Monday, April 7, 2014

Record Store Day Australia

Record Store Day Australia
Music is good for the soul, well that's what I believe. So in theory Record Store Day is good for the soul too. 

On the Saturday 19 April the humble record store that provides an avenue in which people can find old favourites, source out the hide to finds, discover new music and talk all things vinyl is being celebrated right around Australia.

This is such an important day for the music industry as it reiterates the importance of the traditional music outlet as one of the major avenues for the public to discover the many genres of music releases each year. 
 
Over the coming two weeks further announcements will be made on special in-store promotions, performances, signings from local bands through to major names, in-store sales. In short, this will be an enormously entertaining day celebrating music and musicians in all their myriad hues.  

Ambassadors Adalita, Marica Hines, Dan Sultan, Tim Dalton and Ian Hunter are all lending their support to celebrate Record Store Day Australia too. 

For further information visit www.recordstoreday.com.au or visit their Facebook Page www.facebook.com/RecordStoreDayAustralia.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

8 Million Flower Petals

Sony 4K - Four times the detail
Sony 4K - Four times the detail
Sony 4K - Four times the detail
Have you ever thought, hey, I wonder what would happen if you put 8 million flower petals into a volcano in Costa Rica? Well... wonder no more.

For the marketing campaign for their 4k TV, Sony partnered with ad agency McCann and photographer Nick Meek to create this magnificent scene with no CGI used. Apparently it took two weeks to collect the beautiful and vibrant-coloured flower petals and leaves in the clip.

I think it is rather inspirational and amazing even though it's an ad.  

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mural In Camberwell - Update


Over the weekend I worked more on the mural I'm doing in Camberwell Junction. It is quite a big project and luckily I had a few assistants helping me out, Evie and Josh. On Sunday it was a little on the cold side, hence the hoodie and beanie. I did get the chance in between brush strokes to put together this little video though.

If you happen to be in area during the next few weekends pop by and say hi!

To keep up-to-date with my progress on this project feel free to like my Facebook Page or follow me on Instagram.

Also... Camberwell Junction has an expansive network of over 50 laneways and the Council has developed a Discussion Paper, Camberwell Junction: bringing our laneways to life, which investigates the various possibilities of these laneways and would like to know what you think. For more information visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/your_council/building-planning/councils-smaller-projects/camberwell-laneways

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Letter Sets By Haibara

Letter writing set by HAIBARA
How gorgeous are these letter writing sets by Tokyo's long-established washi dealer, HAIBARA?

Carefully handcrafted by artisans each piece of paper and envelope is outlined with red or blue woodblock print. Traditional washi papers have been used for each set which includes 6 writing papers and 3 envelopes.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CURVY In 2014

CURVY
This year CURVY will unveil the most inspiring young creative women in the world via a collectible, coffee-table quality book. But this time there is a twist this time round and I for one am pretty excited! Don't panic it's not like a bad reality TV twist, it's the lemon in your gin and tonic kind of twist.

I've been proud to not only as an artist but as a CURVY team member to see this book develop and grow over the years. And now it's time for it to take a massive big leap into being even more inspiring than before.

To date CURVY has showcased close to 900 female artists and illustrators from over 40 countries and has received more than 10,000 submissions. We’re thrilled to announce that for the first time we will be adding photography and fashion into the mix via a brand new CURVY format.

Created by the CURVY team together with a group of special-guest curators, this beautifully designed book will be filled with hand-picked images and interviews that will inspire anyone that wants to up the ante in their own creative pursuits, as well as those who like looking at amazing work. And of course, CURVY will be the source for anyone who wants to be up to date with the world’s latest boundary-breaking female image makers.

So just who are the curators? Kelly Thompson will be curating design, art and illustration, Elke Kramer will be in charge of fashion and curating photography is Claire Martin.

To support the books, there will be launch events and exhibitions in a number of cities around the world throughout 2014 - yes, around the world.

The first will be a 3-day CURVY event as part of the Semi-Permanent program in Sydney, Australia. This event will feature CURVY exhibitions, demos and installations – plus speaker panels comprised of inspiring female creative talent. Head to the Semi-Permanent website for more information.

Now for something more that's a little different... for the first time ever we are also kicking off (no pun intended) a CURVY Kickstarter initiative. Kickstarter is a very cool platform offering a fantastic avenue for projects like CURVY to work with the public to realise their vision. We’d love for you to check out our Kickstarter project and take advantage of some of the great rewards we have setup for our supporters.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mural In Camberwell

On the weekend I started one of my biggest projects to date - a mural the length of a lane way. Whilst the weather may not of been in my favour I did get quite a a bit done and feel like I've made quite a start on the project.

The mural tells the story of how my characters Jack and Jill go fishing and to an orchid to pick apples.  It's like a children's book spread out across a wall.

The lane way is next to Minimax on Burke Road and leads through to the car park that hosts the well known Camberwell Market. If you happen to be down there during the next few weekends pop by and say hi!

To keep up-to-date with my progress on this project feel free to like my Facebook Page or follow me on Instagram.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March Art Catalogue

My March 2014 Art Catalogue is now up online ready to view. It features works from some recent exhibitions and some older pieces you may not of seen in awhile. Should you be interested in purchasing any of the artworks from my March 2014 Art Catalogue or if you are a gallery interested in stocking my work, feel free to email me.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Introducing 3...

Autumn Travel Beauty Must Haves
Wow, what a summer that was, it felt like one long heatwave. Now that Autumn is here and the weather is cooling down it's time to look some of my favourite beauty products for the new season. At the end of February I went to South Korea for a holiday where the coldest it got to was around -10 degrees, so these are my favourite beauty must haves I took on my trip which I think are pefect for Autumn.

Carmex - Moisture Plus
I own more lip balms than I do lipsticks and each and every time I clean out my handbag at least two fall out. Lip balms are a must have for me, and more recently I've fallen in love with the Carmex Moisture Plus in clear, pink and peach. The clear offers UPF 15+ protection, the pink and peach have a slight flattering tint and they all kept my lips moisturised whist at the beach, on the plane and in the snow. Find out more at Carmex.

Crabtree and Evelyn - Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy
I use my hands all the time when traveling, whether it be using my phone, opening maps or flicking through garments in a store, which is why I search high and low for a hand cream that doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy but helps in keeping them moisturised, especially in the colder weather. This is also the perfect size for taking on the plane with you and smells divine too. Available at Crabtree and Evelyn.

Kevin Murphy - Hydrate-Me Wash and Rinse
These are best described as a super smoothing and hydrating, wash and rinse for normal to dry hair. If like me you have is for hair that is naturally dry, or hair that lives in a very dry climate you want to try these products out. I bought  them in handy travel sizes which meant I had more room for shopping and for gear I needed on my trip. Find out more at Kevin Murphy.

A little something for you to win:

To keep your lips looking lovely this Autumn I've one set of Carmex Moisture Plus to give away to one lucky reader.
 
To be in the running to win:
1. Comment on this post telling:  What one beauty item could you not travel without?

The competition will until the end of the month, so get your entry in by the 31st of March, 2014 5pm AEST to be in the running.

Whoever leaves the most creative comment will be declared the winner and contacted via email, so make sure you link to a place where I can easily find your email or leave your email address so I can contact you.

Open to all readers within Australia.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Inspirational: Lucy Snowe

By Lucy Snowe
By Lucy Snowe
By Lucy Snowe
By Lucy Snowe
Lucy Snowe is a photograher living on the West Coast of the United States. I recently came across her series of swimmers and pools. The images from her new series reminds me of early mornings at the local pool.

The images in this collection of hers has a vintage retro feel about them, coupled with great color, light and composition. Though bathers and what we wear in the pool now has become very modern in comparison to what is shown in these photographs these images for me capture the beauty of being at the pool in the early hours of the morning. 

You can view and purchase Lucy's works via her Etsy store.

Photos From Under The Surface

Last weekend I headed on down to Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula, for a snorkel with two friends I had not seen in a while. It was a great session, we spent over two hours in the water and saw a huge crab, a big stingray, lots and lots of different type of fish, sea urchins in various colours, sea biscuit star fish, sand worms and so much more. It's nice getting out under the surface and checking out what's there, I always feel so inspired after a trip like this one.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hints + Tips - Stationery To Help You Prepare For The Best Year Yet

Officeworks is helping students prepare for their best year yet in 2014 with super stylish stationery. I put this to the test with a trip to my local store armed with a gift voucher courtesy of Officeworks.

2014 is my final year of studying Commerce Marketing as a part-time student. Each year when I restock my supplies I don't just think "Oh I need a new ruler, that one will do". I think about how that ruler or other piece of stationery will fit into the rest of my life. Which is probably why when Officeworks spokesperson and fashion stationery expert, Leah Coleman says "Studying gets glamorous with stationery doubling as fashion accessories. Think pencil cases that double as a clutch, iPhone covers that are also a slim line wallet, and handbags that have phone charges built-in for the student on the go". I get rather excited.

So... on my trip to Officeworks what did I get and why? 
  • Study Mate aluminum 45cm ruler in black - I've lost my long metal ruler I use when cutting stencils and a black metal one is a nice stylish replacement.
  • Apple memo pad - I've been after one for awhile to grace my desk because they are so cute. 
  • X Brand plastic eraser - whether it be school, work or art related I can never have enough erasers. 
  • X Brand spiral notebook with a plastic pocket - if you've ever seen me at an event, work or school, you'll notice I've lots of random bits of paper placed between pages. The plastic pocket will hopefully prevent me from losing important bits of information. The pages are also very creative friendly, they are not lined, but have little dots in a grid like pattern. Whether it's sketching out an ad idea or taking down important notes, this notebook will be perfect.
  • Posca black poster marker - a good permanent marker comes in handy and this one is a nice size to take on the go with you.
  • X Brand mechanical pencils in 2H, HB and 2B - these not only look stylish with their minimalistic design but are lovely to write with too. Plus coming in different weights they speak to my creative side. I can imagine using them both in the lecture room and in meetings. 
Officeworks encourages you to surround yourself with stationery that inspires great work and sets you up for your what will hopefully be your best year yet at school, work and life.

Officeworks have kindly offered a $50 gift card for me to giveaway to one lucky reader - what a way to kick off 2014!

To be in the running to win:
1. Comment on this post telling:  What one stationery item could you not get through work or school without?

The competition will run for two weeks, so get your entry in by Tuesday 4th of March, 2014 5pm AEST to be in the running.

Whoever leaves the most creative comment will be declared the winner and contacted via email, so make sure you link to a place where I can easily find your email or leave your email address so I can contact you.

Open to all readers within Australia.

- Now Closed - 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Ouvra Opens Up Shop With Vibraea


Ouvra, a fellow artist has opened an art/merch/print online concept store called Vibraea. Their first project is called Kaleidoscoptometry and is the first of many to come, including some exciting collaborations which I for one can't wait to see the outcomes of. 

Vibraea gives Ouvra the opportunity to explore ideas though a new mediums and outlets. 

To celebrate the launch Ouvra is running a giveaway on their Facebook Page, check it out if you know what's good for you at www.facebook.com/i.am.ouvra.

If you're liking the above tees you can pre-order yours today at
www.vibraea.bigcartel.com.
 

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