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Piranhas!

Disney…

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 Charley Harper…

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Nature is brutal, it’s eat or be eaten as Anaconda and Jaguar battle it out. Charley Harper makes the battle for life and limb look so elegant.

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Poor cow, tongue out, eaten alive by sleek black Piranhas as butterfly peacefully flutters by.

At the moment am painting with salt and watercolours. Piranhas with gnashing ferocious little teeth.

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Hole punched for daring little fingers!

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Little Indians

Were you ever a cub scout or girl guide? Growing up, I had a friend who was. By the time we were teenagers she had acquired such a skill set, she could MacGyver her way out of any situation. With each newly mastered skill she received a badge, but little did she know of the the scouts shady beginnings.

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Back in the early 1900′s, Ernest Thompson Seton owned a lot of land in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut. The local youth were not happy when he decided to fence off his vast hunting grounds (thus keeping all the wild game to himself). They retaliated by vandalizing his property. In the old ways of turning the other cheek, Sir Seton invited this local riff raff over for a weekend campout on his property. Two days, many toasted marsh mellows and Indian lore later, the boys grew fond of Sir Seton, so much so that they nick named him “Black Wolf.” These were the beginnings of ‘The League of Woodcraft Indians’ and eventually ‘The Boy Scouts of America.’

Much like my childhood friend and her treasure trove of badges, Indian tribes had their own system of badges. Their badges were feathers which were earned -acts of bravery. Each feather had special meaning. Once an Indian had accrued a good set of feathers, they would be made into a headdress to be worn with pride.

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My hand made stencil & screen printed Indian Headdress 

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The kids colouring them in.

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Helen Borten illustration from Little Big Feather.

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The Print Society Pop Up Workshop

I tried screen printing for the first time last year and was instantly hooked (to the dismay of family members who received screen printed tote bags, baby singlets, onesies and tea towels for months!)
Today I did a super quick screen print half an hour prior to the school run, so it’s a tad on the sloppy side. But nonetheless, to use as gift wrap, and for covering my daughters school books…it will do!

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My Sloppiest work ever!

Looks like The Sloppy Jalopy! Oscar’s car from Sesame street.

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If you live in Sydney and wish to see far more polished screen printing head to:

The Print Society Pop Up Workshop @ Gaffa, from Feb 11 – 23, 2013

281 Clarence st, Sydney

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I’m planning to go this week and have a squizz at their new range of fabrics, cushions and clutches!

http://theprintsociety.com.au/

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