We were given a random box of, well… junk, the other day, by the guy at the nursery; I thought it was sweet (he gave it to Punk to play with, I think) while Mr thought it was weird. It’s funny how differently we see things.


Anyway, there wasn’t much of use in there, except a really cool ice-cream scoop. There were a few coasters in there too which I thought I’d do something with.


I painted them with Gesso & wracked my brain; what would be something cool to put on a coaster?


When I think of coasters I think of pubs, bars, alcohol, music, glamour – maybe not the most child-friendly themes. I decided in the end to go with pretty girls, in the style of the Archie comics.


I went through a huge phase when I was younger of drawing people in this style & it was really fun to revisit that.


I covered them with a couple of coats of matt varnish, but even so, I don’t know if I want to use them as coasters after all.


More creative spaces here. (And, if you’re partial to a bit of meme, make sure to swing by Saturday, we have a bit of a homecoming….)


  1. They look awesome, i wouldnt use them as coasters either way too nice for that!

  2. How cool! I love Archie and his friends. I wonder if I have any of the comics left. Stored away back home.

  3. Love them Vic! When you mentioned that you used to draw in this style, you reminded me of Year 9 science classes where I perfected my Garfield drawing! Not half as cool as Archie et al! Great project!

  4. They are fantastic. I don't know if I would have the heart to use them as coasters either.

  5. They are awesome! I am so jealous of your drawing skills!

    I cant draw to save myself!

  6. VERY cool! Used to love Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead and Reggie (OK maybe not Reggie, a little too slick for me). Cyndy

  7. They are fantastic! Love them. I'd be putting them on the wall rather than the table...

  8. Hey Vic, you did a great job of renewing those coasters. They are funky! I'd really love to grab that Archie comic and have a read, I used to LOVE them.

  9. Very nice!
    We used to use something on our skate boards that was a two part thing from the hard ware store that was equal to 50 coats of varnish...that would protect them fo shiz!.
    PS. Dongle

  10. OMG they are the coolest things ever. If I had one little iota of your talents, I'd be a happy woman!

  11. I used to draw Archie comics when I was a kid! These are great :-)

  12. They look awesome! Very cool : )

  13. they look amazing! remind me of Polaroids too :-)

  14. These are so cool Vic. I love the way you look at things differently and so creatively. x

  15. They're fantastic - you're very clever! I wouldn't use them as coasters either - I'd frame them.

    Sarah xxx

  16. Fabulous! You really should open a shop! I have fond memories of Archie and the gang.

  17. They are so cool! I loved Archie comics when I was a kid. We had heaps of them.

  18. They are fantastic! I would hang them on my wall as a little feature!


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