Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Under 50

I'm currently looking for art for my spare room... and I've found some fabulous pieces so I thought today I'd share... My top 10 wall art pieces for less than $50!

1. Magnolia Flower Illustration 6688, 8 x 10 inch, by Kariherer, $26.53 AUD on Etsy
2. Delicate Giclee Print, 11 x 14inch, by Mai Autumn, $37.14 AUD on Etsy
3. White Goose # 4 8.5 X 11", by Sharon Montrose $26.53 on The Animal Print Shop
4. Little Green Bird, 120 x 100mm, by Kittens and Crumpets, $29.71
5. Foxglove Print, 11 x 17", by Swanbones $30.77 on Etsy 
6. Roots and Wings, giclee print, 5 x 6" by Matt Leavitt $21.22 on Etsy
7. The Ride, Print of original paper cut, 8.5 x 11", by Elsita, $26.53 on Etsy
8. Butterfly (Amy Butler Fabric), 8x 10", by Ish and Chi, $26.53 on Etsy
9. The Bleak House, 8x10, by The Voyagers, $21.22 on Etsy
10. Augustina, 8x11", by Holli, $21.22 on Etsy

Hope you've found some inspiration


Friday, September 24, 2010

Damien Kamholtz

Crowd Crown Blues mixed media on canvas

We All Become the Same mixed media on canvas

The Cape mixed media on canvas
Damien Kamholtz is the creator of these amazing works of art...  I think they're breathtaking.  I love the gentleness of them, the subtlety of colour.  They are fantastically imagined settings where objects and views are superimposed over one another creating a complete image that speaks of memory and childhood and dreams.  I think they should be dubbed memory scape's as within the canvas one image is linked to another in the same way something - seen, smelt or heard - can link to a thousand different memories.  I think they are truly beautiful.
The Trade Mixed media on canvas

Damien's work is represented by the fabulous  Arthouse Gallery.  To find out more visit them in Sydney or take a look at their site.

Have a memory filled weekend!


All images from Arthouse Gallery

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Scrolling through my Etsy favorites I thought I'd share these too... just to get you really freaking out about Christmas! :)
All by the Talented Kissa Design on Etsy


Monday, September 20, 2010

96 Days to Go...

I hate to break it to you but as of tomorrow there are only 95 days till Christmas - I know I'm sorry you probably didn't want to know that but this year I'm trying (trying!!) to be super organised! Thus I'm already thinking about my Christmas decorations... 
Bone China Feathers from Have you met Miss Jones
 I coveted these beautiful bone china feather's last year but was told by the hubby no going crazy on Christmas stuff as we spent Christmas in NZ... so I only brought one item of Christmas decor - these custom made Xmas eggs...

My Custom Order from AsherJasper
But this year we're staying here sooo... I can go Christmas mad! Yay! So I'm getting those feathers from the fantastic online store 'Have you met Miss Jones' they'll be pride of place on my tree! Also on my list of coveted items:

Letter Press Christmas Cards by Sycamore Street Press

Reindeer - Have you Met Miss Jones
Have a festive week


PS Hope I didn't freak you out to much with the Christmas Countdown!! :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Folk Lover - Catherine Campbell

Spring Heralds - Print, copy of original ink watercolour and collage drawing
Catherine Campbell has created an adults Never Never land through her illustrations.  With strong line and pattern, and splashes of colour she creates a world of whimsy and fantasy filled with elegant warrior princesses, demure tattooed ladies and shy sea daughters that make me swoon... I plan to own several prints of hers very very soon!

Black Stars - Print of original ink and water colour drawing
The Cats Meow - Print of original drawing, 2008

Your Tales Are Mine - Print of Original drawing 2008
Catherine's work features frequently in Frankie Magazine and the Australian Woman's Weekly, among others.
To learn more check out her Blog, or to own your own Catherine Campbell Print visit her Etsy Shop - My Folk Lover.

Hope your all having a wonderful weekend


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Elsewhere in the world...
Puppy by Richard Bartz, Munich aka Makro Freak, via Wikipedia

Good causes - Felt NZ is fundraising for the earthquake victims in ChCh.  Buy something beautiful and make a difference at Felt Aid, and check out the associated blog Felt like Helping Out... Cause you can!

Picking up our puppy on Saturday! YAY! Now the biggest problem finding a name we can all agree on!

Sleek and classy cat beds - function and style in pet furniture - its a rare and wonderful thing! (Apartment Therapy)

OMG Octopus Cake!!! - there is nothing more to say! Amazing! (Make Magazine)


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Peter Madden {bookworm}

Peter Madden is the creator of these amazing one of a kind 'artist books'...

 Memento Morie and Misguided Angels

Valentine Box (not strictly a book but beautiful none the less)

They seem magical, medievil, right out of King Arthers Avalon, or Titania's fairyland... Enchanting, Breathtaking, Marvelous... Beautiful... I'm cant really think of any more to say - they speak for themselves...

Enjoy, and have a magical, mystical week...


All images from Peters website

Friday, September 10, 2010

Push me Pull You

Savannah Print
Push me pull you Designs are the wonderful creations of the talented Elenore Grouch.

Boxer Print
Elenore's clean lines, clear patterns and whimsical animal themes will delight adults and kids alike, and whats more she also has art with a conscience.

Polar Bear Charity Print
All proceeds from Polar Bear Print sales go towards the World Wildlife Foundation - and as this little guy is my one of my favorite's it even more reason to buy!

Avery Print
Elenore sells prints, tee shirts, cards and other gorgeous paraphernalia on her site and talks about it on her blog. Defiantly worth a peak!!
Have a fabulous Weekend


P.S. I stumbled across Push Me Pull You Design via Apartment therapy, they used featured this awesome ABC poster! Too cute!

Thursday, September 9, 2010



Flora from Primavera (Allegory of Spring), Sandro Botticelli, 1482, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence (Image from Wikipedia)
Spring! Its springing!! My tulips are flowering, Its getting warmer, swimming and BBQ's are on the way - life is good!

Tree houses - gotta love crazy french people who never let practicality stand in the way of beauty and frivolity! (Mindfood Magazine)!

Christchurch - feeling for you all out there! Hope everything gets back on track and the damn earth stops shaking for you all! (New Zealand Herald)

Art and food all mixed together - cute and useful! (They draw & Cook, found via One Hungry Mama)

Hubby's birthday cake - Happy birthday Sunshine!! (OK so it it took two attempts and didn't look like the pic- it was round only had two layers and was filled with chocolate cream but it tasted pretty damn good! Of course being a man he didn't even taste it but I enjoyed it! (Gourmet Traveller Mag)

Puppies - On a waiting list to get another family member! Arg toilet training all over again! But will be totally worth it!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A few of my faveriot things - Fantasy Fashion

These head pieces are some of my fantasy fashion loves - you know the things you wish you had a reason to not only own but wear on a regular basis...
Winter White Cloche, by Etsy Seller Yellow Field7
Sweet and Blue Cloche (Yellow Field 7)
Amazing Head piece by Feather Children Love
Feather Children love blog and etsy shop

I love hats - and (most of the time) I suit them - its such a shame I have no reason to dress up for work - but when I have kids - well Peter Pan watch out!!!

Wouldn't be nice to live in an era or a space where it was acceptable everyday - *sigh*
The time and effort both sellers must put into their creations blows my mind - they are all truly works of art! Do check them both out!

Have a fashionable week!


PS all Feather Children photos from here, etsy shop link here
      all Yellow Field 7 photos from etsy

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bridget Farmer - Neat tweats!

Dunnock, Hand Pulled Original Etching

I don't think birds will ever go out of fashion.  There's something in the symbolism of birds that will always delight.  Its the notions of flight, freedom, grace, elegance and cheekiness, all appeal and inspire.  I have a wing tattooed on my hip for exactly that reason - freedom and protection spiritedness- that's what it symbolises to me anyways... But now onto the art.
These are the amazing, no - the AMAZING prints of Irish lass Bridget Farmer.

Satin Bower Bird (female), Original Etching
Red Wattle Bird, Australian Native Bird Etching
Aren't they fantastic! I love the scribbly drawing style that becomes ordered chaos, it has a grace and movement that really captures the fleeting moment of trying to observe the often shy, cheeky and beautiful bird life.
Read more about the etching process here, see works for sale here or check out her blog here!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Doldrums

I've been in the doldrums recently and consequently haven't posted ANYTHING in a month - shocking! But Spring is in the air - my tulips and flowering, the weathers getting warmer (slowly) and  I will get back into the swing of things... tomorrow...