Saturday, July 14, 2007
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
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.