King of the Sea Surfboard art for Take 3 for the Sea

All finished, this was a fun one!
It will be exhibited at Wild Things Gallery, Manly Vale on 26th February along side a whole heap of other sweet art and all proceeds go to the environment or more specifically the @take3forthesea education program.
An Ode to the King of the Sea

In the sea there was a king and he was king of the sea
For many years he was content as content as can be

But then stuff started to happen that made him real sad
All this junk entered his kingdom and this junk was real bad

The land dwelling folks got more careless by the day
Dumping their garbage in an offhand kind of way

All this rubbish was killing the creatures of the deep
They were choking on garbage and entering the eternal sleep

So if you see some garbage while you’re down at the beach
Pick up at least three pieces and that would be sweet

The king of the sea will be well pleased with you
He’ll flash you a smile and also a shaka too

The End

@la_division @acebuchan
@hurley @ausopenofsurf
#take3brokendreams #ladivision #artfiends #ausopenofsurf

King of the Sea Surfboard art progress shot

Progress shot of my surfboard art for the @take3forthesea art show in manly next week.
I was inspired to do a playing card vibe because of the Ace’s sweet nickname of Ace.
I’ll post a finished photo later today.
@acebuchan @la_division @hurley #take3brokendreams

Working on the broken board of @acebuchan for the Broken Dreams artshow. So pumped to see how this one turns out!
It will be on display on the 26th Feb to kick off the @ausopenofsurf.

All proceeds will go towards the @take3forthesea TAKE 3 education program that will focus on influencing our youth to take action against pollution.

@take3forthesea @la_division @acebuchan @hurley
 #take3brokendreams #ladivision #artfiends #ausopenofsurf #mulgatheartist #mulga

I don’t think I’ve posted a pic of my latest limited edition fridge magnet design, it’s Wayne the Wolf.
You can add it to your collection by purchasing something from my online shop or visiting my stall at the Sydney Royal Easter Show this March.

You can buy the original Wayne painting or prints, clothing and cushions at my online shop. Link in my profile.
An Ode to Wayne the Wolf

There was this wolf and his name was Wayne
He had the most magical colours and none were the same

He liked to prance on the rainbow while howling at the sun
Because as we know prancing on rainbows is the best of fun

The End

#mulga #mulgatheartist #waynethewolf #wolf

Happy Valentine’s day y’all. It’s Camilla the Love Gorilla, I drew her for last Valentine’s day and thought I would bring her back.
An Ode to Camilla the Love Gorilla

by @feelin_sketchy

Her name is Camilla the sweet lovin’ gorilla
She was born in Africa and moved to Manila

She has a bow and arrows
But this chick ain’t a killa’
She shoots love arrows like Cupid
And her love’s stronger than Godzilla

She’s the love in the air, with a scent of vanilla
If you’re with your soulmate you can thank this gorilla

With her Pocahontas headband and her hypnotic shades of love
She unleashes her bow and rains love arrows from above

The next date you attend, remember this gorilla
Because the reason your dating is due to Camilla

The End

Having fun illustrating another page from my children’s picture book!

It’s Porpoise Pete and he is coming back on tees for dudes and kids from my online shop. I like to wear him matching with my kids.
An Ode to Porpoise Pete

Once upon a time was born a dude called Pete
As he grew in age he grew a beard so sweet

On a tropical island he lived and he was young and free
And whenever he spotted a porpoise he was filled with glee

In return all the porpoises loved him and thought he was neat
And thus his buddies named him Porpoise Pete

He travelled around the archipelago on a porpoise called Cheyne
In any kind of weather even the hail and rain

Then they had a sweet idea for a business venture
It involved porpoise rides and some sweet adventure

They ran porpoise ride tours up and down the island chain
And everyone loved it especially ole porpoise Cheyne

The End
#porpoisepete

Illustrating a page from my children’s picture book with a little help from Frankie.

Sweet Summer Sale!

Checkout my online shop for sweet summer sale action on dudes and chicks tanks.
You can also pre order our autumn winter range and for the first time ever babies tees are available. Wooot!
An Ode to Fruit Face FredHis favourite food was the fruit of the world
The summer ones to him were a kind of gold

He ate so much his face became a tree
Of fruit delicacies that grew forth with glee

He fed his whole village their fill of summer fruit
And in the summer time he was the absolute dude

Another thing you need to know about this guy
Is that his moustache is so beautiful it makes grown men cryThe End

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the monkey which is pretty sweet because monkeys are cool.
The story of Griswald the good vibe gorilla.
Griswald the good vibe gorilla was born with a very special talent. It was the ability to make anyone who encountered him smile. Sometimes it was because of his happy bright colours and other times it was when he told a funny joke like “Why did the orange stop in the middle of the road? Because it ran out of juice” and other times it was just the good vibes that he emitted from his being.
His favourite place to hang was down at Bondi Beach because he liked to provide good vibes to all the surfers and swimmers and people playing that game with the paddles and ball, is it called paddle ball? That game looks fun.
For unknown reasons his vibes are strongest early Friday mornings and you can tell just how strong because a lot of the surfers in the line up turn fluro and have a great time. That’s why they call it #flurofriday.
The End

I painted him in support of @onewaveisallittakes a non profit surf community combating depression.

#chinesenewyear #yearofthemonkey #bondi #mulgatheartist

Stoked to get the opportunity to make some sweet art on the surfboard of this dude, pro surfer Adrian Buchan @acebuchan.
It’s for an art show called BROKEN DREAMS involving @la_division artists which will see broken surfboards provided by elite professional surfers repurposed into amazing artworks to convey the message of @take3forthesea. The idea  of Take 3 is pretty simple, next time you visit the beach, find three items of trash and throw them in the bin.
The boards will be exhibited on the 26th Feb to kick off the @ausopenofsurf. All proceeds will go towards the @take3forthesea TAKE 3 education program that will focus on influencing our youth to take action against pollution.

@take3forthesea @la_division @acebuchan @hurley
 #take3brokendreams #ladivision #artfiends #ausopenofsurf
?@benthouard

Cherry the Chicken from my Magical Colouring Book beautifully coloured by @hennyspicz.

For all colouring books purchased from my online shop I now write a little poem and sign them.
Here’s the poem about Cherry
An Ode to Cherry the Chicken

Cherry had an absence of teeth in her beak
Hence the saying as rare as hens teeth

She was a special old chook with a distinctive style
And she loved strutting her stuff and getting all wild

She was the queen of the chooks at the free range farm
Because of her skill of laying gold eggs from her bum

After laying an egg she would get up and dance
Do the moonwalk up there on the fence

The End

A sketch from a page of my children’s picture book which will be coming out later in the year.
This has been my most challenging project to date and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

Had some delish lunch at @hazelhurstcafe and then said goodbye to Charlie and Mike in the garden at @hazelhurstgallery. They had a good run, excited to see the next mural.
An Ode to Charlie and Mike

Charlie the Cockie was a gnarly and eccentric bird
The music he made you should have heard

Yellow Hat Mike was his very best mate
And they jammed together every night till late

They created hypno electronica music tunes
They played sold out shows and always ate prunes

They made music in a very interesting way
By focusing their minds to create a laser ray

Which they would then beam into a magic stone
The refraction of the light would create a musical tone

The resultant sounds were a mesmerising thing
And everyone who heard would involuntarily sing

Thus goes the tale of a bird and his mate
Who through focused thought created something great

The End

Filming a story with ABC in the old Mulga studio today. Here I was drawing a gorilla for a timelapse section.

Seven Eyed Stefano laser beaming into some @captainearwax with some @bafcat in the background on the walls of @recordstoresyd. Regram from @the.willing.amy.
I painted Seven Eyed Stefano last year as part of a project with PayPal. You can check out the video on my YouTube channel.
An Ode to Seven Eyed Stefano
Seven eyes on his face with laser beams from four 
Ole Seven Eyed Stefano is a magical being for sure

With every new eye that grows on his face 
Another laser beam is created that can zap into space

With lasers he signals all the party peeps from the planets around
To let them know of the sweet party that’s going on down
He hosts these dance parties far out in the sticks
Where alien beings dance next to humanoid hicks

He uses his lasers when DJing at the gig
Lasering buttons on and off on his sweet turntable rig

Some say that he’s magical others say that he’s weird 
But the thing I know for sure is that he has the sweetest black beard

The End

I painted King Zane and Constantine the Dragon for little baby Zane when he was born and now it has been recreated in delicious cake form by @sugarbeecakes for his baptism day. 100‰ edible too!
An Ode to King Zane and Constantine the Dragon

T’was many years ago in a medieval land
Lived Constantine the Dragon and Zane the man

He was known throughout the land as the Dragon King
More powerful even than the Hobbit’s Ring

These two unlikely friends met by chance many moons ago
In quite a perilous situation if you really must know

You see young Zane was exploring the woods without a care
When he chanced upon the mutant creature known as Bhark the Bear

Bhark had him cornered and at that moment was ready to eat
When from the clouds appeared Constantine and with a fireball knocked Bhark off his feet

From that day onwards the best of friends where dragon and man
Going on sweet as adventures all over the land

The End

@kontendedkatie #mulgatheartist

It was my grandma’s birthday yesterday so I drew her a unicorn. I call her Ma but her real name is Maree.
An Ode to Maree the Unicorn
Maree the unicorn was a wonderful beast
She had mad skills in the kitchen and liked to cook a feast

When she made a cake she used her horn to mix it
And if there was recipe problems you know the horn could fix it

She lived down the coast where the hills are green
And when she was young she was a bookkeeping machine

Every morning she would go for a unicorn jog
And leap over each and every log

At the end of the jog in the waterfall she would swim
She would flounce around in the water with her unicorn grin
Happy birthday Ma I hope you had a nice time
And I also hope that you like my rhyme
The End

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