Sunday, April 25, 2010

Giveaway for Liam

You might remember some of the letterpress collaborations I've done with the lovely Lynn from Satsuma Press? I've loved working with Lynn over the years, and am proud to be a part of the giveaway/fundraiser she has put on for Liam, her son with neuromuscular disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2.

Along with 51 other designers & artisans I am donating a $50 gift voucher to the giveaway and you can it enter here. There's an amazing collection of goods to be won.

giveaway for liam


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The lurgy

I have one word for you. Bleeeeeeeeeergh. That's how I've been feeling for the last hmm.... 7 days now, trying to get over a nasty cold (and no, not the "flu"). It just goes on and on and on. But it's also pretty standard for me. I get one nasty cold every couple of years and then pretty much nothing in between.

Anyway, because a blog post is not a post without pictures, here's some shots from the Ink & Spindle open studio over the weekend, at which about 50% of me was present and I sounded like Madge.

open studio day
Doing a printing demo

open studio day
The Ink & Spindle and Little Harvest shop - thanks to Lara D for making it look pretty :)

open studio day
Me, printing away

open studio day
Explaining to the onlookers

'Twas a great day. xx

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Print media love...

I'm rather belated in writing about this since it happened a couple of weeks ago now, but I was interviewed by the Herald Sun Home magazine a little while back about my designs & collaboration with The Wall Sticker Company!

Herald Sun Home magazine
Lara's Herald Sun Home magazine article

I must do a shout out to Jhoanna of One Red Robin who's Peg Bear softie appeared in the article but didn't get a credit. I love my peg bear :)

Oh and also, look what I stumbled across when flicking thru the Sunday Life magazine the other day:

sunday life magazine
Acacia in the Sunday Life magazine - styling by Caroline Velik

The photo shoot was styled by Caroline Vekil who happened to be visiting the photographers in our building one day. She borrowed 6 different fabrics for her shoots, and told us what magazine they'd be in but we promptly forgot. So it was quite a nice surprise.

sunday life magazine
Acacia in the Sunday Life magazine - styling by Caroline Velik

I'm on my second day home sick with a nasty cold (it feels veeeeeeeery weird to not be in the studio whilst Teegs and Lou are beavering away) so I'm off to go further deplete the earth's supply of tissues.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hello from mid Autumn

inspiration for new prints
Eucalyptus on my dining table - inspiration for new prints

Oooh okay, it's been quite a while since I've popped in to say hello. And not really any good excuses.

Life has just been rolling along. Riding my bike. Going to dancing and Muay Thai classes. Seeing an Osteo to fix a sore shoulder/back that I've had for years and years.

Had a very quiet and slow Easter whilst a lot of my friends and family was away, and although it was a tad depressing it was also good to have some mental space to be creative. And so I did! Would you believe that *gasp!* I'm working on a new print?? Something that happens far too rarely these days.

Anyway here are some pics that sum up some of the last few weeks. All housey photos because I forget to take my camera anywhere other than home or work. And of course it's nice to share my home with you all so it's not just me enjoying it.

'blood pods' painting by Tsk Tsk
I bought this gorgeous painting from Tsk Tsk a few weeks ago and am slowly working on a wall arrangement of red things to go with it

new wall arrangement
The new painting in context. 'Blood Pods' by Tiel Seivl-Keevers. Love it.

upholstery swatches for covering armchair
Planning to recover my old armchair. Furniture store friend let me borrow some swatches. I'm going with a pale warm grey called 'oatmeal'. Exciting!

Sunshine. I fell in love with my flat for it's big North facing windows and am already enjoying the autumn sun streaming in all day. It's going to be fantastic during cold winters.

Time for brekkie. xx