Liz McCready

showing off what I do and what I love

Relay For Life 2015

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The students at Ormiston Senior College (the school where I have taught for the past 2 years) have started fundraising for Relay for Life 2015. This is a fantastic fundraising event, where teams raise money for the Cancer Society leading up to March 2015, then take part in a 24hr relay to remember those who have passed on from cancer and to fight back.

I wanted to support the team now, because I will be leaving teaching this year and returning to university to complete my Honours in Art & Design. I will be cutting off my long hair next week so it can be made into a wig for a cancer patient. It would be awesome if you could show your support by visiting our team page and donating to the Cancer Society:

Fruit Bowl Craft Jam 2014


Fruit Bowl Craft Jam is coming up again this weekend at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House. Saturday 6th December 4pm-9pm and Sunday 7th December 9am-2pm. My flowers will be for sale at the Coco & Co stand. Go along and check out the local talent.

My week in drawings (4)

Week 4

My Week in Drawings (3)

week 3

My Week in Drawings (2)

Week 2

My Week in Drawings

Week of drawings

New 4 week challenge


It’s time for a 4 week challenge – I’m feeling a bit dry creatively…so I’ve decided to do a portrait sketch every day for the next month.

Empty Conversation


Latest project – I am submitting this to be considered for an upcoming exhibition.

Screen print on paper

Vintage rustic wedding – Ori & Lori


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Cake 2

This was my first official solo event styling gig, and I absolutely loved it. The brief was to create a vintage rustic afternoon tea setting for a wedding at Alberton House in Auckland. The bride and groom were super laid-back for a couple who were planning their wedding in only three weeks, so it was a really awesome experience. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this lovely afternoon possible.

Photos by Deanna

Goals: Keep Learning and Growing


So it may not seem a big deal to anyone else, but I just finished  6 weeks of night classes doing a fashion course at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. I learned how to draft a pattern and construct a tailored skirt out of linen. This was one of the goals I was talking about in a previous post – to keep learning and growing. The aim is to extend the sewing skills and start making some more complex pieces soon.


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