Happy Newish Year! I have started 2014 off rather nicely, with a commission that was really fun and relatively stress-free. My lovely friend Damon commissioned a special birthday gift for his beloved Karen, who is a food lover. We decided that I would make wooden versions of some of Karen's favourite foods, creating fake brands based on justa few of the 100+ funny/ sweet names that Damon calls his dear lady.
I had a lot of fun doing these. I kind of wish that the butter was real, because I have grown quite fond of it. Maybe there's a job for me at Aldi yet....
The lamb and bear characters were drawn separately and then placed over the packaging sketches in Photoshop. The final versions are hand painted using acrylic. Mrs Grub is actually a creation of Damon's -- you may have seen some Mr and Mrs Grub stencils in your travels. (I won't say any more lest I incriminate!)
I am meant to be doing my tax today so I have had extra enjoyment out of doing this blog post instead.
This blog is both a record of my work and an attempt to contribute to the vast inspiration that thousands of other creative people have given me via the internet.
I worked for many years in the fashion industry, designing prints, textiles and developing products for children. I now work as a freelance illustrator and make a variety of work under my own name. Some of the things that I make can be found in my etsy shop and in galleries and stores around Australia.