Monday, December 31, 2012

Last post for 2012! New work for Zig Zag!!

The last day of the year... I'm sitting here in a singlet, pj shorts and ugg boots - my outfit of choice at least for the first half of the day throughout this crazy Christmas break. My cats are behind me kicking and chasing paintbrushes all around the house. I've started painting again and Frankie and Scout think this is awesome. So many things to knock over!
I'm painting for a new collaboration with Vans - and this time we're going on tour! I'm creating some custom product for the legendary shoe brand and my shoes will be heading out and about with the 2013 Big Day Out tour. My schedule doesn't allow me to attend all the shows - but I'll be at the Melbourne one for sure. Come and say hi and talk to me about food and how good glitter is! I'll be sure to post some work in progress shots of the Vans product for you :)

The picture I'm posting is from a new brand I have been working on for the past 6 months - Zig Zag.
It's a massive stationary range for kids and it's available online now. I've created artwork for A4 Carry me notebooks (pictured), A5's, Mini notebooks, Back to School notebooks, pencil cases, sticker packs etc etc. The range is huge and it's a tonne of fun.
Pictured is the Deco Sun A4 Carry Me Notebook - I LOVE the artwork I did for this - definitely one of my faves for 2012.

Happy New Year everyone, thanks for all your high fives, kind words and amazing support. It's been one crazy, fabulous year. See you in 2013! xxx

Thursday, December 13, 2012

My first crack at... HOMEWARES!

I am obsessed with lovely looking things, and homewares are always on my radar. Thankfully I'm about to embark on the hunt for a bigger house - as our Kensington pad is beginning to feel a bit too cosy for our family of 2 x humans / 2 x cats and all of our lovely looking stuff that we've collected along the way.
Over time, in my search for things that look good, I've developed a growing desire to design some homewares myself - and that time has come! Actually, it came three months ago when I worked with the amazing Kristy at Cotton On to develop this set of cushions, but it's only now that they're in stores that I can tell the world about them. They're a natural canvas, one is printed with my illustration and the other with a chevron - and both are trimmed with the world's cutest little pom poms!
I'm SO excited to have been able to create this product - I'm just itching to do more so while my sketchbooks are getting thrashed you can head over here to grab yourself one of only 300 available online and in selected Body stores globally. xxx
ps: please forgive the horrendous photo in the online store. Must have been 'wear a blindfold to work' day when they shot this in the ecomm studio.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Raising some big $$$ for the Dandelion Support Network

In my last post I showed you a new print I had created for a charity exhibition called Alphabetica. As you can see from the pic there was a nice turn out at the opening and sales from the event raised a whopping $20,000 for the Dandelion Support Network Charity. (By the way I love pics from exhibitions and how funny everyone's faces look when they're snapped mid conversation...)
I'm SO happy for the Dandelion guys, they do an amazing job and I am thrilled to have been able to contribute to their continuing success.
I also must apologise for being a bit quiet on the blog - I've got some very exciting projects in the works: another collaboration with Vans and also a new project that is blowing my mind and unfortunately very top secret probably until this time next year. Not sure how I'll contain my excitement and keep it on the downlow until then... but as soon as I can share I will! Eeeeek!! xxx