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Happy Easter 2021! Fuzzy Pudgies, Beechworth and general stuff.

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  HAPPY EASTER!!!!  Hope you all ha d a lovely break, whether you celebrate it or not.  These are my Easter cats for Fuzzy Pudgies!  I think they look pretty cute! Here are some of the sketches I did prior to painting.  I worked on them during breakfast and before going into my current studio.  I've been working on a commercial for the last week, but I arrived really early.  I have a key now, so I can go into the studio and work but beforehand, i sat in a cafe and worked on Fuzzy Pudgies. This was at  Bakemono Bakery .  Their baked goods are delicious, especially the Yuzu croissant.  The one in the picture is a garlic bread that is one of their best sellers.  It was all right.....I think the combination of sweet and garlic was a bit too odd for my tastes.  I look forward to trying their "shokupan" though.  That said, no days off to the city for me for all of April, not until my current studio job is finished so I won't be able to go back to this particular bakery for

Life and Lucky Cat purchases and dreams

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 Hi all!  My, it's been a busy month and now it's the end of March.  The year is flying!  I am pretty busy with freelance right now, the ones above are a couple of patterns I submitted and got approved.  Hopefully we'll see it on fabric at some point.  I am currently working on a few books and a commercial job and painting cats when I can.  I wish I could say more about my actual jobs but alas, until it's been released, I can't I am also in the mood to collect Lucky Cats.  I prefer ceramic figures best.  I found a shop in Northcote with quite a few I would like to buy and one in Sydney.  I can't go to Japan right now, but it's still nice to get made in japan stuff....like the cats.  That said, it doesn't necessarily have to made in japan.  If the design is nice, am going for it!  Here are my latest acquisitions. Aren't they adorable?!?!?  I do have my sights on more expensive and more artisan made Lucky Cats now though.  The cats make me happy.  I li

Fuzzy Pudgies: hand made pin backing

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  Hi, hi!  How have things been?  I've actually managed to create hand made backings for all the brooches I have available to sell for Fuzzy Pudgies .  I just need to make a shop now....but easier said than done.  I have quite a bit of freelance to do and am trying make new brooches on top of that.  It's a bit mental right now, admittedly.  Everything just takes so much time. I am enjoying painting the pins though.  We'd probably make more money and sell more if they weren't all one off designs but I like having each one be special.  Ah well.  Maybe I'll do some mass produced ones and sell via my Rabbit Town account....when I get some time.  I have so many projects I want to do and things I need to study but am just always busy!  I am enjoying life though, so that's a plus. Here's a work in progress pic of trying to cut up the pin backing: Well, that's all for now!

Fuzzy Pudgies: Cat Portraits to Date and life

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Myra, Marble and Dax Mish, Charlie and Isis Hanzo, Ping and Coco   Oscar, Dr. Pixel and Mr Quest Hallo, hallo!  Oh wow, the first week of March is gone already!  Where is the time going?  We're already 3 months into 2021.  Well, I thought I'd put up all the kitty portraits I've done to date!  A combination of commissions, gifts and trades!  My workload has gotten a bit heavy now with freelance so  I haven't been as active with promoting my pet portrait service.  I am still taking commissions however.  The next batch of cat portraits will be for the "real looking cat series" for Fuzzy Pudgies  . It'll be fun to draw up different cat breeds, I think! I had fun with all the portraits and am pleased with how they all turned out.  I had a few disasters where the paint actually curdled during the glossing process and I had to re-paint it all over again and we had one get damaged in transit so I had to re-paint from scratch and Rob drove me to the address (luckil

Wonderful Wings: pattern job

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  Hi, hi! I don't think I actually wrote about this but I did some patterns for a fabric company.  A small collection called Wonderful Wings, do check it out ! I am actually making a new collection for them, more on that once everything is approved! This week went nuts.  I had a new collection approved, picked up illustration work and got contracted to work on a commercial later this month.  Pretty awesome but am not super busy!  I managed to paint a few cats this weekend but not as much as I was planning.  I went to a party last night and came back around 11:30pm and kept working till about 2:30 am.  Definitely feeling the pressure.  It's good but unexpected! Not a bad way to end February I think!

Skull Patterns

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  Hi, hi!  Well things got busy again as per usual!  This was one of the projects I was working on, on top of Fuzzy Pudgies and before I ended up doing more freelance work.  I did manage to get my Skull Eyeball in the Galaxy up on my Redbubble shop which was good but I hasn't finished the mushroom one yet.  There's just never enough time in the day to get all the projects done and have time for myself.  Today, I was working from home so I mainly did freelance illustration work, prepped a few cats for Fuzzy Pudgies and house chores.  It's surprising how much time that all takes. It's 8:50 pm now and I really want to paint a cat and get it done before bed time tonight. I swear that's there's never enough time in the day.  That said, I just submitted one of my jobs 10 minutes ago and the client has already approved it.  So I guess am not the only one that works all hours of the day.... Chat again soo, been doing a lot for Fuzzy Pudgies and there more talk to be d

Fuzzy Pudgies: Chinese New Year 2021 and Valentines Day 2021collection and life update

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  Hallo! Happy Valentines Day for today for all of you who celebrate it!  Hope it was good.  Unfortunately in Victoria, Australia, we are currently in lockdown.  It was a snap decision on Friday, only 7 hours notice, so a lot of plans have most certainly been disrupted.  Speaking of last Friday, it was the Lunar New Year on Feb 12 so Happy Chinese New Year to all those that celebrate that as well!  Hopefully, if you're in Victoria, you were able to celebrate before the lockdown started. I spent this week painting for Fuzzy Pudgies , the CNY and Valentine themed one as well as delivering 2 commissioned jobs and finishing off all current commissions.  This week, am concentrating on my own projects, if nothing comes up.  I am hoping to create another pattern for Rabbit Town (just finished one today and is now on my Redbubble shop ) .  I also started a new pattern that has butterflies.  I also need to get onto some bird drawings soon!  I have a lot of plans, let's see if it gets