The brief for this project is to create something that is my style but not too whimsical as it is for a baby boy and they wanted something that will grow with the baby as he transitions into a toddler.
For this project, I wanted to focus on some well-known as well as the slightly more forgotten Australian animals and as a result settled on a koala, quokka and bilby.
Chick here to check out the new Australian animal series.
Earlier in the year, Etsy put a call out to submit a product idea inspired by the Wild exhibition at Melbourne Museum which features over 600 animals from all over the world. I'm pleased to say my Ava the Leopard was accepted and is now available for sale from the museum gift shop.
It's no secret that I love animals and it is such an honour to be selected for this collaboration. Along with the collection of "Wild" products, which you can check out in the shop or online. I was also asked to create a Tasmanian tiger mask which will be made available to decorate at a pop-up making space from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August. Go wild and use your hand decorated mask to show off your wild side in a jungle-themed photo space and go in the running for a chance to win one of three $500 gift packs.
If you can’t make it to the exhibition but would like to be in the running to win one of 3 $500 Etsy Gift Packs, you can download one of the following masks:
Simply, decorate the mask, take a photo of yourself wearing the mask in the “wild” and upload it to instagram using the hashtag #etsyxmelbournemuseum and tag @etsyau and @melbournemuseum.
Competition is open until 2nd September and winners will be announced on 5th September. Visit etsy for terms and conditions.
Excited to share with your my latest collaboration with Vanessa Colyer Tay and Milton & King. Vanessa came to me a few months ago when she was working on a feature for Inside Out. She wanted something floral which is both delicate and subtle and thought it would be nice to reinterpret my Peonies & Anemones design and give it a monochrome makeover.
With the help of Milton & King, we were able to turn the design into a beautiful wallpaper which you will be able to see for yourself in the August issue of the Inside Out magazine which came out yesterday. I feel so lucky to be given this opportunity, I'm so inspired as a result of this and cannot wait to try out some ideas that's been stewing in my head. x
A few weeks ago my phone was buzzing non-stop like it had a mind of its own. I could not figure out why I had so many people buying and liking my work.
After putting my thinking hat on, I decided to play detective and get to the bottom of this. After about 15 minutes of random searching, I discovered that my Etsy shop was featured on Buzzfeed as one of 16 Australian stores that are almost too cute for words. Imagine my surprise when I saw this, I had to check on another computer to make sure that it was real!
Thank you Buzzfeed for the feature, and please click here to check out the other amazing Etsy sellers. x
Check out this lovely video my good friend Simon made recently. In this video, I talked about my inspirations and how I started drawing. There is even a little time-lasped video if you watch till the very end. Hope you like it! x
Super excited to be selected as a finalist in the Etsy Awards in the Art & Illustration category. I started selling my art just under two years ago and I cannot believe the amount of support and encouragement I’ve received along the way.
It would mean so much to me if you could take a moment and vote for me. Winning this will be such a big step towards growing my business. Vote for me and be in the draw to win a $500 Etsy gift card. x