I'm so looking forward to summer that I've started a studio spring clean, by which I mean that I've taken some photos of stuff and put it on my etsy for sale. So if you want to help out my painfully slow pace of tidying up you can by buying something from here. I'll put my zines up there soon too.
A commission for a friend as part of my fundraising for my cat's vet bills, he wanted a pineapple. I think he's taking the bottom one (did two versions cos I wanted to see what it looked like with yellow behind the blue), so I'll probably put the other one on my etsy, if anyone is keen...
As I have previously mentioned my cat Shorty is sick with cystitis, after giving her lots of different pills it turns out she is going to have to have an operation. We have pet insurance but it only covers 70% of the costs and it's all broken down into weird brackets so we can't actually claim the full 70% of all the costs of her treatment. So to try to raise some funds I'm having a 2 week sale with 40% off my older digital prints and 25% off my screenprints, and free p&p in NZ. You can see all the works for sale on my facebook here or on my etsy
Might chuck some original works up for sale too, keep yr eyes peeled
So I survived another Auckland Art and Craft Fair, thanks to everyone who stopped by, even if it was just to giggle/guffaw at my Animal Power lions or Zombie Resume. As per usual I didn't get any snaps of my stall but here's one that Ellie of Extra Curricular took.
I had some new giclee prints available too, here is a terrible photo of them ready to be editioned.
Once I get some better photos of them I will put them on my etsy so y'all can buy them, or you can send me a message on my facebook page.
Well it's been a wee while. I've been very busy but aren't quite ready to announce what it is that I've been working on, so am going to be all annoying and secretive and just say 'watch this space'.
In other news I got a lovely write up over on the Extra Curricular blog, check it out here
Here's my new Seal of Approval design in print, just need to get envelopes for it then it'll be ready to go. I also changed the colours on my Best Wishes card to freshen it up too. I'll be putting these on my online store (and shops around Auckland) soon.
I was delighted to be asked by the lovely people at Ramp Gallery in Hamilton to send down some zines for their Small Press exhibition, a "survey of some of the best Australiasian fanzines from recent years" according to their website. Here's the link to the facebook event where you can find all the details and here's a link to some info on the upcoming hamilton zinefest.
This is my latest card design, the Seal of Approval, haw haw. I initially wasn't happy with the first design so I did another one, but then I added some detail to the sea and now I like him better, I'd be keen to know which one other people like though. Seals are pretty fun to paint, great for drybrush.
I had a wee job for a friend to do an image of a female explorer with a giant magnifying glass. As I always really like getting an inside view into other peoples process I thought I'd include my process sketches too.
Another painting for Hot X Buns which is on this weekend Friday 11th April, 6pm - late, Saturday 12th April, 11am - 4pm, Sunday 13th April, 11am - 4pm. On Sunday there will be hot cross buns, from Bread & Butter Bakery and Cafe, Kokako Organic Coffee and hot chocolate in the studio. From 1pm the Quick Draw sketch gang will be in the studio, come along and commission an on-the-spot portrait for only $10 (realistic or monster version).