Scan of Home Beautiful magazine: Heading says "transform" and shows a vase of flowers next to a blue fabic covered noticeboard. An inset photo shows detail of the noticeboard, and my postcard is attached to it. The postcard says "You look as lovely as the day we met."

When Alex Louisa let me know that my Lovely postcard was used in this month’s issue of Home Beautiful magazine I was pretty surprised. I’m glad the stylist liked it enough to include it (though it’d be cool if it was attributed, just saying!)

Digital graphic of some ornate lettering that says "Script is borls" in, ironically enough, script.

This is what I do on Friday nights. I’m not a rager and you won’t find me at a party; no sir, I’m right here drawing and mucking around. After noticing that my clients seem to want me to do a lot of script lettering, my friend Viv challenged me to draw something like this. Instead of rendering it by hand I decided to take it into Illustrator, because I haven’t done much lettering work in the program for ages.

Yes, it says “Script is borls”. Interpret as you wish :P

Macro photo of a small beetle with a very colourful shell (red, green and blue splotches) sitting on a branch of a hibiscus bush.

I found this beetle crawling around the hibiscus the other day. It’s nearly time for Christmas beetles, but this isn’t one of those… I wonder what it is?

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  • Anonymous

    it’s a shield bug…it would probably make a smell if you touched it but it is very beautiful to look at. love your lettering too and yes, attribution would be nice : )

  • http://twitter.com/BraidyHughes Braidy

    it’s a stink beetle :) I used to collect them in my lunch box when I was little… much to my mum’s dismay

  • Leesa Watego

    My son says it is a Jewel bug. He used to catch them in a sharpener with his friends when he was in Grade 1 & 2.

  • Desleybaird

    I think it may be a stink bug! It’s so pretty.

  • http://jasiferlionsclub.blogspot.com Jennifer/Jasifer

    Oh god, you’re so talented and creative, I can not describe how much I admire your work! :D

  • http://twitter.com/BigGirlBlue BigGirlBlue

    Ok, that is an amazing bug. I’ve never seen anything like it!

  • Cleo

    Its called a Harlequin Bug.. Its not a beetle.. Its a sap sucking Heteropteran..

    I’m not the clever one my partner is an entomologist.. She can get you the species name today if your interested?
    Cleo :)

  • http://www.definatalie.com definatalie

    Amazing! This is why I love the internet. I just googled “Harlequin Bug” and came up with more information than I’d ever thought I’d needed, so I don’t think I’d need the species name! Thank you BOTH for being fonts of awesome bug wisdom.

  • http://www.definatalie.com definatalie

    Amazing! This is why I love the internet. I just googled “Harlequin Bug” and came up with more information than I’d ever thought I’d needed, so I don’t think I’d need the species name! Thank you BOTH for being fonts of awesome bug wisdom.

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