Monday, February 27, 2012

Hearts for my heart

My gorgeous friend Jasmine is getting married in a couple of weeks, and amongst all the dick and ball decorated drunk fun we had at her hens party, I wanted to give her a little gift to say how much I love her and love our friendship. I decided I would make Jasmine a heart that resembled the way my heart begins to look when she is around me - all happy and sparkly. I wrapped it up in pink tissue and wrote a little love note on the back for her too. So excited for this wedding!! xxx

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A boy with different coloured eyes stole my heart

On Monday around 8pm I was out for a jog, and on my usual route I came across a skinny little man who looked very lost and frightened. He was all tiny and fluffy and a bit dirty and a bit undernourished, so I stopped and put my hand out for him to sniff - it was then I fell in love. This little stray kitten was so desperate for some attention and I am a total sucker for a cat, so I stopped listening to my ipod and sat down and played with him on the side of the road. He had one blue eye and one hazel eye and a stripey tail. I figured he wasn't someone's pet as he was dirty and skinny, so I picked him up and walked him all the way home with me - not quite sure what I was going to be doing with him once I got home, but I couldn't leave him there to fend for himself. He sat up like a king in my arms all the way home, and inhaled the kitten food I gave him that I had left over from when my leopards were babies. I sat with him while he ate and then he jumped straight into my lap and went to sleep. I was going to see La Dispute later at the East Brunswick club, so I called the Animal Hospital with great lament and took him down there. I named him Cutie and I really, really REALLY wanted to keep him. I've since called the hospital and he is doing well, his blue eye indicates he might be deaf in one ear but aside from that he's ok and they will look after him until he finds a home. I've been trying to think of every possible scenario that could allow me to keep him - but it's not likely. I'll keep in touch with the hospital to see how he is and if he finds a home, I've asked them to make sure he finds an extra extra nice person or family to care for him for the rest of his cute little life xxx

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Before and after

Here's a little backstage pass to the making of this hoodie for Cotton On that I illustrated the print for -  I drew up the little sleepy owl with a pen, had the design approved, then painted in some watercolour highlights, had him approved again - and sent him off to be turned into this cosy garment. I've also taken the time out of my bad hair day to kindly model it for you outside Cotton On head office. He's selling pretty quick so if you see him instore grab him while you can xxx

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Frankie helps me draw a picture

I decided to have another crack at drawing a picture of myself, this time with my lovely coloured fineliners. My cat Frankie decided to take charge by checking over my reference material and helping me choose the colour pens I was going to use. This is what we came up with xxx

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Family portrait

A couple of Sundays ago I spent the afternoon drawing. I was trying to draw like I did when I was a kid, with reckless abandon, little care for imperfections, just drawing what fell out of my imagination. I tried to get myself in this headspace after so many years of striving for perfection in my design - and I really enjoyed it. I did this little portrait of Dave and me and our two cats Frankie and Scout. I popped it up on instagram and five minutes later I had a request for a commission piece which I glady did for the lovely Liz and her beautiful family. Here's to drawing like a kid again! xxx