Sunday, 30 August 2009


Its been another busy weekend, starting with my taxi not showing up Friday night to take me to a photoshoot. So that was put back to Saturday - just what I want to be doing on the weekend! But still managed to fit in a nice little bush walk and snapped a few native plants. Does anyone know what they are?

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Fun house

Loving this image found on ffffound! Not only does it feature my favourite colour - purple - but what a great idea to make all these different shots look like they are actually one building. Might have a go with some of my Italian and Portugal shots. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

pretty packaging

I'm loving these new fragrances from benefit at the moment. The packaging design is SO cute! Each bottle comes in it's own little house. Adorable!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

New work: The Hills

As I said before we're still going through the New Zealand photos, I managed to finish this shot off tonight. Aaron started with a lovely HDR image of the Port Hills, Christchurch, NZ and Ive added a little texture and tweaked the colours. Its got a lovely rich tone to it, very pleased with how it turned out.

New Zealand trip

Earlier this month we went back to NZ and we've finally got through all the photos from the trip. I'm still working on a few 'arty' shots but Aaron's done some amazing panoramics, (click on them for a bigger view).

Monday, 24 August 2009

New week new tee

Starting the week off with a new tshirt design - paisley rain.
Available as usual through our redbubble page here

Sunday, 23 August 2009

This week

It's been a great week. The new button tshirt designs have gone down a treat, thanks to everyone who purchased one, your tshirts are on the way I hope you love them! 
The new designs have been featured quite a bit and we've finished the week off with a mention on the redbubble roundup.
I also managed to get a new tshirt design up today. LOVE. Simple but cute I think. More here.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

jacaranda triptych

To celebrate the launch of our new prints we're doing a special on our Jacaranda series. You'll be able to buy all three prints at 305x305mm, framed in beautiful black flat frames for only AU$400 + p&p. Saving $50! They look gorgeous as at set and we'd like to keep them together!
Simply leave a comment on this post and we'll email you details. (Make sure we have a ay to contact you)

Thursday, 20 August 2009

15% off!

Redbubble are having a sale!! 15% off the price of all Framed and Canvas Prints for seven whole days. Check out our redbubble store here and put your order in quick!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Kiwi cats eye T

Dont worry I didn't forget about New Zealand with our new buttons Ts. But instead of buttons I've gone for cats eye shells. I used to find these a lot one beach walks when I lived in NZ and I think they make a great image. 
Again the t-shirt is available for sale in different sizes and colours for $35 via my redbubble page, click here for more.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Cute as a Button Tee

I've got some great new printed t-shirts for all those designers, crafters and arty types out there.
The Opera House, the Aussie, Uk and Ireland, the US and the heart Button T!
They comes in a big choice of colours and sizes from only $35. Available through my redbubble store. Click here to check them out!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

New work: The Boat Shed

I finished another print last night from our New Zealand trip. I wanted to do something a little bit different with this shot. My first thoughts where to simply boost the saturation but I thought that might be a bit obvious.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Fine art prints

A busy day in the studio today, still found time to go sit on Bondi Beach in the sun for a while, but got a bunch of prints and mats together ready to send out. 
Thanks everyone for the lovely feedback on all the photos, I've got loads more planned so watch this space. :)

Friday, 14 August 2009

Bubbling with excitement

Ive mentioned it in a few previous posts but I wanted to write a little piece about redbubble today just to introduce it properly.

Redbubble is an Australian based website, launched globally last year, thats a bit like flickr. A place to upload your art and photography and share it with others. But the difference with redbubble is that you upload high resolution images, these can then be turned into cards, t-shirts and prints and bought by people.

Now dont get me wrong, I love flickr, but for some reason I've had much more feedback on my images through redbubble. Such great feedback I've got a bit of a big head at the moment :) Sites like redbubble and flickr are a great way to test products. I now have a pretty clear picture of which images people like the best and that will help me decided how many copies of a print to produce when selling at the markets etc.

I also love the fact that people can buy such a wide variety of print options, from greeting cards to fully framed prints. And the interface and previews are fantastic, you get a really great idea of how it will turn out.

So if you see me pointing you towards redbubble, check them out, the feedback on print quality has been really great and the options are excellent.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

New work: The Dead Sunflower

When I saw this dead sunflower on the side of the road with the brilliant blue sky behind I thought it would make a great shot to play with in photoshop. I've tweaked the colours and added some texture. Prints are available through redbubble.

keep calm live in sydney

Really enjoying making t-shirts at the moment. Getting all those ideas Ive had for ages out there. This is the latest design for Sydney-siders out there. Keep calm live in Sydney!
Available from $30 in a variety of colours. Click here to buy.

hot advertising

This ad for Perierr water really caught my eye today. It's an excellent example of Photoshop work. Love the melted disco balls! Via Design Reviver.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Keep calm and check out our new t-shirt

Well it had to be done. Everywhere I look there is a new version of the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. So I made a little t-shirt: Keep calm and carry on making keep calm and carry on posters.
And its available through redbubble starting at only $30! Click here to buy.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

I find your lack of cheese disturbing

This just made me laugh so much this morning! I'm such a geek. It's from The House of Mouse on Etsy.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Spring cushions

The lovely girls over at chocolatecreative have added some cute little cushions to their range since I last stopped by their site. Perfect for springing into spring.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Whale watching

We were very lucky the other day to see three whales on our tour just off the Kaikoura coast. We managed to get pretty close to the last whale and the backdrop was pretty stunning. 

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The gilded cage

It's great being back in New Zealand at the moment. There is a such a strong arts and crafts community here and there is always so much great work to see.
The other day I came across the stunning work of Sharon Finn who constructs the most amazing work with cages, chandeliers and bodices using vintage jewellery, buttons, crystals and more.
You can see more on her website. Or visit the showroom at 151 Newton Rd, Newton, Auckland.

Seal nursery

Today we saw possibly the cutest thing ever. Driving just north of Kaikoura (in New Zealands South Island) we came across the Ohau stream walk. 10mins to a beautiful waterfall that also doubles as a nursery for baby seals while their mothers are off gathering food. They came right up to us and were happy to play tug with bits of bark or fetch sticks. So cute! 

Monday, 3 August 2009

New work: The Poppies

Wow its been a long time coming! I've been a bit distracted with getting 'i do' it yourself set up, and I've had these poppy photos sitting around on my desktop for months meaning to do something with them. Well, I've finally got a bit of time off in New Zealand at the moment and I managed to get the images finished on the plane on the way over. Will put them on the shop for sale soon.