Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pattern People

Came across this when a fellow textile fiend joined their group on facebook.. PATTERN PEOPLE -such an awesome site and blog. If you love pattern and all associated with it go HERE

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ok so am now exploring photographers and digital work. Kim Joon a korean artist has a talent for painting pattern upon body forms, creating beautiful images of body tattoos, some of which incorporate and poke a little fun at consumerism and iconic brands.

I've been really slack but here is an amazing photographer I stumbled across today -Daniela Edburg who has created stunning scenes with witty imagery and themes take a look at her portfolio of work Here. I particularly love her Drop Dead Gorgeous set of work -playing on everyday over indulgence of consumerism as forms of death.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Finished I think....

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Sweet with a whole lotta edge -Cynthia Rowleys Spring 2010 collection. Now I know it's from a while back but I still can't help but love it. She has some gorgeous girly silhouettes layered and shredded in places covered in blotches of smokey pattern that suggest a darker undertone to the traditional dress form. The patterns are beautifully done -dyed florals and patches of melting colour. Take a further look here

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

stellar inspiration

Found another great blog full of heaps of other great great blogs and inspiration!
Creature Comforts - Ez the creator also has a flickr stream and etsy shop full of crafty goodness.

so sweet!

I came across Fantasy Floral Designs while having a looksie through the website bakery these are the most stunningly unique floral bouqets I've ever seen -it really makes you think about what extremes and different themes you could take your wedding to. I know if I ever get married it would be great to have a wonderful bouqet like these though I'd forever be 'borrowing' pins from it to wear daily -which is actually a nice idea really. Only problem would be sourcing the gorgeous brooches... hmmmm

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

look-see here

Perusing through a few blogs getting hooked into that cycle again of 'one more click, I can stop when I want to' phase -but really I can't. There are just too many wonderful things to look at out there in the illustration and design world.
Right time for some sharing... while visiting Chocolate Creative (mighty awesome blog) I fell upon this blog -Website Bakery -an amazing site for all your illustration & inspiration needs and desires. Here I discovered Lydia Meiying who has created some really fun and bright patterns here, she has an etsy shop too so you can have a piece of the action for your very own self. Joojoo gave up her career as a web designer to become an amazing artist/sculptor/jeweller have a looksie at some of her adorable images and clay snails here at her Etsy shop,I just love this super cute sketch of hers below.

Monday, May 10, 2010


I don't really see myself as the Kaftan wearing type but if I did I would most definitely choose one from Camilla Franks collection. The Australian designer has created a collection tributed to Avatar for the Rosemount fashion week and I have to say the colours are absolutely gorgeous. I love that the kaftan is one giant canvas. The digial imagery is amazing and very inspiring and kinda makes me want to try a kaftan now, too bad it's winter.. then again you could really dress to the season in this -layer one with some tights cinch the waist with a belt, add a thermal top underneath and you're good to go.

Please check out her site as there are heaps of other beautiful garments that I wanted to show you but thought I'd better stop...

Sunday, May 9, 2010


What to do what to do?... I've been working on a piece which is quite different to what I usually do -different colours too... any how I'm a little stuck. I know it needs something in the bottom left corner leading up but I can't decide on what. I'm thinking of adding a silhouetted bird in behind the flowers (yes they are flowers...) with long tail feathers and a bit of line pattern within -similar to the gold and black bottom image, but I can't quite decide on the placement. Hmmmm. (I've also realised just how terrible the photos are -I really need to get a new camera, mine has been dropped way too many times plus it a steady hand would help...)

This last image is a painting I did as a wedding gift for my sister earlier this year.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

In The Sun

I absolutely love SHE & HIM (also very jealous of Zooey Deschanel and her quirky effortlessly stylish vintage fashion sense!) could not help but giggle a tiny bit watching this though, made me want to get up and dance a bit -just a little bit...

Monday, May 3, 2010

it's time!

It's Aussie fashion week so I thought I'd have a quick looksie at what's going on over there at the mo. Ginger & Smart's latest collection went on show 'Rythmn of Light’ they have some great layered shapes going on and I have to admit I am a fan of this dress and the stunning shoulders. The pattern reminds me of when you get rain spots on your camera lens and the sun reflects bouncing rainbow colours.

I love the match of colours and the layers of different aesthetics -slashed tunics with tailored jackets over leggings.

Now I know I should probably show you a glimpse of a little bit more of Lisa Ho's collection but I just can't get enough of the amazing feathered skirt! So you can just go to her site and take a look for yourself.

Alice McCall has some great fun and flirty little dresses, I love the cut out layered backs going on in this one