Sunday, December 9, 2012

TALLOW SUMMER 2012





TALLOW SUMMER 2012 - AFRICAN NIGHTS









TALLOW SUMMER 2012 - TOTEM
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PAINTING THERAPY



AFTER A WEEK OF TOO MUCH COMPUTER TIME, I DECIDED TO BREAK OUT MY ACRYLICS AND START PAINTING....VERY THERAPEUTIC AND DIFFERENT TO MY USUAL INKS AND PENCIL WORK. I REALLY REALLY ENJOYED THIS!!!

ANIMAL INK SERIES....BEAR


I'VE STARTED A NEW SERIES INSPIRED BY THE LITTLE HUMANS IN MY LIFE, AN INK SERIES OF ANIMAL SILHOUETTES. SPENDING SO MUCH TIME WITH KIDS REALLY CAN BRING OUT YOUR 'INNER CHILD'. EACH KID HAS A FAVOURITE ANIMAL, A SPIRIT TOTEM I LIKE TO SAY. SO IN HONOUR OF THESE SOULS, I AM PAINTING THEIR TOTEMS. THE FIRST, IS A BEAR. MY LITTLE BOWIE MOON.

IN THE GARDEN THIS MONTH






WELL WE HAVE HAD A VERY BOUNTIFUL HARVEST THIS MONTH, LOTS OF SWEET CRISP BEANS (BOWIE'S FAVOURITES) AND THE FUNNIEST LOOKING CARROTS (ORANGE AND PURPLE) EVERY SEEN...ACE THOUGHT THE LOGICAL PLACE TO PUT ONE WAS ON HIS HEAD. I AGREED. I HAVE STARTED EMPTYING OUT THE GARDEN BOXES AND SIDE GARDEN TO PLANT.....TOMATOES, MORE KALE, MORE SPINACH, CUCUMBERS AND I'M ALSO HAVING A GO AT WATERMELON! MORE ON THIS SOON.....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

WEDDING PRESENT



OUR BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS SHANE AND MONIQUE JUST GOT MARRIED AND FOR ONCE I GOT MY SHIT TOGETHER AND DID A PAINTING AS A PRESENT (I ALWAYS HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS BUT TIME KEEPS RUNNING AWAY FROM ME IN THE ART GIFT GIVING WORLD). SO IT WAS VERY SATISFYING TO DO, WATERCOLOUR AND INKS AS USUAL, I AM ABOUT TO START PAINTING IN ACRYLICS FOR MY KINDRED FOUND STALL AT SEW AND TELL IN BANGALOW SO PERHAPS I MIGHT JUMP OVER TO ACRYLICS FOR A WHILE...

HOME GROWN



THANKS TO MUM, I HAVE MY SECOND POTATO BOX WHICH I AM NOW TURNING INTO MY CUCUMBER, SQUASH, AND BROCCOLI PATCH...JUST HARVESTED SOME KALE (LATER TURNED INTO KALE KRISPS...RECIPE HERE) AND MY BEETROOTS ARE THE SWEETEST MOST DELICIOUS BEETS THAT I'VE EVER GROWN (MY SECRET IS TALKING TO THEM DAILY...YES I AM BORDERING ON CRAZY.) I ROASTED THEM THAT NIGHT AND TOSSED THEM INTO A SALAD WITH ROCKET, DANISH FETA AVOCADO AND BALSAMIC DRESSING....YUM!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

THRILLS


PRINT FOR THRILLS

SNAKE DRAWING




ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE KIDS GETTING BIGGER IS THAT THEY ARE TAKING AN INTEREST IN DRAWING AND PAINTING AND ACE HAS BEEN ENJOYING DRAWING WITH ME WHILE I WORK. HE STARTED DRAWING A SNAKE TOO BUT DECIDED THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY A MUMMA DOLPHIN WITH HER BUBBA DOLPHIN. GRIN.

TREASURE HUNTING





I HAVE TO SAY 'TREASURE HUNTING' AKA GARAGE SALE-ING AND MARKET GOING IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE HOBBIE. FROM DOONA COVERS TO BAGS TO SILK SHIRTS, I EVEN PICKED UP A NEW*USED TAROT DECK WHICH I AM SLOWLY LEARNING...I DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH LOOSE CHANGE I'VE SPENT OVER THE YEARS SUPPORTING MY HABIT, BUT THE THRILL OF THE CHASE, THE EXCITEMENT OF DISCOVERY, I'M SURE MANY OF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND....

INKS



ELEMENT EDEN


WREATH DRAWING FOR THE LOVELY LADIES AT ELEMENT EDEN.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WEDDING INVITATION DESIGN



My beautiful friends Sam and Nerissa are getting married out on a farmstay in Midginbil Hill, NSW in the Byron Bay hinterland and they asked me to make their invites. I've never made invitations before so it was a really fun experience. I illustrated all of the type myself trying to give a real personal touch, the wedding is set in an old barn on a rural property so we really wanted a natural, bohemian style invite. xo

Thursday, August 16, 2012

TALLOW SPRING 2012/2013




Here is one of the latest from TALLOW's spring collection, more on their way! x

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

THE ENLIGHTENMENT by D. ALAN HOLMES



The Enlightenment was emailed to me yesterday by an amazing friend...I started reading and couldn't stop. Needless to say I've been OOBE-ing ever since...