Friday, July 15, 2011

Did you know that Sheridan Jones is Awesome?

Well just in case you weren't aware of the Awesomeness that is Sheridan Jones, here's some images from her recent show Above the Mantle at CASPA artist run initiative in Castlemaine. These works have so much detail in them, photos just don't do justice to the intricate work that goes into them - I MIGHT be wrong, but I think we are looking at gorgeous etching techniques, hand-cutting, overlaying of inks and some serious folding work. All in some stunning frames and ... those glass thingies ... what are they called again?

Love that little mouse, and it was sold right under my nose (literally - I was leaning over it and the red spot just whisked its way in)!

I think the owl was the Pièce de résistance (ok yes, I wiki'd that, so shoot me), of the show, entirely sculpted out of paper. Beautiful stuff!

Really, Sheridan's work gives you the joy and beauty of natural history, without the uncomfortable faux pas (so french today!) of having real taxidermy-ed creatures and preserved butterflies to ruin the moment. A delicious (and politically correct) alternative really - I strongly recommend investing!  Sheridan's show is on until the 31st July, so get amongst it! Nothing says fantastic weekend like a day trip to the country.

And if you're in the area, come say hi!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pussy Queen

Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe! (I don't think I will ever make mature work.) I especially like her little man-ferret-adviser.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

derek just wanted to get a better look at his balls.

I do apologize - the scanner did some nasty shit to the colours in this painting, they are slightly less scary in real life. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

coloured cockies.

Good morning All!

Here is the next stage of my cockatoo drawings, though I am dubious - I don't know what I was thinking with those colours ... however, one must soldier on. I'll keep working on these suckers and maybe eventually they might look ok again. I now need to reattach their heads to something ...

Though, this one seems to have more than meets the eye - baaaahahahaha! Get it?! I clearly need to leave the house.

Monday, July 11, 2011

tough titties in the post!

Yeehaa! What a crazy day it's been - like a normal person's Monday really, with important emails, deadlines, forms and five chocolate biscuits (I must be getting better).

You may have heard (or read) me mention a group show that I'm involved in next month hosted by the tough titties group, A Touch Of Class, as part of the annual Sydney Design Festival. This has been organised by the clearly awesome Alex and Lou (who are THE tough titties), as a hats off to women's traditional skills of yester year. The works are to be made on gigantic doilies, and I've been waiting for DAYS for my doily to arrive from Sydney - and lo and behold, just when I thought I better ring someone, I look out the window and there's the postie, holding a giant tough titties tube. Oooh!

One of these days I'll manage a not blurry photo. Gah. But now for the next challenge - what the hell am I gonna put on a giant doily?! (Apart from a giant piece of cake ... keeping in mind I gotta get this sucker back in the tube again ...)

So if you happen to be in Sydney on the 3rd of August, at Somedays gallery in Surrey Hills - check it out! Unfortunately I won't be able to make the show, so it would be great if some of you Sydney-siders could report back! I can't wait to see what these other ladies do with their doilies. Doilies is starting to sound like a made up word now. Doilies doilies doilies. Anyway, more info can be found on the tough titties site, and you can 'attend' the event on the facebook page here!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some doily art to attend to.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

a whole lotta cocky

Oh my god - I could have a field day with the amount of cock-related humour here. I will TRY to refrain (but know this, I will be giggling the whole way through this post. I can't help it.)

Here are some samples from my most recent endeavour (e.g., picking up a pencil yesterday), a study on my most favourite bird, the white Cockatoo. (Or in THIS case, Cockafive - HAHAHAAA!!!! I know, what a dad joke. I am a little ashamed.) There a billions of them up here in Daylesford, and they truly are a sight to behold. These sketches are part of a bigger plan I have (with a whole lot MORE cockies), but are still in experimental stage. So we shall see!

I am still kinda amazed at how different it can be drawing the same thing over and over again. Repetition. Fascinating stuff (for me at least).

Hope you enjoy,


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