Thursday, December 6, 2012

The BIG Design Market

Starts Friday at 10am!!!! xx

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Big Design Market in Melbourne is happening and Printspace is part of the event.
This will be huge. Free entry and heaps of things to do for the family.
It will be more of an experience. Come and celebrate Australian design and meet the people who design the products. They will be the people selling the products.

Rain hail or shine. Bulk Ace.

We are looking forward to being at the Royal Exhibition Buildings for Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th Dec 2012.

But don't take our word for it. Watch the cool TV Commercial  here. Worth a look.

Plus a link to The Big Design Market website.

And did you spot Mara's art print in the TV commercial.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Something new...

The start of a new print....  xx

Monday, November 19, 2012

Markit this Sunday

Where will we be this Sunday? At Markit @ Fed Square of course!! xxx

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bowerbird Bazaar in Adelaide

So one of our most favourite events starts tomorrow. Yes, it's that time again to get up super early, drive out to Melbourne Airport and fly to Adelaide!! Bowerbird Bazaar is a fantastic event and one not to be missed. Full of amazing designers and makers from all around Australia, it is a shopping highlight. Printspace will be there, along with many of our favourite brands, and lots of extra yummy food. Again, we are near Red Door Bakery...... help!!!! Truly delicious goodies I can not resist.


Monday, October 22, 2012

From the weekend at Finders Keepers

Thanks to everyone to visited us at Finders Keepers in Melbourne over the weekend, it was a fabulous event! The Exhibition Buildings in Carlton is such a stunning venue. We met heaps of lovely customers and some new stall holders too. We also got to catch up with some good friends and listen to some great music. (don't get out much to see bands these days so that was a bonus...) All in all a fab time !!! Next, off to Bowerbird Bazaar in Adelaide in a few weeks for another smashing event......

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pinterest..... colour

A bit of Pinterest colour on this super sunny day!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Exploring colour and shapes.

Playing with watercolour this time. Strike me pink!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Designer POP UP Sale

Fancy a little sale? Well, here's one coming your way at the fab Mt Erica Hotel in Prahran. Not only can you shop for lots of goodies, you can also have a lovely lunch and a drink next door..... too perfect.

So if you are after some discontinued Art Prints from last season or earlier, then this is the place to be.  You never know what golden oldies you will find! And all for a super special price....

NB. New art prints will not be on sale. :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Colour mood boards

I have been playing around with watercolours for a while now. We have some original artwork, some incorporated in some open edition prints. And now, we are busy working on our 2013 range, which will also use some watercolours, in some form or another! What already 2013? Well, yes. Always thinking, planning and scribbling. Some ideas are in the early stages and some are almost ready!! There have been heaps of planning sessions and meetings, and even some creating and designing.
Anyway, here's a little more colour to brighten up the strange windy rainy day that is today.....

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

For the fathers

The Birth of our child.

"When you were born, it was like a life flashed before my eyes. Perhaps it was my own.

It must have been a cold awakening and a very different feeling. Like relaxing in a hot tub and then being picked up and 'plonked' onto the north pole. 

But soon we had a warm towel and you had lots of attention from the nurses to make sure you were breathing and everything was in its place. A snip of the cord and then our first cuddle with your mum and me. So small, so loved, such a beautiful feeling anticipated and delivered. 

The nurses weighed you as they had done a million times to a million other babies, but then I cradled you and cleaned you and forgot about everything and everybody else. It was just you and me and so much pride and more pride. I knew that everything would never be the same and I looked forward to all the different emotions to come. And there you were. I learned that your brand new mother was doing just fine, but it took a while to find out.

My own parents were downstairs, and my wife's parents. They had been waiting anxiously for news. I was able to see that your mother was doing well and I could leave you by her side to go and tell every body that all was well. Thank goodness.

It was then down the elevator with some precious information. It seemed to take forever to go down two floors. And then to the nervous parents. Worried about why it had taken so long and was my wife OK. What relief and what a familiar joy they all shared when they learned of your arival and your new mums recovery. 

And then you belonged to the world. But for that moment when I cradled you, you were mine and I was yours and I'll never forget that feeling of calm and joy and love"

Love Dad.

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Art Prints: Quotes for the Kids

Explore, Dream, Discover

From Little Things

Go Confidently (blue)

Go Confidently (Pink)

Some more prints from our new range. The quotes are great to use in the centre to make a little set of three. xx

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Art Journals to inspire

Ahhh journals..... ahhhhh art journals. So totally inspiring, I had forgotten just how much, until I stumbled across a very lovely pin board on Pinterest. yes, my love affair with Pinterest continues. This pin board called art journals showcases some totally inspiring journals.  We used to always have art journals through school and uni, and that feels like so long ago. I have sketches all over the place and  heaps of inspiring cut outs, but I think they will all need a home.
Must start journals again!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Art for the Home: Rocks & Forest

A Little Forest Art Print

Rocks Art Print

A couple more new prints in our range, these ones have incorporated a mix of watercolour, ink and pencil to create layered art prints.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Art for the Home : Celebrate Series

We have been busy little bees here at camp Printspace. Over the last few months we have had our heads buried in our artwork, creating a whole new range (and tweaking a few oldies too). Here is the delicious Celebrate series by Nick. Inspired by vintage posters ( incase you missed the link!!) these are bright, bold and full of celebration. These would look super cool in a lounge room or dining room, or even a kitchen......  xxx

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Inspired: Jeffrey Smart

Portrait of Clive James 1992

The Melbourne Gate

The Oil Drums 1992

The Red Arrow 11, 1973

Truck and Trailer Approaching a City 1973

Four Closed Shops 1982

The work of Jeffrey Smart has always stood out to me. I first came across his work at school, during art class. One of his most famous oil paintings being 'Cahill Expressway' is a captivating and intriguing piece, that I have continued to be fascinated with. But the other aspect of his work that I love is the amazing use of colour and light..... stunning!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Winter Sale!

and to celebrate we are offering our lovely customers
20% off prints & stationery*

To receive the special CODE, please join our newsletter
(over there on the left) and the winter promo code will be
emailed to you straight away!

Sale ends midnight 25th June 2012.
*excludes extra large prints 50x70cm, 70x100cm & 100x142cm and postage. 

See more!