Happy Fathers Day

My family circa 2009

Checking in with my Etsy shop, I found my wife had set up a Fathers Day coupon from many years ago.

I hear in the US the big day this year is Sunday 17th June. Here in Australia we celebrate Fathers Day in September. Whatever date you celebrate, you can still use this coupon to save $10 for any order over $40 from my Etsy shop.


The difference between my things for sale here at peterbrandt.com.au and Etsy is that I pay to list things on Etsy and they take a cut of each sale. They also have fancy buyer protection things going and advertising, so I still sell more stuff there. I’m slowly listing more stuff here though.

Take cars for example – car portaits make great Father’s Day gifts, by the way – I have 40 cars listed on Etsy and 53 cars listed here. I haven’t been very systematic there – my wife lists things here and I list things on Etsy and we’re both fairly sporadic about it.

To be even-handed I’ve set up a matching coupon to use here on this peterbrandt.com.au shop – just type in HAPPYFATHERSDAY into the Apply Coupon box when you go to your Shopping Cart (which should be shopping trolley for Australians, but hey, we can cope)

So, Happy Fathers’ Day, wherever you are, whenever you celebrate.

A window into Peter’s studio

We should do this more often – a peek into a typical day in Peter’s studio. Restarting a commission – because there is no Ctrl-Z undo function when it comes to actual hand drawing. Three year old daughter in improvised ballerina costume dancing in the background. The studio is quite cold in the winter, hence the beanie and jacket though the cold doesn’t seem to affect ballerinas so much.

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Brunswick Arts Exhibition

Chalk board advertising the exhibition. Not a very prominent gallery.

Preserving the highlights of the great Melbourne Art Exhibition.

Opening 1st May 6-9pm Exhibition 2nd May to 10th May
Avalon Prand
Peter Brandt
The value in his work is more as an exercise; to him, the finished piece is incidental.

Peter’s daily discipline produces prolific portraiture. Vindicated by an online appetite for consistent sources of content, people all over the world volunteering their faces for his habit. And a drawing archive of thousands to match. But even a cultivated habit requires courage to break. The struggle between being too conservative with colour, but hating to waste a drawing by being too crazy. This is his careful tightrope act to extract that elusive, effective technique.

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