So we're almost at the half-way point for the 100 Days Project, so I thought I'd take this time to share some of my favourite pieces of work that I've done in the past few weeks.
Day 7 - The passing of Gene Wilder. I'd had this song stuck in my head the whole day, and since I kept seeing news stories about his death, I felt compelled to add my own small tribute.
Day 9 & Day 11 - It was safe to say that after I finished watching Stranger Things, I became a little obsessed, especially with El. *throws waffles into the woods* FOR ELEVEN.
Day 14 - Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb! If you haven't seen The Runaways, watch it. This is also an amazing song to just 'lose it' to.
Day 15 - Some words of wisdom from Neil deGrasse Tyson. Also one of the first days I got back into using my wacom tablet. We are all made of star dust <3
Day 16 - I wish I was good at taking my own advice, but I don't think anyone is really! I always need to remember that any and all progress is good progress.
Day 18 - I created this with dead flax that had collected on my boyfriend's father's deck, while my brother was busy painting my boyfriend's car bumper. It was a gorgeous day, and I remember looking at the flax thinking, "I can make something with that." This was the outcome!
Day 24 - The only person who didn't like this was my father. He still thinks it's bad to swear on social media, but I guess that's parents for you! The irony is the ugly word itself and how it's adorned with pretty flowers. That was my aim, anyway.
Day 31, Day 34, & Day 37 - In one way or another, these three somehow relate with each other. One of my most favourite days was the day I got my semicolon tattoo, and joined Project Semicolon. This week consisted of a lot of self-care and reminders. I also started working more on my zine DemonDays, which is a collection of comics depicting the conversations that happen between myself and that demon called Depression.
Day 42 - I was getting emotional over not having donuts for a while. Small things...
A reminder that you can follow my project fully on my Instagram, and also on my 100 Days Project page. I will also be creating a separate page on my website for the full collection. Almost 50 days down! I'm so happy with my progress, because the last time I did this project, I only managed up to Day 19. I have the best support around me, and I'm really proud of some of the work I've managed to produce, even in the darkest of times! Onwards and upwards!
So I recently joined BriefBox™ and managed to make my first submission. Never did I think I'd get a glowing remark from one of the sites' co-founders, or get featured, but I managed both!
BriefBox™ is an expanding database full of practice briefs for designers, and is a great way to get some design practice in and boost your portfolio! If you haven't already, I really urge you to check it out and have a play around. There are so many amazing briefs awaiting your creative talent!
This was my first submission; a visual identity for a painter and decorator. I've already updated my portfolio with it, but you can check out the original post here.
For those that don't know, I'm participating in this years' 100 Days Project! This project is a simple creativity project that requires one thing to be done, everyday, for 100 days.
Today marks Day 7 on the calendar! Here are my updates from the past week, and you can follow my ongoing progress right here. I also upload my progress on Instagram and Twitter :)
If you're also taking part in this project, don't hesitate to send me a message so I can follow your 100 Days journey as well!
It's been a long time coming, but I finally got around to opening up my Etsy store! There are only a couple of listings right now, but there are so many things that I want to create and share with you all, so hopefully my store expands a lot over the next year or so!
The first item I put up for sale were my Chunky Tassel Marbled Bookmarks. I have so many of them just sitting there waiting to be bought, so head over to my store! I'll be making things constantly until I manage to find myself a full-time graphic design job (it's been a year and a half already *sad face*) so keep an eye out! I'll be updating what goes into my shop here too, so you'll never miss out on new things!
I got to experiment more with paper marbling the other day. I say experiment, because I don't quite think they're up to selling standard yet! I'm really loving the blues and pinks, but I can't wait to use more colours. There's a bit of yellow, green, and black in there, but I'm still yet to refine the process!
Here's some photos of the final creations. Still a lot of learning to do, but hopefully I'll be able to combine this DIY technique with other sketches and typography I've been working on! I'm not sure what I'll do with these ones, but let me know what you think of them :)
I'm constantly on the hunt for little DIY projects that can enhance my craft abilities. You've already seen some of the stencils cards I make, as well as some sketches and things that keep me busy. But I thought it was about time I did something a bit messier, and something that wasn't so... controlled. Long story short, I discovered how to make marbled paper out of shaving foam and food colouring.
I won't take all the credit for this amazing DIY hack; I followed the instructions here. These were honestly so fun to make, and I have endless possibilities for this craft. I could seriously spend a whole day doing this!
The best thing about this is that each time you do it, what you'll get will always be different. You never quite know what the finished product will look like, and that element of surprise is always fun to explore. Maybe have a go yourself and see what wonderful paper marbling magic you can create!
So I got a potted Chrysanthemum for Christmas and I've been wanting to draw it ever since, and I finally got the chance to do so the other day! I'm really excited, because it's growing really well and there are about four or five other buds about to flower. I also have a succulent plant that I'm yet to draw, so maybe that will be my next little mission.
I'm also heading off to Brisbane in a week for ten days, so hopefully I will have some more sketches and things from my travels! It's my first time being out of the country too, so I'm sure there will be lots of photos shared on my Instagram.
With a new year comes all sorts of new goals and hopes and dreams. Hopefully this new year will come with a lot more exciting projects for me to show you all! I've been experimenting with the art of Zentangle recently, and what better way to kick off the festivities of Christmas and New Years with a bit of meditative art?
I hope you've all had a relaxing holiday so far and I look forward to sharing more creative things with you this year!
Hello friends! It has been such a long time since I've posted something, but since it's almost time for the new Star Wars movie to come out, I thought I'd share a project I'd worked on for a client. Oh yeah, it's also Christmas soon too. So what better thing to create than Christmas-themed Star Wars greeting cards?
I made a set of 12 (and included the envelope). I never intended to sell the greeting cards I started making, but I never knew people would actually want them! I might set up something on my Etsy page in the mean time, but for now here's the full set of the Star Wars Christmas cards I made. Enjoy!
My 'client' was actually my high school media studies teacher, and the recipients of the cards are actually a lot of teachers that taught me over five years ago! I'm so glad they've all gone to a good home.
Hopefully I will have some more creative things to show you over the next few months!
I am getting way too into this greeting card thing, but if it allows me to be creative and make cool things about other cool things then I totally don't apologise for it! Last time I posted some greeting cards with a Star Wars theme (don't worry, there's plenty more where that came from), but today I decided to do something a bit different and equally as nerdy. So here's one for all the Whovians out there; Ten, Eleven, and Twelve! Who knows, perhaps this will translate nicely into a full set of all Twelve (Thirteen, technically) Doctors! Here are the individual cards in more detail:
I also tried to find patterns that matched each Doctor's era/personality, but in the end I settled for some good ol' floral and gold foil patterns.
Keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks for more nerdy greeting cards, and the next instalment of Graphic Style (Co)Lab with Alisha and Jordy. (There was a name change because we realised some of these projects would be a bit impossible to do in 30 minutes, even if we were like, Michael Bierut or Stefan Sagmeister or something).