Something new! I got sick and tired of drawing the exact same kind of girl so I decided to do something else for a change. Basically this is what I want to look like this summer....cropped hair and dressed completely in Marni.
Finally got off my ass and saw the Jeff Koons Retrospect at Centre Pompidou. It was a late birthday present ( 8 days late). The exhibition closes in just 10 more days! So happy I made the journey to check everything out. I've seen a few pieces of his work at a few different museums but never a FULL show and it was great! I felt inspired to create more colourful works and fucking paint instead of drawing with markers and ink! I took a few snap shots but I felt like the worlds biggest wanker doing it ugh. Well at least I had a proper camera and not an iphone right? RIGHT? eh anyway if you're in Paris go check this out while it lasts.
Back to painting patterns and squiggles. This style feels more like myself. I don't think many people know this about me, but when I was 16 I had a job working for a family friend painting aboriginal designs onto clothing. DON'T WORRY! I have Noongar blood in me so I'm not one of those white people painting aboriginal designs (those people are strange.....very very strange). Anyway it didn't last long but I loved painting dots onto hemp fabric. I wish I could do it again le sigh. Anyway more patterns to come in the future. I'm really sick of drawing fashion things. Don't get me wrong, I love me some fashion! I'm just a bit over it at the moment. I'm getting back to my roots! So more paintings in the future pour moi.
I've been paying little attention to the Fall 2015 runway shows. I've been checking a few out here and there but ugh it's making me tired already. Maybe because I've been staying tuned for 3 weeks? Off and on. Anyway I've drawn 3 pencil sketches from Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Gucci and Jacquemus. Back at art school ALL THOSE YEARS AGO I had a lecturer that would make the studio class draw a million times over our already existing work. We would do this for 3 hours and end up with a complete mess but it was great fun. So I'm still doing this!
I'm currently on a break from eating pasta. I ate it almost everyday for 2 weeks! I didn't put on any weight or anything, I just got a mega flu from it? Maybe? I love you forever pasta but we need a long long break.
Hello blog and readers? Are there any readers? I get the feeling leaving comments is a thing of the past because in this day and age we're all clicking on the heart button or the "like" button on our computers or phones. What happened to the world? Anyway I thought I would share with everyone my latest work. I teamed up with All the pretty birds and collaborated with this little doodle. There will be more illustrations like these in collaboration with All the pretty birds so stay tuned.
Please read the article on the website here
All the pretty birds
The piece is about just not having enough time to keep in contact with friends. Sometimes life gets in the way, and thats true. But what about those friends who just NEVER write back for weeks, months or years on end? I've had a lot of those as soon as I moved to another country, most were people I considered my closest friends too. I just put it down to this now...
A. They're mother fucking lazy
B. They were never your friends to start off with, don't value your friendship enough to get off their asses and text, call or email me.
C. They just had a horrible freak accident and can't use anything to communicate with. OR
D. THEY HATE ME!
Ever had this happen to you?