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Coco’s Islands 2013

Coco’s Islands 2013

We recently went on a wonderful holiday to the Coco’s Islands.  I didn’t do an enormous amount of drawing, as I was too busy snorkling, riding a bike around the island…(and drinking Malibu and lemonades lol) This first doodle I created was on the plane trip over.

“Betsy Bigelow (came from the wrong side of the tracks) but could always be relied on to keep your secrets safe.” – This image may of been inspired by my reading “The Great Gatsby”- loving it so far!

Betsy Bigelow

What I did do whilst on the island was inspired from the ocean views across the road where we stayed, which was to die for.
“Ocean Madness”  I’m hoping to do a few more acrylic versions of something below that I can hang at home.

ocean madness

The next one I did, was as a thank you note, to the owners.  They graciously let us stay in their awesome home for the week for free.  We’re taking them out to a sumptious dinner tonight, but this will be greeting them as a little surprise when they go back in a week to their house.  Just the basic pencil sketch.  I was pretty chuffed that it came out looking a lot like them. 🙂

A small thank you note

This next image was created at around midnight on the flight home. We had spent an already very long time flying and as sleep was now not an option due to overtiredness –  so bashed this out to alleviate the boredom.

I was pretty pleased with how it came out, especially as I had no plan at all at what I was drawing! One of the stewardesses walking past commented on it, saying how much she loved it, blah blah….(I know she was probably just doing her job as the perfect hostie! hehe)

“Kaeyote Kat”
Kaeyote Kat

Here are a couple of images in and around Coco’s Islands.. which if you weren’t aware, are a very small group of islands, just near Indonesia, and next door to the Christmas Islands… both Australian territories.  We stayed at West Island, the main area where the aussies visit and live.  It is a truely wonderful place to go to get away from it all.  Our last visit to this island was about 23 years ago, and not very much had really altered.

cocos islands

Here’s some pictures of Direction Island… the most amazing place to go snorkling.
Direction Island - Cocos Islands


Take a Seat (Trannies Beach) @ Cocos
Take a seat

And a smattering of a few more images taken over there.  enjoy!!

The Early Years

The Early Years

I had to go through a bunch of old photos recently, as a close family member passed away.  I hadn’t looked at a lot of these old photos for so long, it was sad and yet happy to remember some really nice times with this person.

In doing so, I was transported back to an era of daggy fashions, innocent fun and simplistic good times.  You can see from these few shots, how my artwork today trys to incorporate a lot of the fun I had as a teen.  I think its the main component of my artwork and humour, and perhaps it’s my way of keeping my youthful ideals present in my life some place.  I hate getting old!