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: ‘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 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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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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Meet the latest Playing Card: King of Clubs
Preview: in colour Queen of Clubs

Meet the latest Playing Card: King of Clubs

In tarot, the King of Rods (or Wands) is loyal and trustworthy. He also shows up as a natural leader, a great listener and a creative visionary, in short - he…

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Designing a Playing Card Back

Colour sets the tone, look and feel of almost everything. If you change the colours around, the same design and artwork can take on a completely different look... This post is a short journey through designing with colour in mind. And a reminder: Today is the last day to vote in the deck design contest!

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Playing Cards: Links to buy, Images & Interview

It's been a busy week since the playing cards arrived from the printer; wrapping and packing decks to send on their way to new homes. It's an exciting pastime, which may see me graduate to assistant…

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Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers
Paul on the Harmonica - Pen, ink drawing and digital painting

Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers

Music is always inspiring, as are those who perform it so brilliantly... My friend Paul is an absolute star on the harmonica; he plays and sings across the musical genres, exuding…

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Website updates and Recent Design work

Re-designing and updating websites (or portfolios) is a bit like moving the furniture around, or throwing things in a suitcase and going for a drive in search of a new view ...…

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Colourful Holiday Season and Crocheting

This time of the year is like a kaleidoscope of bright colours! Outdoors we have the sun, blue skies and a zillion shades of green splashed across the scenery; on trees, grass,…

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Artistic Journey: DeviantArt Contest

What does your artistic journey look like? Do you have a straight path, a meandering track full of detours, or a journey with many stops and starts? An artistic life…

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