Sunday, October 30, 2011

i have returned!
safe and sound, what a wonderful experience!

as you know, i love colour and i soon discovered that the people in asia do too, whether it be their food,clothing or flowers and plants there is an abundance of joyful vibrancy. it overshadows their lack of wealth. another thing that struck me in bali was the incredible caos and the ability for the balinese to juggle it in the calmest way, they simply dont get wound up! i think we could learn a thing or too!
kuala lumpur was my favorite city, i can thoroughly recommend it if you don't want to hang about with fellow tourists, we spent hours simply wandering through the various districts, little china, little india the impressive malls selling all the big names, it has character and is not as slick as singopore.
we where constantly blown away by how reasonably priced everything is, a couple of dollars for the most delicious meal, we preferred to eat local and luckily didn't suffer the consequences! it was an amazing eye opening experience for my boys too,they learned first hand that there is a whole very different world out there, some of it fabulous some of it not so, i think they will look at their little world here in new zealand in perspective too, i am keen to get back into creating so i will be working on some new etsy art amongst other projects so watch this space!
(i am also delaying my next lucky draw till i have the new work up)

Friday, October 14, 2011

before i scadoodle for a couple of weeks, i just want to let you know that i am shutting down my little etsy shop for the  duration of my trip, it will reopen at the end of the month,
good news, a selection of my designs are now available to purchase at

see you soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

at last we've done it! we are of to Singapore and Bali for 2 whole weeks!
we leave this friday and will be back at the end of the month so there won't be any more posts till then but i'm sure I'll have tons of cool things to show you on my return.
my 2 boys Austin 15 and Louis 11 wont know what's hit them! we have been warning them about the heat, they complain when it's 25 degrees!
i hope to come back totally inspired, i'll be flat out too, i've had a surge in companies asking for work so i'll be right in the deep end, talking about being flat out, i promised to submit 4 pieces of work for the Kina gallery, here they are, they might need a couple of changes but i sure am glad i had time to finish them!
till the end of the month then....xx

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Print & Pattern Book out now!

 Marie says "my new book print & pattern 2 is finally here. the official release date in the UK is monday 10th october - but amazon have already taken delivery of stocks. it is the follow up book to my 2008 original and this time features another 100 different designers so that both books can sit together as a set with no double ups. artists and companies featured include marimekko, designers guild, rob ryan, darling clemetine, donna wilson, jonathan adler, amy butler, K&company, cosmo cricket, by graziela, and ingela p arrnhenius. you can find it here on amazon uk and on amazon usa or use the isbn number 978-1856697927 to find it at your prefered bookseller. here are a few snapshots of some of the spreads to give you just a flavour...."
i have taken this direct of the print & Pattern blog
i received my copy all the way in new zealand already, what a thrill to see my chocovenyl wall decal bird on the cover! thanks marie!

Monday, October 3, 2011

this months winner

  Maria Healy in Ireland
you are this months luck draw winner,

don't worry, i'll be having another one next month!