Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Ghost Shirt

A drawing I did today as part of my project on 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee'.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Record Year for Rainfall

Its been a fairly miserable weekend here in Edinburgh, horizontal rain, stormy winds and bitter cold made for a fairly quiet couple of days so I've been collecting nice things by way of a distraction.

Wonderfully wintery smocked necklaces from Tinctory.

La Cabane Perchee build the most beautiful treehouses in the world. I've always wanted a treehouse and any one of these would be absolutely perfect thankyou!

There was a great storque round up of folky things on etsy the other day.

AND on the off chance that anyone didn't see this when it cropped up all over blogs a few months back 'My First Crush' is a wonderful wee video by illustrator Julia Pott (who sells some amazing temporary tattoos in her shop)

Friday, 24 October 2008

Presidents and Prints

A quick drawing I did yesterday as part of one of my final year projects (which I will explain at some point I'm sure but its still a bit vague even to me).

I love all of Sandra Juto's work but this print is especially beautiful and makes me feel wonderfully autumnal. Hurrah for that.

ALSO- the Decemberists' 'Always the Bridesmaid' has some perfect new songs on. Get on it y'all.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


Here are some reasons why Gemma Correll is awesome.

  • She draws pretty much everything 10x more fun/cute/yay than it would be if I drew it.
  • She draws stuff on mugs!
  • She was absolutely definitely the first person to blog about me earlier this year.
  • She sent me all this lovely stuff in exchange for some of my tat (ok not the treeson fella. he just wanted to get in on the photo)

Monday, 20 October 2008


I'm up to Something
. If you're anywhere near Edinburgh on November 8th I suggest you head to the GRV and join the After School Club .

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Nuthinduan Waltz

FINALLY! Beatrice Alemagna (one of my favourite children's book illustrators) has got herself a lovely website! It's great to be able to see all her work in one place! I look forward to getting my hands on 'Karl Ibou' at some point in the future.

(via the always wonderful Smosch)

I love H&M trend. Too much. I'm glad the Edinburgh branch doesnt stock it. It would certainly be my downfall. Glasgow does though and yesterday I picked up a skirt, of which this is a close up photo. I love this pattern it just seems so much nicer than average H&M fodder.

Sundays are quiet.

Thursday, 16 October 2008


A very quick post before I go to college to say that Arrrgh! Richard Colman is AMAZING. Seriously. Wow. Yeah. Thats all.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Please Dont Tell Me To Do The Maths

Torben Giehler has got some skills! I especially love the cold colours in the painting above and the spindly lines in the one below contrasted with the dauby paint.

I have been eyeing up this bag by Kate Sheridan (you can pick up her bags at the Red Door) for a long while. I think I need to sell a few more prints to justify this purchase but oh...the colours. are so lovely.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Giant Bear in a Tiny Town

This was done at the end of the summer for something that sadly never got off the ground. I have plans for it though. This is officially the last bear drawing that I do for a long while. Honest.

Speaking of which if anyone would like a copy of 'Natural Distasters' for £3 + £1 P&P let me know. I completely forgot about getting them all finished off until now. So yeah. Let. Me. Know.

p.s Ritva (who takes some lovely photos) tagged me to come up with six random facts. So...

Really really would like a Katamari cake please
About Today is named after a song by The National
Not a fan of molluscs
DJ occasionally (at poorly attended indie nights)
Oh no. I drew another bear (thats not really a fact is it?)
My new favourite place is Stockholm.

(also I tag whoever feels like doing it)

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Hats & Cats

If I had more chances to wear lovely things like this I'd love to have this feather comb from Alas as my life is currently just trips between my flat, the studio and the supermarket I'd probably feel a little dressy. I still love it very much though.

I cant have a cat. I live on the third floor in the middle of town. It would be mean. If I had $45 to spare I'd get this fella from penguinandfish to make up for it. (I wish my family cat was made of tweed)

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Working to Work

I've been quiet for a few days and will likely continue to be so for a few more as I'm currently in the clutches of my dissertation (more on that soon, its actually pretty exciting) and very much stuck at my desk (I'm working so hard I haven't even finished decorating my new spot in the studio. Its usually the first thing I do). But hopefully I'll be back on track next week when I've got all the proposals and chapter plans and research things done. Speaking of which if any of you are currently undertaking a degree in either graphic design or illustration (or you graduated in the last couple of years) and wouldn't mind answering a few questions about your education via email then I would be all kinds of appreciative (I may even send you treats). Just leave me a comment and I'll get in touch.

In the meantime Pietari Posti added this image to his wonderful 'Giants' series. His whole portfolio is incredible but the Giant stuff is particularly flawless.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Books Written for Girls

There are some nice things happening over at Totokaelo. Oh if I had loads of money....

Jez picked up this lovely book (and one more)in Stockbridge this afternoon after a rather nice luncheon with this chap. Whilst the ins and outs of organic chemistry will undoubtedly remain a mystery to us we can at least enjoy the tasty blue cover.

I love this sketchbook post on book by its cover.

Saturday, 4 October 2008


My flatmate Jen & I rocking the nautical wildlife look for a friends 'hot hat party'. There is nothing like wearing bear ears for pretty much any activity. They look a little wonky here though.

Severe coat envy

Thursday, 2 October 2008


Stu Kolakovic
actually makes me a bit sick. This is too incredible. Those colours. Seriously. I am all over this the minute it gets released as a print. I wish he'd stop it.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Me Violin and Dancing Bear

A little bit of work from our first mini project back at college. The project was a bit of a weird one and involved a lot of making things out of tin foil and cardboard and shuttlecocks but our group also managed to squeeze a bit of drawing in. Above is a bear who may or may not live in the grassmarkets in edinburgh. He lives there because of the ready access to vintage clothing.
Hmm. Ok its a bit of a rushed one. And yes. Its another bear. Sigh. One. Trick. Pony.
(I like the scarf though)

On a related not. The view from our lovely studio.

I'm not completely sold on the bow trend. I think its too easy to render yourself ridiculous by sticking a bow on everything you own but I am quite taken with this yellow bow necklace from V for Vintage. It would look pretty cool over a plain t shirt.