Saturday, November 27, 2010

i may have fallen

... down the rabbit hole. Where life from now on is to be just like Alice's adventures in Wonderland - full of twists and turns and unexpected fantastical things.
I'm taking that chance.
Realistically, optimistically... excited?

Bottoms up!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

something to think about sunday

{source unknown}

five weeks

until St Nick pays a visit...
thought I best start my Christmas wish list.
You know what it's all about, right?

back to rockferry

Rekindling my love for the unmistakable voice of Duffy, and reliving the songs of her 2008 release 'Rockferry'.

Bringing back memories.

{image via weheartit}

bailey rae

Corinne Bailey Rae
Coloured pencil on paper.
Circa 2006. Copyright Chloé Jane Newby.


Sarah Blasko
Coloured pencil on paper.
Circa 2006. Copyright Chloé Jane Newby.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

a little bit tech

Ink on paper 
Watercolour on paper
Technical illustrations of a black beetle.
Circa 2004. Copyright Chloé Jane Newby

faux fashion illustration

pencil on paper
scanned sequins, pencil on paper
Fashion-inspired illustrations.
Circa 2005. Copyright Chloé Jane Newby.

pen and ink

The Bird
The Turtle

Pen and ink on paper. Circa 2004.
Copyright Chloé Jane Newby

a desire to share

I've had few friends and family say to me, 'Why don't you put any of your work on your blog?'... and my answer is always a myriad of different things... or excuses perhaps.
I do get little shy, and the reality of instant exposure is exciting and overwhelming. But it has to be done.

So I'm going through some of my old illustrations and would like to share them with you. I'm open to all sorts of feedback and criticism (constructive, if you can).

An artist always has much to learn.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

gimme mo!

Everyone needs some sort of explanation, right?

More Mo love to come.

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

hold my hand

{with an unwavering grip}


1. Whoever comes are the right people.
2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
3. Whenever it starts is the right time.
4. When it's over, it's over.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Just spreading a little more Ginger love with this rad new MAC Make-up current style look. Nothing screams red like this hairstyle, awesome tartan accessories and that red/fuschia hue lipstick. LOVE.

I need to be in England to rock this.
Keeping in mind for July.

Glastonbury, perhaps?


I couldn't resist.

Enjoy your daily dose of the five spices.

flagged down

Recently New Zealand born and bred (though we like the fact she resides mostly in our Sydney, Australia...), Brooke Fraser, brought out her third album Flags. 

An artist I've come to love more and more. With some tracks resonating with particular moments in my life, to the kind of songs that you can just get lost in...

Listen. There's a story to be told with every one.

own worst critic

Lately I've been getting a little Photoshop crazy. You've probably noticed if we're connected on facebook or twitter, however, it is due to my love of the Photoshop iPhone app.
It is such a wonderful, handy little app that allows me to unleash a little creativity - in the most awkward places and moments in time... take a boring conversation for example. Kidding! No really, it does keep me entertained however. That design nerd is definitely surfacing of late.

As you can see all subject matter tends to be of myself... no, it's not for vain reasons (contrary to popular belief), but it allows me to be my own worst critic. It's easier when it's a personal piece - the chances of offending someone else decrease greatly.

So here is where I put it to you...
what do you think??
It's not fabulous, nor particularly refined... but I like the aura they kind of emanate...
The centre picture I'm thinking of printing and sketching/painting more detailed elements on...

Any feedback is greatly appreciated, along with tips.

Creative freedom... love it.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I opened my girlosophy book to this page this morning.
Channeling that.

Thanking all those close, all those that love me. What would I do without you? Lost, for sure.

You know who you are.

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