Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Floating fast like a hummingbird


Hello friends,

Every monday for the past few weeks i have been cotton tailing it down to Hummingbird 60, on High Street in Northcote to paint a mural in the store. HB60 specialises in pretty ladies clothing from Australian Designers such as Indigo, Sadie, Hamb, Mimosa, Piper Lane and many more. They also have a range of quirky gifts & jewellery from local designers. In short, the Kathy & Penelope Super Sister duo behind Hummingbird 60 support local designers and artists and i think that they are the bees knees. 
The mural i am painting spans over three walls, and responds to Kathy and Penelope's vision to foster a Gallery for Women, where the experience of entering HB60 is akin to walking into a work of art. 
My aim is to create a painting inspired by the organic and free flowing lines of artists such as Aubrey Beardsley and the Art Nouveau movement, but with a contemporary twist.
Not long until it is finished now! And i know that the Hummingbird ladies have big plans in the pipeline to exhibit their new mural and launch their new website, amongst other exciting projects in the Hummingbird 60's future.
I will post photos of the mural once it's finished but you should really duck in and check out the shop if you're ever in the hood.

You can visit the HB60 website here.
And their facebook page here.

my lovely friend Penelope Sienna helping me to paint.


  1. What fun!
    Can't wait to see it completed, but love the sneak peek.

    Happy day!

  2. this looks so beautiful!