Imaginary Friends & Curious Creatures


If you follow my social media doings you might have seen a post or two about this already…

My first Zine: front cover.

Out of nowhere, I was struck by the desire to publish a zine: An illustrated world inhabited by the bizarre and curious folk who have been popping up amid my art journal doodles.

I spent the following weeks with these ideas marinading in my imagination, finally arriving at this:

Imaginary Friends & Curious Creatures (Vol 1) ON SALE from 1 December 2019

Zine Details!

  • This is a limited edition run of just 50 copies, all numbered and signed, and I anticipate this is the first in a series (cos I’ve got a head FULL of ideas for this!)
  • It’s A6 size (a wee smidge under 4×6 inches).
  • Eight pages of digitally collaged dreamscapes, printed on 170 gsm recycled paper. 

On sale from 1st December in my Etsy Store

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Pre-Holiday Sale


Before I go on holiday at the end of this month I’ll be closing up my Etsy store. It will be closed from 16 September for one month.

So if you’re planning gifts for the holidays and like to start shopping early – now is your chance – I’m having a pre-holiday sale with 25% off everything!!

Now I’m off to find my flip-flops and begin the wind down!! 🙂

Final Day of my Summer Sale!


30% OFF

original artwork, dyed paper collages, art cards & postcards.

Sale Ends 31 July!

International shipping + FREE SHIPPING on orders over $35



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100 days of doodles: the flip through!


From December 2017 to July 2019, this book is the place I’ve been playing with colors and ideas: Scribbled thoughts, sketches and doodles, collage and paint layers.

The last 100 days of playing in this book became part of the Instagram #100dayproject.

This is what 1½ years of doodling looks like!


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Sale Ends 31 July 2019

ETSY SUMMER SALE !

30% off Original artwork, dyed paper collages, art cards & postcards.
FREE SHIPPING on orders over $35

Summer Sale!


30% off almost everything!

I’m having a big Etsy sale through to the end of July
original artwork, dyed paper collages, art cards & postcards.

+ FREE SHIPPING on orders over $35

Plus another 10% off on top of all this if you’re a newsletter subscriber!
I know, right?!


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100 drawings, 9 postcards, 1/2 price


Offer Closes 31 July 2018! Last chance, folks! 

Last year I created some postcards from from drawings, including these from the 100 day project I did last year.

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If you’d like to help me clear space to make more colorful things, take a hop over to my Etsy store and scoop up one of the last postcard sets. Especially for you lovely folks who subscribe to my newsletter, they are HALF PRICE while stocks last.

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100 days as dreamscapes


In the digital re-imagining of my art that I was telling you about yesterpost, I’m creating one of these collage postcards series entirely from the images in the 100 day project from earlier this year.

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I’m finding the journey of a creative practice follows a spiral path, revisiting and reinventing along the way, enriching and inspiring from the past into the future.

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These drawings nestle up together in their new arrangements as one edge blends into another.

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They contain hidden messages and fragments of found poetry from the words and phrases that wandered through my mind as I drew.

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These are glimpses into the dream scape of my imagination. And I’m only just beginning! 

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If you’re quick you can catch them in my Etsy store …

If you’re super quick you’ll catch the This-Weekend-Only-Sale of 15% off EVERYTHING and catch international shipping before the holidays! Lawks!!

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There are currently Two sets of Three Postcards available:
You can find Set 1 here & Set 2 right here


 

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Digital Dreamscapes


You know how I love to find new ways to find new ways.

I love to mix my drawings and graphics in with my photography experiments by way of digital collages.

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I’ve been having the most fun doing this lately and new art is emerging as I spiral around in this creative practice.

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I was so pleased with the way these designs came out I had some printed up as postcards.

They are gorgeous!

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I love how they contain hidden messages and fragments of found poetry as snippets of words and text peep through.

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They are glimpses into the dream scape of my imagination. And I’m only just beginning! 

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If you’re quick you can catch them in my Etsy store …

If you’re super quick you’ll catch the This-Weekend-Only-Sale of 15% off EVERYTHING and catch international shipping before the holidays! Lawks!!

 


 

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Inner Space: Art Cards


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Inner Space #15

I began working on this series back in July, but the paintings from which I collaged these tiny works date back much further.

 

Art Card Inner Space #14
Inner Space #14

 

I love how life and art spiral round,

how patterns repeat on a range scales,

how it’s all about the context.  

 

Art Card Inner Space #2
Inner Space #2

 

Then I zoom out and I see this project in the context of all the art I’ve ever made, and all I have yet to imagine.

 

 

It’s a place on a timeline, and that line spirals round.

 

Art Card Inner Space #10
Inner Space #10

 

These 15 pieces are the first of a multi-part series: “Inner Space”

 

Art Card Inner Space #8
Inner Space #8

 

In this iteration I’m zooming in.

Next look at these thoughts will be both from afar and close up.

The micro & the macro. 

 

Art Card Inner Space #7
Inner Space #7

 

There’s so much more yet to come,

I’m so excited to show you how this develops!

 

Art Card Inner Space #5
Inner Space #5

All these paintings, inclusive of their mounts, measure just a smidge over 5 inches square.

I think their magic is in the tiny details.

You can become lost in these itsy-small worlds.

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Inner Space #6

 

All of these one-off art cards are available in my Etsy Store from today.  International shipping is available — catch ’em while you can!

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the space in between


I love to look for connections, to explore ideas that bring more substance to the understanding I have of this brief blip of a life we have here in this world.

I’ve a project that I’ve been dipping in and out of for a while now, which I plan to explore in a variety of ways. The first part relates to scale.

Inner Space : Outer Space

 

 

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Popular science tells us, that taking all we’ve managed to measure – from the whole known universe at the top end down to the very tiniest measurable amount – that size-wise we are in the middle.

It’s illustrated here by Cary & Michael Huang 

 

(I also like to believe it doesn’t stop there, it keeps going in both directions beyond our abilities to measure. It keeps on going forever – turtles all the way down – as the saying goes. But that’s not for now.)

Before I fall down another rabbit hole of ponderings, I have art to make:

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It begins here with this series of miniature abstract paintings, which resulted from time spent playing with these ideas.

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We talk about looking at the overview, the ‘bigger picture’. One purpose of art is to flip reality. So this time go smaller. To tiny things. 

Each little painting offers an interpretation to the viewer, it can be any scale, a world zoomed in or out?

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A landscape or a microscopic view. Or both.

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Perhaps this is a fractal universe where we live, perhaps not. I like to explore these ideas without attaching to any. These thoughts fuel the desire to build patterns out of patterns. IOMadeByMixy_13-5.jpg

 

This first Series is titled Inner Space and consists of 15 small watercolor & collage paintings mounted as art cards, and will be up in my Etsy shop in October. Hop on my mailing list to be first to know more!