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Hi Guys,…

So this should help explain why I’ve sadly been so unbelievably absent from this fabulous place for very long periods of time… the longest in years!

As of Monday just gone… I now have my own Pip Pip Hooray range of Wall Decals for sale through the wonderful people at The Wall Sticker Company I currently have 8 designs for sale… and if all goes well with the range… hopefully more in the future!

I don’t remember feeling this happy in my worklife ever!

It just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share this news with you all… after all it was Red Bubble that first re-ignited my creative passions to a furious flame and it’s also the place where I met the most incredibly special people… who will always have a place in my heart!

Thank you to my special Red Bubble Friends… and to the incredib

Lest I forget - 11-11-10

In Remembrance of our grandfather, George Gerard.…

My Father’s Father.

Stationed in Palestine, Italy as well as other places I’m currently not aware of.

In Palestine exactly 70 years ago! (it’s so hard to believe really that it’s only 70 years ago!)

Prisoner of War for 4 years!!!

I promise…. I will never forget!! As will none of the rest of your proud family!

Love you Gramps… miss you.


I believe this is on the streets of Sydney, Australia.
That’s my Grandpa on the right.

Gramps… on the far right.
Don’t have any information on where or who with.

Above is Grandpa (on the far left) in Tel Aviv, Palestine where they were stationed.
In a Cafe called Cafe Ayyia (or Alyia) April 1940.
I believe it was in Palestine where he was captured.
Sitting next to him are his mates Frank Byrnes, Eddie Noo

My 15 most influential artists in 15 mins

Inspired by Damien Mason’s Journal … here’s the 15 artists that immediately came to mind when i thought about my biggest artistic influences in my life this far.


1. Joan Walsh Anglund (my first ever favourite illustrator of my favourite books received when I was 5)
2. Brian Froud (HUGE influence)
3. Michael Salmon (my Dad’s Friend who I looked up to so full on when I was about 7!)
4. John Lennon
5. M C Escher
6. Van Gogh
7. Daniel Merriam
8. Michael Parkes
9. Quentin Blake
10. Giger
11. Shaun Tan
12. Brett Whitely
13. Alan Aldridge (the King of the 60’s!)
14. Lorna Gerard (My Mum)
15. Chris Morgan (My Aunty)

Cake Pops

I saw these very unique, creative and new kind of treats that I’d not seen before and thought I’d share them for the RB bakers out there.

Ever heard of Cake Pops?

I don’t have the patience for this kind of baking.. but I had a lot of fun looking at these two gorgeous websites all the same.

Click on the images to be taken to the recipes

And these little thingies… reminded me of RB with their little Red round hats… they look like the RB community with all it’s wonderful and varied personalities and talents.

Piss for Peace

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short.

My Skate Deck Collection

Ok… so some of you already know that my Mr got back into skateboarding about 5 years ago after about 15 years and took to it with more passion I’ve ever seen him have before for something.…

During Luke’s re-ignition of his passion for skateboarding… I started getting intrigued and interested in the skate culture, especially that surrounding the old school 80s & early 90s pro skaters. We watched documentaries, read biographies, and slowly just got more and more interested and entertained by the culture of the sport.

And then one day I came across this Tony Alva Inca Blanket new release deck online and just fell in love with the color and design and just had to have it! (It’s just so my style). It’s now hanging in my home office.

So that was the deck that started our little collecting obses

Contemporary Beauty Ideals - Remus Grecu

I cannot stress highly enough how much a new artist here on red bubble has affected me today!!

Watch this Video

To quote part of the plaque written by the Anti Anorexia organisation next to the paintings in the exhibit…

Beauty Ideals change. Today celebrities, the media, and the fashion industry all promote body measurements that are unattainable with healthy eating behaviours.

Remus Grecu was the young artist hired to paint the series. A series that to me portrays a strong & vital message for women of todays society so poignantly.

Click on the images below to visit the works…. (and he has some wonderful other work in his portfolio too)

Calling all T-Shirt Creators!!

It’s new!!…

It’s now!!

It’s wow!!

Sorry… corny I know. That’s a silly statement from one of the Spiderman movies that just came to mind :)

But seriously… this group is new… and it’s wow :)

A few weeks ago, I along with other t-shirt creators were approached by bubble to help start up a group especially for the t-shirt community.

The main aim was to hopefully create a hive of activity for all t-shirt creators. Kind of like… if you come there … you can be guaranteed to find at least one thing going on or new.

So… this is an invite to all tee designers… to please come join us!! : )

We already have a challenge running for the group’s avatar Here

There’s a t-shirt superstore that we want to stock with RB’s hottest tee’s! HERE

There’s Tutorials

There’s Links to all other Tee Groups

There’s a

Las Vegas Little Rascals

I first came across one of my Bubble friends – Susanne Correa when I found my favourite little pit bull terrior here on the bubble named Freckles

Since that time Susanne has been working so incredibly hard building her portrait photography skills as well as getting her new Las Vegas photography business up and running.

It’s a pure pleasure to see the growth in her portraits. I honestly can see her photographs getting published one day… perhaps in collaboration with the Las Vegas NSPCA that she’s been giving her time to for such a long time.

So this is a shout out for this very hard working lady. She’s proved that by taking the plunge to do what she loved and then working very hard to get it.. it really can happen.

Check out her wonderful new website/business here

I predict good things

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