I have some inspiring words to share with you today:
I have some inspiring words to share with you today:
My little gift from heaven arrived just 9 weeks ago. Welcome to the world my beautiful daughter!
Today I wanted to share more good news. I’m one of Juicy Canvas artists!
The great thing about Juicy Canvas is that you can customize the designs to suit your needs. For example, you can you can rotate, re-size and place the artwork on the canvas however you want to. You can also chose the side colour of your canvas, add text, change the colours of the artwork, chose your own colour for the canvas and offcourse you can chose different sizes. You can customize the artwork as you see fit or you can leave it as it is! It is completely up to you!
Here you can see my name among other talented Juicy Canvas artists.
This is my Juicy Canvas profile page and as you can see at the moment I have 8 designs but I’m slowly adding more and more designs.
Right now you can get all these designs as stretched canvases but I know that in the coming weeks you’ll be able to get these designs on mobile phone cases, t-shirts and fine art prints.
This is where you can start customizing the artwork. Fun hey!
Come take a look at Juicy Canvas!
I’ve been putting together a board on Pinterest with all kinds of baby images as in the next few weeks I’ll be having my own photo shoot with my own little baby
This is what my board looks like at the moment:
I want to collect a couple of images that I can give to my photographer as inspiration. Here’s the link to my Babies board on Pinterest.
Babies always make me feel like they are freshly delivered from heaven…
I’ve been busy updating my Moyo Directory profile. And just in case you haven’t heard, the Moyo directory is the home of surface pattern designers where you can find designers from all over the world. You can search by design expertise, browse portfolios and contact your favourite designer directly.
This is what the home page of the Moyo Directory looks like.
Here you can see my picture among the many other talented designers.
This is what my Moyo profile page looks like at the moment and I’m still adding more work to my page.
While you are there don’t forget to give my profile a little love. Just press the little heart below my photo (You don’t have to create an account to give me a little heart, just simply click the heart and you are done!)
I just wanted to share some inspiring words today: Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Salvador Dali
This beautiful photo was taken by Yvette Inufio.
Just 2 weeks ago I had my pregnancy photo shoot with my husband. I really enjoyed the experience and I know that I will forever treasure these beautiful images.
Here are the first 5 photos I received from the photographer and there are lots more coming up which I’ll probably share with you as soon as I get them!
I love the natural landscape – it’s very Canberra
This is my due date
Our very first family portrait
Yes, I know I look enormous!
Awww! And a romantic shot
The photos were taken by Belle Photography and if you live in the Canberra area I would highly recommend her
I’ve also created a board on Pinterest with the pregnancy photos I have so far and once I get the others I’ll add them to the board.
For some reason every time I feel troubled I think of being on top of a mountain…
This beautiful photo was taken by Orville Courtney.
I have more good news to share with you today. I’m now a Keka Case designer! As the name suggests Keka Case is all about cases for your iPad and Kindle. The cases are similar to a hardback book cover and they actually use traditional book binding techniques to make the cases.
I currently have 10 designs and each of them is available for Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD 7”, Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, iPad Mini, iPad 1, iPad 2/3 and iPad 2/3 with keyboard.
The other great thing about Keka Case is that you can also personalise the case by adding your name or initials onto the case.
This is my profile page with Keka Case where you can see all the designs that I currently have available.
These are the 10 designs I have available at the moment:
What do you think?
The other exciting thing is that in the next few weeks you’ll be able to get these designs as snap-on fit cases for the Apple iPhone 4/4s/5, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone S3/S4, iPad 2/3/4 and the iPad Mini. But I’ll tell you more about that later
If you like any of my designs you can get them from Keka Case
I love this beautiful quote:
I’m now on maternity leave and I’m having a great time working on all the creative projects that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. Just pure joy!
The fact that I’m also on maternity leave now means that I could also go into labour any time soon… It’s scary and exciting at the same time but this baby is way too big to be kept inside me for much longer!
So it’s very likely that in the next few days the blog will go quiet for a few days or maybe even weeks depending on how everything goes!
This is the latest scan we had. She always seems to be pouting
Wish me luck!
I’m a big fan of the work of the Canadian glass manufacturer Tsunami Glassworks. I’ve always admired their beautiful chandeliers, as they are quite unique – nothing like I’ve ever seen before. I’ve shared some of them in one of my previous posts here but if you want to see more please take a look at these amazing designs from the Tsunami Glassworks website.
Today, however, I would like to share with you some of their latest work, these beautiful shiny and sparkly vases that are available in several mirrored colours as well as clear chrome.
Not only their vases are beautiful but I’m also captivated by the stunning photography work. They really know how to showcase their work!
Please visit the Tsunami Glassworks website for more information.
This post is long overdue now but I have some great news to share with you. One of my cards was featured in Moyo magazine issue 4.
This is the full-page spread
Here’s the close up of my card (item number 5). I have this card on my Venerate Etsy shop.
Moyo is the world’s only online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design and it’s a great magazine for when you are looking for inspiration or useful information in the industry. And the best part of all is that it is completely free!
Here you can view the entire issue 4 of Moyo:
Here you can view all the previous issues of Moyo. Enjoy!
I recently joined Kickstarter which is a website where you can help fund creative projects. I have just backed my first project, which is this gift couture steak wrapping paper by Sarah Fay and Justin Colt.
Isn’t it a great idea?
The project reached its funding goal of $8,000 and it is now closed but if you are interested in reading more about it please visit the Gift Couture Steak Wrapping Paper page on Kickstarter.
I will be getting a set of wrapping paper which includes 2 sheets of steak paper, 1 sheet of cutting board paper, 1 sheet of white butcher paper, twine, a meat tray, and gift label.
I haven’t quite decided whose presents I’ll be wrapping with it but I think I will use it to wrap something for my dad or for one of the boys in the family since they are the biggest meat eaters!
There are lots of great projects to support and I think it’s a great way to buy things for yourself or gifts for your family and friends. I’m thinking you could even do your Christmas shopping in here!
Go ahead and try it yourself Kickstarter
Today I have some great news to share. I’m now one of Greenvelope’s card designers!
This is a screenshot of the Greenvelope website.
Here you can see my picture amongst the many other talented Greenvelope card designers.
This is my profile page which shows you all the designs that I have currently available.
To be completely honest, I’ve actually been with Greenvelope for a few months now but since I went through a couple of tough months due to my pregnancy, I didn’t get the chance to share the good news earlier.
Greenvelope is an electronic invitation service where they try to emulate the experience of traditional printed invitations.
If you like the idea of saving trees Greenvelope is the place to go plus they donate a significant percentage of every package purchased to Mountains to Sound which is a an environmentally conscious non-profit organization.
Right now I have 8 card designs available through Greenvelope but I’m working on new designs which should be up on the website in the next few days. Each card comes in a number of different colours so hopefully one of the colour combinations will suit your event just perfectly
These are the designs that I have at the moment:
Tea Shop card. This is a save the date card where you can place one of your own images and it comes in 5 different colour combinations. I think for this card I would probably want use the first photo that you have of each other as a couple or that special image that reminds you of when you first met.
Gentleman’s Geometric card. This is a birthday card invite, which would be perfect for a man’s birthday or a more formal/elegant birthday party invitation. The card comes in 5 different colour combinations.
Afternoon Glow card. This is a save the date card where you can place one of your own images and it comes in 5 different colour combinations.
Honeycomb. This is a baby announcement card where you can place one of your own baby photos. The card comes in 5 different colour combinations so it can be used for a baby girl or boy or you can use one with more neutral tones.
Tea Light Photo card. This is a save the date card where you can place three of your own images and it comes in 5 different colour combinations. This card is great if you’ve had a professional photo shoot and you would like to use those images for your cards.
Lattice card. This is a birthday card invite, which would be perfect for women that are looking for something feminine but not too girly. The card comes in 4 different colour combinations.
Photo Trio. This is a save the date card where you can place three of your own images and it comes in 5 different colour combinations.
Triangle Web card. This is a graduation card and it comes in 5 different colour combinations.
I read this beautiful poem a while ago and it made my heart beat faster, every word was simply magical. I hope you enjoy it too:
Please visit April Journals to read more of his wonderful work.
My work was recently featured in the latest edition of Us Folk magazine which is a Canberra based magazine that features the work of talented local creative people including musicians, designers, photographers and writers.
Below you can see the magazine cover and the spread using my work which is a pattern that I designed a while ago.
The sad thing is, this is also their last issue as they have decided to call it a day It’s a little sad since in Canberra there aren’t many outlets for creatives to spread the love for their craft and we have just lost another avenue.
I would love to have the freedom to live in different places around the world throughout the year. One of those places would probably look something like this…
This amazing photo is by Simon Smith.
As you might have noticed I’ve been very quiet on the blog for quite a few weeks (months in fact). And just in case you are wondering why… Well, I actually have great news to share with you, I’m pregnant! This is my first baby and right now I am 28 weeks pregnant.
The first 4 months were quite difficult, I was incredibly tired and I completely lost my motivation to work or do anything else for that matter! I was always very uncomfortable, nauseous, sleepy, bothered, frustrated, annoyed and the list goes on and on… Things have slowly been getting better but my energy levels are mostly on the low side, nothing like I used to be before I got pregnant! Things are quite different now I’m learning to adjust to my new self.
I really don’t want to turn this post into a negative rant about how tough it is to be pregnant, so instead I’ll focus on the good part. I’m pregnant and I’m feeling quite happy about starting a family and so far, the baby is going well and I’m looking forward to meeting the little one this October
To celebrate everything baby related I’ll show you some of my baby shower card designs from Pingg. Which actually reminds me, I’ll have to start thinking about my own baby shower since I’m not too far away now!
All these baby shower cards are available from Pingg.
I‘ve just finished taking photos of one of my designs from my Envelop shop. This set includes an apron, table runner, oven gloves, napkins, placemats, pot holder, pillow cover and tote bag.
That’s me wearing the apron but I cut my head off. Having my face on the side of my blog and website should be enough! I took these pictures using a tripod and a remote to press the shutter button. I love technology! I can do the whole photo-shoot all on my own! Although I would love to have a model wear my designs… maybe one day…
If you like them you can get them from my Envelop shop.