Thursday, February 19, 2009

Something funny...


Thursday already and not much to show for it!

Sometimes I have to photograph myself and then work from the photos in order to complete drawings. My photo folder is full of random shots of my hands and feet. If anyone came across them they would probably think I have some kind of fetish :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

olivialovespaperlovesolivia



Tunes for mooching around charity shops to...I couldn't find an mp3 so you'll have to make do with some 'you tube' action today. Be sure to watch it all the way through - Polar Bear never disappoint!

I've just read Susannah's post and completely identified with its opening.

Over the past couple of weeks everything I have touched has turned to shit! Drawings! Cooking! Anything! Ugh. And today I woke up thinking that I just cannot bare another day of shit. So I took myself out to do that favorite thing, the charity shop crawl to hunt for hidden treasures.

I got some air. I listened to some mighty good tunes. I got some sunshine on my face. And most importantly I got some dog-eared bits of old paper! And all before lunch. Excellent.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sketches...





Lots of sketches happening but not a lot in the actual finished work department...this week I'm trying to get my head down and just get on with it.

Here's someone else whose beautiful work I've been appreciating of late - Natalie Reis.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

good morning sunshine/the little man



I'd like to introduce the little man. He's my new desk mascot. I've had this painting on glass of a boy for a long time and have been hanging onto it thinking it will come in handy somewhere along the line. Who knows where or for what though!? I decided to give him a face by scratching into the paint and now he sits on my desk and keeps me company. Each to their own I guess!

Totally in love with the work of Stacey Page.

Friday, February 06, 2009

10am




It's 10am in the morning but so dark it feels like the evening! I was going to show you some sketches today but it really isn't bright enough to be taking pictures! Next week maybe.

I'll leave you with some random snaps I took the other day of objects I like on my desk and wish you a happy weekend.

And before I forget...I'm continuing free shipping on all items in the Restless Things Shop for February.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

More awake...




...today. But the british weather is not too pleasing! Thankfully my desk is right next to the radiator so I will be huddling next to it whilst cracking on with some drawings today...

I cannot stop playing the new Loney Dear album 'Dear John' it is one of my favorite albums so far this year. I haven't been able to find any tracks from it to share with you but here's one from the last album which is also pretty good and it's enough to cheer you up on even the darkest days!

Loney Dear :: I Am John

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tired day...

Hornets (pencil and gouache with found drawing on hardback book cover)