Antiperistalsis

reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward”

 

Whilst living in Vetland and cramming canine cranial nerves at any spare moment, opportunities to let a sharpie loose on scrap paper is but rare. Last week I was lucky enough to fly to Queensland for the weekend, here are the results 🙂

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To explain the above, in the rad old game of ultimate frizzle, a “D” refers to a defensive move, usually someone throwing themselves in the path of a flying object to stop it reaching the offensive team.

Becky x

 

Dancing in my birthday suit

 

One of my few yet greatest fears is buying people birthday gifts- I always worry that they have it already (DVD), think its a lame gift (a boring book on an unrelated topic of their usual choice), think I’m lame for giving them a lame gift or for the gift to be impersonal (hello default nice smelling candles). Solution! The celebration of a mate or family relative is a fantastic excuse to share some personalised love and save on dollars in some kind of typography/painting art form- win for gift giving and win for Becky’s student budget!

Here’s some birthday art I’ve done over this past year.

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I painted this on one of my many looooooong train rides into Sydney from the sunny sunny Blue Mountains. Watercolour on card

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My bro’s 18th- I painted some boards with chalk paint in the idea that at the party people could “chalk their love” and write nice things on the board for Stevie to look over 🙂

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Also another sign from Steve’s birthday- decorated with mexican inspired bunting

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A “Christmas in July” themed birthday

 

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I often forget to snap the cards I make for friends- alas its great to visit and see that they’ve kept a card hanging on their wall from three years ago 🙂

Remember that the one special day that celebrates you is not the only day you should be rocking out in your birthday suit. Go cray.

Becky x

SPLISH SPLASH I was taking a barf!

Dilemma: Bored. On a Plane. What is “no wifi”.

I found myself in this exact mindset on a trip to the Gold Coast last week.

Enter the spew bag challenge! No, it’s not a rainbow display of the rising lunch, rather a sharpie dance on a free blank canvas. 

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These bags are inspired by Sydney artist  Mrs Eaves’ (Gemma O’brien) spew bag challenge! Check out her work at http://www.spewbagchallenge.tumblr.com or if you instagram #spewbagchallenge

Here’s to up-chucking some chunky fine-ness! And remember that turbulence adds to the character 😉

Becky x

To the beat of my paintbrush

What is a coronary vessel? Why is Caudal Vena Cava? When does the heart have a right tentacle? 

I could make like the boring kids who cram over a textbook, gaining wrinkles, headaches and grumpiness. OR I could bring my pain set to university.

 

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Materials- Sharpie, watercolour, embossed card

I was able to make the ripples in the “blood” by first painting the board where I wanted the paint to run in water then dripping dense blobs of watercolour from unpremeditated heights.

If anyone else has smashed their desire to not study by creating something I would love to see 🙂

Becky x