I recently met Amanda from Macaroon Kids from when we spoke on a panel about “handmade culture” – with similar views, of course we hit it off! We have since worked on a few projects, and I thought I’d show a recent creation based on the logo/photo work of her business Macaroon Kids – selling beautiful handmade a curated kids wares. The original image and my watercolour version below!
The wary, sleep deprived eye…
- It is in one of the most beautiful places in Melbourne, the lovely convent. Good food, gardens, nearby farm animals, coffee etc… Makes me very happy just being there.
- 95% of artists involved have studios there… Lucky them. I will one day.
- Almost all of the sale price goes back to the artist. That’s amazing. And makes every purchase a direct link and support to their awesome work.
- The artists staff the shop, so you can talk to them about their process and work etc.
A few snaps from my shift yesterday…. The shop is open until almost Xmas, get on down!
The talented Trudy Moore, usually a paper sculpture/3D artist has created an exhibition for Dench in North Fitzroy. I helped out with a few little characters for some of the scenes (see in the third image below) – based around a story created by Rachel Wheeler. More to come (hopefully a little book by us all) but in the mean time, come and visit (whilst enjoying a coffee and tasty bread something).
I recently created this little greeting card design for non-profit organisation Friends4Life (ngo created by Lonely Planet author Alan Murphy). I don’t have a whole lot of money to donate myself this year – but I can do drawings like this that may hopefully inspire others to help – so if you have a small foundation/non-profit group I can donate some art for, please let me know.
I’ve been working on a new range of cards (I’ve been posting a few of the illustrations over the past couple of months on here) and have put together a few collection options on my Etsy site – 6 pack/12 packs/thank you mix etc. Below is a little photoshoot, slowly slowly I am learning the art of taking a product shot (I must say, rather more difficult than I expected!). They are now available for sale, and hopefully find their merry way mailed around the world!
One of my favourite spots in Melbourne is the fantastic Abbotsford Convent, and I am super excited to be joining the artists and creators there for a pop-up shop. Launching this Sunday (also the Convent’s Open Day) the shop will be run by artists, and sharing their work created at this amazing spot. Full details can be read here.
Another custom portrait, for an absolutely lovely lady and her mum in the Netherlands.
I recently was honoured to work on some logo designs for Hope Street - a Sydney charity working in inner Sydney through various programs such as employment training, homelessness and problem gaming. The website looks fantastic – designed by the clever Paulina Hobbs.
Join their Facebook page and get involved.