Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Blue Birdie...
A little homemade collage/embroidery which I made for a friend for her birthday, using canvas, blue patterned paper, a page from a book and thread. So there we are x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas Folks...
Just taking the opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! And to also thank you all for following and supporting my work! Have a good'un xmas puddin' x 

Monday, 19 December 2011

Chickens...
Little chickens made from the pages of an old book and some acrylic paint :)

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Thick as a brick...
A wonderful song I wanted to share with you all. I love Jethro Tull, we saw them twice last year, amazing musicians, I was even inspired to start playing the flute (badly though). 

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Oot tha winda...
I've spent the day looking out the window, watching back to back episodes of Steptoe and Son, entertaining the Guinea Piglet and drinking cups of peppermint tea. It's chilled me out no ends.
Trio of Trees...
Another digital collage using photoshop, I layered a little collage with some potato prints. Nothing too elaborate or final just a little experiment.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Digital Collage...
Just a few digital experiments, well kind of. I've scanned in some separate collages and potato prints and assembled them using photoshop. I need to adapt my work process to suit the technical requirements of my brief, but at the same time I want to avoid any sort of digital stylization so I am clinging on to my textures!



Sunday, 11 December 2011

Click above to follow the link to see more information on The Sunderland Book Project, the touring exhibition my book is featured in.
Thank You x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Sweet Potato Slugs...
The last of my potato creatures, for now anyway. Time to start composing some illustrations! The sea is going crazy today, it's up on the promenade having a whale of a time! But Im just wondering what happens to me if it wants to come in my house? I'm guessing it can't climb stairs? First winter living 20 yards from the beach.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

I met the Walrus...
'In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack.' I thought it would be appropriate on the anniversary of John Lennon's death to share this very special footage via my blog with those who may not have seen it already, it celebrates the genius that will never be forgotten.
'You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.'
'Nother Tattie...
I'm honestly not obsessed with potatoes, the children's book I am currently illustrating features a 'Quite Big Potato' and I'm just experimenting and playing nice!

Ahhh...
"I'm walkin' here!" That is all really. Enough said. x

Monday, 5 December 2011


Illustration Magazine Issue 29...
I have been lucky enough to be featured in the latest edition of Illustration Magazine, as you can see three of my illustrations alongside a description of my work and all my contact details are in the Recent Graduates section of the mag. Yey! x

P.S I have also submitted my Roker book into the Sunderland Book Project travelling exhibition, more details about my submission here, and more about venues and updates here.
Potato Printing...
I've been potato printing, I seriously forgot how much fun it could be. Above are some leaves, I also made trees, carrots, apples and some nice repetitive patterns.
Kitsch Christmas...
I put my Christmas decorations up yesterday, a lot earlier than they usually go up, but I think a bit of festive cheer is in order! The fairy on top of the tree is getting on a bit but I love her, I've had her since I was a little'un and her kitsch little face brings back lots of memories of putting the tree up as a family, me and my big brother used to take it in turns each year to put her in her place, but my dad used to have to lift me up because I couldn't reach the top of the tree, she also used to remind me of Barbara Windsor in the Carry On Films.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Also...
Burl opened the first door on his first ever advent calendar on Thursday. Bam half lifted the corner and Burl pulled it clean off and ate the treat inside, he's lovely, and is getting the most amazing present for Christmas, in fact his is the only pressie I've bought so far, uh oh.
Back online...
After a nightmare few weeks I have my laptop back and am able to make a decent effort to catch up on some work! Firstly a quick update, just a few characters I've been playing around with as part of my uni project, nothing final really, kind of just a creative playtime, making use of some potatoes I had used to print with. More updates to come this week. Enjoy x