avril jean

Australian artist, writer, tech professional, Avril E Jean

January 6, 2017

The replacement of stormwater-pipe-shaped-objects with functional stormwater pipes

Last season was a very rainy year in Melbourne. So rainy that our laundry drain (which used to be the outdoor stormwater drain), became flooded. We […]
January 6, 2017

Cat Skyrail is GO!

So in my last post about the drain pipe saga, I mentioned that I had to remove a bit of cat run. It was a terrible […]
January 5, 2017

Sock Monkey tutorial

I have been sewing a lot of sock monkeys recently. I thought I’d record my progress so you can see how easy they actually are. What […]
December 16, 2016

Parting gift to work friend – a painting of his girls

A guy I have worked with for 5 years, and who i worked very closely with over the last year or so, finished  up yesterday. These […]
December 3, 2016

Egg Tempera. Messy, difficult, addictive

A while ago I did a series of posts on painting with egg tempera.  I’d finished the first one – this portrait of Ada Lovelace holding […]
October 11, 2016

Colour pencil course

I did a colour pencil course with a very experienced tutor, Richard Klekocuik, this was with the Grampians Brushes art classes they run each year. I […]
August 17, 2016

Coloured Pencil – learning a new medium

I’m going to do a two day course on using coloured pencil in a month or so – looking forward to it. Apart from anything else, […]
March 13, 2016

Kata Tjuta/The Olgas looks like Homer Simpson Lying down

From the angle we watched the sunset over Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory, it was pointed out that the rock formation looked like Homer. It […]
February 21, 2016

Drumming shed

I’ve spent most of my weekends this summer working on soundproofing a shed in order that the african drummer has somewhere to go to a)store his […]