Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Just a note to say there's an interview with me up on the Auckland Fair blog which you can read here! I'm hoping to bring some prints with crazy patterned feathers to the Fair this time and this is a design I've been playing around with...
Sunday, October 5, 2014
I'm excited to announce I'll be having a stall at the next Auckland Fair, at its brand new location in Shed 10 down at the waterfront!
I'm working on some new prints to bring along to the Fair, hopefully the abstract feathers I've been staying up late to paint will work their way in there. Pencil it in and hope to see you there!
Friday, October 3, 2014
The last few nights I've been drawing some repetitive stylised feathers and playing round with colour combinations, painting them with watercolours. Tonight's feathers are going to be pastel icecream colours I think!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Well I just got back from Sydney, but I don't have any photos of the lucky country as Mr. Millicent Crow is still in Australia with the camera. So I thought I'd share some photos from a bit closer to home...these are the Manukau Harbour and Tasman Sea back in wintertime. I'm working on some giant paintings of this area...well giant for me who loves to paint with a tiny brush!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
We spent last weekend in New Plymouth making a video for our newish band Mermaid and Mariner. A possible location was this surreal hilltop with a fountain, a carillon, an observatory and a fabulous mountain view, but we ended up making the video beside the mighty Tasman Sea. You can watch it here!
And then we heard about a shipwreck in Oakura, so went to investigate that...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Mr Millicent Crow and I made this poster last week, for our show at the Inch Bar in Dunedin which is coming up soon. Next week! I drew the pictures and Sam put it all together. Any Dunedin recommendations welcome, we're going to catch up with some old friends, have some nice coffee at Modaks, do a bit of op shopping (hopefully for some nice old woollen blankets), go to Tunnel Beach or maybe Seacliff, and marvel at the beautiful Victorian houses!
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I've been spending hours hunched over the computer colouring this typographical drawing (you can see it without colour here) and I think it's nearly ready to send off to the printers. I've been working on my handwriting on another project too, a facebook banner for our new band, Mermaid and Mariner.
I'll hopefully be bringing my new print along to the Auckland Art & Craft Fair this Saturday...fingers crossed that I can get it printed on time! I'm wondering what other wishing superstitions I could have added, do you have any?
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I finished painting my feather drawing the other night - I used watercolour and a bit of gouache. The drawing's A3 so I'm thinking of having some printed as A3 prints...and I'll bring them along to my stall at the Auckland Art and Craft Fair. I'm working on a hand-lettered print at the moment and then I think the next thing in my drawing queue is to draw a mermaid and mariner for my new band with Mr. Millicent Crow!
Thursday, June 5, 2014
When we were on tour in the South Island in February we were lucky enough to play in Milford Sound, be taken out into the sound on a boat and visit the very magical underwater fish observatory. When we arrived there in the early evening the light was very magical and I snapped a fuzzy picture of Mitre Peak on my phone, to capture the colours. I knew I wanted to turn it into a painting so the last couple of months I've been working on it, with half my bedroom floor covered in a drop cloth and strewn with paints. And here it is hanging in our lounge:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
There's an interview with me on the Auckland Art and Craft Fair blog today, which you can read here.
One of the questions we were asked was about our workspaces...at the moment my lounge is strewn with feathers as I've been working on drawing feathers for a new print to bring along to the Fair. I've also got my sewing machine and overlocker out - I've been trialling a shift dress pattern to see if I want to make it in more elaborate fabric (turns out I do) and I've got a giant painting drying in my bedroom. What a creative mess!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Since we started our band The Bitter Years, lots of my craft time seems to have been focused on band craft. Lately I've been making ribbon bunting for stage decoration and flower crowns for human decoration.
You can see us playing an old timey country song in our lounge here!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I'm tempted to wear my flower crown to work tomorrow!