avril jean

Australian artist, writer, tech professional, Avril E Jean

April 17, 2018

Pranking- Picnic at Hanging Rock

I finished university in 1994, graduating with Science honours in biology, right at the end of the recession that Australia had to have. In practical terms, […]
April 16, 2018

Pranks – things that turned up here

I was hanging out in a trendy cafe the other day waiting for someone (this does not happen often, believe me when I say I am […]
April 16, 2018

Taking art classes – first session in pastels

I joined the Victorian Artist’s Society this year because why not. I’m having a break from technology work until I am ready to go back or […]
February 24, 2018

Customising Monster High School Dolls is my current obsession

Some time ago I was noodling around on Youtube and found an entirely new thing – customising dolls. I knew people had done it but I […]
February 8, 2018

Marie Curie plays Guitar Hero

Another in my series of ‘Great thinkers and modern distractions’, here is Marie Curie totally shredding to Guitar Hero. Painted in Egg tempera, my third painting […]
February 8, 2018

Charles Darwin and his Atari Joystick

I did post this picture ages ago in one of my rambling posts about Egg Tempera but it occurs to me he didn’t get his own […]
February 2, 2018

Yo I’m back!

Do you like the change to the website? Late last year I hired a web designer via upwork to help me get my blog turned into […]
November 3, 2017

New thing! Now with biscuits!

It had been AGES since I’ve made a bit of furniture or done things with wood/construction.  Partly time, partly I didn’t really have anything I needed. […]
October 25, 2017

Trialing a new technique

In a recent copy of Australian Artist Magazine (Yessiree, an actual paper magazine!) I read an article on doing small tonal paintings before doing the actual […]