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Anti-Social Club 3: Pattern

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

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I’m loving being a part of this art club.  Having a theme set by somebody else each week really pushes me to get out and try new things, or things that I’ve been mulling over for a little while but I haven’t put into practice yet.  I also love seeing what the others come up with […]

Anti-Social Club #2: Nature

Posted on May 16th, 2014

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I was pretty happy when I saw the theme for this week’s Anti-Social Club: NATURE.  Nature is the biggest source of inspiration for my art and craft, so I certainly felt a lot less out of my comfort zone than last week. I started with a bit of watercolour play, building a small abstract forest […]

The Anti-Social Club I: Self Portrait

Posted on May 9th, 2014

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I’ve joined an art club hosted by the talented Colleen Pugh of Dear Colleen (you may have seen Ryan Gosling getting bashful with one of her illustrated teatowels here). It’s called The Anti-Social Club, and it’s “a poorly organised creative club, with weekly projects that encourage you to hide away and make art rather than […]

Charlie the Cheeky Kea

Posted on May 7th, 2014

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I was stoked to get a custom order request from a friend in Melbourne last week.  She asked me to make a framed embroidery of a kea. In case you’re not from around here, the kea is a beautiful bird found only in New Zealand.  It’s an alpine parrot, and likes to live amid snowy […]


Posted on May 3rd, 2014

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My Mum was going through some old boxes last week, and sent me a message asking if I would like to dig through her stash of embroidered and crocheted cloths.  The huge bag of doilies, tablecloths and picnic blankets were all made or embellished by my grandmother and great-grandmother.  I was like a kid in a […]