Saturday, April 26, 2014

Long over-due update

It's been months. Months and months. I have been intending some sort of update for a long time but so much has been happening it's hard to make a start. Let's just bullet-point this.

  • I moved. You maybe knew this was about to happen. I am back in Dunedin - where i grew up. I have been fighting thinking this was a step backwards - it is not. It is good. Hard, but good.
  • I started working as an apprentice tattooist. Dream job achieved. Also very hard but also very good. I'm tattooing the public now and it's a lot of hard work but.. good. yes.
  • I got a puppy. My childhood dream! His name is Rigby and he is tiny and ridiculous and very very cute.

  • I bought a house. This is nuts and I still don't know how i managed to do this. Working two jobs in Wellington helped me save a lot, and real estate in Dunedin is much cheaper than most other places. It does mean i'm now pretty broke all the time, but it's worth it to have my own little space.

  • My partner and I seperated. This was a big one.. I won't go into details. I think it was the right thing for both of us, but it's still been pretty shattering. 7 years with someone is a long time, especially when that was your entire 20's. I haven't figured out how to socially interact in a romantic way with people yet, so i've been spending a lot of quiet time alone listening to records and reading comics. It's probably good for me even if it's hard.

Anyway... new life. Everything is new, change is scary but I know it'll work out soon. More updates to follow, including some photos of the tattoos i've been doing.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Homeward Bound

Hey guys I am moving cities in just over a month, so need to close my etsy shop so i can get prepared and pack and organise my life.
It’ll be open for one more week and until then you can get 15% off your order with the coupon code: HOMEWARD.
This doesn’t include patches, but does include everything else! Even originals.
I’m not sure how long it will take me to get up and running once i’m in my new town, so it could be a little while before you can buy prints and things off me. I will probably leave up little things like postcards and patches, because i can pack them and post them without taking up too much room.
And in case you were wondering, I am moving because I’ve been offered a tattoo apprenticeship in another city! so will be running off to live my dreams and draw every day. This is super amazing exciting.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Postcards & New happenings

Things have been a bit manic the last month, I took two weeks off to visit my family, which involved minimal internet use (my own decision) and then since I've been back I've been catching up on work at my day job. Somehow many little jobs were ignored while i was away so it's been work + sleep the last few weeks. I've been doing some serious re-thinking of my career moves and things are moving in a positive direction. I may have some very exciting news in the next few weeks but i don't want to jinx it by jumping the gun and making any announcements just yet..

In the mean time I've just had some lovely new postcards delivered, and they are now up in my etsy store.

I've listed them all individually rather then sets as i normally do, so you can pick and choose a bit more. Did you notice my gorgeous new fountain pen making an appearance? It was a birthday gift from my partner, I'm really enjoying doing more writing and having a lovely pen makes it much more special.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sketchbook.. Friday?

I don't care what day it is, here's some drawings.

I've started work on some larger pencil drawings and have been really enjoying it.. i forget sometimes that things don't have to be painted in order to be finished. My scanner is still out of action (or rather my computer) so still no scanned finished works..

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Zine

I actually finished this some months ago, in time for Wellington zinefest. But here it is finally photographed and for sale.

You can buy it here

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I made this little time-lapse of me drawing because I really like watching other people drawing. It was longer but I just made it on my little phone which decided to go to sleep and cut off the end.

My big computer, which is attached to my scanner, is suffering through death-throes right now which means i can't scan anything. Yes, i could plug my scanner into my laptop but i can never edit paintings properly on here so I don't think it's worth bothering. But i promise i have been painting and someday soon things will be scanned.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sketchbook Sunday (at last!)

My excuse for not blogging is that it's been the Holidays. Actually i only got a few days off but, you know, laziness is in the air. I got to spend Christmas with my family in Dunedin but I was straight back to work for New Years. Luckily i'm not much of a party animal so it wasn't a huge loss.

I have been drawing a lot, despite this bout of laziness, so i have plenty to show from my sketchbook. Very little finished work, but that's not what sketchbooks are about anyway.

 I've been making some paste-ups with my super cool friend Pinky Fang, it's really fun working with acrylics after so long.