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Wednesday, December 29


Originally uploaded by Amz Kelso
The phrase in the illustration is from an old AFI song,
"This Celluloid Dream". Dig it?! I do.

Got a brand new Wacom Intuos 4 for Christmas!
I'm just chillin' out and getting to know it today.

Amz. x

Friday, December 24

When Life gives you Lemons

... make lemonade with this kickass lemon necklace!

I acquired a large amount of different coloured sculpy & fimo, so I went a little nutso and made a bunch of fruit jewellery. This was the first one I made, a sweet little lemon! Or should I say sour?

I sat there for a while with a pin creating all little pores on it, and am pretty proud of how it turned out! It's a short necklace that sits just between your clavicles. Looks sweet as when you wear it. I need to take a photo of it on, just to show how it sits.

Anyway, that's about all... I have a few more things to blog but I won't do it just yet. Wait a couple of days and I'll post some new shoes & art I've created. But for now, I'm busy being festive...

( ps, One sleep 'til Christmas!)

Merry Shrimpmas!

Amz; x

Thursday, December 16

Crazy like Christmas

Crazy like Christmas
Originally uploaded by Amz Kelso
'Tis the season!

Christmas flier for Crazy like Fox, a Music Package that promotes
upcoming Indie bands throughout the Melbourne Music Scene.
It's a wonderful brainchild of two foxy (pun haaahaa) ladies,
Selenna & Jenna!

Crazy Fox! Ya stealing Santa's bikkies! :O
I've done a little design work for them before, and this is just
another piece they asked me to do for a Christmas time promotion!
If you're in Melbourne why don't you join in?
To take part visit their facebook page:

Photoshop CS3...
I made all the patterns myself by the way.


Amz. x

Wednesday, December 15

Holiday time.

So here I am eating overly ripened pears
and sipping Ceylon tea with milk, surrounded
by receipts of Christmas presents,
it's been quite the year.

Even though it's holiday time, it hasn't been
much of a holiday, I've got about 4 sketches
ready to be digitalized and completed into full
illustrations, an Intuos 4 tablet on the way,
a couple of pieces to be sent to new owners,
and some fliers to design for the wonderful CLF crew!

Life is busy.

Santa, for Christmas all I want is a break!

Pears & Pressies;

Amz x

Saturday, December 4

Babushkas, Jellyfish and Post Cylinders...


Just a couple of nights ago my fellow Illustration buddies
and I opened up an exhibition based at Melbourne's own E55!
I was the co-curator along with Kitty Poduska and...
well, let's face it: unofficially Shannon Keane! He did just
as much as I did so he deserves a mention ahahahaha.

We showed a collection of hand made babushka dolls and
wall art. Fortunately for me, someone dug one of the pieces
enough to contact me and after a trip the The Edge (our awesome
Illustre 2010 sponsor) and the post office, Lady Gaga will soon be off
to Sydeny to live on the wall of a happy customer!

Other than that I spent most of the night playing bejeweled on my phone,
switching couches with Alfie, Claire & Tom & being yelled at
by excited, drunken illustrators. I'm such a bad curator!

The next day I ventured into the world of sculpy once more,
after a shopping trip to spotlight which cost something around $163
of my Mum's money (by which I mean Dad's money). I picked up
a pearlescent blue that was transformed (after only one horrific
failed attempt) into magical jellyfish earrings!

They aren't perfect but I love them all the same. I'll soon be
starting up an etsy store where I believe these will feature in
all different colours. I just need to sort out some paperwork
first! ABN papers can get messy...

Now, the rest of my day will be spent baking more coloured jellies,
working on some Squid art, listening to Imogen Heap & keeping my fingers
crossed I can get this Gaga prim, printed & posted asap!

Things to look forward to?
Monday I'm meeting my boyfriend's future puppy
& having a birthday dinner for one of my best friends,
getting money from my Illustre sale to buy some Christmas pressies,
finalizing a few patterns to create a rainbow shrimp,
& more............... Life is amazing!

I'll E your 55 if you Jelly my Fish;


Wednesday, December 1