MELBOURNE LOVIN

Melbourne’s been my home for a good few months now, but it’s taken a while for me to fall in love with it. I’ve been in and out of jobs like no-one’s business, mostly skint, and I just can’t seem to find routine. I also spent a month over Christmas at home, so it’s been very hit and miss. But I’m just starting to feel the Melbourne groove. I bought a bike, and I’m really enjoying whizzing through the streets, going for coffee (we all know Melbourne is known for it’s coffee) and getting occasionally caught in a downpour. Whilst…

Welcome to the bad luck club 

So, I’m a superstitious person, yes that’s true. BUT I had not realised the actual power of a broken mirror. I’m now low key freaked out.   Last sunday, I shut my window which had a mirror balancing on the ledge, and it fell and broke much to my dismay (seriously, that little mirror has travelled 12 countries and countless festivals with me). Oh no! 7 years bad luck! My boyfriend laughed it off, little did he know…   Fast forward a week later and there’s been a few mishaps. They say bad luck comes in threes. Well…   The car…

How to start an art collection: A novice’s guide

So, you like art. Maybe you go to some museums, you read some blogs, you follow some interesting people on Instagram. Maybe you read some books. But where and how do you go about hanging art on your walls? Actual art, not just something printed off sneakily at work from Pinterest, or an ikea postcard of something pretty (guilty on both accounts). Well, after having a chat with online art platform Invaluable, I started to think a bit more about this. How would I, as an artist, go about creating an art collection? What tips would I give? Where would I begin?…

Pastel buildings, Colombia

Pastel houses and balconies of dreams

Wandering the streets and looking up from my phone is a fave activity of mine. I’m really into these colour palletes – dreamy pastels with 70’s vibes and flowers growing wild out of balconies. Below is a nice little selection of beautiful houses, balconies, flowers, colours that caught my eye whilst I’ve been travelling. Must.Stop.Taking.So.Many.Photos. But somethings are just too lovely not to document. Houses from… Cartegena (Colombia), Caye Caulker (Belize), Copan (Honduras), and Newtown (Current residence, Sydney).  

Illustrations and friends

Hola from Chile! We’ve been travelling for two months now through South America, and you can follow those updates at http://www.unguidedwonder.wordpress.com ! Anyhow, before I left I gave myself a project of making postcards for my friends, with illustrations of us on them as a kind of farewell project. I loved doing each and every one! I’ve always loved art and my New Years resolution this year (even though I don’t like them all that much) is to do more art, instead of just liking to look at it. So here’s a few of the illustrations of myself and my…

perfect hair illustration

A little bit of drawing

Hello blog it’s been a long old time. Lots has been changing in my life! I quit my job to travel the world for a bit. I leave in November to wander around South & Central America for 6 months before heading to Australia to find a job! The closer it gets, the more nervous I am. However the restlessness in my mind won’t go away and now really is the time to explore the world! Also, I have been training to run the Robin Hood half marathon at the end of September, and whilst doing this I have suffered…