Saturday, November 30, 2013

See you at the Fair!

This is one of the new prints I'm going to be bringing along...oh and there is an interview with me on the Auckland Art and Craft Fair blog here.  Contrary to the interview I'm afraid I won't be bringing along any dinosaur printed fabric...some things just have to fall off the to-do list, but I'll have a whole lot of other goodies for you!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Birdie badges at the Fair

The Auckland Art and Craft Fair is tomorrow and I'll be bringing along these screenprinted birdie badges (which I finished late last night) and lots of other printed bits and pieces.  It's 11-3 at the Aotea Centre...might see you there?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

You are my cup of tea

Here is a new drawing I've been working on in the wee small hours; I've got a coffee version too:
I'm going to be bringing them along to the Auckland Art and Craft Fair, on next Saturday, the 30th of November.

How do you like your tea?  I have a cup of Earl Grey every night before bed and Mr. Millicent Crow always makes it too weak on purpose so that it won't keep me awake.  I grumble about the weak tea but secretly think it is nice!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Signs and arrows

Dunedin was a visual feast of hand-lettered and neon are some beautiful fading ones:
 Having just seen the Sign Painters movie I was very excited!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dunedin buildings

One of the things I love most about Dunedin is the way it feels like being in a fairy tale, with beautiful old buildings covered in rambling roses, iron lace and fretwork.  When I was down there last week I had my camera pretty much glued to my eye the whole time taking photos of all the pretties.  Here are some of my favourites, some of them taken on the way to an uncharacteristically early morning swim!
You can see the turret of the house from the movie Scarfies peeking out behind this one!
Blue iron lace.  So beautiful.

And another thing I love about Dunedin is this view!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I've just got back from Dunedin, Waitati and Oamaru, where I had a stall at the Victorian Fete, played my ukulele on stage for the first time, met my friends' new baby, sold merch at the Explorers' Club in the opera house, watched a pennyfarthing race and took about a bajillion photos of nice buildings.  No wonder I nearly fell asleep on the plane on the way home!  Here is my bunting at my stall (I was lucky enough to be able to take over the bar at the Loan and Merc with all my prints) and at the Opera House, which was decorated for the weekend like a Victorian Explorers' club, with taxidermy aplenty. 
 And some other Oamaru sights:
I'll have to find a Victorian frock for next year, and brush up on my pennyfarthing riding skills!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Brown paper zine pages

Finished off the drawings for a couple of pages of my zine tonight...more pictures of things I didn't buy at the op shop.  That thing at the bottom of the top picture's a banana protector, in case you're wondering!
Whew, getting there!  I think I'll need to make another zine just to fit in all the things I didn't buy from the op shop today...a whole lot of creepy dolls, knitted cushion covers, a decanter in the perfect shade of mint green...

Thursday, November 7, 2013


I've been doing some screenprinting for a wedding and this afternoon I was testing out some printing on organza so I thought I'd tape the delicate fabric to the window and take a few photos.  I had to do some pretty acrobatic positions to get the sky and the house next door in the background and not the washing line with its ugly fluoro pink pegs!  
The flowers are manuka, kowhai and kakabeak.
Maybe some screenprinted curtains are in furry friend seems to think so!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What does the fox say?

I had another go at this drawing...think it turned out looking a bit more like me this time.  I guess the fox is not strictly to scale though...I have never seen a fox in real life and have always imagined them the size of a cat.  Mr. Millicent Crow assures me they're more the size of a dog!