messymisskate Illustrated some Peach Faced LoveBirds today. Just because. #peachfacedlovebirds #birds #australianbirds #illustration #messymisskate 5h

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messymisskate Still messing about with avatars while I have several other things on the go. Too many tabs open on my computer. This one matches my website but I think detail gets lost when it's so teeny. #illustration #messymisskate #art 5h

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messymisskate My hood. Little simple illo for @projectadelaide today. It's a new month and we are doing all things 'Neighbourhood'. The familiar, the ordinary, the things we see every day. I love my Neighbourhood. I've lived here all my life and my parents, siblings & everything I need including the beach & the city is within 10minutes of my home. #Neighbourhood #illustration #messymisskate #map 17h
  •   zippyzippy Love Adelaide, we've just had a week there staying at Henly Beach with family. So easy to get around, I spent a lots of school holidays with my nan at her house on the esplanade at Hove. So much better than Melbourne 17h
  •   auntylauren Will our pancake spot feature this month? ..side note they are closed until the fringe is over!! What are we going to do??? Lol!! 14h
  •   messymisskate You'll have to wait & see @auntylauren hehe! And OH NO!!!!!!! What ARE we going to do? No pancakes? Aaaggghh!! 14h
  •   messymisskate Yes it so lovely @zippyzippy ! But then again we really LOVE Melbourne too. Spent a lot of time there! 14h

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messymisskate Messing about with avatars & logos... Here's one version. Want to drastically simplify logo for photo/illustration branding though. Still working on that. #messymisskate #graphics #illustration 20h

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messymisskate Kookaburra. So sad today is the last day of doing nature illustrations on @projectadelaide I've surprised myself how much I love doing animals & birds in a more realistic style. When researching kookaburras I found out they mate for life. Isn't that adorable? #birds #australianbirds #illustration #messymisskate #kookaburra 2d

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messymisskate Forgot to post this little honeyeater birdy that I made last week. #illustration #messymisskate #australianbirds #birds #honeyeater 2d

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messymisskate Late night sketching. As per usual. Escape to the Country on TV in the background. Everyone else here is sleeping. Bliss. Dreaming & yearning to live on a prairie somewhere (with cracking good wifi) creating art, having chickens, watching the girls run around in their long skirts & lace up boots, Buddy fixing stuff, growing veggies.... Probably won't happen any time soon. #dreamer #littlehouseontheprairie #sketching 2d

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messymisskate Sulphur crested cockatoo! A huge flock of these live right near my parents house & are extremely vocal! So cool with their yellow mohawks. #illustration #messymisskate #birds #australianbirds #cockatoo #sulphurcrestedcockatoo @projectadelaide 4d

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messymisskate A couple of years back I was making collaged paintings like there was no tomorrow. I miss it. I first started learning about licensing & pattern making because I wanted my stuff on paper, on napkins, on stationery so I could collage it. I guess I still want that. Doing this is a real love of mine and I haven't been leaving much time for it. But I have some things in the works. Hope to share soon. #tbt #collage #pattern #mixedmedia #messymisskate #painting #licensing 4d

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messymisskate Monarch butterfly. Hope everyone had a good day today! I sent all my kids back to school, raced home for deadlines & then had a nap. Then back to work! What did you do?#illustration @messymisskate #monarchbutterfly #butterfly 5d

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messymisskate A little baby bearded dragon I illustrated yesterday. I never used to be into realistic or even nature type drawing apart from birds & flowers but I am really loving challenging myself daily with all sorts of subject matter through @projectadelaide . #beardeddragon #illustration #lizard 5d

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messymisskate Tagged by lovely @angelgerardo_ for #widn
At this precise moment I'm uploading today's sketches for @ProjectAdelaide from the website (handled by @ingramzoe ) to instagram and Facebook (handled by me) on my iPad at the same as I'm loading this onto my iPhone! I'll going to tag @ingramzoe @danielaglassop & @amandamcgee
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  •   angelgerardo_ Nice multitasking 😎 You're a juggling pro! Such a fantastic project. 5d
  •   rgeastland Love it!! Xx 4d

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messymisskate Cutest stationery from target. 10" blank sketch book $6. Cute kitty notepad $4. #stationery #target #sketchaday 6d

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messymisskate My best ever creations. Seems like only yesterday my babies were this age. This week Georgia goes into year 5, Charlotte year 4, Amelia & Chelsea year 1 & Lachlan stars pre-school. Crushed that some days I'm going to be without my littlest Buddy but also excited about what I'm working very hard to achieve this year. #bestcreations #lifemovestoofast #nomoreblinking #circa2012 #flashback 6d
  •   kasshall Can't believe it! Where has the time gone? 6d
  •   rozzie_j Wow! Such a wonderful family. Gorgeous babies! I still hope for the day we can meet Kate xx 6d

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messymisskate New work this week for assignment. Had to mock up a journal cover based on Edwardian jewellery. I pushed a bit further & went Baroque. Fun to work on. #illustration #baroque #snobbycat #journal #messymisskate 6d

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messymisskate Can't stop singing this song. 5 girls in this house & the car, singing Taylor Swift makes for a lovely but noisy environment. #redlipsandrosycheeks #taylorswift #cantwaituntiltheconcert #wildestdreams 7d

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messymisskate Celebrating all the amazing things about living in this country today! Recognizing the past history & hoping good positive things for the future. Happy Australia Day! Australians feel free to share my graphic today! #australia #australiaday 7d

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messymisskate Sleepy lizard. Not uncommon to be found in back gardens hanging around garden beds, pots, near shrubs & leaves. Never red, pink & yellow but I just felt like doing pretty colours. Sketch for @projectadelaide #illustration #messymisskate @ingramzoe #sleepylizard #lizard #Adelaide #adelaidelizards 1w
  •   artcollectorx Great Job!!! Would you mind if i put you on my shoutout list?, you can check my IG for older shoutout. 1w
  •   ingramzoe He's just too cute! 1w

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messymisskate Meet Bessie. She's my cousin Siobhan's precious dog. I'm more of a cat person but last year I drew a couple of dogs for assignments & I must say I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure the likeness is so great but I think she looks like she has a little personality. I'll share the other doggie soon. #illustration #dogs #dogsofinstagram #messymisskate 1w

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messymisskate Hello, how are you? I noticed I missed National Handwriting Day yesterday, 23rd January. Maybe it's still 23rd January somewhere in the world? I absolutely love handwriting and always took great pride in keeping neat penmanship & neat school books at school. I had many tough 'old school' school teachers in primary school who taught me how to write cursive properly. Funnily enough these very strict old ladies are the teachers are the ones I remember most today. I am forever grateful to them & for being in the last generation to be taught handwriting. However, I was absolutely delighted to see my 5th grader having a 'handwriting' book in her new book list for this coming year! Even without learning cursive, taking pride in your handwriting, and practicing this lovely art form, is a great thing. Well to me anyway. I've always made my kids practice handwriting at home. Do you love handwriting? 1w
  •   messymisskate Yes same @lilydencreations ! My everyday cursive scrawl is very messy, but consistently messy I guess. 1w
  •   messymisskate Woo hoo @hydrangeahippo!! 1w
  •   jengadijean It's still January 23rd here!! In New England USA! 1w
  •   jengadijean You could've fooled me! 1w
  •   messymisskate Haha great thanks @jengadijean ! 1w
  •   joffar761 Hello xx 1w
  •   josomerville I love looking at pretty handwriting, @messymisskate, does that count?? I have that yucky handwriting that even I struggle to read...always thought I should be a doctor because I have the perfect handwriting for the job 1w
  •   patwhelan I've always loved handwriting too and now that I know it is not taught in schools I'll endeavor to encourage my grandchildren to learn proper handwriting! 1w

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