Friday, May 14, 2010
Today we got our 'Native' on and headed over to the Australian Reptile Zoo....needless to say Ace's favourite thing was chasing Wood Ducks, and Brooke's chocolate paddle pop. I thought he would be way more into the kangaroos and wallabies that hung around everywhere, they are so domesticated you can cuddle and pet them and feed them too. I looked out for the legendary Roo, Jeffery, but alas he was no where to be seen. He was an outcast from the pack and decided he'd rather hang with the coffee cart than run away....good choice Jeffery. We knew it was time to go when he started scaring the animals with his impersonation of a pterodactyl. That and the giant Emu poo he stood in and wiped all over his father's jeans.
Wow. While cruising one of my favourite websites, butdoesitfloat, I came across this incredible Spanish artist, Yago Hortal www.yagohortal.com . I feel giddy looking at his work, i feel like jumping into those paintings and getting my rainbow on. They look like oil paintings in the photos with how thick and fluid they are, but they are all acrylic on paper, which makes them kind of like a giant child's finger painting. Love love love.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Just started with Stussy, very excited about this, love the brand and such a pleasure working with them...more to come, there is a great heritage series based on major cities around the world, so keep your eyes pealed, I'll be posting them when its all finished! This one is the '87 Summer Party Shirt...a must have for sure and with a model like 'Lara' how could you resist?
Sunday, April 18, 2010
'Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart' - Eleanor Roosevelt
Well, at this time in my life I can count my dearest friends on one hand, its such a beautiful feeling have a handful of women in my life who I know love me as much as I love them. I think as you get older (get the walking stick out) the importance of dear friends grows.....even if you are oceans away the bond stays as strong as if you lived right next door. There is something about a true friend, an unconditional love that allows you to be yourself, warts and all, and still have a laugh, a cry and a cuddle....
Thursday, April 8, 2010
OK, here's the thing about having kids. It changes your perspective on just about everything in life. For example, what was once cute and gorgeous, becomes kinda gross and extra work. Take Frankie (pictured above), our beloved pet dog who was abandoned in East LA as a tiny pup. We rescued her, loved her, and let her sleep in bed with us. We got her a friend (love ya bonnie) who has since gone to hang with my parents after a bit of a dog incidence, and we flew them half way across the world for a small fortune......all pre-baby. And then our little 'miracle' arrived and the dogs were out. Living in the yard fending for themselves. Oh yes, they were slung a bowl of food and water, but gone were the days of expensive collars, organic bio-dynamic food and puppy play dates.....move over four legged friends, there's a new baby in town. Frankie is still our beloved little furry friend though she lives outside still, occasionally sneaking inside when no one is looking to catch a bit of her old life...i couldn't resist taking this photo before I shooed her outside, she just looked so darn cute and cuddly.....
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Its OFFICIAL, our little beach house is on the market....Kind of bittersweet in a way as we completely renovated the house from a scary little asbestos shack into a cool little beach house, but ah well, thats life isn't it.....if you didn't move you'd sit still...? Maybe something like that...
Very long time no blog...life has just been too hectic, actually that is no excuse, I have just been putting it off and putting it off for really no reason at all! Freelance has been going off, with lots of creative projects and I have been getting back into the groove of drawing and getting the right side of my brain (the part of my brain that has not been taken over by baby brain) clunking away. I forgot how good it feels to blog, to vent and to collect and publish the cool images i seem to come across everyday on the weird and wonderful world wide web. So here is my first post, I am going to do a few that I have had in the back of my mind to do....enjoy.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This week it was Brooke's birthday. We just had a mellow one inviting our gorgeous neighbors over for a bbq dinner. Their 6 year old daughter who is the raddest little girl around, wanted to make Brooke a birthday card. Who would buy a birthday card when you can create the most amazing card using glitter pens, sequins, bows and lace from the craft box? I forgot how fun glitter pens were and as we were sitting there creating our masterpieces I thought for a minute that I was 6 years old too! Needless to say, they were a huge hit and Brooke was feeling pretty special.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I wish I could find the site where I spotted this amazing vintage indian fabric to see if they had any more versions of it! The colours are awesome and I'm loving that mane of a head dress!
There's nothing like a good crystal to sink your eyes into, let the days stresses melt away and think of all the magical fairy land creatures that are waiting to play...wow, I really have been watching too many episodes of In The Night Garden....
Brooke pushed Ace into his first wave the other day. He loves getting pushed into waves and climbs onto anything he can to lay down and wait for a wave to come along...boogie boards, surfboards, eski lids....As one of my girlfriend's mum put it, "that boy has no fear....I feel for his mother" Its true, he fell of his last wave, tumbled around in the white wash for what felt like 5 hours (more like 2 seconds) and got up laughing. I'm telling you, this little dude is not afraid. When I was painting our house a couple of weeks ago, I left the 6ft ladder standing in the middle of the living room, I went into my bedroom for less than one minute, came out to find Ace at the very top of the ladder banging the red bit on the top. Yes, the TOP of the ladder.
I am considering a monkey backpack that secures your toddler to you. No, seriously.....