Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday dreaming...


This is the first Saturday I have had off of 'work' all year. My time as a full-time worker is almost at an end and I've been spending my time dreaming about all of the things I want to achieve next year and of all the things I will be able to create with that little bit of extra time on my hands...here's looking forward...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Holiday specials...


Well, the holiday season is basically upon us so I thought I'd better being so 'Bah humbug!' and do something special in the shop for all those etsy xmas shoppers!


Between today, 19th November and Monday 10th December all archival prints will have a whacking great 25% off! That's right folks - all prints are now $15 and large size prints are $45!!

You can also look out for a few originals which I will be dropping in there over the coming days. Plus I have a pile of 'studio seconds' - prints that are perfect but were 'test' prints, have had their edges mangled (they will be trimmed for sale - don't worry!) or weren't right for a custom order so all will be for sale at much lower prices just to get them out of my way!

I'm not even going to go there with xmas cards et al this year - there are so many millions of great ones out there already. I'm reserving my energy for some new year creating - get some fresh new items in the shop and get prepared for some upcoming exhibitions...

It's a miserable day and I'm off to do some charity shopping...x

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sketchy...


At the moment my life feels like it's on hold. Waiting for this job to end so I can have a little free space in my mind to really think about what I want to achieve with my art. My brain is worn out and all I dream about is time to relax and time to experiment with the 50 million ideas rattling around in there.

But today was a nice day. I drew some pretty pictures (elaborating on some weekend sketches like above) and went out in the rain to buy new pencils. I spent a long time fondling the caran d'ache supracolor and prismalo's and left the shop with a fine new selection and scribbled away the afternoon with lots of hot chocolate! So it's not all bad...

Friday, November 09, 2007

model|muse|motivation: mildred and couson johnie corbal...



Mildred and 'couson Johnie' - filthy dirty, he with his rifle and she with her baseball bat - what a rogue pair! What an inspiration... I have some other fabulous pictures of Johnie - I must show you his coif and shiny car of later years if I can find them...

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Prints of a new piece titled 'Nothing to Fear...' are now available in the 'Restless Things' shop! This piece of paper was so engaging to work on. It is actually quite dirty as well as discoloured - not to mention quite a large sheet which is quite rare to come across! A joy to work on.

Some flickr faves...
Krisatomic's untitled interior...
Knive and Skod's unnerving silhouette...

Hope your day is a bit brighter than mine! :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sunshine...



Spending my time experimenting with sun-bleaching, building layers on which I will eventually paint. I feel like such a grouch today even though nice things have happened. Don't you just hate that? Grrr.