I also illustrated some well known faces for the Guardian 'Creative Britain' article, but sadly once in situ they didn't show up on the 'A'. So somebody else was drafted in last minute. Alas, here are the drawings that never made it!
I had a piece in The Guardian yesterday. I made a letter 'B' for their article entitled 'Creative Britain'. Taking the Union Jack for inspiration, I created a collaged pattern.
I also got my hands on a few Black's Children's Encyclopaedias from 1961. They smell good, the way old books should and have really nice illustrations too. Long live the encyclopaedia I say. Sadly I think they're probably dying out all thanks to google.
The charity shop gods were very good to me this weekend. I found all kinds of gems. One being Lyn Marshall's Wake up to yoga book from 1975. She has leotards in every colour and the photography is too good to be true.
On my recent travels I picked up this Hawaiian dog shirt and because sadly I don't own a dog, I sent it up to someone who does. This is the result. Hot dog.
I'm so very into my textiles and silhouettes as of late, so when I came across the work of David Noonan I was very happy indeed. His work is like looking at your weirdest dreams or distant memories all layered up and screen printed onto fabric. I couldn't resist buying his book 'Pageant'.
Lurking on a shelf in the kitchen was she. I'm not so sure whether I did this or my sister. Either way, it's a good'un. I especially like the blusher and the tiny feet.
On another rummage around my house I came across this beaut. Something it turns out, I made back in the day aged 5? 6? 7? Not too sure exactly, but I love it.
In between playing in the snow and getting my head around building my new website, I've been busy working away on new things. Here's one of those new things.
There's nothing quite like a new set of pens. My inner child was unleashed and I ended up writing my name in every single colour.