Monday, February 28, 2011

February Round Up

Incase you missed reading a few posts this month, here are five of the most popular posts people were reading for February on my blog...


Road Trip! Guz, Megan Dell, Pheelix, Floh and I are heading to Ballarat for 'Hindsight'. We're taking with us a selection of our works. Meaning that there is going to be a range of street art inspired pieces from a variety of styles on show.

If you happen to be there make sure you come up and say hi!


Red Brick Gallery
218a Skipton Street, Ballarat
Exhibition Opening: Friday 4 March, 6:00pm - late
Exhibition: Friday 4 - Thursday 17 March
Website: or or

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mulgrave Makers Market

I'll be holding a stall at the Mulgrave Makers Market this Sunday. This will be my second one, and as last time the weather was shocking it will be interesting to see how it is with good weather. I already have most the things packed and ready to go.

What I'll be taking along with me are some original artworks, brooches, handmade fabric tape, bags, t-shirts, badges, cards and postcards.

So come on by and say hi, don't forget that there is also plenty of people selling fresh fruit and veg too!
Mulgrave Markers Market
Located in the grounds of The Body Shop‘s HQ, Mulgrave (enter from Jacksons Road, ample parking available on-site)
When: Sunday 27 February 2011, 8am - 1pm

Monday, February 21, 2011

Kids In Berlin and Grid Map

When the lovely Zanin at Kids In Berlin asked me if she could feature my piece Face and Fringe in her ad in the Grid Map for City and North Melbourne I immediately said yes! Kids in Berlin stock a selection of my cards, brooches, postcards, badges, calendars and have been a fantastic supporter of my work.

At Kids In Berlin you'll find a fantastic range of clothing, accessories, bags, gents shoes, childrens clothes and more.

Kids in Berlin
472 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Phone: 03 9329 5578

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Over the past week my computer has been at the doctors getting fixed. With no computer at hand it made it a little difficult to keep on top of my blog. Though I'm back and every thing is all okay with my Mac Book Pro. Though now I just have lot of sorting ahead of me of files and documents.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Sometimes you just a stamp that says it all. Though I don't think I'll be putting this on my stationery list for things I'll need for university this year. To check out the WTF Stamp and the other fab products by Knock Knock visit

Studio No. 1

I'm fairly up front to when it comes to the state of my studio... let's just say it's a bit like some of my finished art works - it's work in progress. Though to be honest I do have alot of stuff and most of that stuff I should really sell or donate to a opportunity shop.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Capoeira Sabotage - Aperture Studios Shoot Behind the Scenes

Ever wondered what it's like to be on photo shoot? Come behind the scenes with "Capoeira Sabotage - Aperture Studios Shoot Behind the Scenes" a test shoot with Wren, one of Melbourne's talented photographers who gives an artistic interpretation of fashion and advertising.

To read more about Wren and check out his inspirational shots visit

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hints + Tips - Advice

Over the past few weeks I've had some amazing things happen, in my personal, work and creative lives. Most of which comes down to some very useful advice that I've either been given or have remembered from somewhere that I can't recall. I thought it would be nice to share a few of these useful tid bits of advice...
  1. "They will always want you made two years ago, so just do what you want to now, because they'll want it in two years time" - fellow artist
  2. "If you don't ask you'll never know" - ?
  3. "You can't just sit there expecting it to come to you. You need to go out and tell people about what you do" - 90's pop group (seriously, I'm not kidding)
  4. "It pays to have good manners, no matter the situation" - I'll give credit to my folks for this one
  5. "As long as you enjoy it and push yourself a little bit harder each time, that's all that matters" - ex pro surfer

Monday, February 7, 2011

Look! The art of Australian picture books today

On the weekend I went to the Victorian State Library to see the current exhibition "Look! The art of Australian picture books today". It is a delighting and inspiring exhibition, which celebrates the worlds and stories revealed in picture books from the past 10 years. There is original artwork, sketches and drawings by more than 40 Australian illustrators are on display, including my favorites Shaun Tan, Graeme Base, Leigh Hobbs and Terry Denton.

Victorian State Library

Keith Murdoch Gallery, Main entry, Swanston Street
When: Friday 3 December 2010 - Sunday 29 May 2011
: Free

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Introducing 3...

In ode to Pantone's colour of the year for 2011, the bold, reddish-pink Honeysuckle, here are three artworks and illustrations featuring this dynamic reddish pink.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Surf Bike Pop - Update

The opening night of "Surf Bike Pop" at Surface Pop Up will be one that I don't think I'll forget in a hurry! The opening was cut short due to gallery flooding from the intense downpour that occurred.

If you didn't make it along to the opening, you've still got plenty of time to check it out, the show will be up until Sunday 20 February. There truly are some amazing pieces of work on display and I'm still as chuffed as ever to of been apart of this amazing exhibition.

Surface Pop Up
11-13 Carlilse Street , St Kilda
Opening: Friday 4 February, 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition: Friday 4 - Sunday 20 February

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Moment To Pause

Photographer: Unknown

Postcard for the Dolphins

Being paid to create work can be nice, having someone buy a piece is lovely but there is no feeling quite in the world of creating a piece with the aim to push for change for something I feel passionate about.

Next weekend at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, be on the lookout for a postcard featuring my dolphin stencil. The postcards have information on them about what you can do to stop the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Surf Bike Pop

A sweet little write up about my works for the "Surf Bike Pop" exhibition opening this Friday at the Surface Pop Up gallery in St Kilda. To read the full write up visit

Surface Pop Up
11-13 Carlilse Street , St Kilda
Opening: Friday 4 February, 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition: Friday 4 - Sunday 20 February

Noa Noa Spring 2011

Just had a look at the Noa Noa Spring 2011 Catalogue, it's unsurprisingly devine. Also if you've already seen Pantone's Spring color forecast for 2011 you'd notice how on the mark they are with their colours. Especially with Pantone's colour of the year Honey Suckle and their Spring 2011 forecasted Lavender, which seems to be an on going favorite of Noa Noa.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CWC - Ming-Zhu Hii, of Orlando and Ivy

Come along to the first Creative Women's Circle event for 2011. The speaker for this event is none other than the talented Ming-Zhu Hii, of Orlando and Ivy!

Ming-Zhu trained professionally as an actor, but a burning desire to foster others creative talent led her to open the North Melbourne based retail boutique, Orlando and Ivy in 2009. In between curating and managing Orlando and Ivy (which includes searching out amazing design and art objects, creative books and tools, and stationery) Ming-Zhu blogs extensively at about creativity and creative business, sharing useful tidbits of her own experience leading a sweet, happy and successful life as a 'creative maverick'. Her passion is in helping other creatives reach their true potential in their businesses, and she does this through a range of online courses called The Public Studio.

Ming-Zhu will speak about her journey with Orlando and Ivy from 'big idea' to 'retail reality', and what made her decide to help artists pursue their own business dreams. She'll also step through some basic principles for thinking strategically about maintaining integrity and creative connection, while at the same time charting a course to authentic, lasting business and life success.


Level 1, Building 514, The Hub at RMIT Brunswick campus
25 Dawson St, Brunswick
(Building 514 is a short walk from Jewell Station or Sydney Road #19 tram. Parking lot on campus)
Saturday 12 February, 10am - Noon
RSVP: tess{at}

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