Thursday, July 17, 2014

Print Workshop...

Print Workshop

Hosting this workshop on the 27th... create a set of your own risograph art prints, talk about printing, eat snacks, make new friends


Working on something...

Blue ink on Black Paper

Monday, July 14, 2014

Risograph Zine Workshop...

Riso Zine Workshop

Will be running this workshop with Ashley Ronning at my studio on the 26th… spaces are filling fast! To book a place send me a message or email <3>

More information on the facebook event page... here.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sleepy Rat/Encouragement Plant

On pink or yellow paper, one side is Sleepy Rat, the other side is Encouragement Plant. You have to choose which side you want to have out! Some copies still available here.

Sleepy Rat on Pink Paper

Encouragement Plant

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Imaginary Fronds

We're having a launch party for our new zine next Saturday! Also the next day Tonerpalooza will be on. Intense zine weekend. Well, intense zine week preparing for intense zine weekend.

Imaginary Fronds

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Melon Pillow

Something weird that Ashley and I made for the Other Worlds zine fair in Sydney last month...

Melon Pillow
Melon Pillow (HERE)

Inside Melon Pillow
some inside pages...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sydney! Pups! Other things!

Shop Update...

Life update:

  • Went to Canberra for the Canberra Zine Emporium!
  • Went to Sydney with Ashley for the Other Worlds Zine Fair! Had so much fun at this one... usually at the end of a zine fair I'm feeling too exhausted to hang out with all the other zine people afterwards, but I'm glad I did this time, met so many great people.
  • Working hard!!!
  • I don't think I've even mentioned it on this blog yet, but this year I purchased a risograph machine... I've been having so much fun making prints and zines on it. Taken a while to figure out how to run it/fix it (they are rather temperamental machines!) but now I've got the hang of it :)
  • Another thing not sure if I mentioned... I'm curently living in this great studio/unrenovated factory place and it's pretty much my dream home. We only have the space until August when it's going to be turned into 5 houses or something, but it's really fantastic to have a huge studio space for once, so much room to spread out and make art. We even got a table tennis table!
  • Some pictures of some of the things I've been making lately...
Hand Painted Shiba Inu and Greyhound riosgraph prints (HERE)
PUPS zine
PUPS zine (HERE)
PUPS zine
PUPS zine (inside) (HERE)
Test Print Zine
Test Print zine (sold out)
Some of my plants
Some plants at my house <3 td="">

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pom Poms!

As part of "White Night"  in Melbourne this Saturday, I'll be working with Etsy Australia and CAE making pom poms that will eventually come together as a big pom pom artwork! The pom pom station will be set up on the corner of Degraves and Flinders Lane, I'll be there from 7pm-11pm, (and Kirsty Webster will be there from 11pm-3am). Come by, make some pom poms and say hi! :)

Sunday, February 16, 2014


After having such a great time in Melbourne for the Lamington Drive residency, I decided that instead of moving to a possibly dark and cold England place, it would be the right decision to move back here (at least for the summer!).

So far I've been living in a house with some friends, making a bunch of art, working on new plans, generally having a great time enjoying all the different art and food things here. Tim finished the long distance hikes he was on, and is also back here (with a new appreciation for the hot summer, he used to hate it but maybe hiking in the heat in the States and Spain left him nostalgic for it?). 

Some things I have worked on lately:
Poster for a zine launch by Ashley Ronning and I...

Plant Feelings
Blackberry Deer Print
Heh as you can see, first time trying out using a risograph machine :) Had so much fun!

I've worked on a few other things recently as well, just have to photograph them, so stay tuned for more updates in the next week or so (also moving houses this week! So many things)

From Sarah

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


More things made recently:

Slumber Party Zine Cover
Some of my pages from the Slumber Party zine

Slumber Party Zine
Work from all four of the Lamington Drive residency artists, made last month


Mini Pet Portraits
For a limited time, I am making mini pet portraits!

Mystery Studio Items Pack

Mystery Studio Package
A mystery package of drawings, sketches, paper, junk, supplies, stickers, jewelry, ??? from my studio.

Just finally finished watching all of Star Trek Next Generation... sad to finish it but at least there are a lot more other Star Treks to watch!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Be Here, Or Here

A book I made while I was doing the Lamington Drive residency in Melbourne. I got this stamper thing that you can put whatever letters you want in it to make words and so I used that to stamp all the words in the pages of the book (no photocopy!). Mostly it's about things that have happened while I have been camping.

Be Here or Here Cover

Pages from Be Here or Here

(here if you want a copy)

I had such a great time in Melbourne that I changed all my plans and decided to move back there. Time will tell if that was a good idea. Might still head over to Berlin for their summer though.

Have been listening to lots of new music... I sort of stopped listening to/looking for music that I liked while I was in NZ, so it is a good feeling to be getting back into it. It's nice to make more decisions about stuff like that.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Hi! So, I am working this month as one of four resident artist/illustrators at Lamington Drive in Melbourne. So far I have made/drawn a bunch of things (it's only been a week!), and I'm getting stuck into creating some new work to launch at our end-of-residency party. It's great having such a big studio to work from (and to be sharing the space with other interesting/excellent artists), can't wait until we really start filling up the space with our art.

Eating lamington cakes at Lamington Drive

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Weekend making

Made this on the weekend. Really want to make more super limited edition books, secret books with secret words that hardly anyone will see.

Stream Never Freezes
Folded paper into 6 page booklet, 6.5cm x 9cm, limited edition of 25. 
$3 here

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Illustration for Australian stationary company La La Land. Original sold.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


On the 13th of July I'll be holding a "Drawing a Story" workshop in Hobart as part of the Small Press Zine Festival. The workshop is going to be from 12-3pm upstairs at 'Frankies Empire'. If you want more info, or you want to RSVP (not sure how many people we can fit in the space :) the facebook event page is here.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Secret Things...

Hi! I don’t usually like to have many sales of my work at all, but I am trying really hard to save up money to move to the UK (plan is to travel around Australia a little, then got there probably fly away around the end of October)

So... I have made a sale section (only for a small amount of time) in my shop (HERE), with heaps of art and other things, some are more than 50% off the usual price.

Thanks again for always being supportive of my art! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The only photo I took while in Japan...

Last night in Japan

There are more photos but I did not take them.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Zines and Sydney and Such

Ok, so I'm just at Sydney Airport now, hanging out for a while watching the planes and baggage trucks and things before heading into the city (I really love airports... usually I arrive in the mornings even when my flight is in late afternoon).

I'm here for the MCA zine fair, which is part of the Sydney Writers Festival, which also has some excellent events on (reminder to self, pick up some sort of pamphlet with events info). Also, I am here to go to seven Kraftwerk concerts. Because I can.

My friend Holly Leonardson came to visit in Hobart last weekend and we worked on a whole bunch of drawings for a new zine that I have just finished putting together in time for the zine fair this weekend. So, here it is:

TOYS cover

TOYS zine pages

We also did a lot more other activities like making quilts and cooking and museum time, it was so great to finally meet Holly in person, as we have been penpals for a while without ever meeting since I was living in New Zealand.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Winter is Coming

A little feature of my hand knit mittens in the May/June issue of Frankie :)

...also, really like the cover illustrated by Ana Albero!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hello from Hobart

Hello from Hobart!
After an interesting month in Auckland making zines/art/food, a really great time working as "Deputy Warden" with Tim at Tongariro National Park (it is so so amazing there!), I flew back to Australia, Canberra to be specific, stayed with my brother and super nice other people, while we worked on zines for our table at the Canberra Zine Emporium. 

Now I'm in Hobart, busy making more art and getting ready to go over to Shanghai next week, and Tokyo after that. So far I really like 2013, it feels great to be so busy!

If you are interested, I'm going to do a shop update on the 5th, adding some more original drawings, mittens and a few other things before I head out of the country until May.

Here is a photo of me conquering a small mountain while I was at Tongariro...

(photo by Tim)

More soon,
From Sarah

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sleep Without Shelter

While I have been staying at Alphabet City for the past month or so I've been working on a few ongoing projects (as well as making new friends, exploring the city, eating lots of nice food and having a good summer time, so busy!). Something that I finished while I was here was an edition of 200 booked titled "Sleep Without Shelter". Sort of based around my feelings of visiting volcanic places and parks in New Zealand, being ok with being alone in places, ideas about things that I think about when I am walking or swimming in cold water. Each book is a little different, numbered, hand bound with string, and contains hand colouring in pencil and crayon, and washi tape.

If you would like a copy (only a limited number available, hopefully there will still be a few left for Canberra Zine Emporium later this month!), you can get one HERE.
 Sleep Without Shelter Book
Sleep Without Shelter Cover

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I'm having a going away party/zine launch/art show tomorrow in Auckland if you want to come :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Auckland! Workshop!

After the workshop in Wellington went so well, I have organised to run one while I am up in Auckland staying at Alphabet City for the month.

The flyer is below, with the main info and specifics on where and when, but the basic idea is that we'll be discussing illustration, relevant/interesting artists and publications, and trying out techniques and materials that you may not have tried before (such as screen tone, different watercolour papers, pens, brushes etc). Participants will get started on making their own handmade art book/comic armed with some more knowledge of how to get started on one. Morning and afternoon tea provided! Last time the class was great but not quite long enough to fit everything in, so this time it will be running from 11:00am - 5:00pm, with plenty of time for all the discussion and drawing.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Wellington Workshops...

So, eight more days until I move away from apartment overlooking a wooden cathedral in Wellington, where I have spent the past three years.

I wanted to do something nice as a sort of creative goodbye to the city, so I am running two workshops on the 26th of this month at Matchbox studios (on Cuba Street). All materials will be supplied for the drawing workshop, but you'll need to bring your own sweater to mend for the mending workshop (all other materials for that are going to be supplied though). There will be morning and afternoon tea, lots of discussion, interesting reference materials and a relaxed atmosphere (I'll bring some music to play while we are making things).

Below are the flyers for each of the workshops (they'll click through to the facebook event page if you're into that sort of thing), and spaces are limited!



Hope you can come!!!

From Sarah

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1000 Portraits

About this time last year I was asked to contribute work for some pages in a book called "1000 Portrait Illustrations". It's finally been published and features a bunch of my portrait drawings as well as work from so many other great illustrators and artists (320 pages!). Printed by Quarry Books. I am also very happy to have my work in a book which has Elvis on the cover.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Start Small

I just realised that I haven't made a blog post on this blog yet about the book of drawings I made in November this year. Should probably do that before the year has gone...

Ok, well, I'm moving countries again at the beginning of next year, so I have been trying to consolidate all my art notes, ideas, thoughts on papers etc. I decided to make a neat little book titled "Start Small" (pt. 1, because I still have more notes that I need to compile) that I can carry with me to remember my ideas. I thought other people might like to look at them too, so I've made a limited amount of these books that are available (here) if you would like one.

Holding  Book

Start Small Pt. 1 Pages

Start Small Pt. 1 Pages

It feels really nice to have made and finished a book with my drawings in it. It really is the first book of drawings/art I have made, and I am so happy with it. I want to make more books now! :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Design Yeah!

The people from Design Assembly and Fancy have put together a great calendar for 2013, featuring designers and illustrators from around NZ (with the month of February by me :). Each month's image can be torn off to become an A3 sized poster (printed on nice thick 250gsm paper).

Calendar on the Wall

Close up Calendar

Design Yeah! Calendar Cover

Find the Design Yeah! calendar HERE.