Strawberry Kisses

Posted on November 29, 2012
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Exclusive! You heard it here first!

“Our” Nikki Webster grew up into Grimes.

Thick & Frosty

Posted on October 3, 2012
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Often I feel weird about putting my finished work online.
The sketches & the mistakes though, sure.

Related: Cute Thick & Frosty commercial.

Hey cuties

Posted on September 4, 2012
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Just a couple of pink cockies from one of my Australian bird reference books for an upcoming album cover.

“One of the loveliest of the group is the Pink Cockatoo, known also as the Major Mitchell and Leadbeater’s Cockatoo. It is a bird of pale pink and white plumage, with rose in the wings and the tail-feathers.”

For more local birds: have you heard Holy Balm’s debut record It’s You yet? What about The Twerps new pop wonder He’s In Stock? Or the Lower Plenty clip for the super slowburn Nullarbor? Hope so.

Mass Action

Posted on August 29, 2012
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Already 26 hours in, with 64 to go, art collective Brown Council are in a baking frenzy at the CWA (Country Women’s Association) Potts Point chapter, baking all 137 cakes in the latest CWA recipe book Jam Drops & Marble Cake.

I set up a site for MASS ACTION where you can follow their progress (and also spy on them via video feed). It will make you
hungry. There are also two writers in residence, Ianto Ware & Jane Howard who are documenting BC’s progress and the feminist implications of this endurance work. Or, of course, you can just look at the cakes, including the failed, fallen & sunk.

If you’re in Sydney, you can go visit WED 29th-FRI 31st Aug, 10am-3pm at: CWA 11 Greenknowe St, Potts Point. On Saturday, the cakes will be put before the official CWA judges and then eaten at an afternoon tea. I’m also living in hope that the experience is so life-changing for these pals that they continue to bake cakes forevermore and I get to eat them.

Tile Me Up

Posted on August 16, 2012
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Recent acquisition! Tile by the extremely talented Mary MacDougall. More of her tile studies here.

I reckon it would sit pretty near a New Friends plant cozy, available from Mr Kitly.

Candy coloured clown

Posted on April 18, 2012
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The opening credits of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy are a pretty straight up homage to Kenneth Anger’s Lucifer Rising. All the same, if I were the props dept I’d be nervous about a magical come-uppance from the high priest himself, if those rumours about him cursing David Lynch for Blue Velvet are anything to go by.

The world is Catcall’s

Posted on March 27, 2012
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Catcall ruling it with killer poms. Album out so soon!
What a cool, cool human/lady/feminist.

CATCALL: The World Is Ours from Ivy League Records on Vimeo.

The women of Before Stonewall

Posted on February 27, 2012
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after Stonewall.

I’m Still Here… Damn It!

Posted on December 13, 2011
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Major Abracadabra Dept lapse there. Lost the internet magic because there are too many great things going on outside of it lately, including the introduction of Sandra Bernhard (above) to our home. When we call her for dinner, she responds “oy, alright already, I’m comin’, I’m comin’!” which is my response to those asking when I’ll post here again. On that note, see you very soon.

For those who can’t come meet mini lop Sandra in person, try this one instead.

Spring rain, falling down like love

Posted on September 25, 2011
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This one goes out to Arthur Plum White Sarlos, born today, hooray!
*first image: Dragonauttt

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