Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Happy Belated Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year was on the 14th so this is quite late but here's to a happy year of the tiger! The font is based on the London 2012 Olympics logo, which has grown on me, reminds me of 80's rave roller discos! Remembered it from watchin and lovin the winter olympics, my faves being snowboard/ski cross and the skeleton bob, go Amy Williams!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Splice Mail Art

Here's my submission for the splice mail art project, a great project to keep artist Ruben Cooke busy while he undergoes treatment for relapsed Hodgkins Lymphoma. Spread the word and send something in to cheer him up.

Colour Fabric Drawings

Recently re-discovered one of my old fave artists Christo & Jeanne Claude. They've been committed to their wrap projects for over 40 years. In art I always struggle with keeping to your own style and formula and being able to break out of that in a new direction. Does it show a lack of focus, certainty or an ingenuity? To tackle this I'm going to start doing more work in series. To focus my unfocusedness.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Sushi Carriage!

Here's my entry into the scribble project, everyone's entries will make up a colouring-zine of carriages, it will be for sale on the website with all profits going to UNICEF. The deadline for entries is 26th February 2010 so there's till time to get involved.
[Update: Featured on the Scribble Project Blog on 19/02/10!]

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Unexpected Drawing

I love finding unexpected drawings on the back of drawings. Here's the back of my map drawing for the Nobrow competition. It looks like braille or morse code, a language of its own I wonder what it says?

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Person I've never met & Conversation I've never had

'People I've Never Met & Conversations I've Never Had' by Nick White has inspired a flickr competition to create your own by Nobrow Press. Here's mine, I saw a face in a map and I'd never met her before and then a conversation appeared in a map that I certainly had never had before and never will again!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Pinpricked N Ireland & Ireland

I did some pinprick work a couple of years ago now, thought I'd return to it and combine it with my map drawings. Here's a map from a diary with a map of Europe joined onto a map of Northern Ireland and Ireland, pinpricked. I like the light through it, reminds me of the Northern Lights and of camera blurrs at night. 

Fresh on 5oup!

My profile is featured on the front page of 5oup in the Fresh list! Exciting :)

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Weekend Highlights!

Went to see 'Facing East: Recent works from China, India & Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection' , 'Fantasies, Follies & Disasters: Prints of Francisco de Goya' and 'Artist Rooms: Ron Mueck' at the Manchester Art Gallery. Loved Chen Lei's 'Big Kiss' Sculpture, playing with weight, height and emotions of wonder and just brought huge smiles to people's faces :) Also saw Avatar at the IMAX, amazing I want to live on Pandora!

Saturday, 6 February 2010


Just joined 5oup an art community site, lovin the simplicity and freshness of its design. Here's my profile

Thursday, 4 February 2010

New website link images put up, think I'm finally getting there with my first website. Looking good, for a while at least.

Monday, 1 February 2010

January roundup!

This year I'm going to start doing a monthly roundup of things I finished, watched, read, liked, want to do etc... a diary in lists, so here's to January 2010!

Up in the air
(500) Days of Summer
Blair Witch Project-ten years too late!
The blind side
Brothers & Sisters
Red Carpet Award shows
Australian Open

Listened to
Jonny Burke- Long Haul EP
Johnny Cash
Sugar Town- Zooey Deschanel--(can't wait for new She & Him album)
Brett Dennen & Friends- Mosaic Project
Julie Fowlis- Uam
John Butler Trio- Better Than

Johnny Cash Autobiography
Earthquake Bird -Susanna Jones
Started to read:
Roads to Sata-Alan Booth & A Million Little Pieces- James Frey

Lots of snow

A little Twitter obssessed

Large Map Drawings of Lowestoft & Fishguard (sneek peeks at the top of this post)
Underdogs Submission for Beautiful Decay (at top of post)
Mail Me Art submission
Redbubble Account: t-shirts & art
Cut-Click Exhibition Opened

New T-shirts & a Sale!

Bubbly Dots tee by louweaseldesigns. Available from MySoti.com.

Here's some new t-shirt designs on redbubble with things I like: rain, trees and abstract patterns. Plus 'bubbly dots' just sold on mysoti!