Things My Friends Do, Week 11: Natalie Breakwell, the Stage Manager.
Not only a Stage Manager by trade, but an interior decorator at house parties (specialising in, but not limited to cutlery relocation)! This Bruce Wayne-esque double life can be difficult at times, but Nat seems to slip between the two seamlessly and without need of costume or faux playboy antics. However, this mischievous woman is more than a relocator of cutlery, she’s an unbeatable dance partner (if dancing on hills, sprained ankles may occur) and a constant positive force in the lives of those around her. You rule, Ms. Breakwell.
alianoram said: Hello, just wanted to say that your art is gorgeous and totally adorable and you are very talented. That is all. :)
Thank you so much! That’s so lovely of you to say. You’re work is beautiful also.
For all the shit heads out there who are currently reproducing my illustrations on g-strings (yep), iphone cases and lot’s of other tacky things without permission. Fuck you.
This person HERE being the worst culprit I have come across thus far.
She reproduced my illustration onto 115 different items without permission, 115! She’s selling my illustration on g-strings for crying out loud!
It’s pretty heartbreaking for an artist to spend so much time and care making sure the work they are producing for their own lovely customers is of the highest quality and integrity, only to see a shitty pixelated version of that work stretched onto a t-shirt, or squeezed onto a dirty looking g-string. Oh, and then watermarked by that person who then says they made it.
It’s soul crushing, and unfortunately it diminishes the integrity of that artwork. If you know an Illustrator or Designer, or are on yourself, please click HERE to make sure your work has not been used by this woman as well. If it is, go HERE to send them an Intellectual Property Infringement Notice.
Intellectual Property rights are important. Just because Designers and Illustrators don’t have their name written across the middle of each of their shared content does not make it justifiable to take it and reproduce it. If you didn’t create it, don’t use it.
*Important Legal disclaimer: I am not going to kill anyone. This is a bad ass Liam Neeson quote from the movie Taken.
Happy Sloth Sunday everyone! A question that has plagued many a artists through the fabrics of time “Would goggly eyes enhance the artistic integrity of my work?” I think it’s safe to say the answer is a resounding yes!
Wil Wagner of The Smith Street Band got my illustration of a Jeff Rosenstock lyric tattooed on him by Shane Wilcox.
Thank you Etsy for sharing my work, and a big hello to my new instagram pals! I can’t wait to go on a big visual adventure with all of you. Thanks for all the continued support.
Things My Friends Do, Week 10: Aaron the Nefarious Needleworker.
Not dissimilar to Michelle Luc, Aaron and I met out the back of the Reverence Hotel, selling our wares at an impromptu night market! This crafty cat has an array of creative skills but has a particular penchant for needlework. Wether it be a vomiting dog, or MF Doom, this guy’s got some serious game with needle and thread. #tmfdproject
The weekend is here, Happy Sloth Saturday everyone!
Prints of this chubby little sweetheart can be acquired here.
Adding some little details to this Alove Vera Pineapple planter.
Crafternoon delight! Aloe Vera Pineapple planter!
Things My Friends Do, Week 9: Jesse Aquilla Myers.
What do you even say about this gnarly nomad? He’s a double bass playing concreter, who lost a toe and a tooth before running off to Finland to join the Army. This man of many talents is the kind of guy who will convince you to re-set his nose just to avoid going to the hospital after someone else has broken it. And to top it all off, this guy is getting married next month! Congratulations Mr. Myers! We all miss you. #tmfdproject
The cover of my current Nautical Zine, "Single Malt Sailor".
A 20 page collection of my Sailors, Sirens and Salty Sea Dogs alike.