Saturday, December 18, 2010

New paintings

I know, I know. It's been a while now since I last posted anything. 
Frankly, I've just been lazy, yet despite my lack of updates I have however still been working on my art....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Friend's the Dreamers

Lately I have been repeatedly dreaming, of far out adventures in a cool and colourful world with friends, and animals, and great blue water.
The best part is I always feel a kind of serenity as I dream and even upon waking.

So here is my latest drawing inspired by my latest dreams.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Taggin' Good Time

I was tagged by the lovely and super talented Johanna to write 7 things about myself.
So here we go...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Behind the Idea # I

'Down to the River to Pray'
Just a little bit about how this drawing came to be and the inspiration behind it. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lit a Cigarette and Paper Crown Princess

Yesterday was somewhat of a productive day, whereas today, not so much. Today, procrastination is my friend;)But I have finished 2 new paintings...(and there are many more to come)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Photo Roll

Today I have spent most of my day hiding in my room. Covered in pastel chalk and drawing up a storm. I find such peace sitting there, surrounded by my things...I love my bedroom more than any other place in the world.

So during a break I decided to get my camera out and take some photos.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Charged with Youth"

After almost 2 weeks of doing nothing but resting and being in agony
(due to a back injury) I am very much pleased to be able to start doing things more normally. The inability to do virtually nothing without pain has been driving me crazy with boredom and isolation. I cannot wait to get back to work! Catch the bus and actually leave the house. Today is the second morning now that I have been able to walk without much pain, it's manageable, and only a slight tweak to remind me that it's there.

This week I attempted another drawing, although it took me 3 spread out days I managed to finish it...and it is now one of my favourites...

'Charged with Youth' - I love the Scottish Highland Steer! They are seriously just the cutest things in the world. I had been wanting to include one into a piece for a while and I think in an odd way the two complement each all though I think that I'm totally going to move to Scotland for the cows and for Gerard Butler look-a-likes. Ha!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Frockshop Interview

After a restless night sleep I awoke to discover my interview with Frockshop Style
was waiting for me along with a lovely e-mail from the amazing Jessy Cameron
Read it below and be sure to check them out!!

What inspires your illustration style?

My art is forever changing and evolving. I love experimenting with different medias and can be somewhat of a chameleon when it comes to the style of my art…I gather inspiration from so many different sources – other artists, fashion, animals and nature, music and lyrics, dreams and fairy tales. Pretty much anything that holds a bit of beauty.

How would you describe your personal style?

In a way my personal style is very much like my art; ever changing.
It depends on my mood and who and what is influencing me at the time. I tend to stick with soft pastel and neutral colours. I like to be comfortable and fashionable at the same time so that’s very important in deciding what I wear.

What are your greatest fashion influences?

I’m fascinated with people who have a uniqueness and artiness about them such as wonderful characters like Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Erin Wasson and Shalom Harlow along with so many others. Outrageous glamour, whimsically aesthetic jewelry and vintage pieces make my head spin! I believe fashion and the way in which you wear it is just another form of art.

Whose closet would you raid if you had the chance?

The Olsen twins. They definitely have a style that is all their own and one that I look up to. The way they effortlessly mix old with new is truly amazing. I would have a field day sifting through the gowns, shoes, bags and jewelry…Ah one can only dream.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Earlier pieces

I'm not sure when I will get the chance to do another piece...I'm busy working on another project that I've been putting off forever because of my art, so, I thought I would reveal some of my other works...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

To Be Young

Woke too early. Work tonight. I have so much to do today, but it really is a beautiful morning to be snuggled up in bed...

Anyway, I have finally finished my drawing of  Codie Young  (The first of many to come I'm sure) I'm happy with it, even though it wasn't what I initially had in my head to start with - maybe I will do a series - Codie in the city(?)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I love my best friend

My beautiful friend, Miss Emilii, knows me so well.
Along with the link she also included a little note, that made me think how lucky I am to have her a friend like her:

"If I could afford to buy my best friend a house, I would buy this for you. This makes me think of you. It is also awesome"

Perfectly hidden within it's own secret garden, it's creative charm and cosy interior makes me wish I could call this little cottage home. It is just delightful from the open deck, to the french styled doors and windows, and the cutest little fireplace ever. I am in total love.
She has definitely found my ideal house.

 The floorboards are startling against the clean and crisp surroundings. The candy green, the cream and timbered walls, and the white windows compliment each other. It just all  falls together so perfectly.

  The open living, and the quaint little fireplace is just dreamy. I just LOVE it.

 I can easily picture my easel, vintage pieces, and my art scattered throughout this wondrous little house.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The fondness blooms

I've been flipping through my ever-growing collection of Vogue recently.
I find that no matter what my mood is at the time, as soon as I pick up one of these books I find myself inspired and a quiet happiness consumes me with each turn of the page.

God, I love it. I fear though that I will soon need to make another trip to Ikea for a new bookcase solely to house my magazines...

In between life and other drawings I have started working on my Codie Young inspired piece, I'm super excited about this one and can't wait to finish it - thank goodness for 2 days grace.

Now for my most recent, influenced by my readings and by my new purchase: a jumpsuit from ASOS...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rainy Days

This week has been hectic.
So today is my day of relaxation and what better why to spend it than sitting on my bed drawing and listening to the rain falling against the earth and trees.

Here is a painting I did the other day before work using the blind contouring technique (with a little cheating when it comes to the finer details) I love this style.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

There is no time

I have been running in circles and running on the spot and trying my hardest to lift my feet high enough. Now, I'm just tired and yearning for rest and if I'm lucky some time to myself to relax, reflect and revise...But today is just the beginning of another busy and exhausting week.

It has taken me a ridiculous 4 days to complete this drawing but finally she is finished, I give you the beautiful Rianne Ten Haken.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A day in the city is always inspiring

What a great day.

I love travelling into the city. I never used to. I used to find it scary and distressing. Now, all that is gone and I just find everything so fascinating and new.

I observed a girl today with cowboy ankle boots, a yellow rugby vest over the top of a fabulous cream fringed dress and she looked superb! I love it; the people, the fashion, the antics, the entertainment - it makes my day every time.
After work, I wandered over to the newsstand thinking I might as well buy a magazine for the bus ride home, and as usual, I chose Vogue. Normally I stick to the British or French editions but when I saw Codie Young grace the cover of the Australian issue I couldn't it came with a super cute bag.

Later as I was walking down to the bus station - feeling quite happy about my day and my awesome score - the idea for my next project started to swirl around in my head; inspired by the city, and of course, Codie will be my muse - it seems only fitting.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Springtime is Everyones Friend

I am reminded daily now of the change in the air, Spring is here.
My second favourite season.
There is nothing I find more peaceful than sitting on my back step early in the morning with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and my dog sitting under my arm. The birds seem more active this time of year, the kookaburra in a neighbouring tree lets me know he is there - it has been a while since I heard his voice. The air is crisp but with a feeling that a gentle warmness is on it's is all just pure bliss and I am looking forward to my day.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

With The Wild Around You

There is something I find incredibly beautiful and truly majestic about Bambi's.
I am their biggest fan.

Rock 'n' Rolla

"We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, other the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a Rock 'n' Rolla, oh, she's different. Why? Because a real Rock 'n' Rolla wants the lot."