Monthly Archives: April 2011

sandy-toed escape

i am making a cheeky escape to mozambique for a couple of weeks and thus you must accept my most sincere apologies for the lack posting…but i will return, toffee-skinned and beach-grinning, ready to post up a storm!


We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” john hope franklin

recently i have been gripped with such a fever of wanderlust that i find it near impossible to pass images like these and not sigh deeply, thinking: that should be me…

{please excuse my lack of specific sources, all images via flickr & pinterest}

word of the week

{image via flickr}

the questions dragons ask… (cont.)

please enjoy the latest offering from the whimsy workshop…this is my fifth drawing in the little series i am scribbling up : the questions dragons ask

when on a winter’s night…

when on a winter’s night a traveller is a moody, (quite literally) atmospheric installation by slovenian artist, matej andraz vogrincic.  the work was composed of one thousand umbrellas suspended over the atrium of the melburne GPO.  at various times a cloud of mist would form over the umbrellas, obscuring the far side of the building…

mircoscopic marvelling

They say that every snowflake is different.  If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it? – Jeanette Winterson

taken under high magnification using a microscope, these images bring a fragile and beautiful world into view, where snowflakes reveal themselves as spaceships, roman columns or even circuit boards…

thar she blows!

having waded through the rich tapestry of literature that is herman melville’s moby dick, and being generally enamoured by whales of all shapes and sizes, i was awed by the latest artwork of american artist, tristin lowe.  mocha dick is a colossal 52 foot long recreation of a real-life albino sperm whale that terrorized early 19th-century whaling vessels near mocha island in the south pacific.  the sculpture is a large-scale vinyl inflatable understructure sheathed in white industrial felt.  i love the barnacle details!

word of the week

{walter de maria’s lightning field}

“traveller, tarry not, hasten far, for this is where the dragons are”

the latest drawing in a small, warm-up series i am working on titled “the questions dragons ask“.

paper bird nursery

i recently made up my paper birds illustration as a wall decal for a little girl’s nursery.  i think it works quite wonderfully in her room.  thank you kate, for letting me photograph little juliette’s room.

the questions dragons ask…

ta-daaa! presenting the two latest drawings in a small, warm-up series i am working on titled “the questions dragons ask“.  there will be a few more to follow so keep an eye out at the end of this week!

more robots…

i came across the work of californian conceptual artist, goro fujita, and was immediately enchanted by his melancholy robot images…

word of the week

continuing with my weekly post of logophilia, here is the latest, vocabulary nugget.  i know not everyone loves language as much as i do (believe me it is an obsession), but i hope you are enjoying these lettered gems nonetheless!

{image via flilckr}

Aussie boy met SA girl on a london street…

i recently had the honour of designing the wedding invitation of a dear friend of mine.  even more exciting was the opportunity to try my hand at a slightly more realistic style of illustration.  they wanted a design that represented their story: she’s from south africa, he’s from australia and they met whilst working in london…thank you nicky and dave, for trusting me with this small part in your special day!the above is the outside of the folded invite and below is the interior…