Monday, March 29, 2010

Little things - red version

I've been using the feathers & bird from this screen to make patches...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Little things

A gocco print I did last night...I think tonight's going to be spent printing a red version.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Old treasures

One of the things I love to collect is old abandoned photos, left behind at op shops, markets, on the ground...
These are some of my favourites:

I always wonder about their stories.


I've been hiding some things in my drawer...

...little patches made from gocco prints on fabric.

It was Mr Millicent Crow's birthday yesterday, so I bought him some shirts from the op shop and revamped them with the patches I had made. Now I might have to put birds all over my clothes too!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Ebenezer's the next one in a series of gocco prints I'm working on at the moment. Once upon a time I did a painting of him too, but I think that might have got lost in the void where things end up when you move house...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Production line

Print. Peg. Repeat.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


A new gocco print I made today; soon to be joined by a bunch of other ghostly folk. When I open my Felt shop, which is not tooo far away, I'll put some of these in it.

Safety Matches

This is a painting I did a while back - it's from a matchbox my friend brought back from Sweden. The swallow from this is going to be making an appearance in some gocco prints I'm working on...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

These are some gocco prints I made as a cover for a limited edition Bond St Bridge EP. After I made them I happened to go on the radio (for the first, and perhaps only time) and got really stuck trying to explain what a gocco is. I think I settled for calling it a "magic screenprinting machine" or something like that. I guess it does seem kind of like magic.

Sketchbook page - little cardinal

Testing out the new scanner, yay!

Monday, March 15, 2010


This is a stall I had at Craftwerk in, hmm...2008? It was at Te Tuhi in Pakuranga. I made screenprints of owls, chooks and old-fashioned women and made brooches out of old commemorative teaspoons. The gentlemen in the middle are amazing crocheted finger puppets made by Sam Duckor-Jones.

Finch screenprint

More old stuff...I made this fellow for a stall I had at the Craftwerk market in St Kevin's Arcade. He's a screenprint on calico.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Green with envy

It's ok to own 5 green cardigans...right? Right? At least St. Patrick's day is coming up.

Edited to add: I just realised I actually have 7.

Old ghosts

Ahoy there! Thought I'd start off with some old stuff - these paintings are from a solo show I had at the Small Dog Gallery in 2008...the show was called Ghost Towns. I am still pretty fond of drawing ghostly looking people, the sterner the better!

Bird of Paradise