Wednesday, 26 February 2014

more new art!

Here is another sleep study to add to the mix - behold the French Bulldog! This is Marple who was more than happy to demonstrate all her favourite sleeping positions for her owner to photograph. Now available online here.

And I've been a busy bee with a couple of new prints going up online too! What do you think of these new colourful botanicals? (Below). Two colour variations available. The pastel one would be a dream in a little girl's room - but I have my eyes on the bold one for my office.

I'd better slow down on the new art creation as I'll be on maternity leave from the 19th March which is only 3 weeks away - eep! If you have been contemplating making any orders don't delay as I will most likely have about 6 months off!


Botanical Illustration in 'Pastel' colour scheme, available here in my store white with three.

 Botanical Illustration in 'Multi' colour scheme, available here in my store white with three.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

ice cream with gold sprinkles

Pink background "Ice Cream with Gold Sprinkles" available online here.

My first limited edition range! Who wouldn't love an ice cream with gold sprinkles? This has taken quite a bit of experimenting to get right - trying gold paint, gold pen and finally gold leaf to get this look. First I printed out my illustration on my fine art printer then added the gold leaf detail by hand (with glue and tweasers!) which makes them quite special! I also have a yellow background version and there will only be 10 available of each colour. Which is your favourite?

Available in my white with three Etsy store now :)


Close up of the pink version. You can see how the gold foil is crackly and imperfect - love it.

Yellow background "Ice Cream with Gold Sprinkles" available online here.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

supergraph melbourne 2014

How fantastic is this gianormous type installation?

You may have seen my posts on my Facebook page about Supergraph - the Contemporary Graphic Art Fair held in Melbourne over the weekend. I was quite chuffed to be part of the Etsy Australia booth who were displaying 20 Australian artists!! There were tonnes of exhibitors - some established artists and some emerging - and there were also lots of cool activities and workshops available over the weekend. I attended one of the workshops hosted by The Jacky Winter Group which discussed commercial illustration, licensing and usage fees which was super exciting for a design nerd like me :P

The Design Files did a fantastic interview with Supergraph creator Mikala Tai which you can read here.

Just wanted to share a few pics of the Fair with you - I managed to run around and take these snaps as the doors opened on Saturday morning before the crowds got there. Albeit they are iPhone photos, forgive me.


The Etsy Australia display.

Me, my 32-week pregnant belly and my Sleep Study art on display.

 Friend Anna of Hello Pants also had her fabulous prints on display with Etsy Australia.

Origami mountain-scape!

"Lamington Drive" is a component of The Jacky Winter Group where big-name artists sell limited edition prints. Look at that beautiful giant collage by Beci Orpin!

"Lamington Drive" display.

"Lamington Drive" display.

"Lamington Drive" display.

"Positive Posters" display.

Getting ready for The Jacky Winter Group masterclass. (How beautiful is this building?!)

A Beci Orpin original collage - all sorts of cuteness!

It was great to see Kitiya Palaskas' gorgeous pinatas up close!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

new 'mixed bag' art now online!

"Mixed Bag #1" now available online in my Etsy store white with three.

More new prints! I had so much fun doing these 'Mixed Bag' designs that are cute, quirky and full of colour! It could be seen more as a children/baby art but I personally am going to have the 'Mixed Bag #2' in my office! They are both such happy prints. Would love to hear which one is your favourite?
They are both available online now in my Etsy store white with three.

"Mixed Bag #2" now available online in my Etsy store white with three. (This one is going in my office!)

Close up detail of "Mixed Bag #2" now available online in my Etsy store white with three.

Monday, 10 February 2014

my baby shower

As promised - here are some photos of my recent baby shower! Thank you to my sister Katie of Sweet Mary Photography for documenting this beautiful morning I shared with family and friends. I had the best fun decorating the morning tea with gold spray-painted animals, sprinklings of colourful pom poms and a Beci Orpin confetti wall! Not your average 'babyish' baby shower which is exactly what I was after :)


My dessert table - a crazy colour explosion! I got the idea for the confetti wall out of Beci Orpin's 'Find and Keep' DIY book. 

The giant sponge cake was topped with macarons.

The lolly bags contained a set of cookie-cutters as a thank you gift to my lovely friends and family.

The pinata was another Beci Orpin DIY activity from her more recent book 'Home'.

Most of the food was home made by friends and family so I had cute little food tags to let guests know who made what for that lovely home made feel.

I loved how the spray-painted gold animals turned out! And they looked dashing amongst sprinklings of colourful pom poms!

My lovely friends Lucie (left) and Angela (right). (And me rocking my Gorman dress which turned out to be a great maternity dress!)

Gorgeous girls Janelle with Ruby (left) and Anna (right)

The baby was giving guests plenty of kicks!