Friday, May 29, 2009

Do Re Mi Mix

I know I've posted about flash mob type happenings in the past, but this is another example that made me smile, actually anything to do with The Sound of Music makes me smile, so of course this is no exception!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Parcels = Love

Yesterday was a truely exciting day, I received a parcel I have been waiting for for what seems like an eternity! (Actually maybe two weeks max.)
I ordered two dresses off one of my favourite sites Modcloth, and I was like a kid at Christmas when I got the note in my letterbox to say there was a parcel waiting for me at the post office- I drove for an hour round trip in my lunch break just to get there and collect it as soon as I could, jeepers!
Yay for parcels and yay for cute dresses to wear with tights, cardis and boots in winter and jandals in summer. Bliss!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Little Birdy - Summarize

What better way to start a Monday then with some fun sounds from Perth band Little Birdy, get ready to dance around in 3...2...1.... go, yayy! Thanks Mouse for the re-introduction, isn't it great when you re-find things you used to love? Super :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Andrea Joseph: Pixie Boots

I happen to know there are a few of you wee pixie lovers out there in blog world, and I thought of you all when I was scrolling through the works of one of my favourite blogging artists Andrea Joseph... how sweet is her drawing of 'a brief history of the pixie boot'!? (You may need to click on the image to see the fantastic detail...)
See her original sketch blog post here along with many many other goodies.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bird to Fly

One wee birdie, framed and ready to fly back home to my cousin as a pressie for her graduation.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Leafy Faces

Image from Bloesem
I saw this post on super blog Bloesem a couple of days ago and just had to share, how totally bizarre yet neat is this!?
Every time a leaf falls from her tree, dutch designer Nienke Sybrandy carves a wee face in it, and keeps it, adding it to her collection of previously fallen leaf faces to make a leafy face family... they look creepy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lil' African 'Dudes'

OK, last drawing from me for a little while (though it's been great to re-discover my drawing bug lately!) - some sweet wee African hair pins. I know they look a little evil but in real life they're very cute little wooden dudes... whack one of those through your messy up do eh?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mountain 'o' Retro Chairs

Here's another fun drawing - inspired by the creative lovelies at home in Wellington at es design!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Doodle Noodle

What can you do with a spare hour in the evenings, a random glittery gel pen from childhood years and a bit of imagination? Create super quirky free hand doodle collages!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tid-Bit Tiki

A few years ago I spent six months researching my Great Great Grandfather's collection of Maori artefacts for my final year dissertation at design school, and through the process I discovered that the Wanganui museum not only holds many of the items he collected during the late 1800's and early 1900's, but also some of his own attempts at carving tiki. I fell in love with all the intricate pieces of stone work, and have dabbled in representing their detail in my own way, only 100 years later, through drawing.
These are some of the attempts I've been making lately, I'm quite pleased with them I think!

Elephant Giggles

Each day on my way to work I drive by a big park at the end of our street, and each one of those days I smile to myself when I look at this sweet little elephant 'tag' someone squiggled over a boring 'Perth City Water Council' sign on the park maintenance building... love this!