Monday, May 28, 2012

{ window paintings, polka dots & more }

Sorry it has been so long since my last post - all of a sudden the month of May seems to have all but passed! There's been lots happening but finally it has calmed down so hopefully I will be a bit more on deck form here on. Amongst other things last week I was working on these window display paintings for Anna Spiro, as part of the launch of her wallpaper range for Porters Paints last Thursday night. The evening was heaps of fun and a huge success, and it was lovely to share the success of what is such a huge achievement for Anna (imagine designing a range of wallpapers, no less for a brand like Porters. what a dream!) One was just a big watercolour of her logo in pink, and the other a painted version of the story behind the range which I used her custom colours and a few motifs from the papers themselves on... nothing very tricky but I must say I just love doing stuff like this, so it was really fun to work it in with her papers and colours. 

As I 'm sure you can imagine there was so many beautiful things to look at and these pics hardly touch the surface - but you can check out more pics at her post on Absolutely Beautiful Things.

I also managed to finish one more painting in time for the night which is now hanging in the showroom and available for sale - it's these cute little polka-dot swimmers. Email me at if you'd like any details or are interested in purchasing!

So after this flurry of activity last week I have also had a huge weekend with the wedding of one of my best friends for which I was a bridesmaid. It was such an amazing wonderful happy day - wish we could do it all again - but I have some gorgeous pics and pretty things to share later in the week. Pop by and see. 

In the meantime - happy Monday!

Pip xx

Thursday, May 3, 2012

{ ivy & piper mag feature + work for sale }

I'm excited to let you know that I've been featured in the latest edition of Ivy & Piper Magazine which launched online today. Brimming with beautiful things, reads and inspirations for a stylish home and life, it's always a treat when Ivy & Piper mag comes out; and the May/June 2012 edition doesn't disappoint! So I was very flattered when Elizabeth & Melanie (the very talented creators & editors of IVP) asked me to be involved - and of course couldn't be happier to be keeping company amongst the pages of this fabulous edition. Click here to have a read, the snippet on me is on page 9 and then the work appears on the following two spreads.

So as part of this, I've created a couple of pieces exclusively for Ivy & Piper which are now available for sale. Below are the two appearing in the mag - 'Chanel Exclusifs' and 'You can never be overdressed...' plus a third piece that is also now for sale, 'Lotus Flower'. Product details and prices are as follows (and each one also come professionally custom-framed in a white deep set box frame):

1. Chanel Exclusifs - features five of the limited edition Chanel scents. Watercolour & pigment ink on paper. White deep-set box frame; framed dimension 580mm w x 430mm h. $550.

Here was this one in progress....

2. "You can never be overdressed..." - Watercolour, pigment ink & gold leaf on paper. 
White deep-set box frame; framed dimension 350mm w x 450mm h. $350.

3. Lotus Flower - Watercolour & pigment ink on paper. 
White deep set box frame; framed dimension 405mm x 405mm. $350.

If you're interested in purchasing any of the above just email me - but be sure to get in quick as it will be a case of first-in best-dressed (mind the pun!). Please note prices are quoted in AUD and are for fully framed works; but exclude any shipping or handling required (this can be quoted separately and would be from Brisbane, Australia).  If there are any other details or additional images that you are after let me know - and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

I hope you like them!!

So again a huge you to Elizabeth and Melanie from Ivy & Piper for including me in their fabulous magazine, and congratulations to them again for curating a unique yet utterly on-trend and covetable mix of all things interiors. I can't wait to re-read again.. and again.. and again!

Enjoy the read, have a great week.

Pip xx