I'm a graphic artist from Melbourne. I have one lovely boyfriend, one gorgeous 3.5 year old boy and one fuzzy kitty. I have lived in england and one day hope to open my own diner complete with home made apple pie and damn good coffee. I have been told i'm 'eccentric' 'irreverant' and 'weird' but hey, i'm just me doin' my thang. I love music - listening to, dancing to, singing to, being silly to, falling over to. I also love friends, strangers, autumn, staying up late, lists, lying on cool grass, one-offs, spontaneity, a bargain, great gigs, reminiscing, walking in the rain, waking up with a song in my head, foreign things & people, charity shops, nice surprises, fancy dress, messing about with paint, wallpaper, useless facts, candy stripes, the ukulele, typography, rotoscoping, vintage design, kaleidascopes, and of course the thoughts, feelings and actions of my little family
colours i like: bubblegum pink, fire engine red, robin's egg blue, turquoise, kelly green, ... anything bright, really!
i love music. so much so i have no words left to describe my love for it. in the words of frank zappa "music is the best"
also, i love Candy!!! popping candy (pop rocks), Tootsie Rolls, Good & Plenty, Cherry Twizzlers, Mentos, Turtles, Double Decker bars, Cryst-o-mint lifesavers & other varieties, spearmint Altoids, Dime/Daim, Kinder eggs, Mentos, licorice, Anything cherry flavor, Trader Joe's candies/chocolate. Send me something weird and unusual and i'll love it ;)
favourite flavours: Cherry, pink grapefruit, green tea, grape, spearmint, pina colada, cinnamon. Anything but Lime
air, arcade fire, badly drawn boy, belle & sebastian, britta phillips & dean wareham, burt bacharach, cream, curtis mayfield, david bowie, donovan, e.l.o, felt, frank zappa, funkadelic, galaxie 500, hefner, isaac hayes, jimi hendrix, kings of convenience, life without buildings, lloyd cole & the commotions, lou reed, love, mike keneally, nick drake, orange juice, os mutantes, pavement, penguin cafe orchestra, pixies, pulp, scott walker, serge gainsbourg, sergio mendes and brazil 66, shugo tokumaru, simon & garfunkel, sly & the family stone, stereolab, television, the beach boys, the beatles, the clientele, the cure, the decemberists, the field mice, the free design, the go-betweens, the high llamas, the magnetic fields, the new pornographers, the pipettes, the postal service, the rolling stones, the shins, the smiths, the stone roses, the sundays, the temptations, the velvet underground & nico, the zombies, tindersticks, xtc, yo la tengo.
the colbert report, 30 rock, the mighty boosh, the soup, the daily show with john stewart, in treatment, arrested development, yo gabba gabba, the office, archer, i am not an animal, dexter, father ted, the league of gentlemen, strangers with candy, superjail, spaced... oh dear. i like a lot of tv!!
most of woody allen's movies, barbarella, breathless, yellow submarine, buffalo 66, beyond the valley of the dolls, allegro non troppo, zoolander, i love you alice b toklas, easy rider, monsters inc, the thomas crown affair, withnail and i, shaun of the dead, velvet goldmine,
i don't get much time to read these days :( mostly magazines like juxtapoz, grafik, how. But i do have a frightening amount of art and design books that i flick through for inspiration.
i have, in the past, enjoyed the work of bukowski, burroughs, vonnergut, tom robbins, and 'a confederacy of dunces' is my favourite book. no wait, jitterbug perfume is.. no wait.. etc.
If anyone wants to send me a 1960s/70 childrens encyclopedia or picture book i'd be very willing to do a swap!
I'm not a picky person, but obviously i do have some dislikes:
Western cartoon stuff: Loony Toons, Diddl etc
spiders, bugs and snakes!
teddy bears and sappy lovey-dovey junk!
Emily the strange. Blah.
The smell of smoke. Blah x 100
patchouli, musk & sandalwood scents and nag champa incense
Lime flavoured stuff. barf-o-rama.
dishonesty, bigotry, people who are just plain mean!
people taking credit for my work!