Thursday, January 24, 2013

like sleep

15th january: withdrawal
pencil on hardback book cover

available in the shop.

notes: like sleep.

Friday, January 18, 2013

snow days

i've never known such dark days and haven't been able to take any pics of anything for weeks now. we had one glorious sunny snowy day earlier this week but now it's back to grey days. stay warm wherever you are!

Saturday, January 05, 2013


2nd january: brevity
gouache and typewriting on salvaged notebook page

available in the shop.

notes: another piece from the christmas and new year period. i found this bundle of almost yellow ochre school book paper - which i think i've had stashed away since i was in high school (it had some lesson notes in it which i discarded to use this as a poetry (ha!) notebook, the poetry was discarded and paper kept for a rainy day - it has the most wonderful soft yet grainy texture to it and is a joy to work on with gouache, the brush just glides over the surface. 

something i keep coming back to is trying to move my motifs out to the edges of the paper instead of having them hovering in the middle but it was nice to have a shape floating in the middle there to bring the shapes at the periphery together. using my typewriter here again, it's such a great mark making tool and i enjoy incorporating language in terms of symbols or letters into a piece.

have a wonderful weekend :)

Friday, January 04, 2013

new for the new year

1st january - fluctuate
gouache and typewriting on salvaged notebook page

available in the shop.

notes: i've spent some time over the christmas and new year period working on some new pieces. there wasn't much else to do really as the dreary weather kept me inside for most of the time! i've been trying to mix things up a bit to see where it takes me, and with this piece i dug out my typewriter to see what it could add...