Books & Zines II : Where Is The Keeper?

Where Is The Keeper? A Story About The Zoo, by Mabel Watts and illustrated by Art Seiden. Published by Western Publishing Company, 1954. 

Art is one of my all time favourite illustrators for his use of shapes, form, colour and texture creating characters and animals that are both beautiful and tinted with a humour that makes me want to know more about the artist and his life. Sadly there’s very little to be found online about Art's life however there are many illustrations to ogle over. He illustrated over 300 books! For a little more about him visit here and to see a collection of his work in one place visit here.

Enjoy!

x Evie

Winter Wonderland on 30 Acres

Two getaways in a row, that never happens I swear! Following the historic cottage visit we headed to Victoria's south coast and stayed in the Otway Rangers on a 30 acre property near Lavers Hill. Complete with it's own glow worm gallery, morning kangaroo visitors, a trio of dams, private forest walking tracks and a roaring open fire. A perfect winter wonderland and only a short drive to beautiful Johanna Bay.

After arriving we learned the property had been sold and will be divided into two and that we were the last visitors to be staying as it was. Knowing this we felt even luckier to be spending time here. Now it's back to reality and no more getaways planned. What about you, any adventures ahead? 

x Evie

Books & Zines I : Lines On Paper & Other Things

Yesterday on Instagram I started a Sunday books and zines series. The idea is to share a few favourites off my bookshelf and I thought I'd share them here too. As I wrote on Instagram, I love books and pouring over beautiful printed pages. When I moved to Melbourne 14 years ago I spent many lunch breaks and paycheques at Greville Street Bookstore, which sadly no longer exists. I think it closed around 2010. I have a few remaining treasures from that time and I thought I’d kick off this series with one called, Lines on Paper & Other Things - Volume 1.

My copy is edition 71/200 and the zine was printed for an exhibition of the same name in July 2008. Curated by artist Sara McNeil. 

Artwork pictured in order above by; Sean Morris (cover), Oliver Hunter, Sarah McNeil, Sean Morris, Carmel Seymour and Eveline Tarunadjaja.

Enjoy!

x Evie

The 100 Day Project Complete

In a previous post I shared my first 50 drawings for this years 100 day project, now finished my final 50 drawings are shared below. 

This project was a fun and colourful daily practice using only one gouache colour and one pencil colour (plus white). I actually found this hard at times, seems I love using multi colours more than I realised. I also learned of fruits and veggies I'd never heard of. As always drawing leads to learning and that's a good thing to me. Did you participate in this years project? I'd love to hear from you, what did you learn?

x Evie