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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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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Hopes Dreams & Kickstarter
VIZAĜO's queens frolicking around a whimsical teapot

Hopes Dreams & Kickstarter

One thing I discovered when launching my first campaign on Kickstarter, is that as a project creator, you become immersed in a 24/7 all consuming adventure! My semi-regular blog posts…

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VIZAĜO – Launching Today on Kickstarter

VIZAĜO playing cards are launching on Kickstarter today! Watch the project video and get ready to bring out the virtual champagne as this colourful deck goes live ...

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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 – 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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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 Spades
Queen of Spades in colour - with black spades in the artwork

Introducing the Royal Spades

My new deck of playing cards is growing with the fourth suit starting to take shape.  Time for the Jack and Queen of Spades to make their entrance ... The spades are defined by…

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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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From Whimsical Teapots to Playing Cards – the Beginning
Teapot, mugs and a bowl from 'Faces' range

From Whimsical Teapots to Playing Cards – the Beginning

I've made a start on a new deck of cards, which I'm hoping to share with you as it evolves ... A design all about faces and colour, where my aim is to create a fully custom, playable and surreally happy deck of cards.

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New Cards & Recent Work

The big news is that the new playing cards have arrived. Definitely worth the wait, these decks, printed by Expert Playing Card Company, look and feel fabulous! You can take home a deck today and if you get in quick, you'll receive a free bridge size deck as well :)

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Water Lines – Pen & ink – Part II
Seeking Refuge - pen & ink drawing

Water Lines – Pen & ink – Part II

Continuing from my previous post, here is part two of my artworks from the recent group exhibition Water Lines. A journey in pen and ink; exploring rough seas, sails and the sighting of new land ...

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Water Lines – Pen & Ink – Part I

Over the next few posts I will be showing my artworks from the recent group exhibition: Water Lines. These ten pen & ink drawings explore my love of oceans, waves and ships. Beginning Onboard James Craig; a fully restored tall ship, part of the Sydney Heritage Fleet, which inspired several of my drawings - I hope you enjoy :)

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Bring out the Oils … and Hoist the Sails

The humble beginnings of a new body of work, for an exhibition about Water. In this post I also delve into the past, where seafaring adventures and events are a huge source of inspiration in my art, and fuel my ongoing fascination with sailing ships and the ocean.

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