Thursday, 12 November 2009
Here is a selection.
This one was for Stanley Bill Burgess. My Nephew.
I have sent this to a few people, arent they lucky?
For my sister Rosie.
A few for some work collegues, again, what lucky sods!!!
Monday, 3 August 2009
well not really a monster, more like a friendly,hairy goofy mole.
This one is a little more messy i think but the hands are rather lovely, very connected.
And finally crazy bat lady with stuck on feet..........you know..... as you do.
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
But now i have moved here i must do some more drawing. My dear friend Katey "commissioned" me to draw a cat wearing a bowtie for a friend she works with, i obviously agreed. And here he is.........
Im rather tired now, and can't find the right things to say, so no stories tonight. Till next time, i will be more inventful with my next installment. Next "Commision" is a portrait of my mate NIck using watercolours, watch this space.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
i wept when i saw him. I simply love pigeons and think that everyone should want to save the pigeons of Trafalgar Square. Each one has there own little identity and personality. They manage to happily live with a stumpy foot or a gammy wing.
I was horrified the other day when i found a pigeons body, lying next to it was its head, it looked like it had been murdered.
Well once again i went off on a little adventure talking about pigeons which im sure actually isnt that interesting to any of you, only me.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
He hasn't just got a stinking cold, he has a red nose because its Comic relief tomorrow. That comedy charity based mayhem of the year. Tomorrow for this great cause we, my sister Rosie and I shall be running into the Brighton sea. One of us dressed as a Care Bear and the other in a wedding dress. I was given the incentive to do this at Leapfrogg, where i work and where Rosie is the MD. I stupidly thought running into the sea in March would be a great idea and now i'm starting to worry just how cold its going to be. I have raised, i think, just over £200 so i think it will be worth it. We wont just have red noses we will have very red bodies when we stumble back on to the cobbles. We shall alsoo be featured in the Brighton Argus just to add to the humiliation. So if you are on the beach just left of the old pier at 11 o'clock you may catch this spectacular site.
So good luck to all those who are doing something funny for money. Wish us good luck, and hope that the front page of The Argus wont be 'Care bear and Bride drown for a good cause'!!!!
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
These are Burts angry hands. On black days his hands rage pink with fury. I bet he could hit the boys hard, but he doesn't agree with violence.
Since beginning writing this blog i'm slowly starting to wonder what goes on in my ginger little brain. Strange things don't you think?
Say goodnight Burt.......he's waving!
Sunday, 1 March 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Here he is.......
Isnt he a beauty? Id say he had parrot features. Talking of animals and humans i came across an amazing picture today of animal hairstyles for women. I managed to find some more images here. Take a look, they are incredible, if i had to choose an animal to sit on my head i think it would be a...........warm cat.
Monday, 9 February 2009
I made a book for my nephew Stanley on his 1st birthday. It was called his nearest and dearest and on each page was apicture of all our family, unfortunately none of the pictures looked anything like the family member, highly amusing for all to see and i informed everyone that i had to re-do my Dad because my first attempt made him look like a creepy paedo.......... woops!
Its boring if they look too like the subject i find now, its far more interesting to do your own representation and far more amusing when you get the eyes completely wrong and a bit wonky.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
I also Baked my first cake today for my boyfriends birthday, im rather chuffed!
Friday, 30 January 2009
Is he not the most funniest little creature you have ever seen??? I sure wouldn't want that little pesky thing running over my feet in the dark!
These were breathtakingly amazing! I LOVE THEM
There was just so much more like the insides of monkeys and pigeons and every type of bird you could possibly imagine and a massive..............walrus, you could even see the stitches down its front from where they stuffed it. If your near Forest Hill soon then go and see it. Its all done in such a timeless fashion as well, i hope they never change the displays.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
I really have to get back into taking photographs of interesting people, i have let it lapse since leaving university. Watch out ill be snapping away round the corner from you!!!!
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Monday, 19 January 2009
It got me thinking about the importance of HartBeat when i was a wee little nipper. I was rather young at this time but i have very fond memories of watching Hartbeat with my older sisters. And ofcourse one of the key characters was indeed dear little Morph. Morph simply brilliant and captured the imagination of young children and was a fantastic example of animation. A cheeky mischievious plastecine man and a iconic friend of Tonys, everyone loved Morph.
Then there was probably the most frustrating part of the show, the......................Gallery .Every childs heart would be beating faster as the music began and the camera started to shift along the wall showing all the entries. Every week children would be dissapointed if there picture wasnt up there but then the feeling if you were one of the lucky ones would have been the best moment in your life to date and every girl and boy in school would be envious of your success as an artist!!!! I dont think i know anyone who was lucky enough. I'm sure i didn't submit anything, i dont think i would of been quite confident enough and i was and i am still a perfectionist, so i never would of been happy with my drawing attempts and most certainly would of stamped my feet and got in a rotten temper if i wasnt chosen.
HartBeat was a great way to engage children with there artistic skills along with Art Attack. The imaginative giant collages using materials suh as paper cups to a garden hose were very resourceful and innovative. It was always so exciting guessing what it was going to be, a man climbing a mountain? or a big red tractor ploughing a field. I also have memories of trying things out from these such programmes and getting extremely cross because i wasnt able to do it (stamps her feet firm on the ground)
Children's drawings like the one above are some of the best pieces of work ive ever seen. I love them. There is such an imaginative naive quality exposed, and you know that they would of probably been finished in about 10 mins rather than hours. When i was at University i noticed myself regressing as an artist and beininning to enjoy some of the free qualities of drawing you have when you're young. I am still keeping hold of some of those qualities as i work now and one of my favourite artists at the moment is my 4yr old nephew Arthur, ill have to upload some of his captivating dinosaurs with stumpy legs, i may even try to do a collaboration with him, im pretty sure he would be the boss of me!!!
Thinking about all of these memories has brightened up Blue Monday and has given me some good ideas, so R.I.P Tony Hart, i'm sure you were an inspration to many artisits of my generation.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
I wonder why its so satisfying to draw birds??Its nearly as satisfying as drawing little human creatures.
Saturday, 17 January 2009
The Bearded Man book. I have a slight obsession with bearded men so................... i decided to make a book.
This book was about my dear friend Thomas Brooks, whom i also lived with. Each of the books about the boys captured certain aspects of their personalities that gripped me and would also be interesting glimpses for the viewer, as a stranger to them.