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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Getting To Know You....




The lovely Michelle over at the great blog Craftsville has been kind enough to do a little Q&A with me, featuring some pretty pictures too.  Go check it out!



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tea Print



Well as I mentioned yesterday, I did some goccoing on the weekend.  I've put my new 'Tea?' print up on Etsy.  It's a limited edition of 25 and each one is numbered.  Check it out, I think it would make a nice house warming gift.  I'm gonna hang mine in our kitchen.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tea?

I did some printing on my Gocco on the weekend.  It was the first time I've attempted a two screen print so I was pretty nervous.  I find it hard not to be nervous when those bulbs crack, all I can think of is how much each crack costs so I really don't want to mess it up!  But I did.  For the first time, I forgot to put a piece of card under the original, so the screen ended up burning my original with the grid pattern from the foam pad underneath.  I though it might be alright if it created some kind of nice texture, so I inked it up to test and as I suspected, it looked pants!  So I threw that one away and burnt another, this one worked out much better.  The only problem with it is that the design was a little close to the edge of the screen, which meant it didn't burn out properly.  That actually turned out to be fine because the part that didn't burn out so well ended up being mostly covered in black on the other screen.  Lucky!

The print is inspired by my love of tea and inability to stop buying odd mugs!  I wanted a nice food/drink themed print to put in our kitchen, so I made one myself!  I'm really happy with how the prints came out so I'll be putting them up on my etsy store in the next day or so.  Stay tuned.









Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cherry Cherry



Good morning!

In some very exciting news I wanted to let you know that the wonderful Cherry Cherry in Norwich is now stocking a few of my hand made goodies!  Pop in and have a look if you find yourself in the area, or head over to their website and take a look there!

W H & H LeMay Hop Factors

A sketch of a brilliant building on Borough High Street in Southwark, London.







Monday, September 20, 2010

Poker

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Borough Hall

A very quick and architecturally incorrect sketch of Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY.

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Brooches



I burnt the midnight oil last night and whipped up these new brooches from some of my drawings.  They are simple, but I like them, I hope you do to!




Pop over to my store to see them.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wallpaper Wednesday!

Here's is what I'm sure will be an embarrassingly sporadic segment, Wallpaper Wednesday!  

This chap is currently the wallpaper on my iPhone so I thought I'd share him with you, he neatly sits between the time and 'slide to unlock' bar.  Who doesn't like free stuff eh?



He's also available in greeting card form on my store!

Nessie The Mannerless Monster

I love markets.  Sometimes.  One market I kind of hate a little bit is Spitalfields.  Not the artist bit over by Brick Lane, but the tourist trap bit closer to Liverpool Street.  I'm sure they have differentiating names, but I don't know what they are.  Anyway, the epitome of what I hate about markets can be found there - a stall selling PHOTOS of Banksy pieces.  Blerg.  Unscrupulous and unoriginal.  Having said all that, I did find a great book there at a second hand book stall, when I was passing on my way to the Play exhibition last week.  

It's Nessie The Mannerless Monster illustrated by Gerald Rose from 1965.  It features some really great U illustrations of Edinburgh and London.  My favourite page is the little boy telling Nessie to get lost!  This is by far my favourite style of illustration.

Check it out:

















Friday, September 10, 2010

BADGERS!





I've just listed these little guys on my store.  They are hand drawn on shrink plastic, check em out!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Play

There's a great exhibition on at the moment at the East Gallery in Brick lane.  It's called Play and is run by Inky Goodness and Ammo Magazine.  It's on until 12th Sept so check it out while you can and make sure to pick up a copy of issue 4 of Ammo while you're there!

Here are a few of my highlights..















Here's a page from Ammo #4 by one of my favourite illustrators Lydia Nichols, enjoyed on the bus ride home.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

TEETH!





I've just added these new teeth badge sets to my etsy store.  There's King Tooth, Serious Tooth and my personal favourite, Vampire tooth.  Check em out!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shrinkies


i've been a bit quiet here lately, but i've been busy behind the scenes. i've just started making these little guys out of shrinky dinks, or "shrink plastic" as it's boringly called here in the uk. it's loads of fun watching them shrink in the oven! i'm going to be making brooches and necklaces out of a few of my drawings. i'll be selling them on etsy soon, i'm just waiting on all the bits that actually make them into functional things!

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