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Sakura Sparrows

Hi!  I meant to write sooner but as always, time got away from me.  I had another episode delivery day today so things were pretty busy as always and I was pretty tired when I got home.
I finished coloring up my sparrows last weekend, right before Inktober, where you draw an ink drawing every day.  I am a few days late posting here.  I will need to make up for it soon.  It's been fun but a little tiring.  I almost have to do it in advance just to keep up.
Not much else has been happening aside from drawing, working and wondering what expenses to cut out.  Waiting to see what next year brings.  Contracts are never sure, until they are happening.  I also have this credit to show!

 My credit for Space Chickens!  Pretty cool!
I will probably have a break between productions.  This time, I will spend my time doing all the things I've been meaning to do like large paintings, update all my social media accounts, a website...creative things..open more online art stores and promote my…

Green and Gold

Hallo!  Been a couple of weeks since I last posted.  I finished this a few weeks ago too and just forgot to post it.  It's for sale on my Redbubble store! If anyone is interested. Birds are super fun to draw and I did enjoy drawing these ones.  Too bad it did't get featured on Redbubble.  It would have done well on sales, I feel.  It's all luck of the draw though! There are bunnies hidden in the piece too.

 Not much has happened except for the normal things like lots of work needing to get done.  We have 6 episodes left to go, for my team anyway.  Time has certainly flown by.  Am thinking of just staying at home and drawing for a couple of weeks or so till the next project starts up again.  Am pretty sure am involved but to be honest, you never know with this industry.  Am not particularly worried, to be honest.  There are a lot of things am planning to do and am hoping to get a chance to do it during my break.

Tomorrow is the start of Inktober, where you draw an inked d…

Space Chickens in Space Trailer

Hi, hi!  A trailer for the projects I've been working on all year at Studio Moshi, as an Animation Team Lead, has been released!  Here it is in all it's glory.  It's pretty fun and manic and colourful, with funny stories and appealing characters. All the good things that I enjoy when working on a project. 

It's always interesting when working with people from different countries and time zones, getting assets and feedback but it works.

We have 4 months left on this project.  Where did the time go?  It feels like it just zipped by.  I am looking forward to a break.  I think...this time around I will focus on getting my website done and working out all my social media accounts and perhaps a few new pieces as well.

Been doing budgets too.  I think I may have been eating out way too much and shopping, but hey...can't take money with you when you die!  That said, I think I will endeavour to be a bit more frugal in the next production.

Fox Trot

Hallo, hallo!  I drew this a couple of weeks ago.  Hand drawn and inked and then colored in Photoshop.  I got inspired by dance and fashion while watching Project Runaway.  I ended up binge watching the last 4 seasons that were available on Netflix...while drawing!  I like watching shows....or maybe not watching shows really, while working since it doesn't require much brain power.  I actually made a cat drawing with the same dance theme and I have another idea, maybe I'll draw it up this Friday.  I haven't colored my cat one yet either and we have a busy weekend coming up.

I will be putting this up on my Redbubble shop.  Am hoping some time next week.  Will see if time is kind to me.

Rob and I have events on Saturday and possibly Sunday.  Fathers Day is coming up, though I suspect I will see mine when my sister comes back from a holiday and we'll go out for our normal family dinner.

The current episode my team is working on, at the studio, is tracking really well.  …

Strawberry Frog

I drew this a month or two ago,  I am still drawing, despite not posting on my blog regularly.  I don't think a lot of people read my posts nowadays, with facebook and instagram around, it really is a bit more difficult to post longer posts.  My dad still reads this though (hi dad!) and if you're reading this and you're not my dad, welcome friend!

The frog above, will eventually go up on my redbubble shop...along with quite a few other pieces.

Currently, am the team lead of 11 animators for an animated TV series. When it's released, I will talk more about it. It has been a very busy last few months.  I find the job rewarding but really stressful.  My life the last few months has been checking 100s upon 100's of shots, occasionally animating a shot or two, fixing, chasing props, making decisions, scheduling, conference calls, meetings...there really is so little animation involved, the higher you go.  I am enjoying it though, I adore my team, I think the world of m…

KidLit Vic 2018 and updates

Hi, hi!  It's been a really long time since I last wrote on my blog, I know.  It's been difficult I must admit trying to keep my all my social media accounts updated and because blogging is more of a desktop thing than a phone thing, it has fallen by the wayside a bit.

Anyhoo, last time I wrote anything was before May 19, right before the Kid Lit conference this year.  It was a great event, I met up with a lot of folks I haven't seen for ages and met a lot of lovely illustrators and got some invaluable one on one advice from two publishers.  One of them even gave me her card and said to contact them once I have a proper website.  Food was provided, there were a lot of free seminars to go to in between the paid conferences. It was a very good day.  I went to 2 workshops too and it's great to get some information from that.  I would definitely go again next year.

What's been happening...well, work has been busy as usual but my team is doing exceptionally well this ep…

Outfit of the Day 024

Hallo! This outfit was from weeks ago now when we did Formal Thursday.  First time I wore my hair in a bun and a long time since I appeared in business attire.  I find our weekly clothing themes so much fun.  I have a lot more to post here too.  I borrowed some earrings off Astri because I misplaced the earrings I was originally wearing.  Turns out I accidentally tucked it into my shirt.

Dean did the Photoshop goodness for the Jazz album rendition. 

Anyway, things have been busy with delivering episodes, my weekends and Fridays are now booked for the next 3 weeks with birthdays and I have a Kid Lit conference on the 19th.  Busy, busy, busy!  Trying to exercise and move more and not eat as much but it does get hard

I spent the weekend at a baby shower, doing my taxes and catching up with outfit of the day drawings.  I just finished number 33...pretty awesome.  I can't remember the last time I made over 30 using the same medium, subject and style.  Am pretty happy about that.  Now…

Outfit of the Day 023 and 025

These are pics from 2 weeks ago!  I was doing some kickboxing moves on Wednesday and wore my "Frosty Fun" A-line dress that can be bought on my Redbubble Shop. We went out for a Friday lunch that day.  It's nice to have bonding time with the Studio folks and get some sun!   Drawing with the girls has been great!

I miss kickboxing.  I did it for 2 years...seems like a lifetime ago now. I would love to do more active things again but I haven't made it a focus.  I think it might be time for me to focus on my health and try to get into some better habits again.  Food Diary and really attempt to make exercise a priority again.  I'm not freelancing at the moment.  My current job is just too strenuous for it to be a possibility for now....so aside from illustrating my daily outfit, which I have decided will be my project until I make 100 drawing, and we'll see if I decide to continue after that, I think exercise shall be my other focus.

Today was Anzac day.  I did …

Outfit of the Day 021-022

Hallo! Look at this!  Did some exercise while doing outfit of the day!  We've been having a lot of fun doing these.

Not much to report at the moment though in terms of life stuff.  My kitten is overweight, I might have spoilt him a bit so he's now on a diet and has not been a very happy kitty.  I have a busy weekend planned and am about 3 days behind on my outfit of the day drawings.  Hoping to draw another one tonight.

Studio life is a little more colorful and fun with drawing outfits!

Outfit of the Day 019-020

Hallo, hallo!  last of my outfits from two weeks ago.  I get to post the outfits from last week from tomorrow.  On both days I was wearing my Redbubble designs that can be bought on my Redbubble shop.  It was a bit of a coincidence that I was wearing pink themed outfits both days.

Maddy wasn't in this photo cos she went to a retreat and the other photo was me at Trentham where Rob and I had a day out there.

Can't write much more for now, will have to come back later!


Outfit of the Day 017-018

Hi!  These were my outfits from 2 weeks ago!  Rob and I love Deadpool (him more than me, am more of a Joker and Harley girl) so we have a lot of paraphernalia in our household. I bought my bag from Zing and my top from Jayjays. The gun prop I had during my Harley Quinn cosplaying days. Sometimes I wish I still csoplayed but it's a lot of work and I don't have as much time anymore.  I'd also want to start working out big time before I can do that again.  Tight bodysuits are not forgiving. We all had fun with the gun prop that day except for Maddie that was afraid of guns, even toy ones.

Thursday April 04 was Goth/ Black and White day at the studio for the fashion statement group!  I had to borrow a few accessories from a friend to complete my outfit.  It was cool posing and channeling your dark side.  My friend and colleague, Dean, took our photos and did a lot of Photoshop on the photos just to get the mood right! 

Tomorrow at the studio is Pop Culture day!   I have a …

Outfit of the Day 015-016

Hi! My outfits earlier this month! I wore I dress when we went out on the Saturday and checked out the Avengers Station. While we were walking to dinner, I saw the lucky cat jacket in the front window of Dangerfield Clothing store and I just had to have it.  I collect lucky cats and there was absolutely no question that I would buy this jacket.  There are plenty of other clothes I like in there and am hoping to get the chance and not blow the budget, to go back there and buy quite a few articles of clothing that caught my eye. 

Dangerfield shared my  drawing on their instagram page too!  Really happy about that! 

When we were doing our selfie that day, the girls and I were trying to do our impersonation of a smug female anime character going "ho ho ho!"

Today was super busy.  I am currently checking and sorting out problems across 3 different episodes. On facebook, I tend to just put up posts of all the good times and the lunches at the studio but there is a ton of work tha…

Outfit of the Day 013-014

Last of the outfits not last week but 2 weeks before.  A bit behind putting up all the outfits thus far as am currently finishing up number 25.  I wore my patterned outfit on March 28 and it was Double Denim Thursday on March 29 was the work theme where anyone from Studio Moshi can join in if they choose to. Double Denim day was very popular.  I am wearing my Grandma Funk jacket with an eyeball pattern.  I fell in love with it while walking in Melbourne Central.  I do love their clothes but it is pretty expensive and I try to keep clothing purchases to a minimum, given that I spend quite a lot on books and art materials.  That said, I do own a lot of those now so perhaps some nice new and cool clothing is worth buying.  Most of my clothes last for years.  I love patterned clothes, boots and funky and colorful styles. 

The Studio went out to lunch too on Double Denim Day.  It's good to have an opportunity to bond with colleagues and have a break from work.  Despite my photos, we d…

Some friends..

Hi, hi!  I drew some colleagues/friends from work. Change it up from drawing myself all the time.  Amanda is our producer and is an Emmy nominee Adele is an illustrator and art director.  I haven't drawn a lot of other people though, I'm struggling keeping up drawing my own outfits.  Most of this weekend was spent catching up with all the outfits I wore this week and am still a tad behind.  I am still finishing up Friday, 13/04 outfit and I wore something cute today so I want to draw that as well.

My friend Ben visited today for a bit of a catch up over lunch.  Always good fun seeing him and talking shop.  I met him in 2005, on my first TV animation series job, he no longer animates but still occasionally illustrates on top of carpentry. 

For other news, our kitty needs to lose weight.  1.3 kilos to be exact.  We went to the vet yesterday to get Hanzo vaccinated and he got weighed.  Am a bad parent.  Sigh. 

Am off to do more drawing now and hopefully get all my outfit of the…