Saturday, October 10, 2009

"christopher's ears" by chelsey freyta

This lovely Saturday sees us featuring the adorable illustration "Christopher's Ears" by Chelsey Freyta. We loved working with Chesley to see this little bunny evolve into an illustration that would be suitable for our letterpress project. And isnt he such a precious gentleman? We love that he is in touch with his feminine side, and doesn't mind being adorned with flowers, birds and beautifully sweet decorations!

Name: Chelsey Freyta
Location: Originally Nelson BC, Canada now Burleigh Heads, QLD
Age: 29 (Happy Birthday for yesterday Chelsey!)
About Chelsey: Chelsey comes from a sleepy mountain town in British Columbia, Canada. She likes skiing, jigsaw puzzles and popcorn. Since emigrating to Australia she has been frustrated with the lack of seasonings to sprinkle on her popcorn and has been forced to improvise, with mixed results.
My Illustration is about Christopher who is a long-eared rabbit, known in some circles as "the keeper". When he isn't grazing in the overgrowth, Christopher is wowing crowds with his internationally acclaimed shadow puppetry. His portrait, "Christopher's Ears", displays Chelsey's unique style, creating a whimsical environment where one finds themselves lost.
Has your work been commercially printed before? I have illustrated commercially for magazines, fashion apparel, as well as being featured in a number of exhibitions. I have also established my own range of fashion accessories featuring my illustrations, which retail in Canada.
What type of subject matter do you usually illustrate? I aim to create a small, whimsical world in each piece. While my subject matter varies broadly, I often feature animals and other strange creatures and plant life, incorporating different patterns and textures with bright colours and geometric shapes.
You can meet me and my work at the Finders Keepers Market in Brisbane 31st October/1st November.
I love being an illustrator because I love solving creative problems... and bright eye candy. They go oh so well together.
I am excited about this project because It is a collaboration of wonderful talent, and the final letterpress production of the pieces is so unique and something I've never been part of before.

If you love Chelsey print "Christopher's Ears" it is available through our online store as a limited edition signed and numbered print for $65.00. Each print also also comes with the illustrators story and information behind the print. Enter the code SALE to receive 10% off store wide until the 16th of October.

Dont forget to entire our Giveaway of all Giveaways where you can win not only Chelseys gorgeous print, but our entire bespoke illustrators project of 10 prints. More info can be found here.

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