LIVE FASHION DRAWING AT THE MYER WORKROOM

I was asked along with the talented Kat Macleod to sketch fashion outfits live in store for some of Myer Melbourne's customers. It was part of their Autumn Winter 2015 launch in the Myer Workroom created by Gloss Creative. Lucky shoppers (and instagram fans) came along to have their outfit of the day sketched onto an already drawn silhouette created by both of us.

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of Gao Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of Gao Photography

I must confess I was pretty daunted at the thought of drawing live in front of people, (especially when one is used to scribbling away in their own hidey hole), but I am glad that I said yes! It was fun meeting, chatting and drawing everyone's outfits from young kids to adults.

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of Gao Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of Gao Photography

This lady was aahhmazing! So stylish. You don't see enough people wearing hats. We had long chats about her vintage clothes collection (which sounded pretty wild) and well I just thought she was ace and I could have chatted all day. 

It was busy! Four days of non stop drawing and lots of happy customers. Did I mention the customers got to keep the sketch! You can see more on my instagram page @nerylwalker

Thanks to Jacky Winter and Myer Melbourne for having me!

Clockwise from top left @kathrynamandajackson, @lisaandlisa, @paintergirl and @oraclefox

Clockwise from top left @kathrynamandajackson, @lisaandlisa, @paintergirl and @oraclefox

Fashion illustration
fashion illustration jeans top knot
fashion illustration
Some of the younger customers (not wearing black!)

Some of the younger customers (not wearing black!)

STORE CLOSED

Big thanks to those of you who ordered prints this year! The store only opened in July so it has been interesting to see which images are popular and which are not! I'm hoping to amp it up next year by adding some new prints and products so stay tuned. And please subscribe to this blog to hear about future discounts and giveaways during the year.

The store will actually remain open for the holiday season and orders will be taken but they will not be sent until January 21st. Sorry for any inconvenience! Please email mail@neryl.com with any enquiries.

store is closed

I have also loved seeing your Neryl prints framed and hanging in happy homes. I'd love to post more of these on my instagram page so if you do happen to take a pic, please tag #nerylinthehouse

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season! 2015 should be a good one.

 

 

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AT NGV

I finally saw The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV in Melbourne. So amazing!! I knew I would like this show but it really did blow me away. So creative and inspirational with freakishly amazing workmanship and details. Loved the kooky talking mannequins too. I forgot my camera but found these pics online so I can share some of his subversive amazingness. It's hard to post only a few pics, the show is huge! If you are in Melbourne go before it ends Feb 8th 2015. 

Photo by Debra Kolkka www.bagnidilucca.wordpress.com

Photo by Debra Kolkka www.bagnidilucca.wordpress.com

Barbarella body-corset, Les Actrices (Movie Stars) collection. 2009–2010. Photo © Patrice Stable/ Jean Paul Gaultier.

Barbarella body-corset, Les Actrices (Movie Stars) collection. 2009–2010. Photo © Patrice Stable/ Jean Paul Gaultier.

Black Swan collection corsets- Photo by www.culturalchromatics.com The first one had wheat woven into it.

Black Swan collection corsets- Photo by www.culturalchromatics.com The first one had wheat woven into it.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, installation image provided by NGV

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, installation image provided by NGV

Dita von Teese in a sparkly skeleton corset number complete with thigh bone suspenders.

Dita von Teese in a sparkly skeleton corset number complete with thigh bone suspenders.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, installation image provided by NGV

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, installation image provided by NGV

Amazing leopard dress. Love that leopard beehive! Photo by nazneenzainal.com

Amazing leopard dress. Love that leopard beehive! Photo by nazneenzainal.com

Look closely, not an animal hide but incredible intricate beading work. Photo by www.culturalchromatics.com

Look closely, not an animal hide but incredible intricate beading work. Photo by www.culturalchromatics.com

Loved this religious  metal work - Virgin series Photo by www.filepmotwary.com

Loved this religious  metal work - Virgin series Photo by www.filepmotwary.com

THE JUNGLE ROOM

There's a new print in the house! The Jungle Room. I've had this girl lurking around but she's finally ready for you in the shop. She prints up big, up to A0 poster size.

Jungle Room

The Jungle Room was my favourite room at Graceland. It was so ridiculously over the top, so I thought she should hang here. More is more, no? Do you think Elvis would approve?

graceland

MORE PAINTINGS FOR SALE!

Thanks to everyone that bought prints in the sale! I will be closing the shop on Dec 10th so please be sure to get your Xmas orders in before then!

I will also be posting some more original paintings for sale up on Instagram and Facebook in the lead up to  Xmas. This piece below Biff Bang Pow is currently available. She'll knock you out. A little bit racey, and perfect for the bedroom. 

Biff Bang Pow

Biff Bang Pow- acrylic and chinagraph on canvas 610 x 610 x 35mm AUD$600

Biff Bang Pow

PRINT SALE!

I am having a 20% off all prints sale over at my shop. I have reached 1000 followers over at instagram @nerylwalker so thought that it was a good time to say thanks to everyone. You rock!

Just head to my online store and simply enter YES at checkout in the discount box to receive a 20% discount off all prints. Discount ends at midnight on Friday Nov 7th. So be quick and get your Xmas pressies sorted early!

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ENTER HERE

I have had a few enquiries by people who would like to buy a piece but are not on Instagram, so this next painting will be listed for sale on Facebook on Friday 26th Sept 12pm midday AEST. It's first in, best dressed. First to comment 'sold' once the item is listed. Good luck!

Enter Here

Enter Here- Acrylic and chinagraph on canvas 305 x 305 x 35mm AUD$300

Artwork ready to hang. Colours are matched as close as possible to the original but please be aware that computer screens are slightly different everywhere. Prices will be in AUD$ plus shipping costs or you can pick up direct if you're a Melbourne local.  Payment through Paypal.

Enter Here side

SCANTIE AND ENTER AT OWN RISK

Next paintings to go on the Instagram Studio Sale are: 

scantie

Scantie- Acrylic and chinagraph on canvas 305 x 305 x 35mm AUD$300  SOLD

Scantie will be posted on Instagram on Friday 19th Sept 12pm midday AEST. The sale is on a first in, best dressed basis. If you are interested be the first to comment 'sold' once the item is listed on Instagram.

scantie side

Enter at Own Risk- Acrylic  on canvas 405 x 405 x 35mm AUD$450

Enter at Own Risk will be posted on Instagram on Monday 22nd Sept 12pm midday AEST.

Enter At Own Risk
enter at own risk

First to comment 'sold'. Prices in AUD$. Payment can be made via Payal or direct deposit. Items can be posted (at buyers expense) or pick up directly from my studio if you are a Melbourne local. Any questions, just ask! mail@neryl.com Cheers!

SELF SERVICE AND HAPPY HOUR

Well the painting sale today on Instagram was a success. Thanks to the lightnin' quick fingers of @somethingpretty. So quick! Congratulations! 

self service
self service side

Next two paintings for sale will be 'Self Service' (above) and 'Happy Hour' (below). The first will be posted on Instagram on Monday 15th Sept at 12pm AEST, then the other on Wed 17th at the same time. 

Self service- acrylic and chinagraph on canvas 305 x 305 x 35 mm.  SOLD

Happy Hour - acrylic and chinagraph on canvas 405 x 405 x 35mm.

happy hour
happy hour side

There are a few more paintings to add to the sale so keep watching this space and Facebook for more updates before I post on Instagram.

 

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS SALE!

I am having a sale of original paintings on canvas over at my Instagram page. Including all of these lil beauties. First painting will be posted tomorrow Fri Sept 12th at 12 pm midday AEST.  First to comment sold. Please follow me for updates @nerylwalker

studio sale

First painting for sale below is 'The Whole Shebang'. 305 x 305 x 35mm. SOLD Acrylic and chinagraph on canvas, ready to hang. Colours are matched as close as possible to the original but please be aware that computer screens are slightly different everywhere. Prices will be in AUD$ plus shipping costs or you can pick up direct if you're a Melbourne local.  Payment through Paypal.

The Whole Shebang
shebang side

FABRIC AND GIFT WRAP

Always exciting getting samples in the mail! i just received some printed fabric swatches from Spoonflower and I am chuffed with the results. The first 'Showgirls' shown here printed on combed cotton. Perfect for lingerie, pyjamas, make up bags, pillowcases, whatever really! Lots of different fabrics to choose from including silk crepe and faux suede. Also available in gift wrap. Sweet!

Showgirls

Showgirls

showgirl fabric

And another sample of 'Droplets' on Eco Canvas. This fabric would be good for tote bags, cosmetic bags, upholstery and toys, etc. Hmmm what to make? 

droplets fabric

There are more designs to come too. I would love to see any items made with this fabric so please send me a pic and I'll post on Instagram. Follow me @nerylwalker

SUCCULENTS GALORE!

This was my entry for the Global Talent search. The brief was to create a piece of Wall Art with 'Little Terrariums' as the theme. it was a pretty open brief but had to include one word of text. I didn't make the cut but you can see the 50 winners (and all other 999 entries) here. There are still 2 rounds of briefs to go to choose one final winner. Good luck to everyone in Round 2!

NEW WEBSITE!

Whoot! Well it is long overdue and finally arrived. A new updated website! Big thanks to my hard working art director/designer hubby @haynsie for helping me create this. A labour of love….non?

My blog will move from http://nerylwalker.blogspot.com.au to here but I will keep it up for the time being.

Glad you could stop by, make a cuppa and stay a while. I love visitors!