Saturday, December 7, 2013
I was rummaging around in the books bargain bin at my local second hand store and came upon this absolutely delightful mid century girls annual, not only is the cover beautiful, the illustrations within are equally lovely, I particularly love the girl picking roses, I wish I could draw like that!
I'm sorry I haven't drawn my latest give away, I have been sooo busy, I'll do it very soon, I promise!!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
This fabulous tree is however closer to home, it was sent to me by Janine at "Brother Design" in Auckland New Zealand, I have worked on some projects for them in the past so it was so nice to see that they have crafted my mod Christmas balls and have displayed them at there very trendy work place, don't the art works go well too!!
(you can craft them too by going to my shop, they are available as printables!)
Thursday, November 28, 2013
This three dimensional love heart has to be my easiest to assemble paper craft yet,
if you would like to make one, simply visit my etsy shop!
G I V E A W A Y
simply let me know where you would hang it up and I'll send you the flat sheets and even pre cut and crease them for you so all you will need to do is tape it together,
I'll make the draw at the end of next week!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
As you probably know, my house is 1950's inside and out, with this in mind I have decided that a more retro twist would suit. I have designed these baubles with a contemporary feel, they look most effective simply hung on a bare branch.
You can make these too! by simply going to my shop
You can upload the files when you order now, so it's even quicker, they come in 2 sets of 3, one set is brighter the other softer, they look great together too.
have fun making!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I though you might like to see some of my finds, I particulaly like the Mario Lanza record cover,
Not so sure about the Christmas log though!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I was therefore chuffed to bits to hear that Wellington's lovely "POPUP DESIGN SHOP" had almost sold out of my cushions and prints!
I have therefore spent the last couple of days motoring at my sewing machine to produce another batch in time for their late night this Wednesday.
the shop is located at the corner of Tory and Wakefield Street and will be open till 8pm.
There will be drinks and giveaways plus a fantastic range of beautiful, locally made products, perfect for Christmas gifts!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
it's always exciting coming up with something that's likely to create a whole new direction!
Friday, November 8, 2013
Available in my Etsy shop from Monday, I'll let you know as soon as I have added them!
if you are extra keen simply contact me!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I have been having so much fun during the last week or so working on a collection of 20X20cm, 8x8inch blocks.
I have wrapped them in a lovely slightly textured, heavy, water colour paper.
I really like it because the texture of the papers and layers are clearly visible and there is no need for a frame.
These are not finished yet, as you can see some still need more elements, that's the fun! not really knowing when they will be complete, it's quite surprising how suddenly one more piece is too much, time to stop!
I like to work on several at once, it keeps them fresh, I don't spent too much time over thinking one.
If I where to offer pieces of art this size for sale on line to you, would you be interested?
They would cost: NZD $200, AUD $180, USD $170, 110 Pounds, 125 Euro, + shipping each.
your thoughts would be appreciated!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
If I am creating work that I will scan and not sell as an original, I use a variety of papers.
scrap booking companies sell pads of paper coloured in the most beautiful shades.
I also use plain white paper (never card, it's too hard to cut) which I then paint with acrylics.
It's important that it is reasonable good quality so it doesn't pill when I paint it.
I press the paper over night to flatten it.
I use these papers when I am making art to sell as originals as these don't fade.
Occasionally I'll experiment with scanned fabric that I print on my inkjet printer or even magazine cut outs.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I was thrilled to receive these shots a few days ago showing them up on the wall,
it's always nice to see the end result!