Thursday, January 26, 2012

happy feet!

Before summer leaves us, I've just designed some thongs (or flip flops as they are called in the states) for a Californian company called Sandalista. You can see all of my designs here. Mix and match the footbed and thong colour to suit too. Happy feet!

jenny craig

An illustration created late last year (with a ridiculously quick deadline) for a Jenny Craig booklet. This was one of five illustrations created by different female artists. Still yet to see the printed product. I'm usually asked to slim girls down so it was one of the few times the client kept requesting, 'make her bigger!'.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

victorian name brooches

While I'm on a roll, this is my first ace op shop find of 2012, a sweet Victorian name brooch, Alice. I did some research on this and they were popular in the 1880's to the 1920's. The plainer ones were given to the servants as gifts whilst the more detailed ones were given as sweetheart brooches. There was a strong botanical and Japanese influence during this period which would explain the fan. I'd love to know the history of Alice. Check out these other examples below. Fanny, now there's a name!

put your hands in the air!

It's the new year and I'm finally getting my act together for a post. There are so many things I don't get round to posting and then it goes past a point and I forget. So here's one of my fave finds of the year from my local op shop. A collection of mannequin hands. A pair of closed fists also came in the lot which would make awesome doorknobs or coat hooks. I have a thing for hands and all things hand made. They are the tools of my craft, and lets face it would suck not to have any. So wave em like you just don't care.