dearcolleen We're looking after this pup for a month. She's a real sweetheart but super unkeen on walks. Any pug owners have tips for stopping these round bodied ,small headed curies from slipping there harnesses? 6d
  •   dearcolleen @kanukasmith she's a very sweet and lazy rescue pug x griffon she is highly inactive scott just sent me a picture of her sleep sitting. 6d
  •   dearcolleen @supervery yeah that's what she needs something with back legs or we just give up on walking her... she's currently a bit of a hazard. 6d
  •   kanukasmith Huh griffons are usually quite energetic. Agree with @supervery re the harness. 6d
  •   sophfm Ooh are you guys starting a dog-sitting service? I happen to know a certain puppy who definitely doesn't suffer from laziness 6d
  •   dearcolleen @sophfm haha no way your girl sounds crazy. So sorry for not replying to you txt out of phone credit as usual! but we should do a dog date soon. I'm doing a lot of days over zinefest but will be back into a normal routine soon I hope 6d
  •   sophfm Totally fair enough! She's not too crazy if she gets enough exercise but that means two walks a day, at least 45 minutes each! And just let me know when you're free for play date. X 6d
  •   lilsloveheart Hehe aw weta. Thank you so much colleen! I hope she behaves herself for you xx 6d
  •   madamecake I still miss that sweet little face X x Weta. 6d

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dearcolleen So New Zealand is maybe changing it's flag incase you're been hiding under a rock. I've been keeping my month shut about it because as a citizen of another country it's not really my place. Funny to see some grass roots promotion popping up on the K'Road though. If you are feeling fired up about the issue I'd recommend giving the @dsgnassemblynz article about it a read. One thing I do strongly feel is the top 40 long list is basically variations on a core of 4 maybe 5 design and seeing the bigger selection put forward by the Design Assembly help me understand what did and didn't work for me. How are you native New Zealanders feeling over all about the flag? 2w
  •   kingdomofklah So keen to change it! Just hopefully to something good 2w
  •   crownandfeathers Thanks for the link @dearcolleen : ) 2w
  •   annabelhm Seeing that infographic that went round of 'commonwealth flags then and now' reinforced to me how important it is for NZ to move away from the Union Jack! 2w
  •   unga_da_scunga I like the Koru themes- the immature fern rather then the 'adult' silver fern - a young nation still growing, attached to the land - and Koru only is simple and (will be) easily recognizable - 1 image, done well 2w
  •   brittany_kate I am a teacher and basically it breaks my heart that the country I call home thinks spending $26M on designing a new flag (whether or not our current flag is outdated) is justifiable when I see kids come to school every day hungry and abused. Ugh. 2w
  •   m4naia I've been through one flag change already (I was born in South Africa). I'm excited about the opportunity to get a flag that better suits us here. I do think they could have done better with the long list. 2w
  •   pincinc This is probably one of my favourites out of all of the designs. But like you said most are just variations of the same thing. However I can see the 26 mill being spent so much better elsewhere.... 2w
  •   pincinc Actually now I look at the korus again it looks like the air nz logo ... 2w

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dearcolleen Not the greatest photo, losing the light for today. Two good things though after nearly a month of living in an empty house the sofa @goodawful got for us turned up and I am so happy to have a comfy seat again. Secondly my phone out of the blue has working G3, I have no credit so not sure why it's working but I'll go with it while it lasts. Also soft furnishings sponsored by the always lovely @eviekemp 4w

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dearcolleen I've been putting off sharing this. So much of the work in the tiny gallery show is just amazing and I've felt pretty embarrassed by my own effort. That said it was my first real go at 3D and he stands well. It's the last weekend to go see Tiny Travelling Gallery show at Depot Artspace in Devonport. So much to see well worth the visit. 1mon

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dearcolleen It was so lovely to spend some time with the tiny Earl over the weekend. We've been 6 weeks in different cities now and to be honest I've had enough of it. Going to be a long few more weeks until all my guys move up. 1mon

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dearcolleen Here's the little doodle I did for the new worst experience ever zine, volume 2. Thanks to @pinksfang for organising. 1mon
  •   speedfoxstudio So cute! 1mon
  •   sophfm So cute! Ps. Can we please have a puppy play date soon?? 1mon
  •   dearcolleen @sophfm hey Sophie I don't have any dogs yet in Auckland about 3 weeks still until Scott and the dogs move up. I could just come walk with Bonny and you one weekend though:) 1mon
  •   sophfm That would be lovely! You must be so excited for them to get here! What are your days off now? We're away this weekend but any other time would be great. X 1mon

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dearcolleen Into my seventh week with limited Internet, hence I'm still pretty slow at uploading images and generally everything else internet related. Still feeling frilled by the turn out for the Tiny Travelling Gallery show. As well as original art we also have a table of lower priced multiples including stickers, zines and screen prints. Scott and I treated ourselves to this limited edition print by Joshua Hunter, @badnews888 zine and @eviekemp lipstick feminist pin. I think we could have happily bought one of everything if we had the dollars. 1mon
  •   fabrik8 @dearcolleen when does this exhibition end? Up from Dunedin first week of August will this still be on? 1mon
  •   dearcolleen @fabrik8 it's on until 5th August and I'm doing a talk on the evening of the 4th August 1mon
  •   fabrik8 Damn we fly in on the 5th in the evening! Also thanks for the great a3 filling cabinet I bought off you! 1mon
  •   dearcolleen @fabrik8 oh ace Scott told me they where off to a good home. So fanny we've swapping ends of the country I hope Dunedin is treating you well. 1mon
  •   fabrik8 Very much swapping. K'road was my hood! Loving Dunedin though! 1mon
  •   rubyinthedustnz I've been at home with sick kids all week, but we went out this morning to see this. It was awesome, the boys really loved it. 1mon

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dearcolleen What a week. What a day but over 100 tiny beautiful piece of art are now in place at @depotartspace we're heading home to sleep now. 1mon
  •   xt_wright Great work! Have an awesome opening!!! 1mon
  •   dee.rolston I see some Lonely Animals, too! 1mon
  •   emafrostnz Awesome !! :) good work 1mon
  •   pincinc Looks awesome guys, have a great opening tomorrow! 1mon
  •   supervery 100! oh my you & scott are just wonderful and amazing and NZ is very lucky to have you both 1mon
  •   tarasutherland Really wish I could make it up but I shall send @eviekemp to make pictures :) 1mon
  •   sophfm Oh I wish I could be there tomorrow! I'm away in whangamata for the weekend - but will definitely go check it out! Will you guys be there on any other days? 1mon
  •   cerinett Whaaaa! I didn't make it as I was unwell it's running a little while longer though right? @dearcolleen 1mon

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dearcolleen Still a race against the clock but I've got a base coat of colour on and still have an hour before leaving for work. Maybe just maybe I'll get it done before the end of the day. 2mon

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dearcolleen It's lovely to finally share this pattern I designed for Dunedin Airport's staff. It's called 'Best of Both' and has lots of little winks to life in Dunedin. It was such a huge honour to work on this job. 2mon

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dearcolleen Can't quite believe how down to the wire I am for the Tiny Gallery show opening this Saturday in Auckland. My major piece is finished but really want to try and include this semi auto biographical illustration. What would you say the odds are that I'll get it done by tomorrow? I'm going with slim. 2mon

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dearcolleen How did I miss this our new home has a bubble gum pink door! Plus free wifi at the Mall down the road result! 2mon

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dearcolleen Up early this morning getting ready to move to our new little but lovely flat. Going to miss this view. Sky tower and tiny crescent moon. Still no Internet for at least 5 weeks though. It's like living in the 90's again but with less paging. 2mon
  •   davewinsborough Gorgeous shot @dearcolleen 2mon
  •   kanukasmith @goodawful moving up? Love that shot 2mon
  •   eviekemp Wow those colours! And cutest moon ever. 2mon
  •   sophfm Stunning shot! Good luck with the move and let me know when you're keen to hang/puppy play date. X 2mon
  •   emma_freedom That photo is stunning! Good luck with the move, so crazy that you can't get internet sooner. 😕 2mon
  •   samholford I've got no internet too and I get 15 to pages a day. I send a few faxes daily too 2mon

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dearcolleen In work late making paper plants for the window @sophie_oiseau other half brought us beer so it's not such a bad way to spend Friday night. 2mon

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dearcolleen More #tinygallerynz work this time tiny hands 2mon

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dearcolleen I feel really out of the loop with online life. Work at Matchbox is ace but busy and I'm living with limited internet. I hope you guys are all well. I'll do a big insta catch up soon. Working on totally different stuff for the Tiny Travelling Gallery in just over 3 weeks eek. Finally making my 'Twocan'. 2mon

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dearcolleen I made this at a craft night with some of my Auckland friends (actually my only friends in Auckland) . It was meant to be a cat but turned into a dog. Thank you @alittleink for the picture. 2mon
  •   the_winsternator I like it! I like it a lot. 2mon
  •   alittleink It's the cutest! Now it's baked I'm not sure you'll get it back hehe Ps SO lovely having you up here xx 2mon
  •   kanukasmith It's your subconscious saying Earl where are you! 2mon
  •   sophfm Ooh can I be one of your Auckland friends and come to a craft night with you one time?? X 2mon
  •   dearcolleen @sophfm that would be really lovely. Think we're making cardboard Cacti for the next one. I'll let you know when it's sorted might not be till next month. 2mon
  •   sophfm Yay! Definitely count me in! 2mon

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dearcolleen In a pinch without any of my usual drawing kit so illustrating in illustrator. Personally I really don't like working with vectors I find it really hard to inject my personality (my own wobbly hand drawn style). Kind of enjoying how much quicker I can get the work done though. 3mon

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dearcolleen Matchbox party tonight! St Kevin's Arcade. Lovely live music from the Fables, ace goodie bags and bubbly booze! Come say hi! 3mon

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dearcolleen Settling down in my new Auckland world. I'm brand new in town so if you're around come say hello would love to meet some friendly faces. We're also having a bit of an opening shindig on Saturday 5-7pm at @matchboxstudios St Kevin's Arcade which everyone is welcome at. Lots of cool opening treats including live drawing by @podgypanda at 6-7pm which is a bit exciting! Plus 20% off everything in store! 3mon

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