Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Support Local Business

Ok so you have a fantastic idea but no money. Have you heard that there are people, all around the world who want to help you and have the spare cash to make your dreams come true? Crowd-funding is a way to make your ideas come to life. Ok so it helps if your idea is well thought-out, planned and a business plan also helps but once you have an idea, all this other stuff is relatively easy as long as you stay motivated and are not afraid to ask for help.

Kylie Gusset is one of my best mates, since those heady days at zine fairs, to craft excursions and blogging adventures. She is a small business-woman who has a grand vision, but it is well-planned, researched and beautifully considered. It has everything: sustainability, animal love and job creation. She wants to process a tonne of wool for knitting and felting. A donation from as little as a dollar will help and more money will give you rewards, like magazines and wool. Check out her project here at Pozible.

Always, always support small business whenever you can. Otherwise we will be over-run with generic chainstores and limited choices.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Simple Slideshows

This is an excellent resource for bloggers who are searching for easy to use slideshows.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Drawing Discipline

Hey I am spending lots of time over here at my other blog, which is a 28 day drawing program for beginners, experts and people who have lost the motivation to draw.  Have a look. Your visits keep me motivated to continue!

Google Demo Slam: Epic Docs Animation

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Evil Boy

Die Antwoord before...

Making toys on Maxnormaltv

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

R.I.P. The Tote

Melbourne's new sky high licensing fees have forced the closure of the beloved Tote Hotel. No more sticky carpets. No more happy hour that's 3 hours long, no more playing pool in cramped conditions, no more watching amazing bands from Melbourne and the rest of the world play in the band room. It was one of those places where you could go by yourself and end up having a chat with a mate, old or new. I don't know where we are going to go now and I am scared. Sign a petition to keep live music in Melbourne, do it now and tell your friends. Thanks x

Leaping Larry L
Marieke Hardy

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ace Website

The Design Cubicle is a great resource for graphic designers who need inspiration. Brian Hoff generously shares his tips, secrets and stunning design work in a easy to navigate page. Topics include advice on how to establish client needs and common P-Shop mistakes such as OVERUSE OF FILTERS!! I especially enjoyed his article and sample of vintage style poster design.

Excellent tip for print designers to remember: C 90 M 60 Y 30 K 100 = true black.

Bookmark this website TODAY!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

5 Types of Pain That Hurt the Most

1. glass in foot
2. paper cuts
3. treading on a beer bottle cap with bare feet
4. accidental tongue bite
5. a good old fashioned toe-stubbing

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Chocolate Ripple Recipe

ok buy a packet of chocolate ripple biscuits and some cream. Whip the cream with icing sugar until it's like whipped cream. Open the biscuits. Place cream onto the bottom of one biscuit and glue it to the next biscuit and put cream on the bottom of that biscuit and glue it to the next biscuit etc until all the biscuits are glued together with cream and they are laying on a plate in LOG formation. Cover the whole thing with remaining cream. Put it in the fridge overnight. Try to sleep if you can (it will be so exciting like the night before Xmas so it will be difficult, but try). When you awaken in the morning you will be greeted with an amazing Chocolate Ripple Cake. Cut pieces off the log in a sideways fashion, you know, like on an angle. Experience the awesomeness and impress your friends! ps don't freak out if you run out of cream, this is a common mistake for the first-timer. Just trust that it will all be ok. x pps if yours looks like the picture then you are doing well, mine never look like this. ppps I wonder if it is possible to add brandy to this?