Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do want.

If each of you lovely followers put in only $82.45, you could buy me this beautiful 18 K gold and diamond anatomically correct heart pendant for Christmas. That's only $1.42 a day!
No? How frugal are you?
I suppose if you really don't want to spend that much, maybe you could encourage your friends to follow and we can all share the costs around. Doesn't that sound good? Right? Right.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010


The Alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought. Leafing through the pages, he found a story about Narcissus. The alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, a youth who daily knelt beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell into the lake and drowned. At the spot where he fell, a flower was born, which was called the narcissus.

But this was not how the author of the book ended the story.

He said that when Narcissus died, the Goddesses of the Forest appeared and found the lake, which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.
"Why do you weep?" the Goddesses asked.
"I weep for Narcissus," the lake replied.
"Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus," they said, "for though we always pursued him in the forest, you alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand."
"But..... was Narcissus beautiful?" the lake asked.
"Who better than you to know that?" the Goddesses said
in wonder, "After all, it was by your banks that he knelt each
day to contemplate himself!!"
The lake was silent for some time.

Finally it said:
"I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus
was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my
banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty
"What a lovely story," the alchemist thought.

The Prologue from the book, The Alchemist...
© Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I've been helping my friend Tom organise his Halloween party and he dropped over the invitations today. They look so good, don't you think? We came up with the idea and he made them himself.
Halloween's not widely celebrated in Australia, so this will be the first Halloween party that I've been to. I'm a little excited :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Manly Shoes for Men

My first pair of shoes in colours most guys wouldn't be afraid to wear. What do you think?

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Sometimes I get all antsy about people replicating the space shoes I paint.
"You can't so that! That was MY original idea!"
is what I sometimes feel like shouting at them.Then I get start to annoyed when commenters praise their work.
"WOW. That is such a gr8 idea! You should totally sell them. I'd defs buy them!!!"
And this just makes me feel jealous and ripped off.

But then I realise, I copy other's work all the time too. Just testing out what I can do, seeing where it goes. I think it's just part of being an [insert word that's similar to, but is not artist*] A prime example of my plagiaristic skill is the two images above. The one on the left is one I drew last year after seeing Studio Violet's cute postcards (right). It's obviously the same moustachioed man, but I didn't admit it at the time. I should have though. And ultimately, I think, it's okay as long as you don't sell other people's ideas as your own. If you publish something extremely similar to someone else's work, link back to them and do not sell it. Ever.
So in this spirit, here are a few of the better space shoe copycats that I've seen around.

*Because I really wouldn't call myself one. Except when my friends joke about me not having a job. In that case, I'm a successful freelance artist, hehe.