Sunday, 30 March 2008

A fairly quick drawing for something Jez and I are working on. Needs some work but I am quite fond of the wolfy do'.

This weekend also saw me take the first steps towards organising a project I thought up whilst sat in a lovely Rob St John / Tisso Lake gig in the tiny Collective Gallery in Edinburgh. Anyway now it is officially underway and its all looking very exciting. Seriously. I'm not going to get carried away and reveal all here but I will. Soon.

Finally a little sartorial flawlessness. I have mentioned before my mixed feelings on style blogs (oh gosh look how amazing those clothes are! oh gosh i hate the way i dress!) and this woman seems to sum up entirely how inadequate they can make you feel (i mean that in the nicest way possible, this woman can dress!). Below is one of my favourite outfits. I am so glad to be off to London this week for a little retail goodness.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Sky and Sweets

Nice Prints on etsy from Labpartners.

I am totally predictable when it come to my taste in photography. If its hazy and square and sad I'm almost certainly going to love it. There are some especially lovely ones on this flickr and deviantart from a guy called Blair who lives in San Fransico.

Trees in the Sacre Coeur

A new print is now up on my site and is also available to buy from my little shop. Hurrah.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Slow Burner

Bethan Lloyd Worthington makes lovely ceramics in Islington Mill in Salford. I'm particularly taken by these cute charm bracelets.

Jaakko Pallasvuo is someone I've been meaning to post for a while and tonight he has a print going on sale at Tiny Showcase so now is the perfect time. His work is ace, all kind of nice lines and watercolour patches and so on, really interesting stuff.

I'm going to get back on track with the regular posts again. Honest.

Nice blog here by the way.

Saturday, 15 March 2008


I am meant to be writing an essay but I've gotten a bit distracted. So I'm doing a huge post instead.
Above is a drawing from last term from an article about ukuleles. The ukulele was invented by portugese sailors who wanted to take their guitars to sea but couldn't find the space so this a drawing of uh...that.

Amazing Found photos here. (I love that bear so much)

I would love to own this book by Beatrice Alemagna
. Alas it seems that it's only been published in france and the only copies I can find are super expensive. I guess looking at the lovely cover will have to do.

this is a bit funny.
some nice stuff here.

Friday, 14 March 2008

The other week I got a very lovely message from Caroline Gaedechens about my work. This was especially nice to recieve as I've admired her work for a while now. On top of her website she also has a great etsy shop where you can pick up lovely prints, original paintings and som amazingly lovely handmade gluhe monsters.

I have a love/hate relationship with street style blogs in that mainly I love them but i hate the fact that as a lowly student I can rarely afford to buy new clothes (alas I am yet to master that fine art of charity shop shopping). Anyway I stumbled across one (now seems sadly defunct) that was based in Edinburgh. Nice to see some familiar faces from around the city on there as well as spotting on of my posters in the background!

Finally. The ever amazing Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsche has some new images on his site. I love his work so much it hurts. Wow.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Books, Creatures & Ceramics

A VERY rushed bookcover project for Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'. It's pretty poor. But better than the first two I came up with and it's due in tomorrow so it'll have to do (perhaps not the best attitude to take towards my degree. oh well, its the end of term.)

Big thanks to Gil Cocker who posted me on his great blog t'other day. Gil makes super nice knitted creatures (some of which are currently being shown off in Owl & Lion on the Grassmarkets) as well as being a final year graphic design student at eca.

Finally some lovely ceramics from Marianne Hallberg. I love the simplicity of the blue and white. So traditional and yet so mathmatical. Lovely.

Monday, 10 March 2008

This is an illustration I've done for a poetry anthology. Its a bit different from normal and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Oh well. That blue/grey is quite nice though.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Back to normal

OK so having spent the last few weeks thinking of all things fete I can finally get back to illustration. I intend to post more artists from now on as well as my own tat. So...
Firstly a print that I bought from Alice Melvin's suitcase of tricks yesterday. I try to avoid buying too many bird related goods (they're a definite weakness for us illustrators I think) but this one was so inquisitive looking and had such great colours that I couldn't resist.

Next up is Scott Balmer. There's some great liney pattern and scuffed textures in his 'drawn' stuff (I love lines so much and his are pretty ace) and the 'graphic' section is really fun too. I love his use of colour throughout. He also has a blog. Lovely stuff.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

The Village Fete

The Village Fete has finally been and gone and a lovely day was had by all. Everyone's stalls were amazing, so much hard work had gone into all the stuff on sale. I am hugely grateful to all who came and sold and bought and listened to music (which was wonderful too). Hopefully I'll do another fairly soon and I shall endeavor to make it even better.
In the meantime you should check out the work of Alice Melvin whose stall was easily one of the most intriguiging, with plenty to look and unfold. Her prints are especially beautiful and her bookmaking skills are hugely impressive. I just wish I could afford to have bought more.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Making Things

Only two days till 'The Village Fete' and after spending most of my time rounding up artists to take part I am now, finally, trying to sort out the things to go on my stall. Pictured is a book that collects together some of my work from the last couple of months and a gocco printed t shirt (on a very messy looking rug).
I'm pretty excited about the whole thing. I got ace prints to sell from Jez and the evening tweed gang this morning and mr Stuart Kolakovic sent me some of his wonderful comics yesterday. It's all looking great.
Head this way for some songs by the bands playing (and one from Eagleowl, who aren't. Though I wish they were.)

Monday, 3 March 2008

Michael Kirkham

Waiting for me on my desk this morning was a lovely Heart diary courtesy of Michael Kirkham
who has sadly had to pull out of my art fair thing. He has added a new drawing section to his site which includes the lovely piece below. Nice lettering.