Monday, May 31, 2010

the oxford step

So I didn't leave you with fabulous photos from my night out the other weekend, so I've decided to flash my most recent shoe purchase. From Down The Rabbit Hole - my lovely white Oxfords.
On this particular day I teamed them with tartan tights, dressy 3/4 harem pants and a tight black top, Burberry scarf and Lady Danger, of course.
Here, at the office I had to sneak a quick snap before my boss turned around and asked what I was doing... awkward? Artistic, rather.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Four hours sleep after a freelance job last night, and this nightowl if functioning surprisingly well. A spritely wake-up call from the lil sis (door flung open and blinding light switched on), and my day began.
Checked tights, a funky black dress, grey cardi, Burberry scarf, red nails, red patent ballet flats, a slick of mascara, rouge and Lady Danger (see fabulous lipstick below) - and I was dressed and ready to take on this rainy Brisbane day.

 Bummed that I couldn't wear my brand new Oxfords from Down The Rabbit Hole (sale on now!), due to the weather - I resorted to admired them all pristine in their box... and sourced this photo to ease the pain.
No, really. Marina and her Diamonds also helped vamp up my morning soundtrack with The Family Jewels, nibbling ever so nicely on my earphones. Doesn't make sense? See for yourself --
Pleeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase come to Brisbane!
Loving the fact that she was rocking my morning, I had wander through and stumbled across this awesome image. I'm not sure who it's by, but I like it so much I wish to frame it in a polaroid-esque fashion and stick it on my fridge. A reminder worth putting some pep into your every day.
So apart from my faffing about - I have had a rather productive day, travelling the world via my 20" screen. But I have to admit - my mind has been elsewhere (apart from twitter).
Tomorrow night Boyfriend & I are going to a friends birthday dinner (Hip, Hip! Hooray!) at the Himalayan Cafe in New Farm... and the nights attire and necessary decisions have been plaguing me. WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR??
I'm obviously thinking of Lady Danger... perhaps the Oxfords, and channelling the style of these two ladies -- Marina & Gwen.
Perhaps a bit of sexy messiness, with a daring edge? Oh, how I need new clothes!

I'm hoping to get some 120mm film for my DianaF+ to capture the evenings escapades, however depending on spare time tomorrow I may have to rely on my trusty (or not so) digital camera. Either way, I hope to have some great pics to share with you after the event.

And so I shall leave you with a giggle - this deadline's pushing.

Enjoy your weekend!

Happy Friday!!


p.s. here's a quote for the weekend, thanks to David Castro of DMTintheCity:

I ride a guitar wave
called Desire.
It takes me where it wants
 to go and leaves me
  where I've been...

Find something you're really passiionate about this weekend, and go at it like hell for leather.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

more things that make me smile

I found this a few years ago, stashed in my desk drawer. A handmade Christmas card from my little sister, Amy, when she must've been about 4 or 5years old. There's 5 and a half years between us and she's now 18.
Children's gifts and especially drawings are some of the most selfless gifts - made for you and only you. We hang on to so much of our own creations these days. Imagine the difference in the world if someone could treasure something of yours, unlike you ever could. This has made a difference in my world, however small - it's the littlest things that make you merrier.

I love notes, and I still believe this is one of the most precious things I own.

Monday, May 17, 2010

love being who you are

And I love a good Ginge. Go on, giggle, laugh - but it's true. Yes, I'm one too.
I found this gorgeous pic of Jane Asher and Paul McCartney on - one of my favourite art magazines.

Isn't it lovely?

falling from my head, to my hands

A brief free-verse poetic moment, self-resonating, that I had to share.

You - Chloé Newby

I have a bleeding heart
My mind is wandering
Did I make that first incision
my consciousness is gone
Swimming in the thoughts in my head
My heart cries out for you
my body longs to held by yours
I can hear them in the background
Pan-flutes like this song I hear
Singing my song, calling for you
When does the recovery start?
When do you smile like you did
the day before
My heart weeps, praying
Indeliable my change has been
since my whole met yours

Thursday, May 13, 2010

happy day

A year ago today, I began my little blog For The Quill And Ink (namesake of my art & design co.) with entry number one.
Essentially to serve as a place to impart my creative ramblings, finds and sources of inspiration - an untitled creative journal. ftqai has opened many doors, lead me down new avenues and brought new contacts into my creative life.

And so, in celebrating my blog birthday, I'd like to share with you some of the things that have made this last year so memorable over the next few posts.

My goal for today is to bring smiles to faces... and so far, I believe it has worked in a few ways. Tweet with me and feel the difference. Peruse some of my favourite blogs too - that tends to make me smile and fuel the creative fire.

SO, stay tuned. And have a champagne & cupcake to celebrate. X

{image sourced via google images}

Thursday, May 6, 2010


It's nice to have a read of something that settles your heart every now and then. I found this on Naturally Nina's blog between saving map artwork corrections this morning.

Five rules for life:

1. Ask for what you want.
Whether it's an upgrade to first class on an airplane or a compliment you are dying to hear, you will be continually surprised at the wonderful things that come from merely asking.

2. Don't ever get a brazilian bikini wax.
Even though you may feel sexier (for about a week), it is not worth the torture.

3. Remember that everyone poops, even Barack Obama and Oprah.
Think about it, and you'll start to view everyone as human - just like you. and realize that you, too, are capable of incredible achievement.

4. Loving someone fully and wholly means loving them exactly as they are today.
You can't change someone because you wouldn't want someone to change you - right?

5. Dancing (no matter what you look like) will almost always make you feel better.
I highly recommend "the robot" because you won't be able to stop yourself from laughing.

Isn't this photo gorgeous?
Do you have rules you live by?

{photo by Patricia Stuever, found here}

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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