Hosting this workshop on the 27th... create a set of your own risograph art prints, talk about printing, eat snacks, make new friends
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
- Went to Canberra for the Canberra Zine Emporium!
- Went to Sydney with Ashley for the Other Worlds Zine Fair! Had so much fun at this one... usually at the end of a zine fair I'm feeling too exhausted to hang out with all the other zine people afterwards, but I'm glad I did this time, met so many great people.
- Working hard!!!
- I don't think I've even mentioned it on this blog yet, but this year I purchased a risograph machine... I've been having so much fun making prints and zines on it. Taken a while to figure out how to run it/fix it (they are rather temperamental machines!) but now I've got the hang of it :)
- Another thing not sure if I mentioned... I'm curently living in this great studio/unrenovated factory place and it's pretty much my dream home. We only have the space until August when it's going to be turned into 5 houses or something, but it's really fantastic to have a huge studio space for once, so much room to spread out and make art. We even got a table tennis table!
- Some pictures of some of the things I've been making lately...
|Hand Painted Shiba Inu and Greyhound riosgraph prints (HERE)|
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Sunday, February 16, 2014
After having such a great time in Melbourne for the Lamington Drive residency, I decided that instead of moving to a possibly dark and cold England place, it would be the right decision to move back here (at least for the summer!).
So far I've been living in a house with some friends, making a bunch of art, working on new plans, generally having a great time enjoying all the different art and food things here. Tim finished the long distance hikes he was on, and is also back here (with a new appreciation for the hot summer, he used to hate it but maybe hiking in the heat in the States and Spain left him nostalgic for it?).
Some things I have worked on lately:
Heh as you can see, first time trying out using a risograph machine :) Had so much fun!
|Poster for a zine launch by Ashley Ronning and I...|
|Blackberry Deer Print|
I've worked on a few other things recently as well, just have to photograph them, so stay tuned for more updates in the next week or so (also moving houses this week! So many things)
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
More things made recently:
Slumber Party Zine
Work from all four of the Lamington Drive residency artists, made last month
Mini Pet Portraits
For a limited time, I am making mini pet portraits!
Mystery Studio Package
A mystery package of drawings, sketches, paper, junk, supplies, stickers, jewelry, ??? from my studio.
Just finally finished watching all of Star Trek Next Generation... sad to finish it but at least there are a lot more other Star Treks to watch!
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
A book I made while I was doing the Lamington Drive residency in Melbourne. I got this stamper thing that you can put whatever letters you want in it to make words and so I used that to stamp all the words in the pages of the book (no photocopy!). Mostly it's about things that have happened while I have been camping.
(here if you want a copy)
I had such a great time in Melbourne that I changed all my plans and decided to move back there. Time will tell if that was a good idea. Might still head over to Berlin for their summer though.
Have been listening to lots of new music... I sort of stopped listening to/looking for music that I liked while I was in NZ, so it is a good feeling to be getting back into it. It's nice to make more decisions about stuff like that.
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Friday, August 9, 2013
Hi! So, I am working this month as one of four resident artist/illustrators at Lamington Drive in Melbourne. So far I have made/drawn a bunch of things (it's only been a week!), and I'm getting stuck into creating some new work to launch at our end-of-residency party. It's great having such a big studio to work from (and to be sharing the space with other interesting/excellent artists), can't wait until we really start filling up the space with our art.
|Eating lamington cakes at Lamington Drive|
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
On the 13th of July I'll be holding a "Drawing a Story" workshop in Hobart as part of the Small Press Zine Festival. The workshop is going to be from 12-3pm upstairs at 'Frankies Empire'. If you want more info, or you want to RSVP (not sure how many people we can fit in the space :) the facebook event page is here.
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Monday, June 24, 2013
Hi! I don’t usually like to have many sales of my work at all, but I am trying really hard to save up money to move to the UK (plan is to travel around Australia a little, then got there probably fly away around the end of October)
So... I have made a sale section (only for a small amount of time) in my shop (HERE), with heaps of art and other things, some are more than 50% off the usual price.
Thanks again for always being supportive of my art!
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ok, so I'm just at Sydney Airport now, hanging out for a while watching the planes and baggage trucks and things before heading into the city (I really love airports... usually I arrive in the mornings even when my flight is in late afternoon).
I'm here for the MCA zine fair, which is part of the Sydney Writers Festival, which also has some excellent events on (reminder to self, pick up some sort of pamphlet with events info). Also, I am here to go to seven Kraftwerk concerts. Because I can.
My friend Holly Leonardson came to visit in Hobart last weekend and we worked on a whole bunch of drawings for a new zine that I have just finished putting together in time for the zine fair this weekend. So, here it is:
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Hello from Hobart!
After an interesting month in Auckland making zines/art/food, a really great time working as "Deputy Warden" with Tim at Tongariro National Park (it is so so amazing there!), I flew back to Australia, Canberra to be specific, stayed with my brother and super nice other people, while we worked on zines for our table at the Canberra Zine Emporium.
Now I'm in Hobart, busy making more art and getting ready to go over to Shanghai next week, and Tokyo after that. So far I really like 2013, it feels great to be so busy!
If you are interested, I'm going to do a shop update on the 5th, adding some more original drawings, mittens and a few other things before I head out of the country until May.
(photo by Tim)
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Sunday, March 3, 2013
While I have been staying at Alphabet City for the past month or so I've been working on a few ongoing projects (as well as making new friends, exploring the city, eating lots of nice food and having a good summer time, so busy!). Something that I finished while I was here was an edition of 200 booked titled "Sleep Without Shelter". Sort of based around my feelings of visiting volcanic places and parks in New Zealand, being ok with being alone in places, ideas about things that I think about when I am walking or swimming in cold water. Each book is a little different, numbered, hand bound with string, and contains hand colouring in pencil and crayon, and washi tape.
If you would like a copy (only a limited number available, hopefully there will still be a few left for Canberra Zine Emporium later this month!), you can get one HERE.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
After the workshop in Wellington went so well, I have organised to run one while I am up in Auckland staying at Alphabet City for the month.
The flyer is below, with the main info and specifics on where and when, but the basic idea is that we'll be discussing illustration, relevant/interesting artists and publications, and trying out techniques and materials that you may not have tried before (such as screen tone, different watercolour papers, pens, brushes etc). Participants will get started on making their own handmade art book/comic armed with some more knowledge of how to get started on one. Morning and afternoon tea provided! Last time the class was great but not quite long enough to fit everything in, so this time it will be running from 11:00am - 5:00pm, with plenty of time for all the discussion and drawing.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013
So, eight more days until I move away from apartment overlooking a wooden cathedral in Wellington, where I have spent the past three years.
I wanted to do something nice as a sort of creative goodbye to the city, so I am running two workshops on the 26th of this month at Matchbox studios (on Cuba Street). All materials will be supplied for the drawing workshop, but you'll need to bring your own sweater to mend for the mending workshop (all other materials for that are going to be supplied though). There will be morning and afternoon tea, lots of discussion, interesting reference materials and a relaxed atmosphere (I'll bring some music to play while we are making things).
Below are the flyers for each of the workshops (they'll click through to the facebook event page if you're into that sort of thing), and spaces are limited!
Hope you can come!!!
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
About this time last year I was asked to contribute work for some pages in a book called "1000 Portrait Illustrations". It's finally been published and features a bunch of my portrait drawings as well as work from so many other great illustrators and artists (320 pages!). Printed by Quarry Books. I am also very happy to have my work in a book which has Elvis on the cover.
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Saturday, December 29, 2012
I just realised that I haven't made a blog post on this blog yet about the book of drawings I made in November this year. Should probably do that before the year has gone...
Ok, well, I'm moving countries again at the beginning of next year, so I have been trying to consolidate all my art notes, ideas, thoughts on papers etc. I decided to make a neat little book titled "Start Small" (pt. 1, because I still have more notes that I need to compile) that I can carry with me to remember my ideas. I thought other people might like to look at them too, so I've made a limited amount of these books that are available (here) if you would like one.
It feels really nice to have made and finished a book with my drawings in it. It really is the first book of drawings/art I have made, and I am so happy with it. I want to make more books now! :)
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Monday, December 17, 2012
The people from Design Assembly and Fancy have put together a great calendar for 2013, featuring designers and illustrators from around NZ (with the month of February by me :). Each month's image can be torn off to become an A3 sized poster (printed on nice thick 250gsm paper).
Find the Design Yeah! calendar HERE.
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