Monday, May 31, 2010

frank, gloria, alfred...

The final reveal of the three illustrations I created for the Look See 2010, Newcastle exhibition earlier this year. I should have the prints up on etsy for sale by the end of the week (weather, motivation and temperament pending). With the first days of Winter setting in, it's been a horribly windy and wet week - so a bit of time spent watching True Blood, The Inbetweeners and reading Craig Silvey's novel Jasper Jones would be much, much appreciated. Sketch book on lap too.

Alfred, as rambunctiously round as his laugh is loud.

Frank, the spotted sleuth from the southern states.

Gloria, the avid travel enthusiast with an adoration of feathers and fur.

Here's to crisp leaves and saturday evenings.
C is for Chanell xox

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

pitter pattern...

Image courtesy of Helen Dardik

Image courtesy of Brie Harrison

Image courtesy of Jenny Frean on Print & Pattern.

Today is the day for visually feasting on intricate pitter patterns (as I like to call them).

Here's to paper cranes and infinite patience.
C is for Chanell xox

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

with purple hair...

I've been a wee bit busy these past few days, sentencing myself to the bottom of a coffee cup, at the kitchen table with my sketchbook and a tin of watercolour paints. I'd love to share a few most recent labours of my love.

Here's to rambunctious robots and maniacal monkeys.
C is for Chanell xox

mca zine fair...

This Sunday I know where I'll be heading. Down to the 2010 MCA Zine Fair at the Museum of Contemporary Art (140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney). There will be stalls packed with zines to buy (or perhaps trade?) and some very special artist talks which I am itching for. For a program guide just have a peek here. Hope to see you there x

* Also for all the zine obsessed, I've just listed 3 brand spanking new zines, made with love, blood and tears, to my etsy shop. Buy them all bundled as a pack to receive a $4 discount plus save on postage costs. I would squeal with delight if you'd buy one.
Here's to chandeliers and animal instincts
C is for Chanell xox

Sunday, May 16, 2010

my first market...

Last weekend I set up stall and tried my hand at selling a few of my most recent illustrations and zines amongst some Central Coast and Newcastle creatives at the Youth Street Art Markets, run in collaboration with DRUMfest 2010. With a skate park in the foreground and the sound of drum workshops behind me it was a lovely mix of culture to be surrounded by all day + perfect weather.

Setting up stall was a small feat, taking an entire week finishing illustrations, cutting and pasting mounts, folding and stapling an army of zines so I am completely exhausted. Best of all, I used the opportunity as the perfect excuse to make a visit to the Centenary Antique Centre (29 Centenary Rd, Newcastle). I walked out with some bits to aid my table presentation - a bundle of 1950's floral fabrics, small wooden boxes (which I lined with wrapping paper scraps) and a wooden milk crate with well worn yellow paint.

Just quietly, with a few original paintings left over, lovingly hand mounted and packaged I should have some appearing for sale on etsy by the end of the week.

Here's to floral fabrics and humble beginnings
C is for Chanell xox

Thursday, May 6, 2010

goodbye look see...

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be included in the Look See 2010 exhibition, Newcastle, Australia. Surrounded by handfuls of wonderfully creative types like Beci Orpin, WEBUYYOURKIDS and Mike Watt. I entered with three little peanut shaped people - Frank, Gloria, Alfred (detail below).

But sadly it's coming to an end. If you haven't seen these wonderful works, come along tonight 07.05.10 to Suite 40 Level 1, Market Square Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle from five o'clock onwards.

Here's to bitten nails and second chances.
C is for Chanell xox