notebooks

I have a thing for notebooks. I never draw on the first page of a fresh notebook, and i keep all of my old ones. Hoarder? Possibly, but there is something about flicking through them, looking at scribbles and notes, doodles and hand writing. I came across my Grandpa’s note books from engine school last … Continue reading

food in me

All those that know me, know how much i love food, and those that know me well, know that i love drawing anything related to food. Life has taken a big leap forward and seen me busy with installations and teaching-i’m having a great time but i have felt a little out of touch with … Continue reading

bella bee : spring time : Christmas

My lovely Aunt is at it again, working hard and putting hours of labour and love into producing 100% pure Australian beeswax candles. After an extremely successful week at Reed’s gift fair i thought i would show you the latest candles that have been added to the collection. A big thanks to Chris Polack for … Continue reading

OrchisMorio

My lovely friend Lisa Engelhardt is the creative mind behind  Print / Fabric label OrchisMorio. Fueled by passion for colour, travel and rejuivination her latest designs have been inspired by her recent trip to Cambodia.  Titled ‘Midnight Citrus’,  her robust and powerful colourways have been digitally printed onto chiffon and will make the most gorgeous … Continue reading

The Golden Pleasure Book of Biology

Charley Harper is my favourite illustrator and my friend Tom made my day by sharing with me his copy of Charley Harper’s first commissioned publication “The Golden Pleasure book of Biology” 1961.  Brilliantly illustrated with opaque water colour, Haper made me fall in love with biology all over again with his simple lines, bold colour … Continue reading

bella bee : Winter Spice

My Aunt has gone in leaps and bounds with her hand poured pure Australian beeswax Candles. I have had the pleasure in helping her grown her brand with the launch of her latest candle for bella bee called  ‘Winter Spice’. The most beautiful part of bella bee is the passion and motivation that drives it. … Continue reading

paint.

Working as a designer in the world of freelance allows me to wear lots of hats! That is what i love so much about what i do, some days it is graphics, other days illustration and sometimes visual merchandising. I have been working for Create & Communicate 2C a visual branding agency headed by Mr … Continue reading

bookcases

one day i want to have a bookcase that runs all the way up the wall and over the door frame. Books are my guilty pleasure. I wish i could buy a book everyday. here are some that i adore, enjoy x m.

My Heart is like a zoo

Amazon deliveries make my day! My latest purchase was a children’s illustrated book titled “My Heart is like a Zoo” by award winning graphic designer Michael Hall.  Colour and simple clever graphics is what i love about this book. Each animal has been created out of love hearts, over all,  300 hearts can be found … Continue reading

pictures

My friend Maureen and I share the same passion, and that is observing. Maurs is 40 years my senior and a woman i aspire to be. She has patience, compassion, a wicked sense of humor and takes wonderful photos. We have been chatting for quite sometime about heading into the city to get lost and … Continue reading