Monday, August 30, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

A few weeks ago, after reading this post, the clever Erin Lykos (I heart her pots) invited me to join this amazing international art collection; The Sketchbook Project. Hosted by The Brooklyn Art Library, thousands of sketchbooks will tour the US (quote "like a concert tour but with sketchbooks") then become part of the library's permanent collection and be available for the general public to browse through. Each book has a bar code, so the original owners can track who looks through the sketchbook, when and where! How awesome is that?! It takes just $25 USD to become part of this monumentous art project. Guess what my subject matter will be?!
Inside front cover (yes, I will do something with that) & page 1
Page 2 & 3

My plan is to paint and scan a double page every week to publish here...I have until Saturday 15th January 2011 to fill it...can I do it?!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Hoorah for public holidays. Thanks to the Gold Coast show I have a day off college to MAKE POTS.
8 plates in a couple of hours this morning, should have a full slip cast square set done this arvo and another set painting. Should squeeze some college work in there too. After yesterday's post a lot of you left me super lovely comments on that birdie, but he was not mine! It was a page from the book 'Bird' by amazing-mind-blowing-omg photographer Andrew Zuckerman. I did add a link, but it was small, so here it is again - - ha, I WISH I could paint like that. Sorry to be misleading, t'was unintentional!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

my creative space

I'm being a good girl and attempting to complete all my college work before the deadline. Ceramic units seem so much easier to finish on time; painting or drawing projects must be harder to organise. Or maybe I lack the necessary motivation? I think I overcommit myself to my sketch book too...I have a big love of 'visual diaries', stretching back to my first year of high school, so research papers and portfolio works tend to get neglected.
Watercolour paints, blue nail varnish (for my nails, not my college work...), watercolour pencils, mint tea, Bird book.
Jewellery pliers, silver wire, moo cards, edward monkton calender, tim tam, paintbrushes, pens, pencils, scissors, masking fluid, non-college sketch book, pretty girl design

You should really pop over and see Kootoyoo, there'll be some nice creative types over there today :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

27th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

That's possibly my longest post title, ever. Tonight sees the opening of the 27th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award at the GC Arts Centre. Clever ceramic folks from all over the world have been shortlisted and I'm darn excited to go have a look. Opening is 5 - 7 pm this evening (Saturday 21st August).
Marcus Donna - Ascorbic 2009
(those are lemon juicers, right?)

Friday, August 20, 2010


More sketches. These guys are flying round my head at night, its mad.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

my creative space

I missed last week's my creative space. I felt quite sad. Things are good and busy around here, but it does mean that some things get pushed down the priority list. I don't like that bit.
I'm doing my painting units at college this term which I find frustrating at best. I won't sit here and whinge about the details, but the short story is that I don't have time for pots. That makes me sad too.
I am at least still semi-focussing on birds & rainbow lorikeets. These are a few scans of my sketchbook from today.
More creative folk today over at Kirsty's blog.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


The yellow glaze is a little pale for my liking. I'm working on it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I'm still here, promise.
Making making making.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

more lorikeets

Happy Sunday x

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

my (earring) creative space

I love my porcelain feathers. Love love love. I think I shall wear them forever. Or at least until I make another pair.
In answer to your questions from last week, no they aren't very heavy at all, so no ear-lobe-pulling, and they don't feel too long. If you dropped them from a height onto a hard surface they would most likely break, but the same can be said for a mug! I'm very happy with them and can't wait to make more!

More creative loveliness over at Kootoyoo's blog!

Sunday, August 01, 2010


Psssst...these etsy listings only have a few days left before they I've reduced them by 50%! Go, run, quick, before someone beats you to your favourite!