Portraits with the kids for "The Australian" this week...

The surprise event this week was we had some photos taken of the kids and I for an article about the 2016 Australian census. Apparently the average Australian is a 38 year old woman with 2 children - THAT'S ME!!! Photo taken by amazing journalist photographer John Feder for The Australian. The photo wasn't used in the end... A little bizarre to be asked about myself and my life because of my age and situation. And so nice to have some good photos of the kids and I. I'm often saying to my hubby, I wish I had some nice shots with the kids. I'm usually behind the camera taking them of him and the kids... Life throws some funny things your way at times.

Anna Lloyd and kids by John Feder
Anna Lloyd and kids by John Feder.jpg

Photos by John Feder for The Australian - June 2017

Sneakpeek in my studio today

Today I tidied up my studio. I cleared away the kids homework and the household papers that get dumped on my desk, did a bit of a chuck out and found some old sketchy gems. I vacuumed, dusted and scrubbed off the pen marks and the tea and coffee rings.

Art supplies on my desk

My beloved biscuit tin was my Nan's. I remember looking at it when I was a kid so I guess it influenced my love of Australian Native flowers. I had to rescue it out of a dumpster after my Nan passed away.

palette on my desk

I put my collection of Winsor and Newton inks in an old Ferrero Roche tub.

hanging pot and sketchbooks

I dug out an old pot that used to be my Nan's that was sitting in my Mum's garage and put it in my mother In law Yvonne's old 70's pot hanger and planted this pretty plant. I don't know what the plant is called, but it grows tendrils of heart shaped leaves; I have another one in the front hall. Now that's all tidied up I'm all ready to create more art!

Art supplies

New Products on Red Bubble

Red Bubble has introduced quite a few new products. There are acrylic blocks, clocks and scarves.... My most popular designs are my Magical Wise Owl design, Callistemon flowers and my Feather design is popular on t-shirts especially... My products are available at my Red bubble page.

Red Bubble products by Anna Lloyd

Red Bubble products by Anna Lloyd

Bohemian feather tee available at Red Bubble

Bohemian feather tee available at Red Bubble

Magical Wise Owl Clock available at Red Bubble

Magical Wise Owl Clock available at Red Bubble

Kiama Seaside Markets

I have come up with a greeting card range for sale. They are printed on 340gsm card with brown recycled paper envelopes. So far I have printed 15 designs. They are blank inside for your personalised message.

Last Sunday I held a stall at Kiama Seaside markets by the waterfront at Black Beach. It was a lovely sunny day but got very windy around 11.30am. I've learnt to be quite wary of selling greeting cards and artworks outdoors! We ended up using a tow rope from the car to act as extra anchor to the ground. Here are some photos of my stall while I was setting up!

Not such a successful market day but Steve and my son had a nice bike ride to the Kiama blow-hole.

My stall before the wind picked up

My stall before the wind picked up

Next time I'll tape the prints into their frames so they don't slip down

Next time I'll tape the prints into their frames so they don't slip down

first order of my greeting cards for delivery

first order of my greeting cards for delivery

Red bubble 15% off sale

Red Bubble is currently having a 15% off everything sale!! You can use the promo code RBHOLIDAY15 in the Red Bubble shop to recieve 15% off all purchases. The offer is valid now until Thursday, November 6th 2014.

Pictured below is my Honeyeater with Grevillea flowers design on the cream t-shirt. Wearing a size small - about size 10. My shop is here


Interesting article about Illustrators Australia and the Wear Art Thou Exhibition on the Red Bubble blog