Friday, February 17, 2012

Silo Sessions with The Phoenix Foundation

Yay! It looks to be a fantastic day, come and join us down at Silo Park for the Silo Sessions with The Phoenix Foundation and Bannerman. Noon until 5pm

Of course there will be fabulous market stalls, a range of delicious food, Mr Dix Coffee and a well stocked container bar.

Ellaquaint have produced some hilarious St Patrick's Day card designs. Images will be posted shortly.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sadly . . . Cancelled

The Met service has predicted an 80% chance of electrical storms hitting later on this afternoon and evening. Well, if you are hankering to watch it, you could get it out on DVD :)

From the wonderfully kooky Wes Anderson, The Darjeeling Limited screens tomorrow night at the Silo Night Market and Cinema. I agree with the caption, 'I love this movie . . .'

Silo Cinema - The Darjeeling Limited

Friday, February 10, 2012

Handmade Titirangi Market

Like many of the other fabulous stall holders who will be there, I am so looking forward to the inaugural Handmade Titirangi Market today. I have a feeling that it is going to be a wonderful day . . . hope to see you there :)

Don't forget the sale!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

'Land of the Long White Cloud'

Screens tonight in conjunction with Silo Night Markets and Cinema. If you loved Kaikohe Demolition then you will love this directed by the very same Florian Habitch.

Don't forget the amazing specials on Ella's paintings in our Lo tech Sale! Here you can get a sneak peek at some of the treats on special Sale Album

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


This weekend there is a sale on Ella Thomas original acrylic paintings. It applies to lo-tech sales only I am afraid. You can check them out either at . . .

Silo Park Night Markets and Cinema
Silo Park
Corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Sts

'Land of the Long White Cloud' is screening at 9pm

or the first fabulous

Handmade Titirangi Market
10-2pm Kaurilands Primary School
109 Atkinson Rd

Sunday, February 5, 2012


The source of inspiration for the Aquatic Arctic Beasties

Old newspapers are quite useful when you are an artist. To be honest it is not very often that I read them, unless something of interest leaps out at me. I had spread out some old paper on my working surface and this is the article I discovered that piqued my interest.

Some words and phrases in Inuktun

Languages are something that I am fascinated by, especially how poetic ones other than English can be. The notion that 'consciousness' has the the same word as that used for weather is one that appeals to me.

Beluga Whale (its actually a dolphin)

I had the aquatic arctic beasties completed for a couple of weeks when I was thrilled to see them on Frozen Planet , the latest series to be presented by Sir David Attenborough. It is a must see is you have an interest in animals, dramatic landscapes and the environment. 


When I first heard of narwhals, I honestly thought they were a creature of myth, rather like the unicorn. As you can see they are as real as you and I. Trying to find images of them to paint was actually quite tricky, but I was stoked when I discovered this one.

Both have fascinated zoologists for many years and here is a gorgeous old illustration that I came across that I loved. Unfortunately I am not so great at documenting where I source images (my bad), but this one was too good not to share.

If you would like to see the completed water-colour illustrations they can be viewed on ellaQuaint on Felt