Thursday, October 27, 2011

I remember when I was 8 years old and Mum used to take me to art lessons.

I though it was a blast I was getting to spend my Saturday's painting, living the life of an artiste.

All I was missing was a beret.

But alas over the years, illustrating took a backseat as photography pushed its way into my passion-sphere.

That doesn't mean I still don't give major creds to people who can paint or draw though.

Today, my creds are going to Caitlin Shearer.

The lovely lass behind these works shared with me too..

How old be you?
I'm 22 and living in Surry Hills, Sydney at the moment. Nice to meet you!

Utensils of choice?
Watercolour paints, pacer lead pencils, black ink and smooth cotton paper.

Any aristic heroes?
Vivienne Westwood, J.W Waterhouse, Sofia Coppola, Angus Mcbean, Enoch Bolles, John Willy.

Do you see yourself in any of your pictures?
Yes! I attempt to make my work like a secret diary, so there's always a hint of me that can't help by get caught up.

Why is Winona your faves?

Oh! Words cannot even describe how much I love Winona. I love her in pretty much every one of her films from the 90's, even the less blockbustery ones like 'Welcome home Roxy Carmichael'. All of the characters she played in that time were so off beat and fabulous. She has a lot of sass which mingles with this weird inner loneliness - plus such a quaint little nose and haughty eyebrows. I just like watching her - she's the ultimate girl in my eyes.

Do pretty dresses and lipstick (aka fashion) play a big part in your illustrations?
I enjoy dressing up, old timey glamour and attention to detail, so I think these things go into my artwork simply because they are a big part of my everyday life and personality. One pocket of my handbag is reserved for lipsticks. Haha. So silly.

Favourite storybook?
The original 'Little Mermaid' tale where she commits suicide in the end. Or Eloise! Cheeky little Eloise who lives in a hotel with Skipperdee her turtle and Weenie her dog.

What makes you smile?
Beirut, having my friends over for dinner, kissing, sunshine, atlas sound, ice cream, parcels in the mail, glittery nail polish, high tea, 30 rock.

Do you like the number 13?
Halloween is coming up and I've got all of those spooky things on my mind, so yeah, I'll give the number 13 a big hug so it doesn't curse me.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Come one, come all.

If you're in Sydney this Saturday and looking for some art/jewellery/a good time - then here's the event for you.

My lovely friend Anne and her mate The Whittler are throwing together this little shin-dig.