Thursday, May 31, 2012

We still love print

Our pile of mags from Mag Nation

French Marie Clare Ideas - February Issue

French Marie Clare Ideas - February Issue 

Elle Decoration UK  - April issue

Molly Makes Wedding Magazine

Molly Makes Wedding Magazine

Sabrina Ward Harrison - The Story is Happening

Sabrina Ward Harrison - The Story is Happening

Sabrina Ward Harrison - The Story is Happening

Sabrina Ward Harrison - The Story is Happening

Sabrina Ward Harrison - The Story is Happening
Shelley and I had a wonderful time together. One of our favourite things to do, is head off to Mag Nation and buy a pile of new mags, to get our inspirational juices flowing. As content on the web is so current, it is getting harder and harder for magazines to compete and the word out there is that eventually it will all end up on tablets...but Shelley and I agreed that there is nothing quite like sitting down with a cup of tea and a lovely pile of beautiful mags. Here are a few sots of things that caught my eye and some images from a beautiful book I have recently purchased by Sabrina Ward Harrison. While I am an avid new media fan, I say long live print!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New work at Markit@Fed Square this weekend







I have been wanting to put this set together for awhile now and at last it has come together just in time for Markit@Fed Square this Sunday. These are pencil sketches of things found by me on field trips around where we live. We are fortunate to have a state park behind our house in Warrandyte, Australia. My family and I often go on beautiful walks collect and gathering things of interest. The skull, we think, is of a wallaby. This set of 4 small prints is available in our etsy shop or if you would like to see the set in person then come along to Federation Square on Sunday the 27th of May from 10am until 5pm. I am extra excited as Shelley, my sister, (and other half of Sweet Wiliam) will be with me visiting from New Zealand - yay!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Paper Trail Exhibition



Marsha Golemac
‘Mineral Matter’ Paper sculpture installation

Sarah Harvey
‘Singing for their supper’ Ink, Collage  
Snowpuppe | Kenneth Veenenbos (and Nellianna van den Baard)
Chestnut origami lamp + cord and socket (only for use with energy-saving lightbulb)

Rob Ryan
‘Later That Night’ Hand-cut paper

Lumiere | Emma Cleine
‘‘Melon Mandala’’ Limited edition relief print on Arches paper

Leah Bartholemhew
‘Rocks One’ & ‘Rocks Two’ Giclee art prints on cotton rag paper Edition of 6

Emma Gale
‘Yellow ribbons’ Collage pencil pastel on paper

Paula Mills
‘Circles of Pattern Collage’


I am am super duper excited to be part of this amazing exhibition - it is called Paper Trail and it is being held by Paper Runway magazine. The exhibition opens on Friday the 25th of May at Art Park - 5/11 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay. I am most flattered to be joining the ranks of a wonderful list of exhibitors, including Rob Ryan (wow!). I have submitted one of my most favourite pieces - the 'circles of pattern' original collage. The exhibition is only on for 3 days so do make sure you pop in if you are in the area - it sounds like it will be awesome! Here is a little blurb from their site: 


Produced by Paper Runway, the stylish Byron Shire-based magazine loved by paper aficionados and the design-conscious from Australia to London and New York, The Paper Trail will open with a paper-centric exhibition at Art Park at the Byron A&I Estate on Friday May 25.

Coinciding with the magazine’s first birthday, The Paper Trail will continue all weekend with paper workshops for all ages with leading artists and paper product designers including Kim Amos, Anne Leon, Craig Rochfort and Kate Ford. Workshops will include paper making, creating paper zines, book binding, the art of paper cutting.
The exhibition will, of course, be paper-centric and all artists will contribute a portion of their sales to NAPCAN, which works to eliminate child abuse.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Magical weekend away in Daylesford












My husband and I had a special treat of a weekend away, while the kids were with a friend. We had a wonderful time in Daylesford. We ate well, went for beautiful walks amongst the autumn trees, scratched around in junk shops and breathed in all the crisp country air. Highlights were buying a handmade Harris tweed hat from a lovely hat maker at the railway market, breakfast at the Larder, a drink at the Farmers Arms, dinner at the Lake House and buying thank you gifts at Cliffy's Emporium. Wow, it was very special! Here are a few shots of things we found on our travels. Happy Monday to you all, Paula x

Monday, May 14, 2012

Flickr inspiration

There is so much going on all the time in web world - facebook pages, intagram, pinterest etc., etc. and I feel I have been neglecting my flickr collection. I do like flickr as you can follow people you like and then see who they are following for some more coolness. It is totally image led and it is easy to trace the source of the image. So here are a few of my current flickr favourites, all links to these images can be found here. Happy Monday to you all, p x

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Mother's love

Me sitting on my Mum's knee in 1974. Mother's love illustration below
You know some times when you are walking through a beautiful forest and you come across a fallen tree and you notice how life has carried on around the tree? New things have grown in and around it, maybe some little creatures have made their home in it, it is still there but no longer standing as tall as it used to. Shelley and I (and our younger brother Myles) lost our Mum 6 years ago and this is how it feels sometimes. I miss the beautiful, strong, solid tree but I can see how it's presence is still felt and will be for a very, very long time. This image is about that, a mother's love is strong deep and wide.  Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers and Grandmothers out there. Paula xxx

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

$500 worth of Magnolia Square goodies up for grabs!


Subscribe to the Magnolia Square email list between now and 4pm Saturday May 5 for your chance to win this fabulous booty of prizes worth $500.  (including Sweet William prints!) Winner announced on their blog and notified Monday May 7.
Sweet William will be at Magnolia Square from Thursday until Saturday at Malvern Town Hall. Pop in and say hello, I always love to meet blog readers!