Monday, April 3, 2017

Cockroach printing with Robyn Buttered Toast

Last year I considered studying again but nothing about it really excited me.  Somehow, I have accidentally, magically ended up getting printing master classes from my very good friend Robyn Finlay. She likes tea and rust and dirt, so she never thinks it's weird when I ask her to help me print cockroaches! 

(N.B My gorgeous children call her "Buttered Toast" because...she LOVES buttered toast!)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Alien She Zine

Super excited to be part of Alien She Zine's latest issue and be partnered with the very talented Josefina Huq. Very mysteriously, I was told that I would be partnered with a writer and I didn't know who it would be till it was published yesterday. I only had to read the first line to smile and know the editors at Alien She Zine know what they are doing. 

"By three o’clock we would be in the pool. Partially clothed, sometimes completely naked."
To read the story check it out at Alien She Zine.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Catching Roaches!

Some ideas sit in your desk for years before they properly form. This story is one of those. Finally I have got it out of the draw and am piecing it together excitedly. Be patient as it slowly unfolds....

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tales of my Uncle Bob

Just a little bit excited(!!!) about this project. My lithographer friend Kaye Green who lives in Tasmania called me a couple of months ago with a very vague story about a friend of hers who was looking for an illustrator and she wasn't sure whether I'd be interested etc etc. But I've had a fabulous time illustrating for Chris Robinson. His story is funny and quirky and reminded me so much of my desert travels and now it is in print! Available on amazon. Check it out!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ice Cream on Mondays...

My friend Robyn and I have started working together on a Monday to create things as fabulous as ice cream and so we call our new travelling studio "Ice Cream on Mondays". Some days she comes to my kitchen table and some days I travel to her print studio...and some days we just eat ice cream! 

In the shops!!

Serviette Art

Friday night Hugo(7), Jonah(9) and I went out into the hills to see the fabulous group exhibtion "Words" at the Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in Lobethal, featuring our bestest friend Robyn Finlay. On the way, we spotted numerous road side apple stands, a chocolate factory (unfortunately closed in the evenings!) and much to the amusement of Jonah and Hugo, a sign saying "Horse Poo $2.00". On the way back, tired and hungry we stopped in at Hahndorf for late tea. Anyone knows that when tiredness and hunger are combined the next thing that comes along is grumpiness. So, hot chocolates and extra serviettes were ordered for a game of "Picture Tag" and before too long we were back on the road with two sleepy boys gently snoring all the way home....

Sunday, January 15, 2017

For Arts Sake

When you start madly sending your porfolio out to every possible magazine, publishing house, ezine, competition etc on the planet, it almost comes as surprise when you get a bite. You think perhaps when the phone rings one day from a greeting card company in Sydney wanting you to produce a range of birthday cards, you are in fact imagining things. But no, in this case it was the real deal. So thanks to the lovely Noel and Salima from "For Arts Sake",  my very first range of commerical greeting cards has gone to print!