Ode to Jeffrey aka ‘I can’t tell you why’

We lost our lovely friend Jeff. Our first fur baby, the sweetest, gentlest tortoiseshell in the world, she was old. I decided to put into practice the idea of a cat print, because when I draw an animal the first thing I naturally draw is a cat. 

The obvious connotations connected with cats and middle aged women came to mind.

And then of course the need to ensure the cat was in control of the situation came next.

Emily’s Art prints available at Etsy

This is and will always be a major no, no in the design biz. The orphan. The word or letter left all on its own  – well, crap!

 I cannot make it go away, so that this link looks all pretty and well thought out. 

I don’t know what to say. I’ve got nothing, I’m sorryhttps://www.etsy.com/au/shop/EmilyRedsArt 

4 years studying Graphic Design, and I’ve got orphans. Never mind, I’ll stick to making pictures instead.

‘This old love’

I cram read in the Summer. 

Throughout the year, I’m often hanging on by a thread. There is kid stuff, kid notes, study for me and them, appointments, haircuts, shopping, cooking, washing, gardening – and still trying to find one on one time for each family member.

So, reading is the first thing to go. I can manage a few articles, a quick flick through a magazine. But the minute I see a spine, binding, and a reasonable strength cover on a publication, I’ve got no time. Not till Summer. Then I read 11 books. 

‘Cosmic girl’

I had a little piece of Lino left over from another print I had made. It was long and thin, and looked like a bath. I snippedoff the edges, and in she hopped. I tossed up between bubbles vs no bubbles – and went with galaxy instead. I had bought some lovely indigo, which I thought might be a nice change from black.

Here she is, blowing a bubble. Cosmic girl in the bathtub.

Ink and grout {making}


These sweet cheeks are from my First lady~like Lino print. 


I tried to replicate the same vibe in glass. This little piece is for the DWB/MSF art auction to be held in early 2017, organised by the incredible Lin Schorr. A great deal of work goes into making this happen year after year. 

Thanks Lin. You are super cool.