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Millions of zoodles!

Millions of zoodles!

It’s been a fun couple of weeks, we had Australia Day happen, and I felt inspired to create a very cute doodle of a Quokka... a small marsupial animal only found on an island just off our coast.  They are the cutest and happiest creatures on earth!

More doodles and sketches at my other website or instagram account @violetanddarby  www.violetanddarby.com.au

Win a piece of Gasbombgirl!

Win a piece of Gasbombgirl!

Well I thought it was time to give back… so I’m giving everyone the chance to win a small original artwork!  YAY!  I’m quite excited as this is the first time I’ve done this before! Woohoo!

All you have to do is, like my Facebook fanpage, share the image and leave a comment with it !  Easy as and if your name gets selected, YOU get to choose from these 4 gorgeous pieces shown below! (sizes are 6″ x 8 ” – or 15cm x 20cms)

I’m going to be using a fancy shmancy computer randomizer to chose the winner and will post the winners name next Friday the 30th Aug,  at midday… So get cracking, and good luck!  Visit HERE to enter the competition on Facebook!

facebook competition

Surfboard design – 1990s

Surfboard design – 1990s

Was going through some super old photos tonight and came across this old photo.  I’d painted the design on this board in the 1990’s  for “The Plankshop” surfboard label, but the board itself was sold to someone in the States.

I have just found out that this board is actually hanging up in a California office, looking as good as the day it was made!  (apparently never riden!)  I’m glad at least it has been valued and kept for all to view… even if it never did get out into the water. 🙂 AWESOME!

Surfboard design

The delightful Nana Mouskouri

The delightful Nana Mouskouri

Today was rainy windy and miserable… it was the perfect day to finish off  a few projects I started last week.

One of them was an artwork for a friend, and seeing it hung in it’s special place was very satisfactory… it actually looked fabo in the spot they wanted it hung!  Yay.

Emerald Castles

The other little bit of fun today was creating a different piece inspired by my love of the daggy 70s.  As a teen I remember this lady well, only because at the time she had some enormous hit – AND more importantly,  wore these huge black glasses – which at the time were’nt so cool (different story now a days though!).  So  as  kids we thought this was all pretty hilarious.  She also used to sing with a BIG long haired, bearded Greek guy – Demis Roussos.   And he’d wear those big flowing gowns – called a kaftan, which again made us all crackup and think how weird they both were.

We could talk, we sat there in our purple cord flares, big flower t/shirts and mullet hair dew’s, not to mention a bunch of other dorky 70s fashion paraphernalia.  Oh god how I miss those days!! lol, not.   By the way?….they both have really amazing voices.  Not my cup of tea, but hey I can appreciate the talent.

Think I’ll visit the Salvo’s store for some more classic albums – for further painting inspiration!

 

 

You can purchase this piece from my Etsy Shop.

Nervous Little Dogs

Nervous Little Dogs

I finally finished the portrait of a friends pet, “Kiera”- a very excitable, sweet little nervous dog.. she’s so cute.. you can’t help but wanna let her jump up on your lap for a pet.

I tell ya though, that little doggie jacket gave me some woe’s, sheesh ..I may tidy it up some more later.

This photo isn’t the best, so will take another tomorrow during the day.. was just so pleased with it, had to post up. The little doggie jacket gave me some woe’s ..I may tidy it up some more later.

I’ll be putting this in the RSPCA Little Creatures exhibit this coming month, opens 8th June and runs for 6 weeks. Proceeds of all sales will go to the RSPCA.

Nervous Little Dogs