alijart Award season is coming up. Create awards for @desktopmag are coming up. Jump online and enter some of those works of yours. You never know if you might win! #awards #illustratorawards #illustrator #createawards #desktopmag #recognition #2015 #2015awards 1d

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alijart I i have spent the morning putting my art on redbubble so my art can now be printed on bed covers, mugs, bags and leggings. Go and check out my page to see the amazing images. Some of my portraits can be printed full on a KING size bed!! http://www.redbubble.com/people/aussiepatches (or search Ali j redbubble for easy links) 1d

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alijart Tomorrow I start researching and sketching my next few paintings. As time passes as a working artist I feel myself becoming more true to my creations and putting more if my heart into each work. No matter what I sketch or plan, the artwork will become whatever it was meant to be. The series I am working on revolves around the theme of dreaming, lost moments of disconnection and growing up. I look forward to painting. 2d

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alijart Watching @mattandkimblock and Rupiah decides this spot is the best on the giant lounge. It's a cats life! 2d

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alijart More photo shooting. I love real wood - bought these planks from Bunnings. Half price this week. Wish I could cover my floors everywhere in it. Combined the print with other materials I use - my favourite inks, watercolour palettes, brushes, newest pencil tin and my last sketchbook. It took a lot of courage to include that sketchbook, my art books are very secretive. I don't know why but I find it hard to show them to anyone, especially not my family. It feels like they are full of secrets, like a diary, but I think they are just reveal me - something I am trying very hard to protect. 2d

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alijart Do you have a business? Do you need art or illustrations? Maybe you need a portrait, or an image to accompany a blog post, or visuals of yummy smoothies, chicks lifting weights, fruit on a table.
I am restarting my illustration work after a few quieter years (family illness) and want to create some new work in collaborations with other people. That means YOU!

I will pick ten people. Email alij@alijart.com.au with your needs, wants and every wish. (Honestly, just one wish)

Conditions * You get a high quality digital image
* All work will be finished within the next twelve weeks
* I keep all copyright on the imagery * All finished visuals can be displayed in my portfolio
* You are free to use the artwork created for its intended use (ie with your blog post, as a graphic on your website, on swing tags etc)
* artwork is not to be sold by you for profit without including me (i.e. no prints made)

Last of all - this will be done by me with NO CHARGE. I would prefer to work with real people then pretend projects. Email me.
Feel free to tag anyone who may be keen. Only open to ten projects.
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alijart For the next few days I will be sketching out ideas and designs using this image by Jane Martin (www.janemartin.com.au) as my inspiration for the upcoming project @kangaart for @miamibakehouse . I have been teamed up with a wonderful Perth celebrity and I am going to create an image of real food, retro, in my style and use those special artistic skills of mine to then paint onto a giant fibreglass kangaroo. Awesome huh? 3d

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alijart Ever had a moment of finishing a work and you need to take a deep breath of air because your heart stops a beat and you forget to breathe? Well tonight I had one of these moments. I have been putting off finishing my work for @cordfundraiser simply because I reached a block. I tried a different background colour - I never use yellow or anything so bright - and it has blown my art world to the moon and back. I can't wait to reveal the full artwork. Auction night less then two weeks away with so many fab artists!!!! 5d

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alijart Rephotographing all of my prints - trying to show size and scale. Photographing flat and a different scene with them framed. It can be hard to sell through the Internet and make up for the senses that we can't use - touch, smell, taste. (Although if you see my prints in person I promise you don't lick them.) 5d

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alijart Spending my Sunday afternoon doing some product photos and trying to change things up by doing some flat lays. 5d

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alijart Happy to reveal I am one of the selected artists for @kangaart for @miamibakehouse and will be painting my own fibreglass kangaroo with a design by an special Perth identity where I add some of my artistic flair... Stay tuned..... 1w

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alijart My kennel one of the stars on stage for this mornings RSPCA Million Paws Walk. Congratulations to all that participated and braved the Perth weather 2w

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alijart Ali J products all stocked at @montagecollective in Northbridge. This is one of my displays that was pretty quick to put up, and I am pretty happy with it! I try to use displays from my studio to keep the creative energies flowing through all proxesses of designing, making and then selling my work.
Only available in the shop until the end of the month.
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alijart The finished kennel for the RSPCA Million Paws walk on Sunday. I hope the auction goes well and it raises lots of funds. Painted in exterior colour paint from Taubmans, Dulux and British Paints thanks to the collection I have been growing from Bunnings (my new favourite supplies store!!) 2w

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alijart My dog Cash happily posing next to my finished kennel for the RSPCA auction this Sunday. 2w

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alijart I think I ran out of desk space. Thank goodness I have two desks.... And a floor.... 2w

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alijart So close to finalising so many things before the release of my new line. Unsure whether to launch in July or October but knowing how precious my time is I think that it will launch closer to the end of the year ready for market season. Until then I get to play with new things like Etsy Wholesale!
And spending all this time on admin work has made me realise so many stupid mistakes I have made. The last time I costed materials and prices.... 2008!!! What was I thinking!? So much is being freshened up - logo, invoices, business cards, new brand logo, to do lists, DNS domains, web shop, line sheets, supplier lists, cost sheets, product shoots, new stuff to make........ Anything else I have forgotten? This is my THRIVE moment
2w

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alijart Love the hidden walls in Toodyay. Hope my husband can find a teaching job somewhere near there in the coming years because it has been the one place I have dreamt of living in since I was a child. 2w

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