Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Alice and Absolem"

This week I finished a new "Alice in Wonderland" piece! It's called "Alice and Absolem (The Blue Caterpillar)".

"Alice and Absolem" Alice in Wonderland inspired Original Painting 

The original is 12" x 24" on stretched canvas (ready to hang on the wall). You can find it HERE (if it's still available).
"Alice and Absolem" Alice in Wonderland inspired Original Painting

There are also glossy paper prints available in A4 or A3 size HERE.

I had fun adding in lots of little details to this one. Little flowers, dots, mushrooms, butterflies...and of course "Absolem" - the blue, hookah smoking, caterpillar with a human like face!

Now that that is finished, I'm working on a couple of commissioned paintings with Christmas deadlines.

Unfortunately I have come down with some sort of head cold - which is making it hard to work for any period of time. I constantly feel like I need to lie down. I'm trying to listen to my body most of the time and rest up where I can, but for the work part - tea and panadol are getting me through. Also - my family have helped me out a lot which I am so so grateful for!
Last night's studio mess.
A couple of days ago I also got a delivery of a bunch of new CANVAS prints! They are beautiful. So close to the original painting, you can barely tell the difference. My Mum thought they were original paintings!

      See all of the new CANVAS prints HERE.

 This afternoon I'll be busy packing up colouring book orders (which are proving popular as Xmas stocking stuffers!), and continuing on the commissioned paintings.

I hope you're having a nice week!


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Princess Axolotl"

I've finished the axolotl painting!

If you're following me on Instagram, you may have already seen the progress pics:

Adding things in to the painting - playing with patterns - working out where the little axolotl was going to go...

Layering in colours, building up layers, adding more dots and patterns!

The finished painting!

I've popped the original painting up for auction on eBay HERE.
There are also glossy paper prints available in 2 sizes HERE.

Axolotls are magical creatures. You might have heard of them as "Mexican Walking Fish". They are basically salamanders in their larval form. A tadpole turns in to a frog, but an axolotl hasn't quite turned into a salamander. They can breathe in and out of water. About 10 years ago, I had an axolotl named "Axle" as a pet. He was a black axolotl like this guy:

But what happened at Boggo Road Gaol you ask? Unfortunately, my Saturday night at Boggo Road Goal was cut short, so there's not much to tell. It certainly is somewhere I'd like to go back and tour through though. It's so eerie and interesting! A ghost tour there would be fun.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Go to Jail, Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass GO, Do Not Collect $200.

I'm going to jail tomorrow night, and I'm taking my art with me!

Yep! Tomorrow night 7th of November '15 - I'm being involved in an art show at the historic Boggo Road Gaol in Brisbane. I will literally have a jail cell in Cell Block D set up as my art gallery for the night. 

This just isn't any jail. This place is a 100+ year old maximum security prison, and known as one of the most haunted places in Brisbane.

It's part of a 'party' that is being held by Flying Eyeball Promotions. It's open to the public, and you can get tickets at

Info from their event page:
The night’s entertainment includes drum’n’bass, heavy metal, rock and progressive; projection mapping on 3 storey brick walls, the Heavenly Art Gallery inside cell block D, interactive video walls, live performance art in cell block F, to name a few – and once again we have BYO status!

There will be limited tickets at the door, but the event is limited to a certain number of people, so if you're keen I recommend to pre-book your tickets on the website.

I'll be taking art prints, colouring books and postcards with me, as well as a couple of original paintings including:

"Crystal Death" Original Painting
"Crystal Death"

"Ice Cream Fantasy" Mermaid Original Painting 
"Ice Cream Fantasy"

"The Wicked Witch of the West" Original Painting 
"Wicked Witch of the West"


"The Little Mermaid's Demise" Original Painting
"The Little Mermaid's Demise"
I've been here once before (during the day) for a tour when I was a teenager and I remember it being really eerie, so I am a little anxious about it...although I'm excited as well. Nervcited?

 Wish me luck!!!