Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Because I'm still pondering and not entirely sure how to go about it/know which is the best option... for those of you who have queried and others wondering... you can see my available prints through this link which will take you to my portfolio webpage. 
If you are keen as beans to purchase one just drop me a line! 
Christmas is just around the corner! 
If you have advice about creating an online sales area -I'd be super glad to hear it! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Unbelievable patience... 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Just a quick little piece which I completed yesterday as part of my drawing process at the Arts Trail to show people how I work. For those of you keen to see the finished product -here you go!
(I had also completed a bright little kingfisher which I sold to a stall visitor yesterday and forgot to take a picture for my records! oh well!)

Table set up 

Table with added drawing area 


Well! I must say it was a smashing weekend at the Arts Trail! What started off as a very slow -oh no what am I doing here Saturday...turned into a yay can we keep going Sunday! 
Thanks to everyone who came along and showed enthusiasm and support for my work. It was great chatting to people about my process -several people were adamant they were all drawn on the computer so after explaining and setting up a drawing area on my table top people were better informed! 
Am going to be right busy until the end of the year with five newly commissioned pieces to have done for the Christmas rush! 
Best get to it! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Another to add to the pile for this weekend... Thinking of doing a bit of a series of clocks now! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A couple more for the arts weekend...
Karma karma karma karma, karma chameleon

Monday, October 14, 2013

Process of the latest illustration! Terrible photos but you get the idea!
My beautiful cousin got engaged last weekend and asked me ages ago to draw her a bunch of flowers, so this is what she got as a pressie.
Look what arrived! 
I may have taken advantage of a Letraset online sale and purchased these little limited edition beauties! (retail in NZ for $9 per pen, buy online from the UK for 1.99GBP each or 14GBP for 12! ).Plus the Neon colour range was on sale so I thought why not?! You never know when you're gonna need some pink neon!

Have been organising myself for the Arts trail next weekend! Everything is framed up ready to go furiously trying to add a few more pieces just in case!

Friday, September 27, 2013

I know you'll probably say -where have you been living all this time? under a rock?! but I've just come across the most amazing African wax fabric patterns and can't get enough of them to the point where I'm in pattern overload and am planning my imaginary trips to Africa to buy some and watch it all being made. 
I apologise to all of you who take a sneak peek or follow my Pinterest boards... I may have gone a wee bit crazy on them but it's okay -you see I'm not addicted, I don't have a problem and can definitely stop when I want to. Just one issue with that -I don't want to...
On another note (actually the same note really...) Check out this crazy pattern clash lover, Italian designer Stella Jean who incorporates African pattern into her collections at an amazing level!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I know he's not that new according to the world wide web, but I've just come across a brilliant french designer Maxime Simoens. His dresses are beautifully structured with an architectural feel to them, the cuts hit the body in all the right places. Stunning!
(Top image sourced via -collage a take off of Mark Ryden's MJ cvover for Dangerous).

Friday, September 20, 2013

I've been playing around with garment placement and am dying to get some lightweight fabrics printed with my illustrative patterns, it's tough finding a digital printer here though! Might have to try abroad! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How stunning are these backstage images from Mary Katrantzou's ss14 show!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

So I may have mentioned somewhere earlier down the page (this could be a lie...) that I've entered into the Kapiti Coast Arts Trail in November. -It's not a huge thing but I'll have a stall to showcase work for visiting art collectors and hopefully I'll sell some of my original works. 
I've just gone on to check the main page and (I'm a little excited...) they've used my store front images as the heading picture! yay!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

 I've discovered my new happy place! 
The City Gallery here in Wellington -specifically Gregory Crewdson's exhibition. We're pretty lucky to have some of his work here!
The images have an almost painterly effect to them, I could stare at them for hours.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Beautiful surface designs from Sarah Devey -UK based designer.
Would love to have the lemur print in a couple of large (2m) paneled frames for the walls! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I have never heard of Lilly Pulitzer. 
Given that I don't live in the States I could be forgiven for not being aware she existed right? However being a textile grad and lover of print & pattern you'd be surprised that I haven't! 
But that's okay because I know of her now, and am planning a trip to one day visit one of the amazing Lilly Pulitzer stores....when I win the lottery...

I am in awe of the use of pattern and bold bright colours! 
This woman's brand is genius. After googling her a bit and perusing the online lilly store I noted they cater for Sororities -what a genius money-making move! For me this brand now stands right up there next to Cath Kidston and Orla Kiely in that it only takes a few prints with different colour ways put upon many different products to make a cult like brand following. 
Well played Lilly, well played.  

Friday, August 9, 2013

Check out these stunning jewels from artist Kate Rohde
Am crazy about the pink ones! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thanks to Fancy design blog I've discovered Leanne Culy! A brilliant NZ based Textile designer and artist. I love the idea of painted oars!