COVID-19 Cartoons: Combatting Bunkermode & Balancing Escapism
Making contact with the outside world can help put things in perspective...

COVID-19 Cartoons: Combatting Bunkermode & Balancing Escapism

Cartoon update #3 In my last post, our avid news addict took some time out from his all-consuming news feeds to enjoy a few relaxing activities (to be honest, he…

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COVID-19 Cartoons – Managing Information Overload
Calling mum is always a good idea ;) and, checking in can help take your mind off the news

COVID-19 Cartoons – Managing Information Overload

Cartoon update #2 What began as a few quick sketches, reflecting on the current state of the world... keeps growing with a pretty constant flow of inspiration. Safe to say,…

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Exhibition Opening Oct 12: Five Colours Blue

Posting on the eve of hanging our art group's upcoming exhibition: Five Colours Blue, which will be on show at The Art House in Wyong. See exhibition details and a sneak preview of some of the works I will be including.

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Exhibition: ‘As in a Mirror’

I am part of a group of artists who have been exhibiting on the Central Coast and in Newcastle since 2007. Our exhibition As in a Mirror - opens at…

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VIZAĜO Playing Cards have Arrived!
VIZAĜO - red and blue tuck boxes, card backs and the two jokers

VIZAĜO Playing Cards have Arrived!

The artwork for VIZAĜO was almost a year in the making, followed by two months (2 campaigns) on Kickstarter, and then, just under 5 months in pre-production and printing. The…

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VIZAĜO Printing News

The printing presses are rolling at Legends Playing Card Co. and VIZAĜO Playing Cards are expected to be ready for shipping (from the printing factory) first week in November. 2200…

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VIZAĜO Pre-Printing Updates

It's been a busy few weeks since the campaign on Kickstarter ended. Collating numbers and getting everything prepared for printing is such an exciting phase of this journey and a…

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VIZAĜO Playing Cards – Launching soon on Kickstarter
VIZAĜO - playing cards by Abolina Art - launching soon on Kickstarter!

VIZAĜO Playing Cards – Launching soon on Kickstarter

VIZAĜO is now in the dressing room, excitedly waiting for the curtain call - to officially launch on Kickstarter hopefully next week! As soon as the project goes live, I…

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VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches
VIZAĜO - red deck: Lumina - Full design on tuck box

VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches

VIZAĜO is getting close campaign mode - All the artwork is complete, leaving only last-minute touch-ups, which means I have finally approached printers! Quotes should be in the pipeline within the not too…

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VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design
VIZAĜO - Fire red card back design

VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design

Introducing the card back design for upcoming playing cards VIZAĜO - in two colour versions. There's also an update to the Jokers, bringing this deck very close to complete.

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VIZAĜO – The Jokers
Vizaĝo - The black Joker

VIZAĜO – The Jokers

As I wish you all a happy start to the new year, it is also time to introduce the two Jokers in my upcoming deck of playing cards. Representing fun,…

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VIZAĜO – Number cards and Aces
The four Aces in Vizaĝo playing cards

VIZAĜO – Number cards and Aces

On the last day of 2016 is a long overdue update on where the Vizaĝo playing cards are at. Following early draft versions the Aces and number cards are now coming together, allowing this little deck to jump another step closer to reality.

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Revised Court cards & Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts - the lovers

Revised Court cards & Ace of Hearts

This post introduces the King of Spades, along with latest revisions to the 12 court cards. I also talk about name ideas for this still to be named deck of cards - and share Work in Progress on Aces and number cards.

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Introducing the Royal Diamonds

The Diamond colour palette is accentuated by green - and after a week of painting, three Diamond courts are excited to step on to the scene. I will be showing comparisons between the…

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