The Elm Tree // Relaunch video

If I were a colour, I would be the exact colour that is painted on the back wall of the shop.

Pre orders // The Hipster Lumberjack

Getting my illustrations ready for printing seems to be a tragically chaotic process...
It should be a lot simpler.

The Hipster Lumberjack is heading off to the printer soon, so if you are keen to order one for yourself, send me through an email to 

The print is on A3, but takes up the space of an A4 piece of paper.
All the prints will have either the blue shirt, or yellow shirt, - but if you want one that is 100% yours, I have a limited number of lino prints on 225gsm A3 that can be coloured.

Pre-orders (before April 5) get FREE SHIPPING Australia wide.

I will have more new work up soon in the shop (there is a new link in the side bar!) and if you go give it a click, you can buy the pictured print!

Yes. That's red riding hood again.

Maybe it is the workshop tables being set up in the middle of the shop, or the awesomely green wall, or maybe its just because I haven't done my own art for such a long time - whatever the reason - I have been making quite a bit of art recently.

Mostly lino prints... or rather. Rubber block prints.
I have blogged about how I work with this stuff before - it is so much easier to cut than lino or wood - and as I don't have a press, it is also easier for me to print.
Everyone who sees them tells me about how they 'did that in high school' and I am not sure why more people don't do it now.  After designing the print, there isn't a heap to think about and I kind of like the mindlessness of just cutting... I don't know what that says about me...

I thought I would share with you some process photos though.

 the initial drawing.

 the block (this is actually after printing the orange, and then cutting away the next layer.)
the first print... aligning the prints is reaaaally difficult when you are just kind of eyeballing it...
 I kind of got the hang of it eventually.
 it seemed kind of unbalanced (too orange) so I added some extra white with this sweet gouache pen I got from Daiso.

The final print (original on the left the drawn on one on the right.)

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