December 17, 2011

XMAS GYPSY FAIR @ M.T.O. Industry tomorrow!

This Sunday I will be selling some cards, mini prints, cookies and vintage clothes at the M.T.O XMAS GYPSY FAIR! They'll be lots of handmade treats around so grab some Christmas bargains or just come to say hi. 11am- 4pm, Northcote. One day only! Look for the Sisters Hayes stall x


"Come along for plenty of Xmas bargains! You'll find Clothing, Records, Preserves, Sweet Treats, Handmade Goods, Hair Wraps, Plants + Green Thumb Tips, BBQ and more! In the backyard at M.T.O INDUSTRY - 539 High Street Northcote... Enter Gypsy Fair via rear laneway off Beaconsfeild Parade... Look for the multicoloured gates!"

November 24, 2011

Big Things

Sooo a lot has happened in the last few months!

My sister Christina's solo exhibition, Before I Wake, opened at Anna Pappas Gallery"The Show" won best student animation at the Australian Effects and Animation Festival Awards & 2011 AniMazSpot Festival and Best Tertiary Animation at the Melbourne's ATOM Awards.

I also had my first comic published in Drawn From Life, a free cartoon newspaper edited and produced by Oslo Davis that was unleashed across Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival:

"Shortchanged", a tragic (and true) tale  by yours truly. Click for bigger.  

The handout at Reservoir station
Press in The Age

Read more about it here, here and here.
(Oslo Davis' next project Libraryland launches this December- check it!

And most recently I've just returned to Melbourne with the other Sisters Hayes after a two months travelling in Europe and the US! Gelati was eaten, galleries explored, rivers crossed, families visited, research made and plenty of comics bought. Our next projects 'A Tar Paper Shack' and 'The Great UnReveal' are well underway, but more on that later. Time to reminisce...

August 10, 2011

Sketchy sketches

A quick post for now- a bunch of recent sketches from people watching on the train/tram. My favourite is the guy on the top left, who maintained that expression for about 30 minutes. 

July 16, 2011

'The Show' @ Revelation 14

Tomorrow I head to Perth for the Revelation Film Festival"The Show" is screening as part of the festival's Animation Showcase on Tuesday night (details below). So far my festival pick is Of Dolls and Murder, "a crime scene dollhouse documentary"...

Animation still, The Show, 2010

Revelation Perth International Film Festival, July 14- 24,
Perth, Australia // Screening July 19, 2011
Tuesday 19th of July, 7pm, Astor Theatre in the "Animation Showcase" 

You can purchase tickets online or at the festival box office!

July 06, 2011

New illustration- Sirenas

My entry to Jillian Tamaki's recent blog contest with the theme of Summer Myths. Sirenas are sea creatures (mermaids) from Filipino folklore, who distracted and abducted fishermen with their gift of song and beauty.

Click for bigger!

May 30, 2011

LoopdeLoop challenge!

Click through to see a little animation loop I made for the new monthly animation challenge over at . The theme was LAUNCH. All the entries will be screened at LOOP BAR tomorrow, come along!

Was a fun distraction from rendering my film which took a gazillion hours. Just made the deadline in time, click to watch and vote if you're so inclined! 

May 16, 2011

Festival News

Eegads it's May already! I've been super busy entering festivals, making art with the (other) Sisters Hayes, trying to learn the autoharp, catching up on Poirot and working on some projects I can't post about just yet... 

Speaking of festivals, "The Show" has been selected to screen at the following festivals around Australia! Check them out if you're in town!

Wagga Wagga, NSW // Screening May 14, 2011

5th Annual Dungog Film Festival, 26- 29 May,
Dungog, NSW // Screening May 27, 2011
Friday 27th of May, 11am, Oovie Theatre in the "Just for Youth’” shorts session

Melbourne International Animation Festival, June 19- 26,
Melbourne, Australia // Screening June 25, 2011
Saturday 25th of June, 4:15pm, ACMI in the "Australian Showcase"

Perth, Australia // Screening July 19, 2011
Tuesday 19th of July, 7pm, Astor Theatre in the "Animation Showcase" 

Here's the trailer for the Dungog Film Festival!

March 25, 2011

WIP doodles

Workin' on some fun sketches between projects x

March 16, 2011

'The Show'- screening news!

Still from 'The Show' (2010)

Have recently received some exciting news- in just a few days my animation The Show will have it's world premiere at the OFAFA Festival in Poland as part of it's 'Australian Showcase' program.

The Show has also been invited to screen at MIAF this June! More info to come.

You can find more information and images on 'The Show' at my website

January 23, 2011

New drawin'- ukelele!

Another new one- trying to do one every other day for the next few weeks or so (we'll see how long I last).  

Also posting them over on my tumblr which I spend way to much time on

January 21, 2011


New drawin', inspired by burlesque artist Vicky Butterfly. Had a lot of fun messing around with different textured brushes in CS4.

January 17, 2011

New website!

At last I've finished my portfolio site- ! I'll still be posting as usual here at the blog, and updating the portfolio site with finished works as they happen.

Now onto finishing my animation showreel...

January 09, 2011

A quick update

January already! A lot has happened since the last post- graduating, website-building, festival submitting, sleeping etc- which hasn't left much time for posting. I have a lot of scanning ahead of me, so stay tuned..