Tuesday 30 June 2015

The last couple of weeks....!

Hello!  I am sorry that I haven't posted over the last two weeks.  Today I feel just like Michael in my latest Gardening Australia magazine illustration above: wanting to huddle from the cold.  It is FREEZING in the studio today!

I took this photo above of my hallway about a week ago, on a particularly cold morning.  I must admit that the bright colours warmed me up a little.

Above: Having piles of boards at the studio makes me feel like I am being busy and productive.  Ha!

Above: Sunset at the studio.  
 Hooray!!!!!!  I can FINALLY show you the book that I have been working on: Meet Sidney Nolan.  Written by Yvonne Mes.  Release date: October 1, 2015.
This was such a lovely project to be involved in: great fun to research (a trip to Heide, anyone?) and the perfect challenge for my illustration skills.  And have I told you how delightful the women of Random House are to work with??!!!  They are AMAZING.
Speaking of delightful people, Garth Oriander is a lovely fellow with whom I have been acquainted for many years.  A talented commercial photographer, he has recently started a blog about a variety of creative types called What Makes Them Tick.  It is thoroughly professional, beautifully photographed and REALLY worth taking a look at (and reading).  I am rather chuffed to have been included.  Thank you very much, Garth.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

The Design Files: home feature

My home has been featured on The Design Files blog today.  It's a bit nerve wracking to have lots and lots of people peering into your rooms, but Lucy's styling and Eve Wilson's lovely photos ensured that they were looking their sparkling clean and colourful best.  Now they are are full of racks of winter washing and the floor could do with a vacuum.  And that is just the start.....

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Frankie magazine cover.

Sock design -- tick.  Editorial illustration -- tick.  CD cover art -- tick.    I can't cross this off my bucket list though, because the idea that I would ever have an illustration on the front cover of a magazine was too incredible.  But -- ta da! -- here she is.  I can hardly believe it.  (I plan on roaming newsagents around the country for the next two months, just to make sure that I am not dreaming.)

I am hugely grateful to Sophie Kalagas and the team at Frankie, but especially to Lucy Feagins from The Design Files, who commissioned this little lady in the first place (for Open House 2013).