Thursday, April 28, 2011


a fabulous haul picked up at the car boot the other day. several loose leaf files containing school work from the 1930's and 40's. i've recently regained the desire to work over pages with dense writing, diagrams and doodles and there are lots of lovely soft pencil greys and faded blues to work with here.

if only handwriting was this neat these days! it seems to me that people are forgetting how to write.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

26th april: repeat
gouache on notepaper with found notes

Monday, April 25, 2011

grey vibe

21st april: ode
pencil and gouache on salvaged map

i'm having a bit of a david thomas broughton day today, i really can't stop playing the above piece - it truly is 13 minutes and 47 seconds of pure joy. do give it a go, i promise you it's worth your time.

also i'm excited to see on his website that he is playing here in Norwich at the playhouse on the 29th May, i will definitely be there to make up for the fact that i missed his last visit to our fine city.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

just heard this song for the first time in years and now i can't stop listening to it.

we found a house! so we are cleaning, packing, decorating, planning, listing, sorting, organising. normal service will be resumed around these parts but it won't be for some time as everything is about to slowly dissolve in to a good way...

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


things are so hectic for me right now, here's why...
1) house hunting - still looking for the perfect spot out of the city
2) keeping this place organised in the meantime - lots of clearing up, tidying out and getting ready to move
3) learning to drive! i am 32 and some how driving just passed me by until now...
4) staying on top of work - trying to stay sane and calm enough to draw and carry on with the general store which is staying open (more on that in another post)

to round it up, i'm all over the place!

here's some random pictures from the last week which have no relation to anything really.