Journal

goodbye iAN

goodbye iAN

Thank you so much Matt for letting us know of iAN’s passing at 2.30am today, at the wonderful age of 80 (our dear friend and fellow bubbler) I/we will all remember him as a person of great character, a dear friend, a mentor to my son Benjamin, a talented human being and writer, a sensitive soul, full of cheek!, a wonderful father, a caring man who was young at heart and full of life, who even in.midst of suffering was thoughtful and never complaining, I will remember his rainbows of colourful hats, our vibrant conversations and his positive Outlook and feel always so blessed to have shared some moments with this great treasure, he will be greatly missed…

iAN and i became friends on redbubble long time ago, when I noticed he lived on the Tweed near my parents, hisbp…

tattoos of girls and elephants, birds and owls

…some good news! A new tattoo to share, this is derived from my artwork Little Sunshine the Patchwork Elephant and Patchwork Elephant, one of the most gorgeous tattoos I’ve ever seen and here is beautiful Panika modelling her new KT tattoo…thank you so much Panika for sharing with me/us, I’m so happy you like my work and so excited if you end up getting another one, I’d love to see that one also! Available here as prints and cards or on tshirts and stickers here

Aloha, above is a collection of images for my T-Shirt design Tattoo Elephant which someone has used as a skin tattoo, and it looks pretty nice I must say. A friend of mine found this image somewhere on the internet, so I haven’t been in touch with the person that has had this tattooed, altho…

Artists: GIFTS4U





Aloha!

Art Chick is now available in 2 designs and lots of new colours, designs, stickers and hoodies and a whole NEW range of childrens tshirts and baby wear.


Art Chick

My “Art Chick design” is drawn on brown textured kraft paper with a lick of white paint, chalk pastels, marker pens, charcoal and black ink, developed into a large range of warm hoodies/short and long sleeved tshirts/stickers/baby and kids clothes/greeting cards/postcards you can wear them at home, in the art studio, as pyjama tops, to university or school as your paint shirt, or just for fun as a promotional way to let your friends and family know you are an artist….wearing a tshirt like this one, says something about you and opens the door for further conversation :) These are fun to wear to …

Photographers: GIFTS4U






Aloha!

Smile Baby is getting famous!! I’m so proud of her…she was featured on PetaPixel blog a while ago, and lots of folks have been buying her tshirt and wearing her on their travels. Thank you PetaPixel :)

WHAT MAKES SMILE BABY SO SPECIAL?

My “Smile Baby Photographer Range” comprises a collection of 3 designs, drawn on brown textured kraft paper with a lick of white paint, chalk pastels, marker pens, charcoal and black ink, developed into a large range of warm hoodies/short and long sleeved tshirts/stickers/baby and kids clothes/greeting cards/postcards you can send back home from places of interest in your journeys overseas and out and about/art prints on canvas/framed/laminated/matted/mounted/posters and beautiful greeting cards that make wonderful gi…

marketing art

A friend of mine and fellow artist Frannie Moore just asked me how i would answer someone wanting to determine their target market…what questions they should ask themselves and how to determine that…

Here in my journal and in the forum i’ve tried to articulate or give an answer from my own personal experience…. however reading the link below could also help a lot too:

but I’m an artist and marketing is lame by skinny artist (thanx to Deborah Milligan for giving me the heads up re this great blog)

I would say, okay, then let’s together have a look at your art/photography and brainstorm a list of who we think would like your work, and please close your eyes and visualise where you see the work hanging and I will do the same….look at the images as a collective, …

Janis Zroback: LIVE INTERACTIVE on the SPOT interview here

Hi and welcome, you have just arrived at a LIVE ON THE SPOT INTERVIEW

Meet your intrepid reporter (me Karin) and my next victim…ooops, I mean interviewee Janis Zroback

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MINI BIO: Janis Zroback

  1. Janis Zroback is a self-taught artist and painting is her passion…Over the years, Janis has taught art at the college level and privately in the studio, she has also been a frequent contributor to Canada’s premier decorating and art magazines. Her television appearances include several popular decorating shows, Janis’s work has been featured in numerous publications, and can also be found in many private homes around the city. Janis paints inmany different styles and genres, which she shows as individual series, and as you view her work she hopes that you will find somethi

Matt Mawson ON THE SPOT LIVE INTERACTIVE INTERVIEW

Hi, meet your intrepid reporter (me Karin) and my next victim…ooops, I mean interviewee …..I’m embarking on a series of on the spot interviews where I just randomly bmail people and ask them a few questions live in the journal, about themselves and their creativity. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I know I will and feel freshly inspired…also please feel free to join in and ask questions. You might need to refresh your screen from time to time to keep up to date with incoming comments and replies as the interview progresses, as it’s a live interview. I have a bit of a selection screening process, that helps me determine who might be available or not…so bare with me, I’d love to interview absolutely everyone all day long, but perhaps t…

Cate Townsend ON THE SPOT LIVE INTERACTIVE INTERVIEW

Hi, meet your intrepid reporter (me Karin) and my next victim…ooops, I mean interviewee …..I’m embarking on a series of on the spot interviews where I just randomly bmail people and ask them a few questions live in the journal, about themselves and their creativity. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I know I will and feel freshly inspired…also please feel free to join in and ask questions. You might need to refresh your screen from time to time to keep up to date with incoming comments and replies as the interview progresses, as it’s a live interview. I have a bit of a selection screening process, that helps me determine who might be available or not…so bare with me, I’d love to interview absolutely everyone all day long, but perhaps t…

Interview with Hollyann & The Katie Winter


Occasionally along the way you meet people you feel a connection with, through nature, art, music or some other experience…. Redbubble’s own hollyann and uncleblack are a couple of lovely musicians who play folk/country.. They met online and formed Hollyann and The Katie Winter together, they’ve been collaborating online and are due to appear in their live debut on stage at the Maverick Music Festival on 3 July as part of a competition ‘Going for a Song’ , I wish them every success and thought it might be good time to find out more about them on the eve of their debut

their music is cooling like water, soothing like lullabies, happy like butterflies and warm like the sunshine….

I thought it might be fun to catch up with them, and ask Hollyann and lk to answer a f

Artist Interview ~ BLYTHART

Hey y’all…. aloha!

I have just uploaded a brand new interview with artist #5 on my justdrawing blog. Today we interview the very well loved and amazing artist from redbubble known to many of us as BLYTHART or to some of you as Dave Edwards, it’s a great interview, hope to see you over there and don’t forget to check out BLYTHART on Redbubble and say g’day ;)

At the tippy top of my blog you will see I am asking artists a series of 3 questions, and then featuring them on my blog, once a week…i am still taking submissions if anyone is interested, i would love, LOVE, *LOOOOVE* to hear from you… write me here or at justdrawing@exemail.com.au with your answers and links to your drawings if you find drawing helpful for stress relief or illness

Cheers, …

Book Depository - winning entry

Aloha!!
I’m so proud to announce my Bookmark design for a competition through the book Depository was chosen as one of 20 winners from 600 entries. The design was Brand New Hairdo

See the winning entries here

The Book Depository will be sending out 2 million copies of the bookmarks to their customers in countries all around the world and I think I’ve won me some books too!!!
I’d forgotten all about the comp til I just now received a lovely email from them, I’m so thrilled :)