Thursday, 13 February 2014

Happy Valentines Day



Just wanted to say................................................................................


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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Range

I have just finished uploading my new Geometrix Range to my Website. 

 
 
The new range is inspired by lines and colour.  Modern and striking this new range is full of elegance as well as packing in a huge punch of colour.  Designed to be worn with an old vintage t-shirt and jeans or as a statement piece with that little black dress.



You can view the whole range over at www.mouseillustration.com. I am very excited about this range as I feel it really expresses my own personal style.  As always your comments are appreciated so let me know what you think and if you have a favourite.

I should be hosting a giveaway soon to celebrate the new range so stay tuned :-)

Love Emma x

Monday, 2 September 2013

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

I have been very excited about this event and dying to tell you all about it! 

Mouse Illustrations Licorice Jewellery has been on show at an Event for Melbourne Fashion Week. Did I mentioned I am a little excited about it?!

Darrell Lea Confectionery Company are a major brand in Australia and are one of the event sponsors for Melbourne Fashion Week. They wanted me to dress up the Brand Ambassadors for their Fashion Week Event.  Darrell Lea are holding a very exciting competition for one up and coming fashion designer and their event is showcasing the entries and announcing a winner.

 The Lovely Brand Ambassadors
Mouse Illustration Jewellery at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
 

I feel very grateful to be a part of such a great event! Thank you Darrell Lea for thinking of Mouse Illustration xxx

Check out the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and the Darrell Lea Confectionery Company for more details.

Emma x

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Rio de Janeiro Brazil

For those of you who didn't know I just spent the month in Brazil for a family wedding. This was my third time visiting Rio de Janeiro but this time I got to see a side of it that I have never seen before. 
Travelling there with a 'local' definitely offers me a different perspective of the city than most tourists get to experience. However this time I asked to be a tourist for a few days and I had an amazing time.
 
Of course when you go to Rio you have to go to Corcovado to take in the view, and ride the terrifying cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain.  You also of course have to walk on Copacobana and Ipenema beach whilst singing predictable songs in your head. This is the perfect picture postcard Rio and as long as you do your research are careful of where you wander it will never disappoint.

 
 
 Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)

The View of Sugarloaf Mountain from Corcovado

I on the other hand got to see all of this but from another point of view.   I get the locals tour of the tourist attractions through the back streets.  This way I get to stumble upon a little art gallery or historic building without having to compete with hoards of tourists.  In my tour of Rio I encounter no English speakers and if I do I get surprisingly excited that I am not the only one there and feel the need to point it out. I have (quite a few times now) ended up in a part of Rio that I probably have no business being in. All the while keeping my mouth firmly closed for fear someone would hear that I am a 'gringo' and decide to relieve me of the cash in my pocket.  Of course these parts are a necessity in order to get to where I wanted to go.  Which was every art gallery I could squeeze into my 4 day uninterrupted tour of the city.
 


 The Museum of Modern Art in Niteroi  (MOMA)
 
As well as getting to see the all the art galleries I could in Rio I also got to see the Botanic Gardens.  This was a very unexpected highlight of my trip.  A photographers dream I can barley describe how beautiful this place is (and I saw it in winter so I can only begin to imagine how beautiful it would be in full bloom).  The Botanic Gardens is just under 140 acres holding 6500 species of flora with many of them endangered.  You will see not only Brazilian native plants from the Amazon, they also have a range from other countries as well.  You can wander around the Japanese Gardens, take in a photography exhibition, and be entertained by the monkeys jumping around in the trees.  The Gardens are also home to 140 different species of birds and we were lucky enough, with the help of a local photographer who pointed it out to us, see a Toucan roaming in the trees.
 

The Botanic Gardens Rio de Janeiro
 
The next part of my trip was spent in a little mountain town about 5 hours drive from Rio.  It's hard to not relax in this part of the world and as an added bonus if you wanted some fruit for breakfast then you would travel no further than the back garden to pick some oranges, pinha, papaya or carambola.
 
 
Our Final few days were spent on the beach at the beautiful port of Arraial do Cabo. 
I think the following photo says it all really.
  







 
Prainha Arraial do Cabo


Well now it's back to work and I have already had some great orders and some exciting news about Mouse Illustration that I am dying to share with you all.  However, that is for another day whenever it has all come together :-)
 
Stay tuned!
 
Emma x
 
 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Signed Print Giveaway

Since I absolutely love to spoil you I am having another Giveaway!!!  I am just so excited about my new products and website design that I just can't help myself.

To one lucky follower I am giving away a Signed Print of your choice from my Website.

To be in the draw all you have to do is click on this link and share it on your Facebook page! It's that easy :-)

Good Luck everyone x

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Macarons

I don't know if I have mentioned this before but I love almost everything French and Macron's are no exception.  They have everything that appeals to me.....chewy, creamy, colourful little delights! They are just so pleasing on the eye and of course I just think the variety of colours are Divine!
 
I have been watching My Kitchen Rules on TVNZ with that French Chef Manu......(googling his full name right now)....Manu Feildel and he talks about these little Macaron treats a lot.


So needless to say I decided to try my hand at some Macaron Charms and I have to say they look delicious :-)


What fun I have making these and the colour options are endless!  I have now uploaded it to the Mouse Illustration Shop so if you are interested pop on by and have a look. 

Yummy! x

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

New Prints

I have been playing around with some new designs over the last few weeks and finally have a new range just delivered from the printer.  Since I am living in the beautiful Queenstown I thought I would embrace some Kiwiana and create some prints more aimed at the vast tourist market that this town caters for.

New Zealanders are very proud of there beautiful country so I decided to design this new range with that in mind.



Maori artwork and symbols have a huge influence in New Zealand so I decided to incorporate this into my designs.


I took inspiration from the symbolism and colours.


My new New Zealand inspired prints are all available to buy from my Felt online shop.  My other prints are still available to purchase from my website mouseillustration.com

Hope you like my new designs.  Let me know what you think :-)

Mouse x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Online Shop and Art Prints

Firstly I would like to apologise for my slackness with updating my blog.  I am going to try and keep it more up to date throughout 2013.  Which reminds me...... Happy New Year to all my lovely followers.  I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season x

I have some exciting news since I last wrote to you all.  The Big news is that Mouse Illustration.com has a brand new shop and look.  I have now made it easier to browse and navigate so hopefully it will be more enjoyable to shop :-)



My other News is that I now have a brand new Category available....... my Art Prints.  I am Very Excited to be back creating my Artwork and have been getting a great response selling my prints at the Arts and Crafts Market.


 
I have a range of Illustrations and also a New Quote Range, all A4 so they are easy to frame.  I love hearing your opinions and suggestions so let me know what you think of the new site and also if you have any suggestions for your favourite Quotes.

The Mouse x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Mouse Illustration is Now on Felt!

If you love handmade and haven't heard of Felt.co.nz then you should have!  It's a great site for New Zealand artists to showcase and sell their artwork.  And the best part is...... Mouse Illustration is now on it!


I only have one of each item available on Felt unlike my own Website Shop.  This means I will be able to list one-off designs from Mouse Illustration and sell them via Felt.  So keep popping back to see what is available as you might just grab yourself a Unique piece of jewellery.



I will soon have some arts prints to sell which I am just a little big bit excited about.  I will announce when they are available from my Facebook Page so make sure to 'like' Mouse Illustration to receive all the latest updates.

x

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Flirty Pastels

This week I have been playing around with some new colour palettes.   The result has been my new range of Flirty Pastel Necklaces.  I have to say that I absolutely love them!


They are now available to purchase from my New Facebook Shop.

I thought I would have a bit of fun and create a Handmade look using a few Etsy Items


Clutch from ItSoClutch on Etsy
Purple Wedges from iLANDbali on Etsy
Lace Dress from keeboutique on Etsy
Pastel Necklaces from Mouse Illustration


x
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