i'd almost forgotten how wonderful it is to start a new moleskine
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
..two turtle doves..
its been a crazy year for me, so i thought i'd bring it down a peg with some dove-love-pigeon-revival-random xmas art, because we know we all need it
i've been working away in my new studio -THE ART ROOMS- this year mainly producing nothing but a mess.. but i'm all inspired now having just got back from London where I stayed on a lovely boat house..
so xmas in october seemed like the best way to start the motIONS..
things i'll be licking the walls with..
negative projection - after hearing a talk from JULIAN HAND PROJECTION at branchage this summer
tracey emin type drawing projects (yes those drawings)- after having been to an exhibition at the WHITE CUBE in london
and postcard art - having read G.P.O verses G.P-O
..so until next time, have a wonderful halloween-xmas-bonfire night x
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
with skipton open studios deadline fast approaching everything is chaos in my little space, one minute excitement, the next dread, just how I like it, chaos is my order..
more Louise Brooks-just because and some random bird drawing
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
colour used to make me dizzy; and flowers are the last thing i could see myself painting... ever!? but here it is...
i'm as confused as anyone
random thought: one of my earliest memories as a child was going to my nan's house every weekend with my little wicker basket that she would fill with the most wonderful floral arrangements for me to take home for the week; and as the flowers faded and died I would get really excited about the coming weekend when she would make a brand new arrangement for me (possibly why i like dead flowers)
i'm reading: Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
Monday, March 17, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
i've had this beautiful portrait of a woman in my scrapbook for years, and only recently discovered it to be Louise Brooks a 1920s actress and model; i'm very much in awe of her and she couldn't have come into my life at a better time; i may have to get a bob now
Monday, February 24, 2014
i have an irritating 'can't do' attitude to colour,
so now i'm just 'gonna do' and live with it,
until i find my own happy place with it.
so to begin; three stages of colouring
'la licorne et le pélican' with watercolour pencils
Monday, December 30, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The brainstorm goes something like this: Circus, Paris, Animals
The execution is perplexing, many blank pages, and many unjuxtaposed images, fighting with colour (it never ends) and literally having dreams of unfinished art taking the form of empty vessels. I looked this up, something which I never do but I thought it might spark something and I was surprised by the answer 'to dream that a container is empty represents optimism.' I took this to mean that I am over thinking it; letting that perfectionist in me get the better of me. So I bought Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon; read it and then stopped procrastinating and threw this together. Its out there now, I can't take it back...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
BLACK: S M L
BLACK: S XL
BLACK: M L XL
Edgar Allan Poe:
GREY: S M L
WHITE: S L
WHITE: M L XL
BLACK: S L
BLACK: L XL
BLACK: S XL
WHITE: M L XL
GREY: S M L
Laurel & Hardy:
GREY: S M
WHITE: S M
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Monday, January 7, 2013
my new years resolution is to draw more. which includes..
1) filling a sketchbook for once in my life
2) doing those projects that i've been talking about for years
3) finishing my illustrated book
4) re-drawing my card game for potential sale
5) making my alternative colouring book
& many more i'm sure.
so far this year...
the sketchbook drawings have begun..
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I've never been so organised for Christmas!
5 sold already! you cant really see it in this picture but the cards are a beige colour giving them a vintage look.. they are quite beautiful.
I am also working on a card game to sell at Christmas or hopefully before; played the mock up version today and it's loads of fun. Cannot wait to see the finished product.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
the two Victorian ladies
*the title has slipped my mind*
my space.. again
the recently retired principal of Highlands College pointing to the drawing he bought
3 victorian hats (my second red dot)
its hard to come to terms with the fact that people will pay real money for my drawings