Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Round Up

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Launch
Wow! What a year so far, so many wonderful things have been going on, but if like me you've been busy you may have missed some of my most popular posts...

    A Flamingo for Dangerfork

    Nicole Tattersall Flamingo Dangerfork
    Nicole Tattersall Flamingo Dangerfork
    A few months ago I teamed up with the folks at Dangerfork in Melbourne, Australia to create a limited edition screen-print featuring my piece 'Cheetah Flow'. It was the first animal to be featured in the series.

    The drip animals represent that if we do not look after the environment and those that live in it, creatures such as the cheetah may just simply fade away. Which is why I'm also stoaked that the prints are printed on 100% recycled art paper.

    Now a few months latter the next drip animal in the series, is the much anticipated flamingo, and is due to be released early August. I popped in earlier this week to sign all 25 (plus proofs) of the screen printed flamingos, and WOW! They look amazing if I do say so myself.

    The flamingo is the second of the three animals making up the series and you best be quick and head over to Dangerfork to get your hands on one once they are released as there are only 25 in the edition. There are also a few 'Cheetah Flow' prints in stock at the moment too.

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    Hints + Tips - Bleach Painting on Textiles

    Hints + Tips - DIY Bleach Painting On Textiles
    There are two two types of DIY projects out there, ones that are useful and are practical, and then there are those you can't help but think why? I recently came across a tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess by Jill of Lune, which for me falls into the first category.  I love the idea of customising a t-shirt with bleach. Check out the full tutorial at www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/03/bleach-painting-on-textiles-diy.html.

    Sunday, July 28, 2013

    Introducing 3...

    I enjoy discovering blogs I've never read before, especially when they are lovely. Here are three lovely blogs that I've recently subscribed to after finding them...

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    A Moment To Pause

    Torquay by Nicole Tattersall
    Title: Torquay
    Photographer: Nicole Tattersall
    Website: www.nicoletattersall.com

    Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Takes Off

    Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Launch
    Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Launch
    Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Launch
    I love a good fashion week, and it's not just for the garments, it's the events showcasing the art and design side of fashion that I love. This week in true Melbourne style the City of Melbourne’s 2013 Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) was launched in an underground city arcade off Degraves Street.

    Following the program launch, a specially-commissioned film Reflections premiered. Produced by Folie à Deux, the film celebrates the magic of the Melbourne and its status as the fashion and cultural capital of Australia, as seen through the eyes of a heroine who encounters iconic characters and locations synonymous with Melbourne. Featuring cameos from the variety of characters that built Melbourne’s fashionable reputation,  Reflections encapsulates the essence of this year’s MSFW program the film proves to be a visual delight of the city’s unique people and places.

    The first public screenings of the Reflections film on Friday 30 August at Collins 234, Melbourne Central and Southgate will include access to exclusive retail offers.  Screening will run throughout the festival.

    Here’s a glimmer of a sneak peek of Reflections...
    MSFW runs from Saturday 31 August to Sunday 8 September. For program information and ticketing options visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/msfw.

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Inspirational: Luke Taaffe


    It feels like such a long time ago that I first became familiar with the work of Australian artist and designer Luke Taaffe. Whilst I quite like the style and themes of his works its more so his career and the approach to things I find inspiring, though both do go hand-in-hand.

    I guess for me what I admire most is that he is a surfer, who has a passion for the ocean and that these things and more comes through in all that he creates. There is an honesty and a true link to what inspires him, whilst also being technically good at what he does.

    Luke is currently working as a global artist for surfing company Quiksilver in California USA, which to me is a dream job. Though you may know him more for his art where he combines psychedelic patterns, ocean scenics and celestial icons to create powerful dreamlike imagery that take the viewer to worlds of escape and solitude.

    Sunday, July 14, 2013

    Introducing 3...

    I love to use Instagram to share what it is I'm working on, what inspires me and things that are happening in my life. But it's not just about me I also like using Instagram because it allows me to see what other artists are working on, what they've created and what inspires them.

    Here are three creative folk I enjoy following on Instagram... 
    www.instagram.com/loretta_lizzio

    www.instagram.com/unwellbunny

    www.instagram.com/luketaaffe

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Happy Birthday ArtBoy Gallery

    Nicole Tattersall ArtBoy Gallery
    ArtBoy Gallery are turning the big 3 this month and to celebrate they are having a sale. As one of the artists stocked at the gallery I'm taking 20% off most of my works they have in stock for the month of August. To see pieces are on sale as part of their birthday sale visit their Facebook Page.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    The Collective Yoghurt

    To celebrate the launch of The Collective's new yoghurt range arriving on the diary shelves in Woolworth's stores and independent outlets around Victoria, Australia I was sent a few samples. The 170g tub flavours include Russian Fudge, Apple Crumble, Passionfruit, and my personal favourite Rubarb and Strawberry.

    To be honest the over use of words such as "ridiculously tasty" and "creamy dreamy yoghurt" in the marketing of the product led to a bit of a let down. The yoghurt is delicious, don't get me wrong, but I really didn't think it met the expectations generated by the marketing hype.

    The Collective’s point of difference in the fact that their yoghurts are not only healthy, fresh and made from the best ingredients, but their quirky and traditional range of flavours means that there is something for those after a fruity fix or a not-so-naughty treat. What is not marketing hype is that this natural yoghurt is probiotic, vegetarian, gluten free, gelatine free, preservative free and handcrafted. It's also made in New Zealand from local and imported ingredients.

    In regards to them being "ridiculously tasty", well... they are no more tasty than some of my preferred yoghurt brands, but I do love their traditional and not-so-traditional range of flavours. As for being "creamy dreamy yoghurt", without sounding like an awkward situation I've had better. Dreamy? No. Creamy? Yes. I did feel a little naughty when indulging in the Russian Fudge.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Take California

    Take California
    Oakley together with Contiki and HTC are looking for three friends to win the trip of a lifetime, do you have what it takes?

    If you and your friends like action, live with no regrets and love capturing it all on video, you better listen up. Oakley together with Contiki and HTC are looking for three friends to win the trip of a lifetime, taking on the best that California has to offer.

    All you have to do is make a short 30 second video that introduces your team and describes what you would do if let loose in Cali, and why.

    They ’re looking for passionate people that can communicate that passion on the move, on video and online. The top 20 videos from those submitted will be shortlisted and will then be voted on by the public. The video with the most votes will win this once in a lifetime trip.

    Submissions close 14 July 2013 – so get cracking! For the full lowdown on how to enter visit www.facebook.com/OakleyAustralia.

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    To Gift A Card

    I've added  a few of my gift cards featuring some of my most popular paintings and illustrations to my online shop. You can check them out at www.madeit.com.au/nicole_tattersall

    To Be Legally Blonde

    I was invited to see Legally Blonde the musical at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. Being familar with the original film, what gave the musical a difference is the combination of a fantastic score with plenty of show-stopping numbers, slight tweaks to the storyline, extensive choreography and excellent chorus work - there is never a dull moment.

    Though be prepared for fake American over the top accents and for the words "Oh my god you guys", to be stuck in your head for a few days. Though I should also probably forewarn you to also be prepared for a sore stomach and cheeks from laughing and smiling so much, because Legally Blonde is one show where fun is its middle name.

    Extra special snaps to Lucy Durack, for being perfect as Elle Woods too. After seeing her perform in the role I can understand why she has been praised by so many others for her performance. She is over-the-top energetic and bubbly all throughout the musical.

    If you want to see Legally Blonde either for the first time or again (who wouldn't) you only have a few weeks left. The Legally Blonde Australian tour shuts its curtains for the last time on 14 July.

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