Saturday, November 27, 2010 revoir...

Looking for Love by Bogo on Etsy
Regrettably I've decided I can't do this blog justice... so I'm quitting! I have too much on at the moment to really search out super amazing stuff and there are so many fabulous bloggers out there with far less commitment issues than me... Perhaps someday I shell return but for now... adieu
I will continue to get my art and design fix from these brilliant blogs - Fancy New Zealand Design blog, the Jealous curator, and Finders Keepers! Perhaps you will too!


Saturday, November 13, 2010


Wrinkles of the City, Shanghai 2010, by JR
Amazing Amazing Amazing photo graffiti projects by JR - found via Fancy, New Zealand Deign Blog

Also via Fancy - another NZ design shop online - Foxes... Chock a block full of more gifty goodness to drool over!

Wanna know what beauty and wonderment can be made with paint and ice block sticks? Of course you do! Check out the work of Nathalie Chikhi, via this art is yours

Super cute post about Love Tokens on The Golden Smith (via All The Mountains)... I have a bolt (yes... like nuts and bolts) tucked away in my jewelery box cause it was the first thing hubby gave to me (I think it had something to do with "here's a screw baby" - yep I found me a good'un)... But these love tokens are allot prettier and more sophisticated - and I was going to say possibly more effective... but maybe not, cause, well, here we are all married and all... ignore me - blabbling again... Boys take note love token - cuter than a bolt!!! x

More about Love! These prints from Blacklist Studios make me all warm and Fuzzy... would make a fantastic gift for the one that you adore... (via Modamuse)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Naked And Famous - Young Blood

To The Naked + Famous... I heard you say on Triple J the other morning you'd be happy to be considered Australian.... Good god where is you national pride... lucky you play damn good music! All is forgiven... xx


Sunday, November 7, 2010

When life give you Lemons

Print from Dear Colleen
Its been a rough few weeks but its looking better.... YAY!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Erin Flannery

Kitty Takes Five (#2) Aresole, acrylic, pencil on linen

Mona's Tough Side
Poly prepares for liftoff

Under the Bonnet
Hello and welcome to a brand new week!
Introducing Erin Flannery - a Gold Coast artist the creator of these crazy, beautiful, whimsical, savage, femme fatals.  I love the juxtaposition of elegant, arty, pencil, and muted washes of color, with the bold and 'feirce' graffiti accents.  Fresh, original and oh so amazing - I heart this art!

Works on Found Objects
More info can be found on Erin's blog. And to own your own Erin Flannery piece visit Anthea Polson Art Gallery.

Wishing you all a fantastic week!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

World Wind

 Landsat 7 image of the Bristol Channel
 Azuara basin


 At first glance these could be beautiful abstract works - but there not.  There images taken by NASA... isn't our world crazy beautiful and oh so amazing!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Purple Converse, painting by Undine CG
Wear it Purple is on Tomorrow (15/10/10)...  help make the world a more understanding place...  I like to think I'm an open minded, self aware, conscientious person but even I am guilty of using 'gay' as a derogatory term - despite all my gay, lesbian and by-sexual friends and family.  Tomorrow, if you do nothing more, at least think about how your words, looks, and actions can effect others - gay, straight or otherwise inclined! After all we are all humans and we are all deserving of respect and understanding!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wine and Art

Wine labels have come in leaps and bounds - pretty, sophisticated, quirky and cute - you can find wine to suite any mood - and I must confess I often buy wine based souly on the label...
But today I'm talking about wine labels that are close to my heart - not only do they combine art and wine (two of my favorite things) but they also have a family connection - my Uncle is one of the wine makers- the T in the TW of the brand, and the CV in particular is special as that was the white served at my wedding...
I love that they are pushing the boundaries of white labels can be and what they can do.  I love that they are cheeky and sophisticated - take a look at the fine print on the innocent label - Innocent - untouched by oak.
And I'm not the only one seeing the value of good design and point of difference in labelling - check out Fancy - New Zealand Design Blog for more product packaging beauty!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Somewhere along the Great Ocean Rd
Hello little blog... I have not abandoned you yet... Mum and Dad stopped by on their way home from Europe (goddamn parents spending all our inheritance :)) and I thought I would have lots of interesting places and artists to talk about... Alas we couldn't drag the father figure into a gallery or museum of any sort but I did manage to see a fair chunk of Victoria which I will share with you in the not to distant future... But for now  I just wanna enjoy the sound of a silent house!!



Friday, October 1, 2010


The Exquisite Book - via the exquisite book website (see below)
"The Exquisite book, 100 Artists Play A Collaborative Game" - what an exquisite idea - via Fancy New Zealand Design Blog

I wanted to feature the beautiful, unexpected, weaving art of Claudette Collis, but she has no contact details to ask if this would be possible... so... to see the magic of this Gisy girl click above...

Check out the amazing book art of Boukje Voet, found via Upon A Fold...

V & A prints available online - I luv the botanical ones, via Decor8

Getting into a summer fitness regime - been swimming twice this week... kudos where kudos is due - Casey RACE in Cranbourne is a fabulous aquatic centre!

Today it feels like summer.... Raspberry and mint mojitos! Yay! (hay, I swam a km this morning! I deserve it!! ;))

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Under 50

I'm currently looking for art for my spare room... and I've found some fabulous pieces so I thought today I'd share... My top 10 wall art pieces for less than $50!

1. Magnolia Flower Illustration 6688, 8 x 10 inch, by Kariherer, $26.53 AUD on Etsy
2. Delicate Giclee Print, 11 x 14inch, by Mai Autumn, $37.14 AUD on Etsy
3. White Goose # 4 8.5 X 11", by Sharon Montrose $26.53 on The Animal Print Shop
4. Little Green Bird, 120 x 100mm, by Kittens and Crumpets, $29.71
5. Foxglove Print, 11 x 17", by Swanbones $30.77 on Etsy 
6. Roots and Wings, giclee print, 5 x 6" by Matt Leavitt $21.22 on Etsy
7. The Ride, Print of original paper cut, 8.5 x 11", by Elsita, $26.53 on Etsy
8. Butterfly (Amy Butler Fabric), 8x 10", by Ish and Chi, $26.53 on Etsy
9. The Bleak House, 8x10, by The Voyagers, $21.22 on Etsy
10. Augustina, 8x11", by Holli, $21.22 on Etsy

Hope you've found some inspiration


Friday, September 24, 2010

Damien Kamholtz

Crowd Crown Blues mixed media on canvas

We All Become the Same mixed media on canvas

The Cape mixed media on canvas
Damien Kamholtz is the creator of these amazing works of art...  I think they're breathtaking.  I love the gentleness of them, the subtlety of colour.  They are fantastically imagined settings where objects and views are superimposed over one another creating a complete image that speaks of memory and childhood and dreams.  I think they should be dubbed memory scape's as within the canvas one image is linked to another in the same way something - seen, smelt or heard - can link to a thousand different memories.  I think they are truly beautiful.
The Trade Mixed media on canvas

Damien's work is represented by the fabulous  Arthouse Gallery.  To find out more visit them in Sydney or take a look at their site.

Have a memory filled weekend!


All images from Arthouse Gallery

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Scrolling through my Etsy favorites I thought I'd share these too... just to get you really freaking out about Christmas! :)
All by the Talented Kissa Design on Etsy


Monday, September 20, 2010

96 Days to Go...

I hate to break it to you but as of tomorrow there are only 95 days till Christmas - I know I'm sorry you probably didn't want to know that but this year I'm trying (trying!!) to be super organised! Thus I'm already thinking about my Christmas decorations... 
Bone China Feathers from Have you met Miss Jones
 I coveted these beautiful bone china feather's last year but was told by the hubby no going crazy on Christmas stuff as we spent Christmas in NZ... so I only brought one item of Christmas decor - these custom made Xmas eggs...

My Custom Order from AsherJasper
But this year we're staying here sooo... I can go Christmas mad! Yay! So I'm getting those feathers from the fantastic online store 'Have you met Miss Jones' they'll be pride of place on my tree! Also on my list of coveted items:

Letter Press Christmas Cards by Sycamore Street Press

Reindeer - Have you Met Miss Jones
Have a festive week


PS Hope I didn't freak you out to much with the Christmas Countdown!! :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Folk Lover - Catherine Campbell

Spring Heralds - Print, copy of original ink watercolour and collage drawing
Catherine Campbell has created an adults Never Never land through her illustrations.  With strong line and pattern, and splashes of colour she creates a world of whimsy and fantasy filled with elegant warrior princesses, demure tattooed ladies and shy sea daughters that make me swoon... I plan to own several prints of hers very very soon!

Black Stars - Print of original ink and water colour drawing
The Cats Meow - Print of original drawing, 2008

Your Tales Are Mine - Print of Original drawing 2008
Catherine's work features frequently in Frankie Magazine and the Australian Woman's Weekly, among others.
To learn more check out her Blog, or to own your own Catherine Campbell Print visit her Etsy Shop - My Folk Lover.

Hope your all having a wonderful weekend


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Elsewhere in the world...
Puppy by Richard Bartz, Munich aka Makro Freak, via Wikipedia

Good causes - Felt NZ is fundraising for the earthquake victims in ChCh.  Buy something beautiful and make a difference at Felt Aid, and check out the associated blog Felt like Helping Out... Cause you can!

Picking up our puppy on Saturday! YAY! Now the biggest problem finding a name we can all agree on!

Sleek and classy cat beds - function and style in pet furniture - its a rare and wonderful thing! (Apartment Therapy)

OMG Octopus Cake!!! - there is nothing more to say! Amazing! (Make Magazine)


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Peter Madden {bookworm}

Peter Madden is the creator of these amazing one of a kind 'artist books'...

 Memento Morie and Misguided Angels

Valentine Box (not strictly a book but beautiful none the less)

They seem magical, medievil, right out of King Arthers Avalon, or Titania's fairyland... Enchanting, Breathtaking, Marvelous... Beautiful... I'm cant really think of any more to say - they speak for themselves...

Enjoy, and have a magical, mystical week...


All images from Peters website