Thursday, 28 May 2015

The First

© Melissa Gaggiano
Buy "The First"

    What is this? You just may ask. It is a paper cutting. Paper cutting just may be my great new thing.

    What was my inspiration? I suppose books such as “The Secret Garden” and “Beautiful Creatures” had a hand in my creating this image. I love a garden and the way some plants grow over people built objects.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Rocksteady Gwen

Illustration by Melissa Gaggiano

    A new one from me. I roughed this out weeks ago, one night while watching a No Doubt DVD. I miss this band, and utterly regret not seeing their show when they toured Australia way back when.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Found Things


    A quick little high light from today… I was mighty surprised to receive a message from Red Bubble, letting me know that one of their curators added my Roll On art piece to their 'Found by RB' page. Excited much!

    You can check out the RB Found page here. Or better yet, go straight to the page that is really causing all this fuss - Roll On.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Tran.sit.i.on.

© Melissa Gaggiano
    A time of transition is upon me. A change is needed. New learnings are wanted. A perspective change. I seek clarity, definition, sharpness in my path. Let this be my new beginning.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Cheese Burger, Please

© Melissa Gaggiano
    My eldest loved the brooches that I worked on last week. So much so that I offered to make her one especially for her. And here it is, a tasty felt burger. Okay, now I'm so hungry for a cheese burger just from writing about this. I can't wait to present this burger brooch to my daughter.

    Are looking for clothing decoration that pops with colour? Check out my collection of felt brooches.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

No Wrong Way About It

© Melissa Gaggiano
Page layout from my sketchbook
& my daughter's hand puppet

    For me there is no boundary between art and craft. There is no right way, no wrong way to be making things. This is a concept my kids are learning from me. They see me try stuff and realise that it is okay to use glue and staples when needle and thread is not readily available.
    Tell me, what interesting mix of materials you craft with?

Friday, 15 May 2015

Sweetness in Stock

© Melissa Gaggiano

    Just look at what I have in my online store's stock. These tasty little felt brooches are perfect for anytime, any outfit, any season, any function, hoe down, shindig, hootenanny, you name it. Souther hemisphere dwellers,feeling the wintery blues, add these brooches to your clothes. Norther hemisphere dwellers, you too have an excuse to wear these brooches by celebrating summer. Check it out now! Be the first, be the only one with these brooches.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Making Sweet Little

© Melissa Gaggiano

    This week I have been busy making sweet little, little sweet things. Pineapple, watermelon, strawberry, and ice-cream down. Just need to do make a cheese burger, and attach pins to the back of these felt brooches. Wonder what else I'll be making...

Friday, 8 May 2015

Hello Again Ragamuffin

Mixtape Issue 10

    This morning I took a trip into the past. One of the first doll designs that I came up with, years and years ago, appeared in a delightful zine called Mixtape. Then this morning as I was googling stuff I discovered an interesting photo on Flickr. Reddodge had made a Ragamuffin for their cat Nancy Drew. You can view the photo here.

    I wonder how many other Ragamuffins are out there in the world sleeping in cat beds right now.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Unveiling

© Melissa Gaggiano
    I told you something special was in the works. Well here it is! After an epicly short week of planning I am pleased/proud/ecstatic to announce the unveiling of my first artistic display. Just one week ago serendipity worked her magic when Tim the Librarian invited me to put together my own display at Cheltenham Library. Thank you so, so much Tim. You rock!

    It was a such a busy, activity filled week. I felt like I was planning a stage play. I was measuring, drawing, conceptualising, cutting, gluing, painting, printing. And what you see here is the result of my endeavours...

© Melissa Gaggiano

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© Melissa Gaggiano

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© Melissa Gaggiano

© Melissa Gaggiano
    For those living in the Cheltenham come visit Cheltenham Library, borrow a book, have a chat with the librarians and most definitely check out my doll display. You'll love it. The kids will love it.

Cheltenham Library
12 Stanley Ave, Cheltenham, 3192
Melway: 78 J6