Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New aquisition for the Kensington house


I splashed out and got myself this amazing "Betsy" rug from legendary rug designers TSAR. It's huge, it's gorgeous, it's pure New Zealand wool, and designed by Yvette Balderston. I f#%king LOVE it. We have polished concrete floors, and while they look awesome they can get a bit cold underfoot, so this is going to fit in perfectly. You can now find me rolling around on my floor basking in it's beauty. xx

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New work I can finally share with you!


So... a while back I posted about a big illustration job I was working on. Well the files were sent and the production approved and the new Denim Labeling for Jay Jays is now instores! Despite the resulting labels being small and simple, this job was MASSIVE. I first had to shoot all the denim styles on a model, pic the best shots, illustrate them, add hand drawn text (after establishing what the text actually was going to say), choose finishes etc. Luckily Chris Isbister had come up with the overall concept so I didn't have to worry about that! I loved his idea and it was a really nice job to work on. Chris did all the men's denim and I did the womens range; incorporating:

Swing tags for 4 denim styles for: straight, skinny, flare and bootcut, for three different countries Australia, South Africa and New Zealand (12 artworks)
Waist band flashers for 4 styles and complete size range from 4 - 18 for each style (40 artworks)
Sew in labels for 4 styles and complete size range from 4 - 18 for each style (40 artworks)
A new line of embossed and engraved buttons to coincide with the denim launch. (2 artworks)

So all up, close to 100 separate art files I worked on for this. With the new labeling and instore denim launch, Jays denim is off and racing. Really great to see it through from start to finish and lots of fun to work on. I also must give a big high five to my buddy Matthew Kovacs for shooting the photos pictured here, total champ!
xxx

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cinema



My beautiful friends Phillipa and Megan have the most divine baby girl, Cinema. My best friend James is Cinema's Godfather. I've been hanging out with Cinema alot this last week, and safe to say - I'm obsessed! I'm normally not a 'baby person' but Cinema is the exception to the rule. She has a peace about her that is so magnetic and she is completely beautiful. On top of that her Mum's are two of the best people ever. What an amazing family. I can't wait to watch this little chicken grow up. xxx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

STUDIO INK!




So too bad if you missed it... cos this was a one night party to launch the Pyren Vineyard's artist series at Hogan Gallery in Collingwood. Amazing artists like Sarah Larnach, Andy Murphy (in the photo with me), Danny Young...and heaps more (including me) created an artwork especially for this series. There was a super nice crowd there and some cuties even bought my work which is always lovely. The show was a one nighter, taken down the next day to make way for Chopper Read's exhibition. Apparently he was in the gallery during the day. Sweet! Check his show out for sure!! xxx

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's been a while..


Having just completed a MAJOR project at work (launches in April - will post once it's instore!) I now have some SUPER exciting projects I'm working on. Have to keep them top top top secret for now but I am dying to unleash them. In the mean time, I found a gorgeous brand while I was in the NGV shop today (now there's a hint...) called Ferm. I want this felt cushion by Ferm SO bad. xxx