Saturday, July 29, 2006


penguinfeatures: we *so* need a studio

frogstar: we so do!

penguinfeatures: a big airy studio..

frogstar: can we have one in melbourne please?

penguinfeatures: absolutely. *thinking* wouldn't that be great.. to hire some industrial space and actually have a studio

frogstar: that'd be so great. and we could do it if we really wanted to...

penguinfeatures: we could. we could slowly fill it with equipment

frogstar: let's make that a mid-term goal. live in the same city and have a studio together, hehhe

penguinfeatures: second hand pottery wheel.. some big tables.. storage shelves.. find some potter who'll let us fire in her kiln.. a printing press thingie.. *really wants to explore printing*... tools and space for book binding.. and sewing.. we need to sew more

frogstar: we could have an espresso machine in the corner even. near the coffee table and armchairs.

penguinfeatures: ohhh yesss

penguinfeatures: *puts that particular point to number one on the list*

frogstar: yes yes yes!!!! this is sounding bloody faaabbbbulous! mmm, yeah, we need a printmaking mentor. someone quirky and fun and really really good.

frogstar: if i had it my way i'd turn our bathroom into a studio. it's so bright and sunny! i could put a big table where the bath is. leave the basin, good to have running water on hand...

penguinfeatures: you do have a wonderful bathroom

frogstar: grow a big plant in the toilet bowl. put a pottery wheel where the shower is. *nods*

penguinfeatures: not a cactus though

frogstar: noi!

penguinfeatures: that would take all the fun out of wees

frogstar: heheh, i was thinking of maybe not doing so many wees in there after the plant went in. something big and leafy that cast great shadows at night time when the dim light was on (i love plant shadows...)


a sunny day
the house to myself
four art projects to work on
i'm loving it.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Thursday, July 20, 2006


people, i have no shame. here i am. with my friends. at the beach after going to PiRATES OF THE CARiBBEAN and all that jazz. want more? read someone elses blog.

yup, we dressed up.
yup, it was a corporate event.
yup, people laughed. some even pointed.

Monday, July 17, 2006


it makes my ear hot and ouchy.

it make's my list of things that still haven't been done stay the same length. (ideally it'd be shorter, you see)

it makes me even more restless and ready to jump chch-ship.

it makes me miss him so much it hurts.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


creature on couch
Originally uploaded by frogstarstrikesagain.

as you can see, i've had a productive weekend.
anyone got a name idea?
i'm pleased with how he turned out, my first attempt at a soft toy in many a year! (since i was about 8 i think)
i've got all this stuff in my head i want to blog, and it's 11.30 and i need to be in bed! so hopefully it can wait while i get some sleep.
yay for good stuff outweighing the other stuff!

Saturday, July 01, 2006


venus flytrap close
Originally uploaded by frogstarstrikesagain.

aah, at last another illustration friday to keep you entertained!
this week's theme is sticky. this incidentally is a detail of the larger drawing... but the photo of the whole thing is blurry and i just wanted to get it posted rather than mess around figuring it all out perfectly.
i've been very creative of late, doing lots of little bits and pieces, and more importantly feeling GOOD about it. (heh, typo averted... i'm not feeling quite 'god' yet)
today i've been out sketching at the museum and looking at strange old stuff. go on, have a look at the devil dog vase on my flickr. somewhere over there -->
after some wandering of the arts centre market i sat myself down with a coffee and my current read (colour, victoria finlay, i've mentioned it before) and spent a good hour or so just chilling out and enjoying my own company. nice way to spend a saturday.
i've been inspired to pick up the Artist's Way again, buddied up with a certain creative minkey we know and love. yay!
till next time...
*love and hugs*