Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Tropical Shower

This illustration is an early concept of mine that I had for an invitation to a Baby Shower. Seen as how my baby will be arriving in Summer, I thought it only too appropriate that the party to celebrate be called a Tropical Baby Shower. Hence the tropical background and the rainfall. The two people in the illustration are meant to be both myself and my husband M-Boo.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Inspirational Board Friday

This is my latest addition to Friday Inspiration Boards and my theme is the Kirsten Dunst interpretation of the 2006 film Marie Antoinette. I am such a girlish person at heart that I simply adore the colours, clothes, food and sets for the film Marie Antoinette, which was directed by Sofia Coppola.

C'est ma dernière addition aux conseils d'inspiration de vendredi et mon thème est l'interprétation de Kirsten Dunst 2006 du film Marie Antoinette. Je suis une personne si de fille au coeur que j'adore simplement les couleurs, les vêtements, la nourriture et les ensembles pour le film Marie Antoinette, qui a été dirigé par Sofia Coppola.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Started Something

Last night I got back into pattern making for my Bonnie Bunny plush doll design.

You can see here a link referencing back to when I first made mention to my Bonnie Bunny concept.

If I keep at it I should have some Bonnie Bunny dolls ready for display and possibly for sale in a few weeks time. Stay tuned folks.

La nuit dernière j'ai obtenu de nouveau dans le modèle conduisant à ma conception mignonne de poupée de peluche de lapin.

Vous pouvez voir ici un lien mettre en référence de nouveau à quand j'ai fait la première fois mention à mon concept mignon de lapin.

Si je garde à lui je devrais avoir quelques poupées mignonnes de lapin prêtes pour l'affichage et probablement pour la vente dans le temps de quelques semaines. Gens accordés par séjour.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

My Wish List

Lately there have been books and lots of other wonderful things that I have been wanting to acquire and the list is growing, so I thought I would write it all down here.

My current wish list (I haven't done this since I was a kid so this should be fun):
  • Kylie Minogue Darling Perfume (I smelt a sampler of it today and simply loved it)

  • Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole (childhood favorite)

  • The Sophisticated Misfit a documentary about artist Josh Agle (SHAG)
  • A Christmas tree
  • The Divided Heart by Rachel Power (a book suggestion by Loobylu)
  • The Boss of You by Lauren Bacon & Emira Mears (another book suggestion by Loobylu)
  • Loobylu's rabbit doll
  • Illustration Play a cool and interesting design book with a massive number of contributors
  • Wind in the Willows on DVD
  • Wacom tablet (I almost forgot to mention. This has been on my mind for a number of years.)

I Made This

Today I crafted this lovely bedroom door sign for the baby room. The end result is stunning and I suspect I have a talent for creating collages. Hmmm... perhaps there is a future for me in making collage wall hangings. Something to consider.

Punk Dolls

More doll concepts: These date back to January 2006. I can hardly believe that these concept sketches date back almost three years ago. How times does seem to fly. At the time I was considering sewing together some rebellious looking dolls that followed a British punk theme. 

Inspirational Board Friday

Two days late, here is my latest inspiration board for the end of last week.

I think this board says it all. I am a big fan of No Doubt. When they achieved critical acclaim in 1997 I was curious about them, particularly with Gwen Stefani. I was like 'Wow! A girl can lead a band of boys and dress like that and just be so individual!?!' I was intrigued.

Then years down the track my husband, M-Boo, got me into the band more fully and we finally got our hands on their entire catalogue. I was pretty rapped by this, because when you get into a band you want to hear all their work and listen to the progression/evolution. And to me No Doubt has been a very progressive band. They are what they have always been, but they always give something just a bit more with each new album, I think.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Lady Beetle! Lady Beetle!

I completed my Lady Beetle illustration in Photoshop. Hooray for me. I am quite pleased with the end result. There is no end of fun when I am creating my visuals in the Adobe design packages.

I wonder what I shall achieve next? I am on a roll this week and I don't want to break it.

No Doubt it is Gwen

This is an acrylic painting that I had created earlier this year. I was completely inspired by Gwen Stefani and simply had the urge to paint her. This is of course my second Gwen painting to date.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

New art in the pipeline


I am burgeoning. Burgeoning into someone new. My illustrations are burgeoning. My life as a parent to be is burgeoning. My crafting desires to be a domestic goddess are burgeoning.

Life is simply burgeoning!

Early Morning Doodling

This is an early morning doodling I did in Photoshop this morning, before I head off for work.

I always feel so much better about my day if I can start it with a bit of creativity like this. I had planned to do some artwork last night but just felt so buggered. So it didn't happen, and I disappointed myself. It'll be a whole lot easier then if I do this sort of thing in the morning before heading out to the office.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Rosie or Roz?

Herein is a concept I recently had for a doll. I liked the idea of making a doll whose hair was made of flowers - specifically roses. Originally I named this doll Rosie. But now I am thinking she is more a Roz.

Each Sunday I will aim to sketch up a new doll concept. And who knows. One day I just might have time to make one or all of these designs. Here's hoping.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Inspirational Board Friday

This inspiration board will be the first in a series of Friday collages. These collages will serve as an example of inspiring images that caught my eye during the week. And hopefully, each week I will be able to present a different theme.

In a way this will be my online pin board. I like pin boards. I had quite a big pin board in my bedroom during my childhood and it was absolutely fantastic. I would cover it with all my favorite posters, drawings and editorial cutouts. And it never took long for it to become cluttered and over run. Which is why this idea for an online inspiration board will work so well. I can prepare as many inspiration boards as I want and not run out of space. Hooray for the ideas Queen.

I heart Loobylu and her rabbits

Claire Robertson, my most favorite blogger is producing a bundle of these delightful rabbit dolls. They are such cute dolls, that I simply must buy one when they go on the market. I have admired Claire's work for so long, that the time has come to finally buy a Loobylu masterpiece. I hope I do not miss out, because I know how popular Claire is, which means her work always sells like hot cakes.

Mmmm! Hot cakes...

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Wish of the Day

When I see French on the written page I wish that I was fluent in the language.

For lunch I just ate two toasted rye sandwiches with cheese, tomato, salt and pepper. I wonder what else I can eat.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

My Heart Within

I cannot betray the colours of my mind.
However I can choose to share with you that which lies inside.
My heart is something that cannot be broken.
And if handled with care it can be opened and the light within will be seen,
if your heart be true.

Saturday, 6 September 2008


Recently I created a bundle of promotional gift ideas in the form of little books that open up in a zig zag formation. For the decorative cover pages I used a wide variety of my own colourful Photoshop designs.

I now look forward to having these little books sold at Zine shops and like minded boutique craft shops. Gotta get them out there!

Smokey Cat

This is my cat Piper. She is a short hair, black and white cat with green eyes. Piper likes to rest upside down when she is in her cat cave.

I have created this image using a smoke brush effect in Photoshop. It is fantastic what brushes are available for Photoshop.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008