Friday, February 29, 2008

Sausage dogs

And here's some doodles I did on the plane. Sausage dogs and rabbits just in case you can't tell, and a note I'd written to myself to try and find an image of a 1968 Paco Rabanne dress I saw in the new Christian Lacroix book. I didn't find it - but I did find these 60's dresses, plagarised off google images. xxxx

Eley Kishimoto

Back from holidays and I have a new hero, actually two new hero's: Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, the duo from Eley Kishimoto. A girl I'm working with introduced me to their great stuff. These images come from their website, and xxxx

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Going on Holidays

We're off on holidays for two weeks, so no posts unless I see something so fantastic that I have to race off to the internet cafe. I found this cute image here. xxxx

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentines day message on the footpath

Johnny and I were too busy to celebrate Valentines Day this year, but I found this adorable bunch of flowers painted onto the footpath this afternoon in Bondi. I hope the person it was meant for got to see it. So sweet! xxxx

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fun project - tight deadline: less posts

I've got a really fun project with a tight deadline to work on, so there won't be as many posts as usual. But here's a gold and pink butterfly I made a while back. xxxx

Saturday, February 9, 2008

alpaca photograph

When I do animal drawings I always work from a photograph, and for a long time I've been in love with alpaca's, so I went searching for pics, and found this incredible image here. Everything about the image is gorgeous, especially the pink accessories and the snow capped mountains. I found the image here, but it was originally posted on Flickr by Alastair Rae. xxxx


It was nice to come home from work tonight and find out that my badges made it onto the front cover of a kids magazine, and into some of the fashion spreads as well. I scanned the images from the magazine: my child. Good timing cause I had this week set aside to take them into my favourite kid's shops.

Friday, February 8, 2008


Here's a bunny I got half way through at lunch today. After looking at Yuko Murata's work below, I kind of like it kept simple. Have a nice weekend. xxxx

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wish I had tickets to this....

Groovy Australian fashion label Romance Was Born collaborates with artist Kathryn Del Barton for their printed fabrics. Tonight they're joining forces for an installation and fashion parade called 'Garden of Eden'. I missed out on tickets to the event, but will pop up and check out the show at Kaliman Gallery tomorrow, and I guess there'll be pics on the gallery blog too. Above images are from the Romance Was Born website, and the below image is from the Kaliman Gallery website. xxxx

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Type Tuesday, 5th February 08

I got a copy of Empty magazine the other day, and read an article about Silja Goetz, a design trained illustrator from Madrid, who uses old fashioned scissors and glue to create her collaged works. She also incorporates lots of text, 'a little tribute to [her] education as a graphic designer', she says. Her website is really worth a look around as the images above don't show the full range of her work, which includes magazine and newspaper work, typography and a 40 meter mural at Vienna airport. xxxx

Monday, February 4, 2008

AAA's and a pattern

A couple of 'A's I did today, using the font Kevlar Slab as a starting point. And below is a pattern I did in 3D and Illustrator which I don't really like, (especially when Johnny said it reminds him of Christmas decorations), but it's good to experiment with shapes and lines. Click to see detail. xxxx

A day later....I changed the colours of the pattern so it looks less like a Christmas decoration. Even though the original colours were pink, black and white, Johnny thought they looked like red and green! xxxx

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Big Smiles

Busy day at work today, but I smiled when I got home to find these beach photos. It seems the boys had fun without me. These installations of Sarah Applebaum's made me smile just as much when I first saw them on Urban Outfitters. Sarah uses bright, granny blankets and other found, knitted goods. I got the pics from her website. Click to enlarge. xxxx