Sunday, December 5, 2010

Iceberg in my Shop

I've added this collage from the Souvenir series to my Etsy shop as a small 8 x 8 inch print. Quite a few people at my exhibition told me they really like it (which is always nice to hear!).

Orders placed before 13 December will definitely be delivered pre-Christmas within Australia. Overseas orders, and purchases after 13 December are at your own risk! But I will do my best :)


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fit to Print

This December, I'm participating in FIT TO PRINT at No Vacancy Gallery in QV Melbourne. I'm really excited to be part of an exhibition at No Vacancy!

Here's the information from No Vacancy:

FIT TO PRINT is a one-off exhibition showcasing Australia’s finest emerged and emerging printmaking artists.

In total more than 40 artists’ will present different print techniques and processes including Screen Printing, Linocut Printing and Gocco Printing – with featured works making for the perfect gift this Christmas.

FIT TO PRINT the exhibition will open on Thursday December 9 and run to December 23, 2010 in No Vacancy Gallery, Jane Bell Lane, QV Melbourne.

Two dollars from every print sold over $20 from December 9 to December 23, will be donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.

Here is the full list of participating artists!

Adriana Bernardo | Andrea Innocent | Ann Gee Neo | Aramas Ridge | Belinda Kemp | Ben Carollo | Bonsai | Beastman | Brooke Williams | Caitlin Sherwood | Cat Rabbit | Cat Macinnes | Catherine Campbell | Charotte Lance | Cougar Flashy | Edouard Mouy | Elise Hurst | Emma Leonard | Eugenia Tsimiklis | Eveline Tarunadjaja | Fee Harding aka Burntfeather | Gary Seaman | Gemma Jones | George Whelan | ghostpatrol | Glen Smith | Hayley O’Connor | Heesco | Jake Stollery | Jennifer Cossins aka Red Parka | Jeremy Ley | Jessica Tremp | Jessica Charlotte | Jessica McCausland | Joel Zika | Kaitlin Beckett | Katherine Hepworth | Katie Houghton-Ward | Katja Mouvlin | Keren Dobia | Lashna Tuschewski | Lauz Rigbye | Lazerfist | Leif Podhajsky | Leigh Rubin | Liesl Pfeffer | Mark Silipo | Max Plumley | Michael Fikaris | Michael Hawkins | Miso | Natasha Sim | Nathaniel Kiwi | Niels Oeljten | Noah Seldom | Raph Banks | Ria Green |Robot Academy | Ruby Aitken | Sally Shand aka Ragdoll Illustrations | Sarah Mair | Sarah Hankinson | Scizzorface | Sera Hocquard |Simon Attwooll | Steph Pryor | Sylvia Jeffriess | Tom Vincent | Toni-Anne Dowd | TWOONE | Vidad Narayan

For more information about the opening night, dates and demonstrations go to No Vacancy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm Stocked in Sweden!

I have been waiting oh so patiently to announce that my prints are now stocked in Sweden! The absolutely lovely Kristina and her team at Up Your Wall has just launched a range of prints of my recent work! The images here are from the series of product shots taken for the site by Carl Bengsston in Old Town, Stockholm. Aren't they absolutely beautiful?

I'm so happy to have a partnership in Sweden! Have a look at Up Your Wall for more information. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Time Lapse!

I have always wanted to make a time lapse photography video and I finally had the opportunity to work on one this week! Kristen helped me shoot this at NO NO while I was installing my big stacking pyramid painting!  The artwork is titled 'Two Days Passed By' after the Beaches song, and because it took me two days! And now you can watch the entire process in one minute!

Kristen and I made the soundtrack today on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Hope you like it!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My exhibition opens in Melbourne this Thursday

I'm so excited about installing my exhibition tomorrow! If you're in Melbourne, please come along to the opening on Thursday night, or visit anytime during opening hours.

Opening night 6-8pm Thursday 11 November
Exhibition continues until 27 November

14 Raglan St, North Melbourne
Open 12-6pm Thursday to Saturday

Monday, November 1, 2010

I made plates!

My homemade plates!

My friend Annika organised for a group of her friends to make their own plates designs recently. It's a very low tech system, where you draw, paste or print your design onto a template and send it away to be turned into a plate. I made mine by collaging various pictures together. The mountains are pictures of Antarctica from a travel guide. I got my plates back this week, and I am thrilled with how they turned out!

Here they are pictured in my house with a few objects, including a shark print by Berkeley Illustration and a wooden panda my friend Jazz gave me for my 30th birthday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Craft Hatch this Saturday at SLV

The Craft Hatch market is on this weekend, and this time it's at State Library of Victoria. This is my second Hatch. Come along if you're free!


Experimedia, Ground Floor
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
(corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets)
Time: 11am-4pm

Pictured above is my Leaf print, which I've just framed for the market. (Wonderfully hand modelled by Kristen!)

The rest of this week I'll be finishing my new embroideries so that I can have them on my table too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Progress update

So, only four weeks until I'll be installing my exhibition at NO NO Gallery! I have taken the files to the printer, and next week if all goes to plan I will be delivering the prints to my friends for framing. Yes, it's all pretty much out of my hands now that I have finished making work! So far, all running on schedule and fingers crossed that things continue this way. I'm not a fan of last minute panic (who is?).

In the meantime, I am working on other projects, like getting ready for Craft Hatch at State Library next weekend! And I am also writing an application for funding and a proposal for an exhibition in Sydney next year. 

And, I am making a Blurb book of my trip to West Coast USA back in May, and planning a cute embroidery project for the next crafternoon.

The photo above shows me hard at work in my studio, working on some tiny mountains, my current obsession. There's more photos of me, my work, and my studio in Pip Carroll's guest post about my work at Craft Hatch on The Design Files today. I'm thrilled about the post - The Design Files is such a fantastic supporter of Australian creative talent! Thanks Pip and Lucy for posting about me!

Alright, back to work for me! Have a great Monday x

Monday, September 27, 2010

Crystal Lake

I just framed this picture (The Crystal Lake) for my lovely friend Lana. I thought I'd take the opportunity to get a photo of it in situ at home before I part with it. Pictured here with a bunch of jasmine from the garden. I've got vases of jasmine in nearly every room of the house at the moment. Spring, finally, finally, is here in Melbourne!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Giveaway in my Shop

I'm fundraising for my exhibition in November by offering a two for one deal on prints in my Shop until the end of the month. While stocks last so get in quick!

Blogger friends please feel welcome to share with your readers! :)


Photos by me, while walking last week around my new neighbourhood. It's a fairly normal mixture of industrial and suburban. I can't help loving the mix, it's what I know.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Home shoot & NAVA news

Photos of some of my artworks around the house. I thought it was about time I took some product shots since I actually have the works framed for the Craft Hatch market at State Library of Victoria next month. The first Craft Hatch was a lot of fun, and it was a thrill to make some sales to some lovely women (yes all women!). I'm hoping to raise some much needed funds at the October market to cover some of my costs of printing and framing my work for the exhibition in November! I put every dollar I make from art sales back into art costs, in case anyone was wondering.

I recently joined the National Association for Visual Arts (NAVA), figuring it's about time to support the industry that supports artists. NAVA advocate for the arts to the Australian government, prepare reports on the state of the arts in Australia and also administrate a few grants for artists. (Among many other things!). I am quite chuffed that NAVA selected me and my newly created artist gallery on their website to be the featured artist this fortnight. Have a look! 

Here's a little screenshot for posterity:

I'm going to spend the rest of today working on a new embroidery! Happy Tuesday!

Friday, September 10, 2010

shop update

I've neglected my shop a bit lately, since I've been busily working on getting new collages and embroideries finished for my exhibition later in the year. This morning I put some time aside to make some new prints for the shop. Both prints measure 8 x 8 inches, and start from US$18 + postage. 

View in my shop.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

one inch buttons

I made one inch buttons back in June so that I can give a little something extra to the lovely people who buy my work. I've been randomly selecting one to go with every Etsy order since then!

I also just added the buttons to my shop for sale individually in case anyone feels the desire to have a tiny artwork to wear around with them.

View the buttons in my shop.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Wanderer

Everything about this book cover illustration by Edward Gorey appeals to me (found via my friend Dan's tumblr, originally via Flickr). I have been staring at it regularly for a week, trying to understand why it hits me so hard. Everything down to the typeface of the title seems absolutely perfect to me. I suppose originally the paper may have been white, but I think it's even better now it's darkened and aged. The house atop the hill, the shadowy trees, the lit path, the way the figure's cape jacket billows as he stands before the woods, his face gazing up and almost glowing... and of course the coloured lights hovering in the air... it is so intriguing and charming. And of course the concept of the wanderer appeals to me too, since one of my favourite things in the world is just to wander and look. 

From the moment I saw this image it has stayed with me. I was so drawn to it that I browsed the image pool on Flickr looking for other Gorey covers that might inspire so much interest in me. But I didn't find anything nearly as perfect. It's strange (and wonderful) when one image can completely hold me in it's thrall like this. 

I am certain I could look at this picture every day and still want to look at it some more. I am utterly in love.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I love tumblr for keeping track of art prints I find and fall in love with.  I thought I'd post some of my recent favourites. The images link to the source.

More on my tumblr.

Monday, August 16, 2010

NO NO = Yes

Chateau Yering

(photo by me from a recent trip to the Yarra Valley)

Somehow three weeks have gone by and I haven't posted a blog update! I have been busy working, working, working, and moving house!

I had some fantastic news a few weeks ago. My current work, Souvenir, has been selected for solo exhibition at curator-run art space NO NO Gallery in North Melbourne! I will be exhibiting from 11 to 27 November. I am busy completing the series with new work, contacting framing companies and doing test prints.

And more great news, Souvenir has also been selected for exhibition next year at the Queensland Centre for Photography in Brisbane (my home town!). This is really exciting for me, as I was awarded a graduate prize by the QCP back in 2005, and have wanted to work with them ever since but I moved away from Brisbane pretty much straight out of university, so haven't had an opportunity.

Also, just wanted to mention that I contributed a little photo-essay that I took with the canon demi half frame camera to Verity La, which is a new Australian online journal. Thank you to Nigel from Verity La for so kindly inviting me to contribute!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Craft Hatch

Setting up

Think, stare, think

K's knitting, my knitting

My table ready to go!

Prints and Buttons



Unframed prints

As promised, here are photos from the Craft Hatch market I participated in a few weeks ago. It was so much fun!

I'm in Craft Hatch again in October at the State Library of Victoria!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Handstitched Mountains

Thank you to everyone who came to my table at Craft Hatch last weekend. I had a really fun time, and was thrilled that so many people who came were interested in stopping and having a chat about my work. As my first market experience, it was definitely a positive one. I have some photos of my table which I will post soon.

I want to share the project I was working so busily on leading up to the market. I spent most days and nights in June hand embroidering mountains! I based these on mountain peaks I drew; some real, some imagined. I kept the shapes and patterns abstract. I really like them and was pleased that others at the market seemed to as well.

What do you think?

Handstitched mountain

Handstitched mountain

Handstitched mountain

Handstitched mountain

Handstitched mountain

Handstitched mountain

All embroideries approximately 13 x 13 cm.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Craft Hatch this weekend!

I'm getting very excited about my table at the Craft Hatch market at City Library this weekend!

I've made a special display stand and a range of new embroidered works to complement my mountain landscape collage series. I am selling framed and unframed prints, embroideries and one inch badges!

I've been working really hard to have lots of things on my table that are new, have never been sold in my Etsy shop, and have never been previewed online!

Please come down and visit me this Saturday 10 July between 11am and 4pm at City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, Level 1 Gallery, Melbourne.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Polaroids from Los Angeles

I've scanned some more polaroids, this batch are from Los Angeles. Enjoy!

Also, I want to mention that the lovely Alison over at And the flowers pick themselves interviewed me last week. I am so touched by her interest in my work. Read the interview here. Thank you Alison!

Downtown LA

Malo fun

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Something nice about this building

Casa Vega for dinner (and cocktails)

All polaroids taken by me on expired 600 film and a Polaroid Close Up camera in Los Angeles, California in May 2010.