Saturday 22 February 2014

Around the place this week....

 Above: a woozy pile of sailors and their friend the salami lady waiting in a corner of the kitchen.
Above: in another room: a wall of posters, magazine tears, internet print outs, postcards, mask, a painting, tiny doll and stickers over the (now forlorn) computer desk.
Above: knitting in progress.  Almost finished!
 Above: contemplating important matters in the studio yesterday, while waiting for paint to dry.
(Image from More Things to Make, Ladybird Books, London, 1973.)
Above: more work in progress.  I like making things hard for myself.  Oh why buy striped or checked fabric when you can make tiny tiny checks and stripes yourself using embroidery thread?
 -- AAAAAGGGHHHHH is the answer to that question.
Above: an oldie but a goodie (if I may be so immodest).  Proudly moving south to the home of a rather talented lady and her little family soon.  Hooray!!!

Happy Weekend to you.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

New things in the shop.

 Hello!  These two boys above and the rather romantic painting below are now in my Etsy shop.
The painting is inspired by an advertisement for an inscribable bracelet, which used to appear regularly in Dolly magazine in the early 80s.  Even then it looked dated.  But it was still romantic.

Monday 17 February 2014

A few things from this week

 Above: Two of my paintings on wood at Modern Times in Fitzroy, alongside a ceramic planter by Ingrid Tufts.
 Above: A rather funny matchbox with a can of peas and carrots on it (thank you Miss Pen!).
 Above: Part of a little package that I received from Japan (which was not actually fragile).
Above: My scores from Supergraph: a little tray and greetings cards, all by the VERY talented Miss Alice Oehr.

Friday 14 February 2014

New mirrors in the shop

Hello!  There are some new mirrors in the shop.  I painted these last week and particularly enjoyed doing the BIG MOUTH!  Enjoy your weekend.

Saturday 8 February 2014

OMG! It's David Hockney!!!

Actually, it's not really David Hockney.  It's my plywood homage to the great man.  He has been painted using acrylic, and has a slightly moveable smoking arm.  He is now available from the wonderful Five Boroughs in Brunswick East.

Tattoo clock at Modern Times

Hello Saturday! This clock is a bit of a departure from my Moby Dick sailor series but I am very happy with how it turned out.  It was inspired by a 1930s tattoo and is available from Modern Times in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Friday 7 February 2014

My work at Supergraph

I am very proud to be part of the Australian Etsy stand at the inaugural Supergraph, a fair which celebrates contemporary graphic art and design.  I can't wait!
(Image above: Supergraph)

Tuesday 4 February 2014

New tattoo clock and volcano in the shop.

 Hello!  There's a new volcano in the shop, this time wearing warm and handsome Ugg boots.....

....and a tattooed clock as well.  Another in my series of arms belonging to crewmembers of the Pequod (which went in search of Moby Dick), this sailor's wife missed him but became rather impatient and sent a bird to search for him.

Sunday 2 February 2014

Random shots.

Above: lounge room with Lonely Hipster.
Above: dear Shin looking through her mirror.
Above: studio wall.

Above: the lid from my favourite tin, which I bought in Newcastle sometime in the last millennium.  It has the important task of holding all of my tubes of acrylic paint, and is getting rather full.
Above: my dear quilt, which I must have made some time ago now, needs mending.  I am happy to replace the red ditsy floral, but can't bear to hide the 70s map fabric which I found at an op shop in Cheltenham so many years ago.  If anyone out there has some of this fabric in their stash, I'd be happy to pay for it!