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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

Millions of doodles and zillions of sketches

Millions of doodles and zillions of sketches

Hi there, It has been awhile since my last post!  And if you check my other website www.violetanddarby.com.au or my @violetanddarby instagram – you’ll see I have indeed  been very busy.

Here are some images I’ve done lately.. as usual mostly doodles and sketchy sketches.  Loads of friends and family birthdays, which always means lots of fun drawings!

I have begun a new commission though, and it is an abstract.. Jungle Abstract though, so it should be kind of fun!

Bluff – Quobba Station Trip

Bluff – Quobba Station Trip

Another amazing holiday, spent up North of Perth.  Warm weather, amazing snorkelling and fishing, and the scenery … so beautiful.  Pity there wasn’t any surf… but I guess you can’t have it all!

Here’s the art and a few snippets of the place we stayed at.

Lily #munsters #pencil #yvonnedecarlo #sketch #doodle #drawing #doodlersanonymous #artwork

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Carry on being Fab #drawing #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #portrait #artwork #doodle #sketching #ideas #fab

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Holidays equals doodles!

Holidays equals doodles!

So I’ve had a few lovely escapes from the “Rat Race”, and when ever I go on road trips or generally just get away – the doodles ensue!

The October holiday was a long road trip to Uluru, (sometimes referred to as “Ayres Rock”).  It was a long 3 week driving journey right through the middle of Australia…. hot with a billion (no exaggeration) files… but amazing scenery.  Uluru is so amazing,  I was blown away by its majestic beauty and sheer magnitude.

I dropped some little pieces of art off into the places I stayed, so hopefully whoever found the pieces enjoyed the freebies.  Just little doodles though, nothing super amazing. hehe

I left the following two in different hotel rooms for whoever to find and the rest are just extra’s completed on the trip.

More later about my other trips along with photos of the sketching!

Another art drop at Hyden #hyden #waverock #artdrop #art #comic #pulp #pencil #portrait #artwork #doodle #drawing #sketch #onesketchaday #journal
These others are just general one’s created on the journey.

 

Lil Firestarter #doodle #sketching #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #pencil #portrait #illustration #comic #cartoon #draw #artworkTrixie loulou bell #art #drawing #doodles #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #troublemaker
Devil chicky #art #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #comic #cartoon #draw #artwork #doodle #sketching #ideas #drawingWondering if I should colour this one in our not. #doodle #sketching #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #art #drawing

Some amazing sights on our trip. I love road trips for just this kind of deal!

A #banksy in the Aussie outback. Slightly sceptical! #southaustralia #grafitti #afterhumans

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It’s better in real life #Uluru #australia #northernterritory #aryesrock

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Show Off 7 Opens

Show Off 7 Opens

Opened by his worship Mayor Logan Howlett to a crowd of about 200… a bit less than some of the other Show Off openings.  I blame the Royal Wedding, I know a few friends of mine wanted to stay home and watch that.  Personally I’d rather watch paint dry, although….. I was keen to see what her dress looked like.  (I still haven’t, lol)

At any rate it was a lovely night, the usual artists involved were there, plus about an extra 15 or so, in total 47 participated this year.  The Round room was packed this year with artworks.  My “Geisha” painting made it in there, so that was cool.

Details are:   Open from 29 April – 8 May with daily viewings from 10am to 3pm at Memorial Hall, Cnr Carrington & Rockingham Rds, Hamilton Hill

Here’s what  I have on show and for sale.  Hope you can drop by and check them all out. [portfolio_slideshow]

 

Illustration Friday – Detach

Illustration Friday – Detach


Everyone weekend I take to the field and play Hockey! I love the game!
Sadly though, this years’ season I’ve had quite a bit of bad luck, with injuries. Specifically my right ankle.

So far I’ve spent a month off after I rolled it so badly, it bruised half way up my shin. Then coming back all fired up – but I copped a heavy whack into the very same ankle, by a hockey ball hit at a tremendous speed, at close range – not 30 seconds into the game. GRR!

YEP! What I wouldn’t give to be able to detach that injured ankle, joint or foot and replace it with a brand new one!

I shouldn’t of, but I did play Saturday just gone, as the team would of been short players, and I did my best to half limp/run…. it was an important game, we needed to secure our place in the top four, to continue onto hopefully a Grand Final in coming weeks.

I can happily say we won (2 – 1) and I’m just praying my ankle heals up super fast, this next week, so I can keep playing to the end of season and come home with a medal in my hand!

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