Friday, December 31, 2010

new work!

hey all! apologies in my extreme lack of posting - i am currently sitting in piles of boxes and crap, as kent and i are moving at the end of the month to go travelling (woohoo!) - what with getting married, christmas, working a LOT and moving, it is (sadly) leaving little time and space for making - aaaargh!!

though the upside of this is the downscaling of studio-matter, meaning that things are more quickly clarified which is nice - hopefully more visual treats to come very soon!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

friends with birthdays

i didn't know what to get my friend for her birthday, so i drew her a thinking fox. huzzah!

Friday, December 17, 2010

magic is good.

i know i have been very slack lately, and not at all post-y! to keep you all going in the mean time, here is a little lovely from roald dahl, that was posted on my facebook page from somewhere. i don't know where. but every one should see it! hooray!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

framed work!

finally got this sucker framed and delivered to what (i hope!) were very happy campers!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

i'm a tough tittie!

just had my work featured on the blog tough titties, a blog dedicated to Australian female artists (what could be cooler?). You can check out the feature here.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Never Stop Laughing

hey all! apologies for the massive delay in posting - i was all tied up getting married last week! huzzah!


anyway, here is a work i was commissioned to do for a lady's british husband, who apparently is obsessed with kookaburras. it is another raised collage, so the light it catches is gorgeous!

hopefully i will get some more work happening soon, once i have waded through the wave of thank you cards to wedding guests etc! stay tuned ...

Sunday, November 21, 2010


this one was part of a commission to go with other mutant birds (see prairie dog and pussy wagtail!), after a client fell in love with babbit!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

prairie dog

This work is 14 x 19 cm, on lushy 300 gsm hot-press paper.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

pussy wagtail

This work is 14 x 19 cm, on lushy 300 gsm hot-press paper.
You can buy the original artwork here!

Friday, November 12, 2010

poisonous fly (agaric)

this is part of triptych of 2 other mushroomy men found here. they look like they are all doing a jig, which is always a good thing.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

creepy night thing

this kinda freaks me out - i made it to go with 'babbit' for a client, and i resisted this little cat head for so long, but it fitted sooooo well i couldn't not. and now it is just weirding me out!

This work is 14 x 19 cm, on lushy 300 gsm hot-press paper.
You can buy the original artwork here!

all shall perish under my wrath cat

mwaaah ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaa!

Monday, November 8, 2010

sit tight

hey all,

i am in the process of tidying up all my labels to make them singular rather than plural, and hopefully easier to navigate - this will take a WHILE so bare with me!


bare? bear? hmm ...

sudden flushes of unconcious material

so last night i was asked 'how long does it take you to make one of these?' - it's really hard to say! i think of it liiiike - most pieces i spend days and days and DAYS cutting. I have draws of disembodied figures and objects. it is like i have a vat of thousands of mismatched puzzle pieces from different sets. and so then there is sometimes minutes, hours, days, of trying to get them to fit together. and then, by magic, when they do, it is about a nano-second of fitting joy! sometimes.

other times, like above, there is an idea - i had my many fish, and wanted them to explode out of something - it was about trying to find the right source of the explosion! originally it was a little girl, but she just wasn't right. sometimes it takes longer to compose the image so it is on the right sized white space... other times the image is created alone, and then i find a little white void for it to sit in after. make sense? maybe not ...


Friday, November 5, 2010

bunting madness and road trips

between car accidents and rushing sisters to the ER with kidney stones, it hasn't left much time for making pictures! thank goodness everyone is ok, and i have a back log of bunting madness! this is a new addiction i have discovered, and now am going flag crazy. thinking of setting up a wee online store to off load some - until then, i have been filling my apartment with gay little flags all around!

kent and i went on a sunshiney road trip around regional victoria, and stopped in bush fire ravaged Marysville. since the catastrophic bush fires in february 2009, the town has been slowly rebuilding. i had never been there before, but what was once an apparently beautiful and quaint tourist strip, is now empty. aside from 2 cafes and a new supermarket, the rest is empty blocks of land and a comforting amount of construction sites. so devastating, yet an element of positivity hangs in the air.

the landscape is truly bizarre, and strangely beautiful. as all the trees are now mere scorched trunks, the regrowth is remarkable, and now the forest looks like some fantastical other-world. all the leaves are growing back like giant wooly coats, as if to protect what's left of the trees. it is so melancholy, but also so wonderful to see the new life emerging from this area. if you're wondering what to do with your day - go and take a drive, and support one of the local towns by going and having some lunch and doing some tourist shopping! (mmm - ham sandwiches!)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

dancing lightly in the garden;

this one is raised approx 6 mm off the paper. i think i like.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

party puppy

you would be pissed too, if someone put you in a ruff of such epic proportions. not to mention the little hat.

Monday, October 25, 2010

postage stamp series

baby wise owl.

postage stamp series

just started what i hope to be a new collage series of tiny-ness! these works are all inspired by postage stamps and aim to be weener collages. keep posted for what happens next - it is quite the challenge to make such small collages, the tweezers are back out again. this one measures approx 5 x 4 cm. the mutant theme is ever present.

tears beard.

bah! i have no eyes!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

and gleamed a wondrous something

i can't really take any credit for this - a beautiful man in a beautiful photograph, looking like he is having beautiful thoughts.


The Slender Dog of the Argentine

i actually feel really mean for making this work. i don't know what i was thinking, putting a party hat on this animal. and rosy cheeks. i am sorry party dog!

developmental work

aaah and the pencils and paper come out again. i always forget how much i enjoy drawing - and then i do some and it's like 'ooh! this is nice!' so here come some sketchy-good times - i hope that you enjoy, until my next cut and paste creation. xx

Thursday, October 14, 2010

work in progress (maybe)

I'm still working on a back ground (maybe) for this creature, who has been created from collage. I think it is using it's tears / eye-beard as thread ... to sew what, remains to be told.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Today i went and played in kent's studio which was so lovely. Even though it was for a fleeting amount of time it felt reflective and productive, and was so nice to spend some time with old friends! Above is my wednesday at noon creation.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

don't look down

today i have been reading about the apparent history of unicorns - methinks that has influenced this somewhat?


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

the back-journals # 20

dear all!

apologies for my slackness - amidst making wedding invites, organising garage sales, setting up domain names and making giant post-it calendars, i have been left little making time! but now is the calm before the storm, so hopefully some new pieces up soon!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

party pussy (it's not what you think)

or maybe it is ...


angry laser puss

with her white velvet gloves

This is inspired by another picture i am working on, involving a traditional Native American headdress!

This was an idea I had left behind last year about the idea of non-functional decoration, that seems to be having a resurgence on my desk at the moment.

dug from the dark from long ago


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