Her name is Katey-Jean Harvey, and she’s an illustrator based in London – they seem to be my favourite illustrators at the moment. Here words are too neat for me to try and re-write, so here’s what she says:
“My work is often narrative based, creating a world where my grumpy girls in cute dresses can sulk about boys and hang out with skeletons and sausage dogs. I am fond of thin paint brushes, grey paper and sneaking cats into all of my pictures.”
You can check out more of her work here, but these are some of my favourite pieces.
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I’ve been sharing these Peachy Prints for a while now, and I never do get bored of discovering people with work so full of talent that you can’t help but start to let your imagination pull together what that person might be like. Meet Lizzy Stewart, the illustrator behind About Today. Hailing from the lovely London, she graduated form Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and finds her pleasure in telling stories, which you can evidentially see in her work. I really like that she’s not afraid to use a whole heap of bright rich colours, and you can’t help but feel that fresh breath of life in her pieces. Not only is Lizzy a gifted illustrator, but she also enjoys publishing books through her space over at Sing Statistics. Here are a few of my favourite prints from her shop, though be sure to head over to her site and check more out.
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In a bid to be a little more present around here this year, I have decided to re-visit a desire of mine to share more on what Joel and I get up to around these parts. Back when I started this space that was the original plan, though somewhere down the track it fell further and further down my large list of things to focus on.
There is a song by some talented folk which is quite dear to us; sometimes I like to think of it as our own. Not just because it sounds beautiful and was played on our wedding day [you can listen and watch here], but because of it’s wonderfully put together words. The song is titled ‘To Build a Home’, and was my original inspiration for this blog back in 2011. mkay [em-kay] is a play on my first name; Michaela, and this blog was initially created as an on-going document of our new life together and the very idea of building a home, and what that can actually look like, and unfold into.
Over time things have evolved as I’ve developed quite a love for exploring all things handmade. I hope to only explore that more, and possibly even expose the process a little for you all. So here is the start of what was initially the start; a place to call home.
I finally got around to updating that shop of mine with some new bow ties, and my clever husband has been playing around with my website a little to help with ordering customer bow ties for weddings or special occasions. Why not check it out, by clicking the new ‘bow tie’ link in the menu bar. Here are some of my new favourites from the shop.
It’s come to that time again, where we have hit a new season, and I couldn’t be happier. Autumn continues to be my favourite season of the year; mostly because of the chillier morning breeze that finds me curled up in a doona, out on the porch drinking my tea, eating my breakfast, and spending time in devotions before the day’s activities commence. And with this new season, I see my music of choice morph. Here’s what I’m currently listening to…
S I D E A
1. isbells | my apologies
2. the flaming lips | the yeah yeah yeah song
3. ewert and the two dragons | good man down
4. i am oak | on trees and birds and fire
5. jose gonzalez | crosses
6. julia stone | this love
7. local natives | heavy feet
8. soley | pretty face
S I D E B
1. the neighbourhood | sweater weather
2. daughter | youth
3. the tallest man on earth | the gardener
4. grizzly bear | speak in rounds
5. andrew bird | a nervous tic motion of the head to the left
6. bowerbirds | in the yard
7. villagers | nothing arrived
8. wilco | you and i
image by honey & jam