Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Favourite Childhood Books

Listening to: M's cat purring on my lap

What were yours?

From the 'Favourite Childhood Books' thread on MGF.

I have a small collection of beautifully illustrated children's books, all bought as an adult from op shops :D I don't own any of my childhood books except two. The rest were op shopped away.

I think I was in grade 5 or so when Animalia came out. 'Our principal, Mr Tidy, is Graeme's uncle', we were were told as the librarian settled us down to read it to us. I was blown away by how intricate the illustrations were. I didn't own any of his books as a child but bought some as an adult. I love Graeme Base's illustrations. It's interesting to see how his style and technique has evolved since Animalia.

Green Eggs and Ham - my hard back copy was held together with tape as I recall, it was such a favourite.
The Wizard of Oz - Golden Book version.
The Hungry Caterpillar - beautiful colours and those holes through the pages were such fun!
Books by Jeannie Baker - tactile collages, photographed for illustrations. I'm still in awe of her work.
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Magic Faraway Tree - I had a collection of hardback Enid Blyton on my bed head shelf.
The Silver Crown by Robert O' Brien.
Snuggle Pot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs.
World Tales - This is an enthralling collection of stories from around the world, a brief description of their history, interspersed with illustrations by a wide variety of artists, including Brian Froud (Labyrinth, Dark Crystal ). My parents gave this to their 'little book worm' :} back in 1984 or maybe 1981 I think, and I still have it. It's a book I'll always treasure.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Freedom (Furniture)

Listening to 'Suffer Well' by Depeche Mode

Is it a good or bad thing that when typing 'freedom' into google.com.au, search Australian sites only, that Freedom Furniture comes up first? It was what I was looking for.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Unnatural History Museum & Cats of Melbourne

My brother Mark, and I went to the printers yesterday to submit the file for our exhibition invites. We got some proofs printed up and it looks as good as I hoped. Am rather chuffed with my work in Illustrator. My choice of fonts, layout and selection of artwork from each of us, gels so well.

We'll be distributing invites at various stores and cafes in the Melbourne CBD, Footscray and Fitzroy areas for those who are interested.

Goth Meme tells me what I already knew..

You scored as Romantic Goth.
You are a romantic goth,
better known as a tradtional goth.
You are probably quickly identified
as a goth by outsiders. Black lace,
bats, and moonlit cemetaries are
just a few of your favorite things.

Romantic Goth


Old-school Goth


Perky Goff




Ethereal Goth


Anything-Goes Goth


Fantasy Goth




Death Rocker


Understanding Outsider


Confused Outsider


What subcategory of Goth best fits you?
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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Fun with Spanish Packaging

Listening to 'Too Young' by Koo De Tah

When you want some sweet luvin', it's time for a

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Chester the Cheetos cheetah doing Bela Legusi.

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If they ever make a Plan 10 from Outer Space...