Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I hinted about it a few weeks ago, and I have finally caught up enough time to post about it. I am going to live in Portland, Oregon for the month of May, 2010!

If you live in Portland, or have been there, or have ever dreamt of going there, now would be the perfect time to send any recommendations my way. Restaurants, bars, cafes, craft shops, art galleries, museums, bookstores, parks, bridges, picnic spots, vintage shops, etc etc. I want to hear about them all!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

don't worry i'm here

I had an imaginary friend when I was a kid. Actually, multiple imaginary friends. They were a whole bunch of little animals who went with me everywhere.

Um... yeah I guess I was sort of an anxious child!

Now I'm an adult I still wouldn't mind having a big bear friend to hold me and tell me not to worry every now and then.

Did you have an imaginary friend?

Illustration from Julia Pott (whose work I love!)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Do you look at papernstitch?

If not, in a nutshell it's an online exhibition space for handmade art, fashion, craft and jewellery, all selected by the curator and site owner Brittni Wood. I am thrilled to be in the new season which went live yesterday!

Please view my papernstitch stall, and make sure you look at some of the other stalls!

I've had a look around at the new stalls since the new selection went live yesterday, and here are some of my initial favourites.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

old family photos

I love looking at other people's family photos. I love to get a glimpse of where people lived, how they dressed, how they stood, how they grinned or posed.

My sister and I scanned hundreds of our family photos for my mother's sixtieth birthday last year. We digitised them so we could put them on a digital photo frame for her to keep in the family room. It seemed a shame that all these photos of many decades of our ancestors were just sitting in the hall shelves unlooked at. I was just looking through them again and some are so wonderful I thought I would share.

The photos below are my grandfather on the beach, then a few of my mother as a child, then one of grandad and a group of men. I put more photos in a set on flickr

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New print in shop

I've just made a print of this photograph available in my shop. Titled Napier Street, this was taken with a Holga camera and 120 film on a photo walk around Fitzroy.

Monday, March 8, 2010

rain rain

It's been raining for days. I spent Saturday and Sunday at the Golden Plains music festival wearing a plastic poncho and gum boots. This morning I found this drawing/painting that I did a few years ago and it seemed strangely poignant!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lion Park


I took this picture at Melbourne Zoo on my XA-2 camera. It's one of those snapshots that just happens to turn out kind of cool. Kristen and I liked the photo and the font and something clicked - we have been trying to name our new band and we both immediately agreed to call ourselves Lion Park

We recorded some songs on the weekend at rehearsal using a mic in the centre of the room. The recordings are pretty raw, but I think that's ok. It's just bass and drums and two voices.

Have a listen at the brand new Lion Park Myspace.

Monday, March 1, 2010

fingers crossed

 Photo by isphotography

I may get to do something very exciting in the next few months. Cross your fingers for me!