Print Giveaway

I just realised I've reached over 1000 fans on Facebook!! heart emoticon heart emoticon
To celebrate, I'm giving away a large format A2 archival print, valued at $110. To enter, just head to facebook.com/milkandcookiesart and leave a comment on my giveaway post!
Winner announced on Saturday! kiki emoticon


Put a bunny on it

So lovely to see my Little Bunny print (top right) has been featured in the Autumn issue of Aussie creative mag Tickle the Imagination


Large Prints

So happy to share that my art prints are now available in larger formats, to fill that wall space: A3, A2 & A1 poster size!! These are printed with the finest, archival, fade resistant inks on beautiful fine art paper. Happy Friday!


New cat birthday card

New birthday card up in the shop!
Because cats with tiny hats make every birthday better!


Real Australians Say Welcome

Adding my design to the #RealAustraliansSayWelcome campaign started by Peter Drew and shared by the Design Files.
As an immigrant, I came to Australia not knowing a word of English, and was welcomed with open arms. Aussies, don’t forget that second verse you never even knew of our national anthem: ‘For those who’ve come across the seas, We’ve boundless plains to share’
Share it on, and make your own designs and post with the hashtag #RealAustraliansSayWelcome


It was only a matter of time...

It was only a matter of time until this card happened. I just had to whittle down my surprisingly extensive list of hot dog puns.


Holiday reading

Holiday reading #yay #comics


Happy new year!

We're at Freycinet National Park in Tasmania. The water was freezing, but how could we not swim in that? Happy new year!! 


Etsy popup market

The Etsy Night Out Pop-up Market was amazing fun. Thanks to everyone who came down! I launched my new gift tags at the market, and there's a limited amount of each design left, so get in quick if there are any you have your eye on!


A card a day #5 & #6

I clearly forgot to post yesterday's cards up on the blog, so here's a big triple card post.
Yesterday I designed a Chanukah card. Why should xmas get all the love?

I soon got a special request to design a Festivus card. How could I refuse? Prepare for the Airing of Grievances! Bring on the Feats of Strength!
I was actually asked once, in all seriousness, whether Jews celebrate Festivus. Of course, I had to say Yes (Followed quickly by No). Here's a Festivus refresher, to remind us all of the history of this special holiday.

And today's card was inspired by that memorable xmas carol, called Fa La La La La La La La La.
That is the title, right? ;)

Whatever holiday you celebrate, hope this year's will be a joyful one.
Happy Sunday!



A card a day #4

Well why not! Since I missed Monday on my 'design a card a day' week, I'll do 2 today.
I think these are my faves so far. For the cat lovers, the bear lovers, and those who just can't contain their excitement.
I’m running a giveaway to win a big pack of these new cards when the week is out, so hop over to either Facebook or instagram to enter!


A card a day #3

Up to day 3 of my challenge - designing a card a day this week! Here’s card #3!

I’m running a giveaway to win  a big pack of these new cards when the week is out, so hop over to either Facebook or instagram to enter!


A card a day #2

I’m on day 2 of my challenge - designing a card a day this week. Here’s card #2, Happy Santa!
I’ll be giving away a big pack of my new cards when the week is out, so hop over to either Facebook or instagram to enter.


A card a day #1

The holidays are fast approaching. That means… new cards! This week I’m going to have a go at designing a new card each day. Here’s the first!


Mini Me Guides

You might find some of my illustrations in the new Mini Me guides to Melbourne & Sydney! They're like Lonely Planet guides for parents. Full of ideas for fun things parents can do with their little ones (aimed at kids up to 5 yrs old).

I'm giving away a Melbourne and a Sydney guide over on my facebook page
Winners drawn Sunday!


Getting all soppy and stuff

It's been a while since I made any new cards for the shop so, a few weeks ago, I decided to get to it and dream up some new ideas for Valentine's day.
Little did I know how romantically inclined you all really are! The orders started coming as soon as I listed these and I've been so busy packing orders at Milk and Cookies HQ, that I forgot to even blog about them!

Find these in my etsy shop. 
And have a soppy Valentine's day! x

You are the icing on my donut

You + Me = Rad
Love you vs ice cream pie chart

Wanna Pash?

Sushi love card


Etsy Christmas Pop-Up!

Tomorrow is the last day of the Etsy Christmas Pop-Up Shop in Sydney!!
I'm super excited that Milk and Cookies was selected to feature at the event.
Etsy has been running craft workshops, cocktail tastings, even free haircuts! Not to mention, showcasing some of Australia's best handmade designs. I'm very chuffed to be featured alongside so many kickass designers.
If you are in Sydney, tomorrow is your last chance to check it out, so get down to 74 Castlereagh St in the Sydney CBD.

If, like me, you are not in Sydney, you'll have to just drool over the pics by following the #etsypopup hashtag on instagram!

Holy moly! There are my 3 prints bottom right. Picture by @ichel09 on instagram


Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up

You can now find my prints and cards stocked at Colour Box Studio's Summer Pop Up Shop!!
Colour Box Studio is a Community Creative Hub and Pop Up Creative Space in Footscray, Melbourne, run by the unstoppable filmmaker and creative, Amie Batalibasi
Every month this past year, Amie has changed the theme and focus of the space, running programs ranging from photography, filmmaking, writing and public art, with events, exhibitions and workshops running year round. All this, while being independently funded and volunteer run! 
Now in it's last month at this address, Colour Box is hosting a pop up shop, showcasing 20 local artists and designers. I'm happy to be one of the designers showcasing my work at Colour Box.

Colour Box Pop Up is on until November 21.


Sign Painters Trailer

With the proliferation of printed signs, the trade of traditional sign painting has been dying out. I love the older painted signs... commercial graphics made by a craftsman's hand. This new doco about sign painters looks amazing!


Mega post

Hello dear readers, 
It's been so long between posts! Here's a quick round-up of what I've been up to. 

My prints and cards are now stocked at Kids in Berlin in North Melbourne! I used to love visiting this shop when I lived in the neighbourhood (ah, memories!), it's awesome and surreal to see my prints in their front window!

Colour Box Pop Up Shop Launch night
I also participated in the Colour Box Studio Pop Up shop in Footscray just before Xmas! 
The studio's director, Amie Batalibasi is an amazing ideas woman, and is doing great things at the studio! Each month she's converting it into a totally different space. The first month was the craft pop-up shop, the second month revolved around digital media, and next month will be fashion! There are workshops on every week relating to the theme of the month, exhibitions and happenings. It's an awesome new space in Melbourne.

I went to an amazing exhibition called "Sets for a Film I'll Never Make" by Daniel Agdaga cardboard artist, stop-motion animator and all-round ridiculously talented individual who I met while studying at the VCA.

He creates fantastical and intricately detailed cardboard sculptures, using a surgical scalpel and glue, and surprisingly, no detailed plans or drawings! 
Check out his website for more mind-blowing imagery.

I had a lovely, quiet New Years on the North Coast of New South Wales...
...where it was a slow news week!

And most recently, my illustration for Song Kong was Highly Commended in this year's Illustrators Australia Awards! Yay!