Market Season Starts… Now!

I can’t believe that market season is upon me already!  Such a fun and crazy time of year.

As the doors opened, the crowds came in...

This spring I will be in Melbourne and Brisbane with illustrations, stationery, jewellery, tattoos, collaborative ceramics and picture books.

Melbourne Finders Keepers
Royal Exhibition Centre, Carlton, VIC ($2 entry)
17 October 6-10pm | 18 October 10-5pm

Brisbane Finders Keepers
The Old Museum, Herston, QLD ($2 entry)8 November 10-4pm | 9 November 10-4pm

Markit Fed Square
Fed Square, Melbourne CBD (free)Sunday 23 November 10-5pm

The Big Design Market
Royal Exhibition Centre, Carlton, VIC ($2 entry)Friday 5 December 10-9pm | Saturday 6 December 10-7pm | Sunday 7 December 10-5pm

I hope to see you there.

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On Tattoos

I am always surprised when someone asks to use my artwork as tattoos — as in real permanent artwork on their body. I am so honored that someone would want to wear my artwork forever.

While I love the idea, I guess you could say I have commitment issues.

So for those of us that aren’t so brave, I have created a line of temporary tattoos featuring bilby, owl-moth and sooty owl.

I use an offset printer based in Melbourne, which means the tattoos are high quality and can last up to 5 days if treated properly (no lotion, sunscreens, oils and no rubbing). And of course they meet all Australian and New Zealand safety requirements.

If you need a little personal decorating or sprucing up, a temporary tattoo might be just what you need. And let’s be positive here, we don’t have commitment issues, we just like the freedom to change our minds whenever we want.

Have a great weekend!

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Book Launch Round-Up and Upcoming Event

A special thanks to everyone who came out to the launches of The Great Garden Mystery in Melbourne at The Little Bookroom and in Brisbane at The Avid Reader.

Lots of little (and big) kids at The Little Bookroom.

We solved a mystery…

…read the story and created some scratch art…

…and ate a few beetroot cookies and other surprises (sorry — I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone who hasn’t read it yet!).

I will also be presenting a 45-minute program for 5-8 year olds during school holidays on Wednesday 1 October at 2:30.  We will talk about The Great Garden Mystery and explore scratch art in detail at the Reservoir Library.  The event is free but bookings are required.  Let me know if you can make it!

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You are invited to a book launch!

Fun and games for all at the launch of The Great Garden Mystery at the Avid Reader Bookshop in West End, Brisbane.  I hope you can join us to celebrate the newest book!

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Can’t make it to Brisbane?  I will also be leading a school holiday event at Reservoir Library in Melbourne in October and will be signing copies at Finders Keepers in Melbourne (Oct) and Brisbane (Nov), and The Big Design Market in Melbourne (Dec). Whew!  It’s going to be a busy spring…

More info about this book launch available at the Avid Reader.

 

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New Products Online Now

Unpacking after a wonderful day at Markit Fed Square!  So lovely to see so many new and familiar faces. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello.

I sampled several new products at the market and even managed to get some listed on my Etsy site today.

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Maple and oak veneer art prints mounted on art panels.

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Temporary tattoos featuring sooty owl and owl moth.

Still to come… wombat prints on maple veneer and earrings. I hope to get these online soon.

Have a lovely week!

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New Print Range

New Print Range

Happy Friday everyone!

I have been working with a local Melbourne printer to make environmentally friendly prints on wood veneers. This little beauty and another wombat (with butterflies) will be available at Markit (25 May) and online soon.

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New Products

New Products

Getting new products together in time for Markit Fed Square (www.markitfedsquare.com.au) on Sunday 25 May in Melbourne.

These ceramics are the newest collaboration with ceramicist Kim Wallace (www.kwceramics.com.au) and feature kookaburra, boobook owl, wombat and koala.

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