Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
i spent ages obsessing over this album when it first came out and i've come back to it again this week. beach house's teen dream is nothing short of musical genius and makes me wish that i could write songs. there isn't a musical bone in my body but sometimes i like to pretend that my drawings are little songs in themselves.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
i have no idea what this stuff is but it looks amazing! the section above is a blown up section about 1cm in width and it's kind of like honeycomb - what is it?!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
wow, i have been away from this space for a long while. and i've really missed it which makes me smile because i never thought i'd be one of those bloggers.
for sometime now i have been searching for a small studio space. but let's just say trying to find the right space in the right place at a good price has been somewhat troublesome and left me agonizing over the right thing to do. last week it seemed that everything was about to fall into place.
i spent most of last week gradually blitzing my studio in preparation for changing and moving. i have ploughed the depths of drawers and boxes and cupboards. i have recycled, given away and ebayed masses of stuff that has been hidden away for years 'just in case'.
but alas it was not to be.
it does feel good though to have had this massive purge. i hold my 'keep it simple' mantra in my mind and look forward to working in a considerably pared back space.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
so far this week i've mainly been clearing out even more stuff from the house. where does it all come from? on the creative front i've been working on some window decals for a forthcoming show and i must say i'm pretty pleased with the results. the bad news is that this little thing (about 6") took several hours to put up and i need to make a bigger one in situ so i need to get quicker at putting them up. every window in my house is about to get covered...
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
notes: sometimes it takes me a while to 'come around' to a drawing and this is one of those. i spent a couple of days working on this last week only to be utterly disappointed by it when it was finished. a day later there was something intriguing about it so i pegged it up above my desk. the next day there was a little bit of love blossoming for it and by this weekend i was decided that it was good and declared it finished and ready to add to the mix of drawings.
another piece about sound, layers and reverberations.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
a recent addition to the studio has been some cordless headphones - these protect both the neighbors and the mister from incessant playing of the same song for hours on end and have been a really great tool in blocking out other distractions and helping me focus when i'm working. i finally got the latest kurt vile album and this track has been solidly on repeat, it sounds just amazing with the addition of the headphones.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
a saturday in the studio is rare for me and I decided to give myself a bit of a break today and do something completely different. i have an ever growing pile of bad drawings and scraps of paper which sits on my desk so I decided to pull it all out, cut it up and make some small collage pieces to loosen myself up this morning.