Monday, May 16, 2011

hands up who's excited for the new Miranda July film? i know i certainly am...


13th may: from one place to another
pencil on map section

notes: i'm currently liking the idea of working a little larger. the downside is i only have an a4 scanner and it's hard to photograph pieces to show you and to list in the shop. these came out quite nicely though :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

eye candy

whilst we continue our search for the perfect house i try and keep my mind focused by looking at the lovely pictures in this book, simple home by mark and sally bailey. whilst i don't imaging we'll end up anywhere as spacious or as beautiful it's nice to be able to dream of what you can do with a place of your own when you've spent your whole life living in rented accommodation.

in an ideal world we'll find a house that needs a little modernisation so we can really strip it back and create something simple and relaxed. if i have to look at another house with shiny laminate floor and a value kitchen i may cry! oh, the things people do to their homes...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


i'm rather taken with the latest wye oak album, this acoustic version of the title track is a bit of a corker - enjoy!

shadow time

10th may: becoming a shadow
gouache and burning on found notebook page with writing

notes: drawing has been a bit slow going around these parts as you may have noticed but here a finished piece from today. it's taken me about 10 days to get around to finishing this piece - i got there in the end! i just have so many things going on right now that i can barely spend any time on just the one thing, i'm wearing a little thin and essentially 'becoming a shadow'.

normal service will of course be resumed at some point in the future but first i need to:
  • find a nice house, decorate it and move into it
  • strip lots of lovely furniture to go in the house (particularly the lovely antique pine chest of drawers i found in the street last week!)
  • decorate the old rental house in a bid to get the damage deposit back 
  • learn to drive (i'm getting there apparently)
  • continue with selling at 2 car boot sales a week (so much stuff to get rid of, early mornings aren't my strong point)

this is amongst all of your usual day to day stuff and i'm generally alternating between keeping my chin up and feeling overwhelmingly miserable. today there was drawing though, and that made it all a little bit more bearable.

Sunday, May 08, 2011


1. wandering around the beautiful garden of beth chatto
2. chaos has ensued since everything fell through with the wonderful house we were buying. it's back to square one for us...