International sock design competition

One of my entries in the 10th Anniversary International Design-A-Sock competition, run by the sock company Sock It To Me, is among the 30 finalists, which are currently being voted on by the public. They had entries from 63 countries with about 4500 designs, so it’s a bit of a thrill.
My design is based on the Salvador Dali painting of melting clocks, but instead of clocks, I have included socks, and instead of “The Persistence of Memory”, it is called “The Persistence of Odd Socks”.

Socks with clocks

I think a bunch of judges get to make the final decision but if anyone would like to vote for my design or any of the others, before the 10th October, here is the link.

http://woobox.com/xkaaq7?source=FACEBOOK_POST

Would be nice to get a few more votes.

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Card Designs

I have been very busy with paid illustration work but here are a couple of cards I designed recently for people I know.

The first is a birthday card for my niece Rose, and a blue version of it.

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This one started as a card for my neighbours who had an adorable baby girl earlier this year.

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Educational publishing illustration

Here are some more illustrations I did last year for the New Zealand Correspondence School.

Copyright therefore belongs to Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu.

First three for a book on ancient Greece – a view diagram of ancient Athens 5B.C., an ancient Greek pottery kiln and a vase painting inspired illustration of Athene rising from Zeus’s head (ouch).

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Next, one of the illustrations for an article about conducting a survey.

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Now, one of the pictures for a module about conservation issues.

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Greenstone Trail book cover

That New Year resolution didn’t last long.  While it’s good having lots of work it doesn’t leave much time for anything else.

Here is a cover I illustrated last year for a book of historical fiction written by Winston Cowie, who is selling it as an e-book on his blog.

The graphic design work was done by the friendly people at Book Design Ltd.

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Festive cheers

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014 with a summer themed e-card, since it is supposed to be summer in New Zealand.  Though Christmas day has dawned grey and cloudy here.  Typical!

Hope everyone who is celebrating Christmas has a relaxing and recharging break.  My New Year’s resolution is to organize this blog into two and start posting more regularly.

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Birthday Cards & Paper

I have been making birthday cards for spring babies I know, using Illustrator and collage.

The first for my lovely sister.

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The next for a great friend who is very interested in native plants and flowers, so I have included native clematis, kowhai, alseuosmia and manuka flowers which are all flowering at the moment.

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And here’s some wrapping paper to go with her card.

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