Tuesday, October 28, 2008

direction


Graphic work by Misprint

I have been very slack in my posts, I think it has something to do with direction. I don't have much of that at the moment. Working on it though as I always have a plan :)

Things I would like to do in 2008/2009:
  • Paint a beautiful collection of peices that are fragile and ethereal.
  • Learn to surf (at least one lesson)

  • Do a kayaking trip

  • Read 2-3 books a month (currently on 1)

Okay, thats all I have at the moment but as I said direction is at low vis.

Friday, September 12, 2008

illustrations


Inspired by a band called ' Black Market Rythm Co. I created this in illustrator. CS3

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My latest assignment





I have been hard at work trying to get great grades, this was an assignment based on symbolism in communication design. I hope you like the feel of them. I used reigious iconography and playing cards as my inspiration.



Saturday, July 12, 2008

New work

Close Up on Humming Bird and the Urchin

Humming Bird & the Urchin

Bird on a String close up



I have been absorbed in working on these new pieces. I wanted to convey a paradigm of reality but still maintain a sense of the surreal. There are a few elements in these scenes that discuss the topics of vanity, decay and material desires. I plan to explore these issues in ways that sneak up on you.








Shooo, what a mouthful.





Saturday, July 5, 2008

OPEN MIND


I am back at Uni and I am just so excited at the prospect of being halfway through my first year.

My favourite class has to be Communication Design, we discuss advertising and branding which is number four on my list of favourite things.
The image above is one of my drafts for a project entitled "the mind is like a parachute it works best open."

Monday, June 23, 2008

New Paintings - Comments Please

Flying Flags
Gold Spoons
Silver Spoons

Well I have been working on some pieces that I love but I can't seem to get anyone in my family to like?? Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 13, 2008

TURNING 30

My gift tag design

So I just recently turned 30, what a strange place to be in time. I remember being 20 and thinking that at 30 I would have my own little business empire and be married perhaps with child. Alas none of the above has materialised. Though I think it is important to note that as the years pass your goals change too. Things that are important to me now involve very little effort, time or money. So despite the low success rate on the project empire I am closer to were I ought to be. So thats ok with me.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Great Outdoors

Thought this was interesting shape.
This is me standing in front of a waterfall at Springbrook Reserve Queensland


This is the view from inside the cave.


This little trip into the reserve was fantastic, Darwin and I headed off into the wilderness with our trusty GPS ;). It was a wonderful day out, the feeling you get when you walk inbetween the trees that have been there for amost forever is quite intense. People throw the phrase "connecting with nature" around like crackers at christmas but in this instance there was a distinctive connection. I am eager to see how my artwork will develop with all these new influences.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Better Late then Never

Me on my bike when it was a little warmer here, I am a fairweather cyclist :)
A pic of some gorgeous lillies near where I stay
One a series of paintings I did here.

fORGIVE me it's been some time since my last post. I have settled somewhat in this great and of Australia and I am loving the experience. My Uni is going well and I have met some lovely people so far. I have not begun earning any money yet which is a bit of a drag but I will get something going, will keep you posted. Aah the life of a student. :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Finally the update

Hello Everyone

Just a quick thanks to everyone who visited regularly waiting for an update and my apologies for not getting back sooner. Things have been somewhat hectic.

I am loving Australia!! I am loving the people, the food the lifestyle. I am especially loving living with my Dad. Yes , My Dad. He has genorously allowed my fiance' and myself to live with him until we are able to afford our own place. I know it sounds like it's too
close for comfort but I am loving it.
I treasure the conversations at meal time, the walks in the morning and having the opportunity to spoil him.

My UNI is great my fellow classmates are all ten years younger but thats alright with me and they don't seem to bothered about it either so happy days.

I have a mountain of work to do everyday and now on top of that I have to begin attempting to generate an income, my point being that my blogging will be irregular until I get a grip on time.
Also my camera is still in SA and I will only be able to show images at a later stage.

Again thank you for missing me :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

CIAO FOR NOW!!

This image by Maggie Taylor is perfect to say Ciao for now. I will be back blogging as soon as I can check back in about a week and I am sure I will have a few stories to share.



Well the time has come, I will be boarding my plane tomorrow morning and the adventure will officially begin.

My new life as written by me :)





I have packed my suitcase and I hope it's not overweight. I have my reading materials for the plane and will try get my hands on EAT PRAY LOVE which I believe is a life changing book. I am hoping for a good seat on the plane and if luck is on my side to have at least two free seats next to me. I hope for good in flight movies, more drama then action would be nice. I hope to sleep as much as possible. shooooo alot of hoping ;)

I leave you to reflect on these words:

"Life shrinks and expands in proportion to ones courage" Anais Nin

Monday, February 18, 2008

Moroccon Magic

Lotus Perle - Morocco
Jjane Tamsa - Morocco
Rhoul - Morocco
Caravan Serai - Morocco
Da Darma - Morocco

I had no idea Morocco had such wealth of luxury boutique hotels, the decor & style in these images are what dreams are made of. I can almost see myself prancing around in chiffon skirts & wraps with little bells and charms jiggling around my ankles. A fantasy land by no exaggeration I am sure.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Random Sunday







Yesterday was my farewell celebration, with just a few family and friends. I can't fully explain the feeling of being excited and terribly sad at the same time. I know have been blessed in my life because I have a wonderful family and good friends that have seen me through it all, the ups and the downs we have shared so much and they have stood by me ,to put an ocean between that is difficult, I love my mother and leaving her behind ,even if only for a while, is still just very painful.

But now I need look to the future have faith in my choices and embrace it's possibilities and all it has to offer.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Kevin Hawkins




The interiors above are the mastery of Keven Hawkins, not to be confused with Stephen Hawkins, different kind of space hee hee he.

I love the richness of the furniture pieces he selects, full of history & character.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Excellent News

Just love this image, that dog is just happy as larry!
Darryl Carter Above www.darrylcarter.com
Also see some amazing work www.davidmitchellinteriordesign.com

Carey Jones Below

Well a few things really...

1. An MP3 Player can go through an entire wash cycle and still work :)
2. My oldest friend is going to meet me at the airport in Johannesburg before my flight to Sydney Australia, yay.
3. My parents love me..always a good one
4. Via the grapevine someone who knows someone I know knows about my blog :) wow ")
5. Almost finished reading "A short history of nearly everything"

I can't wait to get into the whole studying environment, the hallways, the smell of new crisp paper and ink drawing pens the wooden desks and water fountains :) giddy just giddy.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday Thoughts

Timothy Whealon
Space Innovation UK


Aug Interiors

"How you live one day is how you will live your life" Phillip Yancey

Before you settle into the hum-drum of Monday, try something new, something that brings you pleasure , perhaps tell some one you see everyday but forget to say the words "I love you " or "thank you"

Why not stand up from your desk and go over to the nearest window look out over the world and ask yourself what can you do today to be closer the person you always dreamed you would be!

Today I am doing all the things I have been avoiding, bank stuff, licence stuff, post suff , tax stuff YUCK! But to balance things out I am going to do some fun things as well. See an afternoon
movie and visit my friend Liesl.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Random Friday

Photo by J Denarnaud


B&B Italia Casa Collection
John Solomon Design
Godfrey Design Inc.
Omi Shoreham Hotel Washington DC
Weylandts South Africa

Apologies for being so inconsistant on my blog, I have been a bit distracted by the Universe and it's secrets. I have had such a thirst for knowledge in the last few months and I have been reading like a librarian on crack. I just can't get enough. There is so much that we assume we know only to find out that we know nothing.
Feeling a little like someone who has not been paying attention in class I needed to catch up. So a book entitled "A short History of nearly everything" by Bill Bryson seemed to be the perfect place to start.
I am riveted. Which is so strange for a person with a creative overflow and scientic no flow :)
I highly recommend it for getting a good perspective on life from a biological point of view and helping you understand humanities place in the universe. He writes in an as lamen terms as one can get when discussing the make up of all things but perfectly comprehensible.


Thought I would do a random Friday of just images I like really because isn't that what these blogs are about?? Inspiration!