Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mini doco: Fleur Harris, Un Jour (One day)

I'm so pleased to present this mini doco that I have been working on with Phillipa and Megan of Industry Standard. This film offers a glimpse into my life and inspirations here in Melbourne, Australia. You'll also take a peek inside my studio, see some of my art collection and meet my kitty cats!  I hope you enjoy it xxx

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Portrait of the most gorgeous family in the world

To thank Phillipa and Megan for all the amazing work they have been putting into the short film we are working on, I drew this family portrait for them. Megan is wearing the pirate hat on the right and holding their cat bear, and Phillipa is on the left with their divine daughter Cinema on her lap. Cinema's 1st birthday was celebrated recently with a pirate dress up party (this family knows how to throw a party that's for sure) so I have drawn them in their costumes from their special day. For her party Cinema was dressed up as a parrot and it was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen. So much love for this amazing family xxx

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day two of filming is complete...

Here's another sneak peak from the short film I've been working on with Philippa Knack and Megan Voevodin. Filming is now complete and Megan's insanely good editing abilities are currently piecing everything together. Collaborating with these ladies has been an absolute joy. It's been such fun crossing over into this extraordinary medium and working with Philippa and Megan who understand it so well, I think I might be a little bit hooked. I'm reserving this short especially for my blog, I'm super excited about it and can't wait to share it with you. xxx

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Taste the waste

A while back I promised my friend Tony that I'd draw him a picture, so I finally got a minute to put this together for him. Zombie stuff isn't usually my style so it was cool to give this a crack, though it's a long road ahead if I want to actually get any good at this kind of thing. Fun to get out of my comfort zone for a few hours all the same. Tony is much more handsome in real life, with the added bonus of being a total champ. I love Tony to bits. If you dig listening to Thrash as much as I do, you will already be familiar with Tony's band Municipal Waste, and if you're not, then check them out here, it's time for you to meet your new favourite band. xxx

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In a while, crocodile!

I'm still playing with ideas for a print for my nephew George. As a 2 year old no doubt he has firm opinions on what sort of artwork is to adorn his walls, so hopefully this little crocodile I did for him is on the right track! xxx

Monday, September 12, 2011

Frankie & Scout

It's been a while since the crazy cat lady in me has felt compelled to share some of the MILLIONS of photos I have taken of my little leopards Frankie and Scout. They turned 1 recently and they keep getting cuter and cuter. If they aren't sitting on my lap while I work, they are play-fighting around my ankles or sleeping on top of each other in their beanbag. I love my little cat buddies to bits and pieces xxx

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Singapore in RGB

On our recent trip OS, Dave and I found ourselves with some time to kill between flights at Singapore airport. Not ones to sit around a departure lounge, we hot footed it through customs, grabbed a cab into the city and ran around exploring for a few hours. One of the unexpected highlights was a white bridge lit up by LED's, it wasn't much at a glance but once you stuck anything in the path of the light the RGB's refracted out into some gorgeous patterns and colour combinations. I was hooked, making shadow puppets that spun out into vibrant hues and watching the colour of my hands change from hot pink to fluro green with the flick of my wrist. Dave eventually had to pull me away from this magic bridge, heels dragging - but not before I got a few photos. xxx

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Geoffrey Gurrumul

For my Mum's birthday, I'm taking her to dinner and then to see Geoffrey Gurrumul at the Palais theatre tonight. Ive seen a few shows at the Palais and have fallen in love with it's other-worldly, haunting and historic atmosphere. I'm sure seeing Gurrumul weave his magic in this environment is going to be epic and I'm super excited. My Mum loves his music so it's the perfect thing to treat her to. If you aren't familiar with his music, I recommend you find out more about him here.

Gurrumul [his traditional name] is a member of the Gumatj clan of north east Arnhemland and it is the songs and stories of the Gumatj clan that Gurrumul sublimely adapts into contemporary song styles. At the age of 15 he was identified as a young and extremely talented multi-instrumentalist and joined the ARIA Award winning band Yothu Yindi where he played an integral role until 1992.

What makes Gurrumul even more fascinating is the fact that he is blind, and as a result his music hits me on an emotional level that I have rarely experienced. I'm a punk rock kid at heart, with a record collection that makes absolutely no sense, and Gurrumul's work fits in there perfectly. xxx

Monday, September 5, 2011

A taste of what's to come...

Here's a sneak peak of a project I am working on with some incredibly talented people... Yep, that's a still from a short film! Filming is halfway through and I can't wait to share the final product with everyone. Philippa Knack and Megan Voevodin are the genius' behind the lense, and I feel so privileged to be collaborating with them. They have this insane ability to make anything and everything look spectacular - so I'm in good hands! I can't stress how excited I am about working in this new media with such incredible people, it's what I live for. xxx

George of the Jungle

A little man in my life by the name of George is turning 2 soon, so I'm playing with some illustrations trying to come up with a print to give him for his birthday. I started drawing up these lions etc and it soon became clear that they'd be right at home in a yardage print, so here it is. A yardage isn't what I had in mind for George so it's back to the drawing board (did I just say that?) and in the mean time I'm pretty stoked with this little pattern that came about by accident xxx

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Fathers Day, I miss you Dad xxx

Tomorrow is my third Fathers Day without my Dad, Peter. It certainly doesn't get any easier. What I'd give to have him back on this earth, words can't describe. I love you and I miss you Dad. Happy Fathers Day xxx

Saturday sketch up

I've been wanting to recolour this fox I drew up a while back, I love the shape of it and I want to see it really come to life. Here's my first go. I also turned him into that cute little yardage print. Think I'm going to need to keep working on it and maybe make him some friends! ! xxx