Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Just Love That Little Black Dress

Have you read “I Just Love That Little Black Dress” by Robyn Johnson? Do you love fashion? Looking for a night out that combines the two with a little extra cream on top!

Then this unique fashion event inspired by Robyn Johnson’s book - “I Just Love That Little Black Dress” is something you’ll not want to miss! It will be held at very stylish Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and parade of little black dresses from designers such as Akira Isogawa, Linda Britten, Jenny Bannister and other creatives.

Also make sure you wear you very own little black dress for the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes too!

For bookings call 03 9653 7744. Please note a credit card will be required at the time of booking.

Melbourne
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins,
25 Collins Street, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 6 May, 6pm - 8pm
Cost: $55 per adult or $40 per student concession
Phone: 03 9653 7744
Website: www.sofitelmelbourne.com.au

The Breast Of Both Worlds - Art and Music

TONIGHT - The Breast of Both Words art and music show on April 29th from 7pm - 2am at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. A portion of all proceeds will be going to the Keep a Breast Foundation. There will be tons of giveaways. Music by Buckfast Superbee, DJ Craig Smoove with Slightly Stoopid drummer Ryan Moran

For more information visit www.saveyourself.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hints + Tips - Colour Scheme From A Photo


This is a quick and easy way to get a colour scheme and is very useful when requiring a colour to be used alongside an image. eg. on a flyer. To do this I’ve used Adobe Photoshop CS3.

1. Open your selected image in Photoshop

2. Crop to a small strip, you can use any part of the image you feel will give you the result your looking for. In this instance I was looking for some pinks.

3. Now select the Cut Out filter (Filters > Artistic > Cut Out)

4. Using the options on the right; adjust them until you get the amount of colours you are looking for. When you are done click ‘Ok’

5. You should now have a strip of chunky bits of colour.

6. Use the ‘Eyedropper Tool’ to select the first colour for your colour scheme. Open the colour up by double clicking on the swatch and take note of the values.

7. Repeat until you’ve all the colours you require.

8. Presto! Now you’ve your colour scheme.

Miss Mica - Bite Me

"My work is often a reflection of what is happening in my life. At the moment I am feeling especially angry. Maybe it is the economic doom looming in my consciousness. Surly seems a better adjective to express my current state. I want to growl at people for no other reason than just for the hell of it. I often have to exert my voice and hurt my ears just trying to be heard because I have a quiet voice and a shy nature sometimes. I find that my paintings speak louder and express more than I could ever verbally. So if you care you will listen. Enjoy and then BITE ME…giggle grrr"- Miss Mica
Wellington, NZ
Pixel Ink Gallery
12 Constable Street, Newtown, NZ
Exhibition: Wednesday 29 April to Sunday 17 May 2009
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 29 April, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Opening Times: Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5:30pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3:30pm
Website: www.pixelink.co.nz

Giving...

Do you look at the weekly giveaways and wish it was your item being seen by others? I’ve some good news for you then; I’m currently on the hunt for some new and wonderful items from other creatives to offer to the ever growing number of readers. If you are interested send me an email at nicole_a_tattersall[at]yahoo.com.au and I’ll send you further information.

Advertising...

After some thought I've decided to sell some ad space on my blog. Rates start from as low as $10 (AUS$) per month and go up to $40 (AUS$) per month. There is something to suit everyone's budget!

To view all the details on how to become a sponsor visit www.nicoletattersall.blogspot.com/2008/04/sponsorship-advertising-info.html

Studio Sale!

This Saturday in Melbourne there will be a Studio Sale featuring pieces by Anna Laura, Jodie Nicholson, Kate Boulton, Rachel Francis. Samantha Sultana and Peta Pledger!

Items available will be from fabrics to patterns, sewing and craft supplies, new stock to over stock and many more wonderful bits and pieces.

Melbourne
Level 2, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
(on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane)
When: Saturday 2 May, 9am - 5pm

Monday, April 27, 2009

Alone, But Not Lonely

'Alone, but not lonely' will showcase a selection of new works by Andrea Innocent and will also be her inaugural solo show.

Melbourne
Lamington Drive - At The Compound Interest
89 George Street, Fitzroy
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 30 April, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Friday 30 April - Saturday 23 May
Cost: This Is A Free Event
Website: www.lamingtondrive.com

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Advertising...

Lately I’ve received numerous emails from people and companies wanting to advertise their product on my blog. Some I’ve turned away because simply I do not endorse their product, then there is some that as much as I like their site/products I don’t want to look like one giant bill board.
However lately I’ve been toying with the idea of offering 5 - 7 spaces along the side of my blog for $10 - $15 a month and maybe one along the top for $25 - $30 a month.
Feel free to comment below and let me know what you think? Maybe you also sell space on your blog? Or maybe you don’t?

Introducing 3...


I’ve thought of going to a clothing swap but have alass never been, should you also be in the same boat as me or even just interested I’ve three websites that are about clothing swaps in Australia that I would like to share.



Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mark Brown - The Lost MacGuffin at G1988: LA


This is Mark Brown’s debut solo show

LA, USA
Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave (At LA Brea)
LA, California, USA
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 28 April, 7pm - 10pm
Exhibition: Tuesday 28 April to Thursday 21 May
Website: www.gallery1988.com or www.88point5.com

Image Spark

How do you keep track of all those images that inspire and push your creativity? Me? I’ve one folder on my desktop filled with images in no particular order, similar to my shoe box full of flyers and brochures that inspire me.
Recently I came across a very helpful tool that may be the end of this disorganised folder, it’s called Image Spark (www.imgspark.com) where you can collect, discover, share, tag and converge your images. It’s free to use and offers each new user 1GB of storage space and two moodboards to work with.
One feature I like is that you can broswe through other users mood boards and they can look at yours, however if your a more private person, you can also set it yours to private.

Giveaway - Nicole Tattersall


Up for grabs is a $5 gift voucher for my online shop that is valid for 3months. All you have to do is Join my mailing list via the above form on the left hand side of the page!

Here's how you can enter:
- Join the mailing list by completing the form in the top left hand corner.
- It will be drawn via www.random.org
- All entries are to be received by Friday 1 May 2009, 10pm
- Winners will be announced on Saturday 2 May 2009

Floh Motion Badges Giveaway - Winner


Congratulations to Noah who has wonn a set of three 55mm badges by Floh. To see more of Floh's work visit his Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/25709006@N06

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lark works by Zoe Harders

‘Lark’ is a collection of works by Zoe Harders

Melbourne
Per Square Meter
191-193 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Opening Night: Friday 1 May, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Wednesday 28 April - Monday 11 May
Website: www.persquaremetre.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Guess What I’m Buying On Thursday?

Answer: Frankie Number 29
It landed on our shelves today (Wednesday 22 April) and promises to be jam packed full with a chat they had with Karen O and Marianne Faithfull, what kids think today about life, politics and bedtimes, what it was like watching the Berlin Wall fall down (and Barack Obama becoming president), some of Australia’s best illustrators and much much more of their bi-monthly goodness!

What are you doing 3pm Saturday the 25th April?

How about you take a happy snap and send it along to Monster Children for their up and coming Photo Issue. All you have to do is take a photo at exactly 3pm on Saturday the 25th April, make your way to your nearest computer and email the photo (as a jpeg, under 4mb) to chris[at]monsterchildren.com with the following info: Your Name, Location, 50 words or less explaining the photo and your own website. Do note that they can not guaranteed that every image will be published.

This is such a neat way to be published in of Australia’s premier skate/music/surf/street art/other magazine! For more information about it or anything else Monster Children related visit www.monsterchildren.com

Online Exhibition at 88point5 - Mylan Nguyen

A series of small works by Mylan Nguyen will be available through an online exhibition courtesy of 88Point5 Interactive Gallery.

Online at www.88point5.com
Exhibition: Saturday 25 April - Saturday 16 May
Website: www.88point5.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hints + Tips - Biz Ladies 09: Top 10 Biz Tips for Indie Online Newbies


Due to being a little bit busy of late with being creative I’ve had little time to think about this weeks Hints + Tips, my apologies! instead I would like to share with you Design*Sponge’s latest post as part of Biz Ladies which I’ve found very interesting and helpful it is all about selling online and is broken down into ten separate topics with plenty of helpful links and pictures.

Topics covered are:
• Brand name
• Graphics, packaging, branding
• SEO, Tagging, Measuring Results
• Customer Service
• Social Networking
• Be an Expert
• The Art of Pricing,
• Photography
• When writing, "Do You"
• Find Your Niche

To view 'Biz Ladies 09: Top 10 Biz Tips for Indie Online Newbies' visit www.designspongeonline.com/2009/04/biz-ladies-09-top-10-biz-tips-for-indie-online-newbies.html

Just To Annoy You - Secrets and Conspiracies

If you've been into anywhere in Melbourne that sells decent zines you are sure to of come across 'Just To Annoy' and more than likely you own one or two copies of it too.

They are now taking submissions for their fifth issue titled 'Secrets and Conspiracies' and are looking for submissions whether it be poetry, a short story, photography, illustration or anything else that can be represented in a 2D format in black and white, on paper no bigger than A5. If your keen to make a submission send it along to constructed_reality

You can check out past issues of 'Just To Annoy You' on their myspace www.myspace.com/just_to_annoy_you

Monday, April 20, 2009

NEW! Edition 3 Badges

I spent a good few hours Saturday morning working away; making some new 1.25inch badges which make up the 3rd edition of badges.

Edition 3 features:
• Giraffe - stencil
• Zebra - stencil
• Tiger - stencil
• Lion - stencil
• True Love Birds - stencil
• My World - illustration
• Elephant Fields - illustration
• My Five Friends - illustration
• Purple Carousel - stencil
• Raining Birds - stencil

I've the full set of 10 badges available in my online shop (www.nicoletattersall.blogspot.com/2008/01/shop.html) for just $20 ($AUS) + p&h they will also in the coming few weeks be available individually at $3 each.

Phibs at Oh Really

If your in Sydney on Thursday 23 April you do not want to miss the opportunity to see some fresh new works by the Australian graffiti icon known as Phibs in such a unique space as Oh Really in Newtown.

Sydney
Oh Really Gallery
55 Enmore Road, Newtown
Opening Night: Thursday 23 April, 6pm onwards
Exhibition: Thursday 23 April
Website: www.ohreallymagazine.com and www.phibs.com

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Photo Shoot

Yesterday I did a photo shoot with Kate Griffin (www.griffinrocks.com.au) for some interviews I've coming up in the near future. It was so much fun! She is one talented chick with a camera.

Also to note:
• The Jacket I'm wearing in the last photo is by Leeana Edwards (www.fashionising.com/le)
• Necklace is by Stacy at Stacy Designs (www.stacysdesigns88.blogspot.com)

Introducing 3...


As I’ve mentioned before, when someone follows my blog I take some time to go and check out theirs and most of the time I’m pleasantly surprised. With plenty of new followers of late I just couldn’t help but share three blogs each by one of my many followers...



Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Soap Old Bottle

New Soap Old Bottle is all about buying liquid soap in bulk and packaging it in old plastic soda, plastic water and glass beer bottles, in a bid to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill. Each bottle is cleaned, sanitized and processed for reuse as packaging for a variety of liquid soaps.

Loving this for several reasons...
1. The simple packaging
3. Tops are child safe
2. Reusing old plastic soda bottles, plastic water bottles and glass beer bottles

Though...
1. I would like to see them use brands that do not test on animals
2. Use products that are more environmentally friendly

This is a huge step in what could be something amazing for reducing waste and I wish New Soap Old Bottle all the best for the future! I’m interested to see where they take their idea in the coming months.

To find out more about New Soap Old Bottle visit www.newsoap.org

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