Sunday, March 17, 2013

New work - a super fun collaboration with Platypus Shoes & Vans!

If you're a freaker for sneakers like I am - you'll be well associated with Australia's Platypus shoe stores. Stocking all the brands the cool kids love to wear, they are one shit hot brand. Which is why I was STOKED when they asked me to illustrate the cover of their latest instore magazine, Shoeshine . This issue of Shoeshine is now instores, and not only does it feature my illustration on the cover (and yes, that's my hand - I'll post some 'in the making of' pics soon!), but it also has a cracking competition where you can win a pair of Vans Authentics customised especially for you - by yours truly. I'll be chatting to you on the phone to discuss the winners design and then getting busy with my paintbrushes, glue guns - whatever it takes to make the most amazing Vans ever!
I'm SO excited to get to work on these shoes! Competition closes at the end of March and you can find out how to enter through their facebook page here. xxx

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Home Sweet Home!!

I'm still jumping with excitement as I write this... we bought a house yesterday in Melbourne and it's the CUTEST place in the world - absolutely perfect!! It's a few km's from the CBD and has a studio overlooking the back garden which is a dream come true for me. After looking for about 5 months I was becoming very tired of the whole house hunting process, a total drainer. We bought that house at Auction (which was torture - I will avoid ever buying at an auction ever again) and when the 'gavel hit the gravel' (as the auctioneer enthusiastically put it) I just about burst into tears with relief and joy.
We move in on the 31st on May and I can't wait! I've been overwhelmed with all the kind words of support from family and friends when we told them - I think a house warming party is definitely in order to kick off this next exciting chapter of our lives xxx