It’s bloody cold in Melbourne, and although I love it, at times I dream of a warm ocean, sparkling waves, and an under the sea forest. I found such a paradise once (Kauai – a spiritual place) and wouldn’t mind being zapped there for a few days to warm the bones and settle the mind!
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
- Roald Dahl
A little doodle for the day from yet another Roald quote that I love…
I’ve been a busy lady, working on a whole bunch of artworks and goodies for Markit at Fed Square. Mostly everything is new – plates and artworks for walls, cards for the mail, jewellery for your self… Fun fun!
Every now and then I’ve done some lovely trades on Etsy for some artwork or jewellery and it has always been a positive experience. This past week I got two of the sweetest packages…Firstly a beautiful photograph from Simonamilona in Spain:
And then this amazing embroidery based on a Picasso drawing, which I fell in love with, by Emily.
She was beyond sweet to create a necklace embroidery based on one of my drawings. Oh MY! I’m so lucky!
And how great is the world when you can trade artworks across the globe with such beautiful people?
I’m super excited to be attending my first big market at Markit in the Emerging Designer section! May 26th, 2013 at Fed Square. Some examples of the kinds of things I am making at the moment are below. Now I have absolutely NO IDEA how much to make, and what the crowds want (being my first big market) but it is going to be an amazing experience I am sure. Hope to see you there!
The clever Yen Magazine are holding their yearly female art awards, I entered this little guy….
I would love you to vote, and check out the amazing talent from lovely lassies around Australia.
I keep mentioning my haul of art materials from Xmas… the fun continues! I was given some Porcelain Pens for drawing straight onto ceramics (see below post for another mention) but I thought I might try out some custom portraits onto them for long lasting fun… And some good gifts for some friends who recently got engaged and my sis who had a baby.
For Christmas, I was lucky to receive a batch of new art materials – inspiring for new drawings! One pressie was these porcelain pens – called Porcelaine 150. You draw on your plate/cup/ceramic something, bake and there you have it! A permanent illustration to eat off . Excuse the bad pic but here were my first experiments…