Friday, September 21, 2012


Hi Guys, A few weeks back my good friend Heather and I headed over to Glaze-it in Elsternwick to do some painting. We each chose a ceramic owl and thought we would be able to slap some paint on and head back out for a late lunch... 5 hours later we were finally finished.

As you never know exactly what colour your glaze is going to come out once it is fired, we were pleasantly surprised when we picked up our owls a week later... They were even displayed proudly in the shop front. (So we must have done pretty well)

Hope you like, I know i do :)

Paints are numbered, so you know what each looks like.

Layers and layers of paint, and I'm finally finished.

Now I have him home, and I love him to bits.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sketchy Time!

So I've been doing quite a lot of sketching lately for my Alice in Wonderland themed exhibition and thought I would show you a few. Don't ask me what I'm going to do with them though. I have no idea. Suggestions are welcomed, not sure if some would look better digital or some painted... too many options.

Alice's Beehive

A wonder land

Everyone here is mad

Monday, August 13, 2012

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA!

A few gals and myself are doing Cupcake day for the RSPCA at work this year! So my weekend will be filled with baking. This is a very important cause, because animals don't have a voice! So we need to stand up for the little guys that are getting abused everyday. So even though you can not purchase a cupcake from me. I and all the victims of animal abuse would be mega appreciative if you would spare a few coins and donate here.

The RSPCA operates ten animal welfare shelters in Victoria, providing refuge and care and where possible, offering more than 35,000 animals each year a second chance.
A team of RSPCA Inspectors works to protect animals from cruelty, investigates 14,121 estimated reports, prosecutes offenders and rescues animals from dangerous situations. 

As a not-for-profit organization, the RSPCA relies on community support to care for 'all creatures great and small'. Only 3% of the RSPCA's operating expenses is supported by a grant from the Victorian State Government, so they truly are an organization funded by the generous Victorian community.

Every dollar counts and the animals really need our support
 If we wont stand up for them, who will!?

Thanks guys xox

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The beginning of something great

I thought i would share with you the very beginning of my work going toward an exhibition I plan to have with my good friend Heather over at inkysplatter and co-blogger or curiouserinwonderland.

I'm very excited to be taking my graphic designer hat off for a while and my illustration cap back on. So much that I spent a hefty amount of pennies at Riot Art last week, stocking up on art supplies.

Hope you are liking what you see,
I'm not 100% finished, but feedback is always appreciated.

As much as i hated it, i ripped up an Alice in Wonderland golden book to collage
the beginning of this piece. Using acrylics to add final details at the moment.
Not 100% sure if it needs something to fill the area to the top left of the canvas.
 Does it need something? Any suggestions?

I'm very happy with the direction this small canvas is taking.
Titled the Hatter and the Hare, it is painted with vibrant acrylics and has a part two
which will sit beneath part 1 containing their bodies.
But ill save the pairs reveal for the exhibition :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wedding invites

I have started creating wedding invited for a friend of mine.
Still a work in progress, but here are a couple of concepts I created based on her direction. Two very different styles based on the love bird theme.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Addicted to Pinterest

I promise i am still here, i know it has been a while since my last post. But i do have a few things in the pipe-line to post up for you to have a squiz at.
But for now I want to tell you that I am now a proud member of Pinterest!

I have only just begun but I am finding that it is very addictive and very easy to use. Its fab to collect things that inspire you all in one place and it retains the link to the website the image originated from, which makes it super easy to go back and discover more exciting things.

I currently have 8 boards up and running and many more in my mind that i want to create. So pop over and join Pinterest and you can follow me too!

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Loving Instagram!

Me, along with a million other people are obsessed with Instagram! I love it because it is a simple way to jazz up your photos. I now find myself taking happy snaps of everyday items that I usually wouldn't just because i know they will make a fab Instagram photo. So if you wish to join me on Instagram it's as easy as downloading the program onto you phone! check it out!

and check out my photos...




Yours truly


Stuff n Nonsense


If you would like to follow me on my Instagram adventure, my account name is rachaeljackson84.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bird is the word!

Loving this Bird designing by Ashley Thomas for the Uk department store Debenhasms. These adorable patterned bird designs are also paired with some lovely coloured butterflies to create an interesting series of mugs, notebooks, cushions and wall art.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Plaster Fun-Houses!

Howdy! I'm just popping by to show you these little houses I made out of clay.
We are currently doing some trend boards at work and I decided that I would get my hands dirty.

Reminded me of the days I use to go to the 'Plaster Fun House' around the corner and you could spend hours in there painting your unicorns or money banks.

I'm feeling a new addiction coming on, I'm thinking I might make a few little bird houses for my Christmas tree... any other ideas on what I could make?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Deviant Art - IsisM

I'm excited and inspired by IsisMs Alice in Wonderland piece. Im going to get my sketch book out asap! Check out her stuff on Devian it is absolutly fab!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Artist Spotlight - Kirsten Ulve

I absolutely love Kirsten Ulve's work, so I though I better share this amazing artist with you all...

Illustrator Kirsten Ulve hails from the town of Dubuque, Iowa. Her obsessions with fireworks, puppets, discotheques, as well as a previous career as a graphic designer have all contributed to the style and mood of her work. Her happy clientele includes Glamour Magazine, Hasbro, Target, and Palty of Japan. She has exhibited her work in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Tokyo, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, and Boston Magazines. Kirsten currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and two black cats, Romulus and Remus.

Be sure to visit her website! I'm sure that all of you would find something on there to inspire you. I know I did. :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pimp my M.U.F!

I have had a busy weekend of painting! The annual Pimp My MUF exhibition came up quicker then expected... Cant wait to see everyones Ukeleles.
Here is mine...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Vintage Love!

Hi bloggers! I'm just popping in to show you the latest addition to my studio.
I headed out to the shops around Valentine's Day and found this fab wrapping paper sheet. There are so many vintage illos around these days, I just couldn't resist and at just 7 bucks couldn't go past buying it and popping it in a frame i had lying around and voila!, Instant art piece. I love it, hope you do to.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Heeeellloooo.... Suitcases!!

Okay, So I have a new obsession I think... Furniture made out of suitcases!! I was watching Better Homes and Gardens a few weeks ago and believe it or not the Crafty Lady had a good idea.
(Doesn't happen often, but it does happen)

So that got me thinking what other things could you do with suitcases?
Well here is the answer... Anything you can think of!

So I am now feeling super inspired, and I've been looking for a set of bedside tables for my bedroom (which already has a bit of a travel theme) So what better side tables then pieces of funky luggage!!?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Say it with words....

Saying something heartfelt doesn't always need to have an illustration to accompany it. I really enjoyed Typography when I was going through Tafe and I still love it now. There is nothing like a well designed sentiment thats comes from the heart...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

And the Winner is

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Congratulations to Antoana over at The Secret Corner.

The Truly Random Number Generator has chosen you as the Winner!

I will be in contact and will do my best to send your favorite print on its way to you as soon as I can.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dear Valentine...

To my lovely Boyfriend Trav,
Even though we don't celebrate Valentine's Day, that's no reason not to say I love you...

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Last Chance to Win!

Hello to my fab followers. I just wanted to remind you of my 100 Follower Give-away!
If you are interested in winning a free framed print then be sure to comment on the original post.

All you have to do is tell me where your favorite destination is?

The winner will be drawn on the 15th of Feb
and their chosen piece will be framed and sent their way.

Giveaways are only valid to Little Jackrabbit followers.
So if you are new to my blog, be sure to sign up as a follower :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Google does Charles Dickens

I got to work this morning to discover Googles new logo is celebrating Charles Dickens. I think this is one of my favourite Google logo designs.

Doesn't it look great!?

Charles Dickens was an English novelist.
Dickens's work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform.

What a handsome man!

Some of his Character that you may know, are Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Oliver twist, The Artful Dodger and many many more.

Banana Nut Muffins

I've joined They Draw and Cook, and this is the first recipe I have submitted...

See the large pic here!

These Muffins are absolutely delicious. You should definitely give them a go.

See the large pic here!

There are so many great illustrations over at 'They Draw andCook', so be sure to pop on over and have a look. You may find a tasty treat!