Category Archives: Art & Design

Shop: Barbadoes Street House Art

Barbadoes Street, Christchurch

Years ago when I studied Graphic Design in Christchurch I lived in this beautiful big 2 storied, 7 bedroom villa with a group of friends. It was one of the best years of my life. Filled with adventures, creativity and millions of fun memories with some of my absolute best best buddies. After the Christchurch earthquake, this house was not liveable anymore and is now boarded up.
I try to make a special trip to drive past it if I’m ever in Christchurch – taking a moment to remember all the fun times had.
The last time I drove past, I decided it was time to draw it. I snapped a quick pic on my iPhone and went home to sketch. This is the result.
Drawing this has made me realise just how much homes mean to us all. That the 4 walls are filled with everyone’s history & memories.
Do you have a house in particular that you’ve lived in & filled with memories? I’d love to hear your story!
PS: This artwork is available as a fine art print here.
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Little Beehive Co-Op

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Welcome to the coolest new shop in Nelson – Little Beehive Co-Op!
I cant even begin to explain how thankful I am for this beautiful little space (and especially to the 2 wonder woman who went forth and created it. Sooo incredibly cool.
Little Beehive Co-Op is just that – a Co-Op. Its brought together by 20 creatives in Nelson who pay for their space in the Shop and display the work of artists, photographers, jewellery makers, ceramic artists and clothing designers.
Everything in the store is handcrafted by New Zealanders, in-particular Nelsonians.

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I have a range of Clouds of Colour original drawings, prints, cards & stationery.
If you’d like to read more about it, theres a pretty cool article here, otherwise pop in to 123 Hardy Street, Nelson! xobec


Shop: Follow Your Art

Follow your art - floral print Follow you art by Bec Brown, Clouds of Colour 1 Follow you art by Bec Brown, Clouds of Colour 2

Its actually kind of funny how this art print came about – I was scouting quotes on Pinterest & read a ‘Follow your heart’ quote wrongly and thought it had said ‘Follow your art’. Dannnng thats clever! BOOM lightbulb moment – new print design. Follow your art with a floral heart – print now available on the Shop. And heres the result. Its everything I’m about. I love this piece so much that I went straight to the picture framers. If you need anything framed head to – The Framing Rooms, Collingwood Street, Nelson. They are just delightful!
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Shop: Black & White Elephants

B&W elehpants + aztec by Bec Brown

Happy weekend friends! Today I am heading to an engagement party at the beach – what a beautiful way to start the weekend. What do you have planned?
A little art update – this black & white elephant print has been added to the Clouds of Colour Etsy Shop. I did this a few weeks ago using ink pen and Indian ink. I really cant wait to produce fabric & wallpapers some day! xobec