP, who sends me to the Emergency Ward at Cabrini Hospital, where the nurses fill me up with morphine and remove my appendix before I have time to blink. It was all very quick and blurry thanks to the drugs and now I'm a prisoner at home waiting to get better so I can start doing normal things drive.

So rather than wither away my downtime, I've been keeping myself busy making some new work, the VOILA! poster you see here is one of my favourites to come out of this post-op studio session. I've never produced anything while on morphine before, so this has been an interesting time.

Once I'm back on my feet I will be out shooting some of the SMIGGLE stores, as my illustration for their Christmas promo is now going into stores, yay!!