Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rachel Antonoff and Mini Ponies

I am totally crushing on Rachael Antonoff's latest lookbook for Fall/Winter 2011. Rachael Antonoff is a lovely designer that makes these constantly cute outfits. I nearly want to buy the whole collection because it's just all so beautiful. I'm also especially loving the appearance of Mini Ponies in the lookbook. Sometimes wish I owned a horse that I could go riding on. To view the rest of the collection, go here.

All images were found here

Monday, May 30, 2011

Artist: Olly Moss

Silhouette paper-cutting is an art form and technique which I would love to master one day, but maybe I should just leave it to the experts for the moment. This exhibition of Olly Moss' work caught my eye as he gives this traditional method a new spin. Moss is known for his popular designs for Lost, Star Wars and The Evil Dead and has became one of the most influential pop culture artists today. The show titled 'Paper Cuts', which was his first solo exhibition, featured 300 laser cut, black Victorian silhouettes of pop culture icons from movies, television, comics and video games.

It's really cool to see some really amazing characters in the show. Some of my favourites are Beetlejuice, Captian Hook, Ferris Bueller, Jareth the Goblin King, Rufio, Harry Potter, Voldemort and the Dalek. I can't say that I can recognise them all but I can with most of them. What about you guys, see anyone you recognise from a movie? Or having trouble with one. I really love these works, would of love to see the exhibition myself. Definately need to now learn how to do this.

Photo's found from 1, 2 and 3.
Olly Moss has an official website and also runs a blog. If you are interested here is a link to a video of Moss at his exhibiton.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

On Repeat

During my many long hours of painting I have been The Beatles constantly on repeat. Like everyone I am a huge fan of The Beatles and I wish I was growing up in the 60's to see them live. I don't know why I have been listening to them so much lately, besides the fact that they are amazing. Maybe it's just what they stand for or something. Also how lovely are these images from Tom Murray's photo shoot taken in 1968. They show so much of their personalities and it's amazing that Murray didn't share these images till 30 years later. To me, they are some of the best images taken of the Beatles during their career.
But anyway I wanted to see what was everyone's top 5 Beatles songs of all time. Most of mine are songs that were featured or made for the movie 'Yellow Submarine' as I grew up watching and loving this. Did anyone else watch this as a kid? Here are my top five Beatles song's, which weren't easy to pick.

1. Twist and Shout
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Yellow Submarine
4. Nowhere Man
5. Here Comes The Sun

What your top 5 Beatles songs?

Photo credit: Taken by Tom Murray and found here

Friday, May 27, 2011

Artist: Aaron Smith

My lastest artist discovery is a man from Los Angeles, USA whose work looks at the male image and it's shape on society. Aaron Smith's use of vibrant colours and thick, vivid brushstrokes is a style that is hard to come across by these days. His series 'Bearded Blokes' uses images from Victorian photography where the male played a dominating role in society. A period where it was all about class, status and fancy fancing mustaches and beards.

You are in New York, Smith will be showcasing some new paintings in a exhibition at the Sloan Fine Art gallery called 'Coterie of the Wooly Woofter'. I wish that I could go see it, but if anyone plans on seeing please be sure to leave a comment and what you thought of the exhibition. Smith is also a great artist for me to be looking at towards my major for painting. The idea of using an image from the Victorian period and putting it in today's society to see their reactions.
Bearded,  2009, oil on panel, 24" x 22"                                Chopsy, 2011, oil on panel, 28"x24" 
2 Beards, 2009, oil on panel, 60" x 48"
  Mazzard, 2010, oil on panel, 28" x 18"                                      Sprater, 2010, oil on panel, 28" x 18"

All images were found on Aaron Smith's offial website and here is an interview he did with Advocate.com.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Where the wolves are

Some beautiful and inspiring photographs by Alexandra Sophie, France. I would give anything for my photos to look like this.

Also I am so happy as my blog has already gotten over 2000 pageviews this month. Really exciting and a huge thanks to you amazing people who follow and/or leave lovely comments. It really does mean a lot :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Launch of Silent Sundays lookbook

The lovely Rihannon from Liebemarlene Vintage has released her new lookbook for her online store Silent Sundays. In her store she sells a lot of vintage clothing and pieces from designers like New York's Family Affairs, the U.K.'s To Be Adored, and Secret Squirrel from Australia. I am loving all the clothes vintage and designer.

Also guys I am excited to say that my blog has finally got its own dot com. So now its www.girlholdingapaintbrush.com. It shouldn't effect anyone and should automatically redirect you to the new domain. If anyone is having any problems just let me know. Just another little thankyou to Dane from Tornadeos and Tigers for the giveaway.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Much Love Monday

Join in next week for Much Love Monday

Chai Latte definitely my favourite drink at the moment. I am really loving the spicy taste especially in this cold weather. It is even better when you get it with cinnamon on top :) 

Absolutely Fabulous I have finally gotten around to watching this amazing series as mum brought it ages ago. Jennifer Saunders is an amazing comedian and she does a fantastic job in this series. I love her and her husband Adrian Edmondson.

Holga camera's I am seriously thinking of buying a Holga 135bc. I love how the photos turn out and it's plastic fantastic! I just have to work out whether I want a black one or a red and white one. Decision's, deicision's.  

I am thinking this might be my last Much Love Monday for a while so I can start a new meme in the next couple of weeks. Would love to here any ideas or suggestions anybody might have :)

Photo Credit: donchris!™

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The New Lomo LC-Wide from Lomography

If you're a Lomography fan then you must heard already of their new product the Lomo LC-Wide. What's new with this product then from a normal LC-A is that you have the ability to shoot with the ultra-wide-angle 17 mm Minigon glass lens and also shoot square and half frame. I love the wide angle and it would be so awesome to have a LC-Wide as I love the end result that these cameras produce. If it wasn't for the price I would be buying one of these right now. 
I think I am in need to get out my Diana and take some pictures with it. Also should get into the habit of scanning them in so I can show you guys.

What does everyone else of the new LC-Wide from Lomography?

Photo Credit: found here

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flickr Fave Friday

I thought another round of Flickr Fave Friday was in order. Soon I'll be sharing with you guys my very first interview on my blog, but I won't spoil it. Keep your eyes open for it soon to come. I also have been thinking about starting a new feature post for my blog. Not sure what yet but I am open to suggestions, any ideas?

Photo Credit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Today at uni our painting class held a poster sale called COMSIT, which we organised to raise funds for our year's grad show next year. The idea was that everyone would create a poster, or a small artwork, to bring in to auction off. Luckily it was a success and all of the posters and artworks were sold in a wide range of prices. Some for $5 and the highest going for $45. We also had 2 performance's which were both really good and lovely to listen to.
It felt so cool when you would bid on something and keep on going until you can't anymore. I designed a poster and it was my first every artwork to be sold. A lot of people said they liked mine and it ended up going for $15. I also got myself two lovely artworks for $15 each, which I'll show in a post soon to come. Hopefully there will be more events like these in the future as I really did enjoy myself.

Photo Credit: My own photo's

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