Monday, 27 September 2010

Sketchbook nonsense

I'm having a minor crisis in the drawing department, so I thought I'd dig out some uni work for inspiration. (The rubbings were taken from pieces made using an acid bath and sheet metal- the same process as an etching plate, only I let the acid eat through the metal until only the fragile objects remained. I have the original plates somewhere- I might dig them out and take photos, they're pretty strange).

Friday, 24 September 2010

Inspirational trees

This is what I am giving my sister Pippa for her birthday. Hope she likes it!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Is that a mixtape in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?

I know, I know, it's really late, but it's done and has been sent. Phew. I don't know what happened this month, I got all panicy having seen the amazing tapes that other people have produced, they're getting increasingly impressive as the months go by. Seriously people, how am I supposed to compete? So I spent ages trying to produce an incredibly elaborate pop-up number, but in the end I decided to go back to the design I've been using since the beginning. I find the idea that they work as a series oddly satisfying, even if they may not have the same impact as some other pieces.

Oh and the odd pale colour in the image above is in fact an ever-tasteful fluorescent pink...mmmm, nice!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Tis not yet the season...erm sorry about that

Hey there lovely people. Sorry for the disgraceful lack of recent postings, I've been somewhat distracted with Hen-do's to organise and all sorts of boring but necessary tasks to complete before my excursion to the Rainforest (which is coming up really soon, I've got to get into training!). I have however, found enough time to add some more stock to my Etsy shop.
Yup, that's right, Christmas cards!

I know, I know, I too hate the fact that all of the shops are already stocking all their glittery shite, despite it being only mid September. It makes me cringe when hearing Christmas carols pumped insessently through shop speakers everywhere once bonfire night is over.
Thing is though, I'm disappearing off for six weeks in November (key Christmas selling time) and have decided therefore, that my shop needs to be fully stocked with festive goodies before my departure. I've managed to ensure that I am going to escape the majority of the hype this year- I don't think that there's too much carolling in the Malaysian wilderness, and so feel somehow less guilty about foisting such atrocities on you.
So if you're one of those super-organised types and fancy a hand-cut card, or a high quality printed beaut for that special someone, just check out my shop, you might find something you like. As for the rest of you I can only appologise, but you know it's only going to get worse.