Baskerville Hound

Saturday, July 14, 2007

how embarrassing!

I have not posted to this blog since October! How appalling...It can be for a lack of interesting things going on, maybe then it is because too much has been going on that i haven't found the time? That's a pretty lame excuse though since i still manage to email and myspace my friends & family.....
To summarise the nine months since i posted, here is a list of some of the cds i bought in this time....for lack of anything more interesting to post at this time!

regina spektor, Au Revoir Simone, Camera Obscura, Cold War Kids, The Go-Betweens Tribute, Best of Pulp, Feist, Nouvelle Vague, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sarah Blasko, Ben Kweller, Cat Power, Damien Rice, Bob Evans, The Audreys (cd cover above), The Grates, The best of The Cure, An old Sonic Youth classic 'Goo', Splendid.....(if some don't sound familiar its because they are fantastic Aussie bands and well i put it down to the fact that we keep our local talent close to our chests!)

Friday, October 06, 2006

JPG Magazine: Vote for me!

And now for some shameless self-promotion.......The fabulous JPG Magazine website is collecting votes on submissions for their next issue. This image is my entry for the theme Self Portrait. This was taken on my 20th birthday with the polaroid camera (another one!) i bought myself. That is my hair falling down in front of the lens as i took this photo of my new boots.
Please check out the
JPG site if you haven't seen the great new changes they have madel......and while you're there....maybe vote for me?!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ode to Gravy

long time no post i know......

but anyways, this is the fabulous work of Steve from My Heart is Made of Gravy Fame. This is his illustration of one of my favourite songs ever, Faith No More's version of Easy by Lionel Richie.

Email him your favourite song and see what he creates.....

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Something from my sketchbook

I love old books, especially the illustrations from old biology text books and childrens encyclopedias. The text in this collage comes from a sheet of paper that had been tucked inside one my old 2nd hand books, by the last person who owned and used it. Almost like a message in a bottle [a bit like our journal really!]

And I really like typewriter print....

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Long time no post

I know, I know, I haven't posted anything in so long....
The Floating Ducks journal has long since left my shores [bound for so many new places and so many talented artists], Winter is in full swing and I'm feeling a little bit uninspired.....
I am in agreeance with myself that we need a new little sub-project for the 29,000 Floating Ducks Blog- the last being the ATC's which all look amazing. Something to set the momentum going again I think- but what? Perhaps some little mini-books a la Haje to be sent around randomly amongst us as the others patiently await their turn. Maybe we could each add some images/words about our favourite things to help in these very moments of un-inspiration [is that a work? hmm who cares anyway]. Perhaps something like Keri Smith's 100 things [bless her little cotton socks as my great aunt would say!] to share the things from which each of us draws inspiration.

Anyways, here are a few of my favourite websites that have recently become everyday visits for me:
Oh Joy [always sharing new exciting designers, artists, shops]
Stumble Upon [also helping me to find new sites I wouldn't have found otherwise]
Etsy [the eBay of all things handmade]
Speaking of handmade- check out: Rustic Relics
Stumble Upon helped me find this great project called
Learning to love you more as well as this sweet, funny blog: Things my boyfriend says
I love the fantastic drawings of Tom Judd [who inspires me to try and draw everyday, about my day]
And then of course there's the wonderful Keri Smith.

Let me know if you have any great ideas for the 29,000 Floating Ducks Blog- be sure to share any of your favourite sites with me too :)
Have fun Kids.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

And its not even officially winter yet....

I've been pretty slack in updating my blog of late & I cant remember the last time I posted for Illo Friday, not really sure why. Maybe its the onset of winter that's making me feel blahh.
I thought I would post something just to get it flowing again so here's a polaroid I took yesterday afternoon at about 5.30pm. Chiche I know, but I love taking polaroids of the sky sometimes. I like seeing how the light changes and the colours it creates throughout the day and from one day to the next- It makes me think about how its easy to sometimes let these simple, beautiful things pass us by and I suppose by taking a photo it encourages me to remember.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Look to the cookie, Elaine

This was one of my fortunes from the Fortune Cookies we had last night. I found it very thought provoking. W
e dont create art because we have the answers, but because we have ideas, and in most cases, because we have a question [or two!].
I thought it was a really nice message...