|Jo O'Brien 4617 posts||
Finally a group for us Victorians to hang out in and keep up to date with what’s going on around the place!
I have been lucky enough to meet many RedBubble members from Melbourne and surrounds and so far everyone has been so lovely. How about we introduce ourselves a little here. Who you are, what kind of art you do, what breakfast cereal you eat, whether you are single and handsome…. you know… the important info.
|Darren Stones 2698 posts||
Sure, Jo, and thanks for the invite. Here’s a bit of a rundown of my vital statistics
Anyway, that’s the important stuff. :)
|Helen Green 69 posts||
Darren, if you stand next to me you won’t feel vertically challenged at all :D
I live in Geelong but used to live in Melbourne and am there visiting family often enough.
I have been doing phography for a short time and have a long way to go. My main hobby is dog agility and sometimes showing but I am on the bench at the moment as I have hurt my knee so when I am finished feeling sorry for myself I hope to get some photography done before I can start running again.
|Christine Wilson 412 posts||
Hi, been into photography for about 17 years take film and dig – love landscapes coffe wine and spending time with my family . Work as a nurse in my other life, keeps the bucks rolling in .
|kimbaross 87 posts||
|John Robb 2669 posts||
Me in a few lines (in no particular order):
|Jo O'Brien 4617 posts||
I should practice what I preach, so here’s some random things to know about me.
|HaRaKiRi 117 posts||
Hey guys, my name’s Jess I’m 21 and live in the way outer North Eastern Suburbs (Hurstbridge)… Some random facts about me include:
My favorite hair colour is bright red, the redder the better though it never stays that way long enough:(
Ummm, I guess that’s some of the important stuff for now
|Michael Alesich 447 posts||
Hey all, my name is Michael, I’m 25 and I’m an eastern suburbanite.
|earthairfire 589 posts||
So for me, it goes down a little like this:
That’s all you’re getting for now – I can’t give all my secrets away.
|Mark Higgins 75 posts||
A hill dweller for three years.
I love riding my big black motorbike when not photographing.
I love riding my pushbike – when not riding my big black motorbike or taking
I am addicted to Nescafe caramel coffee sachets (Box of 10 for $4.90, but
I love sitting out on my deck amongst the trees, reading the age with one of
I am an Apple Mac person and it is the only religion i am interested in….other
I am a graphic designer during the day in Box Hill, then scurry back to the hills and rock on my porch with a gun muttering to myself waiting for the possums to surround me when the sun goes down.
I love any comedy, the more offbeat the better.
I have a sweet tooth….come to think of it, every piece of me loves
Alternative JJJ music listener – can’t stand MOR or Country.
Favourite films: The Shining, Anything by Michael Mann, THX 1138, Syriana,
|Melinda Kerr 935 posts||
I am of mixed upbringing.
|Samantha Nance... 7 posts||
My favourite colour is purple. My inspiration comes from everywhere including within. My mother wishes I’d paint cats and not nudes hehe That makes me even more determined to paint nudes.
I have a mad maltese/shih-tzu 4 legged hairy boyfriend who doubles as a foot warmer. I’m painfully broke and shy which means meet ups are difficult…but I shall endeavour to try and get to one at some stage.
Look forward to meeting and chatting to more of you as well as looking at your lovely work.
|bellmusker 1272 posts||
Life hasn’t been the same since the Northcote Social Club stopped selling Rooftop Lager….
My heart has always been pulled between two very different homes, and being such a contrary wench, they just have to be on opposite ends of the earth. So while I sat high above the cobblestones of Brussels, in my medieval house with blood red walls and devil beer, I planned my list for returning back here; my other home.
Alas, the latter was denied, and the closest I’ve come to walking on St Kilda beach was tottering around the back streets of that suburb in the wee hhours on stilettos, looking for Jo O’Brien’s car, but I’ve managed to cross everything else off my list since I’ve been back.
Feels good to be home.
|MattLew 18 posts||
I’m Matt. Probably seen a few of you guys around Flickr and PassionForPixels. Just finished Year 12. Well…actually I’m right in the middle of VCE exams at the moment so I guess finishing year 12. Take photos as a hobby. Er…that’s about it. =]
|~ Ademac 441 posts||
Hi I am from Ballarat so not exactly Melbourne
|CDCcreative 68 posts||
I have lived on the outskirts of Melbourne for almost 5 years now. And I really love it down here. Melbourne is the best city, I adore it.
I am 32, married, have two dogs and a cat – no children.
I am into painting, drawing, anything arty and crafty really. Photography recently. Have taken no classes in art/photography but will get around to it at some point. I am also into creative writing, particularly poetry. I enjoy reading, have a houseful of books a cupboard full of craft materials and a very understanding husband.
By day I hang out in a little production office inside a window factory which doesn’t get any natural light. I spend most of my time doing admin type stuff and chasing the factory boys around with paperwork for their deliveries. The rest of the time I try to fit art and creative stuff into my life somewhere around the laundry and housework.
I find it much easier to communicate in writing, have a deathly fear of large groups of people, and an unhealthy addiction to scrambled eggs
|Neffy 4 posts||
My name is Jessica and I’m 21, I moved to Melbourne almost a year ago to start a job as a 3D games artist, and am still very happily working in that position.
|hollowviolin 5 posts||
dante… lived in North Melbourne past 6 years.
• graphic designer by profession, quit it to be an unemployed artist.
• did some oil painting, got side tracked. still unemployed
• did some photography, got side tracked. still unemployed.
• did some art directing on film sets, still doing it, still unemployed.
|friartuck 28 posts||
I work as a computer geek using about 1% of my brain while the other 99% cruises the strange universe that is my head. I swear I’m a little ADD… ;-). I’m quite successful in the IT industry which makes me think “What would happen if I did something using my whole brain eh….?”
I love Melbourne. I’ve lived there for 20 years now. It took time (I hated the first couple of years) but the place has grown on me. I miss it now I have to work in Canberra for a while. The only other city I would consider living in now is San Francisco. I really love that place! There is a real feel about it.
I spent a decade playing with photography before really starting to explore a style. I ‘took photos’ whereas now I like to ‘create images’. A big goal is to begin working with people more – I have a head full of images to make up that involve using folks (I don’t like the term ‘model’) but the tough bit is finding folks to volunteer and organising the time to meet!
I also like to write a bit. And when time permits I want to learn painting – acrylics I think.
I used to own a fibre-optic cactus…
|MichaelCouacaud 77 posts||
I’m Michael and i’m 26 I feel in love with photography as my second love being film. Speaking of which I still shoot on it because I haven’t gotten around to saving up for a DSLR. I sometimes eat fruit loops and muesli (not together though) I’m on the life long journey in experimenting with your art and finding your style. So I have dabbled in video production, drawing, poetry,creative writing and photography. Music is a flaw though I adore musicians even tried to play the guitar,sax and recorder at school. but I don’ think composing music is my forte.
|adrian76 849 posts||
My name is Adrian
If I were to eat cereal, I would go for a Just Right, or maybe a Weat Bix meal. At the moment, I’m hooked on toast, plain with a glass of orange juice. I will not change until I accidently buy the wrong bread, find out it tastes horrid toasted, and swear off the stuff forever (or at least 3 months)
I live in Southbank, as close as I possibly can to the office I work in. I’ve done this, because clearly I’m an idiot.
I have a cat, called Muggins. I also have a girlfriend, in a weird coincidence, her name is also Muggins.
I often lie about Steph’s name, for no other reason than to amuse myself.
I’ve been taking photos for just over a year now, and I still feel like I have universes of experience to cover before I’ll be happy with the results. What I see doesn’t always come out in the way I see it.
I was an artistic whipper snapper… once enjoying drawing, painting, sculpting and other fun expressions of late teen internal crisis management. Photography is my first foray back into that world, and I’m hooked completely all over again. Apparently I had some late teen angst still simmering… thankfully I’ve found an outlet, instead of selling all my possessions, burning my shoes, and joining a cult in Nimbin.
I have used zoo visits, day trips to beaches and random events to practice my photo’ing, and I’m hoping I’ll be ready to kick it up a notch in the next few months. I really want to start doing it far more seriously, and plan what I want to do, how I want it to turn out, and how many tens of thousands of dollars I’ll sell out for
Note to anyone still reading, I will sell out for far less than “tens of thousands of dollars”. I think you’d be suprised how little it would take… my guess, I would goes as low as selling all my dreams out for a Snickers Bar and a Big M (large, chocolate only)
|Jim Worrall 112 posts||
I’m Jim, a long time photography enthusiast living in Melbourne’s south east suburbs.
I have a tech job during the day and use photography as an escape, ……and what a fine escape it is.
|Liberta 16 posts||
My name is Simon, finally bought an SLR and started reading about photography about a year ago.
It is a perfect hobby for me especially working as an engineer i find photography a perfect outlet which lets me express my artistic side/design compared to the technical design i encounter during the day.
|nofrillsart 88 posts||
Hi there my names Glen aka No Frills Art…
- Im 33 living in Geelong…but visit Melb a fair bit…studied at RMIT/Melb uni(Thats gotta count for being here right? :) ).
- High School Art/Media teacher by trade, arts worker outside of work hours running projects for the Geelong Arts Alliance (and a few other community arts orgs)
-Have a background in Photography…but show none here. Tee’s are my new frontier cause i like the idea of taking art out of the gallery onto the street. Oh, and i have a bit of a background in street art/stencils/paste ups…so it makes sense to me.
-like humour and it comes out in my art.
- spirits and wine over beer for me…so yeah it gets expensive.
- Alternative sort, gardener, cyclist and love to cook (btw…I dont drive at all!?).
- And good old vegemite and melted butter on toast for me…but if i can get my hands on those soy and linseed muffins…im there!
hmm..that was kind of extrovertive…Im mostly an introvert.