Here's what I'm making for the exhibition on Friday at Blossom.
Hot air balloon paintings.
Bird mobiles made from paper, ribbon and a metal hanger.
This morning I decided not to have my usual breakfast, avocado on toast. Instead I made oats with a dollop of yogurt, a sliced banana and honey and of course a cup of tea.
Note my skinnylaminx tea towel in the background!!
You can buy yours here.
My illustration featured in the month's ELLE magazine, not too excited though because I had to copy sometime else's style who did the previous months' illustrations. But hey, at least I exercised my vector illustration and my name is in the gutter of the page...hehe, nice double meaning there.
I recently did some wallpapers for Between 10and5.
Between 10and5 is , "The showcase for the South African creative industry. Each day we feature the best work from agency's, freelancers, illustrators, artists and other creatives"
You can download them here.
This is one of the best things I've seen in a long time.
This guy takes crappy adverts/missing posters/whatever and he makes them better!
How cool is that!
This is the perfect exercise to use your brain and creativity, your briefs are everywhere!
I'm definitely going to try this...maybe I'll start with my missing poster (yes Ben is still missing)
I stumbled upon this via this other site that I think I clicked on whilst on Twitter, oh how I love social networks!
Now, I know that I said I was done and I wasn't getting anymore.
But these are soooo cool!
I never really fancied wrist tattoos until I saw this. I love these! I already have a blue diamond tattoo on my sternum, but these are so pretty. I think I'd love to get purple and grey ones...maybe with banners that say "Mummy" on the one and "Daddy" on the other..
I already have our surname tattooed too...I've always wanted matching "mummy and daddy" tattoos. I don't really have anything else on the inside of my arms yet, so these would be perfect!
Image found via ffffound.
My housemate (Leila) and I went for a tea and a knit at the Queen of Tarts this afternoon.
I had a cupcake and a pot of tea.
The tea cups were in the shape of hearts!
I haven't really knitted since we moved house and it's so nice to start something up again, whilst I'm at my computer, I slowly pan my eyes over to wear my knitting lies on my desk.
I'll be blogging about all of that soon.
There's these group of photographers that go out to parties (mostly at the Assembly) and take pics of the young folk having a good 'ol time. They're called We Are Awesome. It's a little pretentious, but hey, everyone likes to feel like a celebrity!
So, a friend was telling me that I was in an online magazine called "Voice" where We Are Awesome has a little section in it. I hold a "double page spread" busting out the peace sign!
Anyway, it's a really nicely designed online magazine, go take a look here.
Last night I went for a wander around the neighbourhood looking for Benjamin. I didn't find him, however, when I got home, I found this box at my front door.
I got inside all excited and sat down on the floor to open it up, for one split second I thought that maybe Ben was inside. Instead, I found a packet of salt and vinegar crisps, a tub of cottage cheese (my favourite snack) and a brown parcel which read "Closest thing I could find". So I open it up and it's a pair of black "converse" from PEP which I love so much (the real Converse hurt my feet).
I wonder who it's from for about 2 seconds, and there's only one person it could be, the box says "Aerosols" on the side. It had to be Jake.
My heart is warm, my tummy is full and my feet are happy!
Jake is a great friend to have.
(Please excuse blurry phone camera pics)
Yesterday afternoon, Ben went outside on a mission and never came back ;(
I'm one of those people that irritatingly treat their animals like their children.
I'm very worried that he's not come back...
I'm gonna take a drive around the neighbourhood later and see if I can find him...may have to knock on some doors...ugh.
Today we have builders in fixing the ceiling where the neighbours shower drips into our lounge.
I also happen to be allergic to dust and work from home.
I've taken some Allergex but it just seems to get worse..
Anyway, I'm just happy we're finally having it all fixed.
They're also going to hack into the wall in my bedroom (massive damp damage) as well as fix the ceiling where the neighbours bath's overflow pipe runs straight through the ceiling in our apartment, thankfully it streams into the our bath.
As much as I love old Victorian houses, this has taught me never to buy one..
So, my blog has been kind of contentless for a while.
Therefore today I want to blog about tools and the way we relate to them. I don't mean tools like hammers etc. I'm talking about the tools we use in our profession, for example I only use this one little eraser I've had since high school, I bought new ones but they don't seem to work as well as my funny little old one. This may be the same for you in your profession or even in your everyday life, maybe you have a pot that only has one handle, but it's the perfect size.
I only draw with a black fineliner and it has to be a 0.5 or 0.4 Pilot.
My pencil this funny little wooden thing, I have no idea where I got it from. It's the size of my pinky finger.
What do you use?