Sunday, 30 December 2007

A busy bee

The last few days have been brilliant as I set up position in the middle of the living room. I've been surrounded by rulers, bits of paper, scissors, sellotape, sketch books while I design a new paper theatre that i've been thinking about for the last 2 months. It's more in keeping with traditional paper theatres, so is rectangular rather than circular. The circular format is nice but it's a problem when it comes to installing things into it and you have no base on which to place things.

Here's a page from my sketchbook.

The line drawing produced after numerous sketches

A digitally coloured rough it to get an idea of what general colours to use

There's a story to go with the theatre and i'm hoping to make the sea creature moveable, which might take some fiddling around and prototypes.

I also managed to finish off one small commission, a hair painting to go with the season:
I have another week off work in which to make a start on the theatre and work out what i'm doing next year!

Thursday, 27 December 2007


I ended up buying some porcelain cabochons and silver surrounds a painting a few brooches..Mainly because I never seem to find exactly the kind of jewellery i'd like to wear, so this is the kind of jewellery I like :) Probably not to everyone's taste, but then what is?

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

How sad am I? Plus - Creatures of the sea!

It's totally sad to be blogging and doing worky things on Christmas Day but there you go! I have had a great day watching 'Star Dust' - brilliant movie, funny and beautiful imagery.

Also I spent the day making collages for prints. They are a mixture of my art and old (royalty-free) nature prints, from Ernst Haeckel.

Fig 1. The all-seeing octo-eye

Fig 2. The sage of the sea

Fig 3. The kingdom tree

Fig 4. Shakespeare flutterby

Fig 5. The bee hive

Unlike all of my other prints I am only running a limited amount of these, 10 of each.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Monstrous love

Recently Unordinary was kind enough to make me a waistcoat and jacket with her monster theme. She was brilliant/unblievable, I love all her work, but I was astonished when I got these! They are so utterly excellent and I feel, well totally unordinary when I wear them. Here's two pics (quite grainy but artily shot by the lovely Victoria) of me at the recent Glasgow Craft Mafia swanking about in the jacket!

I love it! :)

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Cowboy doll

I have finally gotten around to making a printable version of one of the art dolls...I have no idea why this specific task really drags on for me, but either way - the Mystical Cowboy is up in the Shop and ready to be cut!