Friday, June 26, 2009

Artist of the week: i like you Neil Thomas!

Neil Thomas is a local Melbourne Artist doing amazing things. He makes small art pieces that he calls 'Wooden Postcards'. The postcards are available in different sizes and can be worn as brooches or necklaces or placed in your house as an art piece on the wall. This is an amalgamation of his various skills and expressive of a world attitude and philosophy. Old world because the objects are handmade using wood and paint. New world because they have a humour and reference to the now.

As Neil points out, "Modern life is difficult and exhausting.There are thousands of daily decisions that need to be made. Everyone needs a hand. Everyone needs guidance, friendship and support."

A selection of Neil's badges made just for our store is available at 'i like you' now. You can say hi to Neil and check out all his wares on Saturdays at Rose St. Artists Market in Fitzroy, Melbourne. If you're not from Melbourne, you can also contact him via to organise an online purchase.

Image 1. Wooden Badge assortment (shown at the beginning of post)
Image 2. Neil Thomas in his studio
Image 3. Bug Postcard Series
Image 4. Totally Unique Badges
Image 5. Pocket Aquarium


Kelly-Jayne. said...

:O i adore this. i love the broaches. is he the same artist that makes skipping girl vinegars broaches? they look so alike. :) i shall be going to the rose st markets soon. i shall have to go say hi to him :)

desertnana said...

I really like these! Will you be selling them in your Etsy shop?