Saturday, June 25, 2011
Not much to say today but I was going through some old photos last night and I found this one that I really liked. Also I've ordered a Holga lens to go on our Nikon which I'm so excited to try, I can't wait for it to get here! I feel bad that I don't shoot film these days, I'm hoping this will be a nice little compromise!
Posted by Amy Walters at 3:12 PM
Friday, June 24, 2011
Here I am! This is what I wore yesterday. Thrilling hu? Black tshirt and jeans is my favourite thing to wear. I get excited when my black tshirts come out of the wash! Also, I'm growing out my bleached hair. I love the colour it was, and it took me so long to achieve perfect coverage, but I just can't afford the upkeep. So right now I have very long, half bleach, half mouse brown hair. Don't know what I'll do when it's grown out. Maybe a box colour red, something cheap! Mouse is just the most boring hair colour ever.
Posted by Amy Walters at 11:51 AM
Friday, June 17, 2011
Earlier in the week I went to check out the Festival of Britain 60th anniversary exhibition at Festival Hall on South Bank. It's a great capsule of the era with lots of great mid century style stuff. It's a fairly small exhibition but worth checking out if you're near by.
Posted by Amy Walters at 12:00 PM
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Woopsie, it's kinda last minute.. I wasn't thinking about father's day because in Australia it's celebrated in September, but in the UK and USA it's next weekend, July 19th! So last night I made a couple of cards, if you order them quicksmart I'll get them in the post stat! OR if you're in Australia, add them to your favourites so you remember when September rolls around! You can find the red head one here and the grey one here.
Posted by Amy Walters at 8:39 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2011
One of my favourite aspects of New York architecture is the fire escapes that cling to the front of apartment buildings. I've been wanting to do a design to submit Tiny Meat for a while so I decided to do an illustration based on these fire escapes. What do you think?
Posted by Amy Walters at 6:46 PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Monday was my birthday, my 30th birthday. We went to dinner at what I've decided is my favourite restaurant in London, a Japanese place called Taro in Soho. I had the above bento box and it was so good! I also had some sneaky extra dumplings too (not pictured). There is nothing in this bento box that I don't love (a miracle as I'm a pretty fussy eater..) and I love that you get a little bit of so many things, you don't have to commit to just one dish! The Japanese really have hit a winner with the bento box. I really recommend this restaurant because not only is the food great but the service is top notch too.
***note that I now have a version of the bento illustration available as a print in my store, though I've changed birthday to vegetable!
By the way do you like the font I've used in this illustration? I created it from my very own writing using this website. They give you a page to print and scan, then you upload it and the site magically builds it for you. You can preview it and if you like it you pay $5 USD and it's yours! I like that you can see it before you buy it. I think I'll make a few more!
And now about gifts. My handsome other half...I was not at all expecting a gift from him because we are going on a trip soon, and that trip was supposed to be my present. Anyway, scoring about a million boyfriend points he got me this sweet Akai Syth Station keyboard which is designed to play using it to control sounds from your iPhone. You can also use it as a regular midi controller for with things like GarageBand. Most of my readers probably don't know that in a former life, I was in a band. (that's me with the teeny blue piano). In 2009 I quit the band to move to London to live with the previously mentioned handsome fellow, and I haven't played a keyboard since. Handsome fellow is a MASSIVE synth nerd so we're always geeking out about synths, he has a great vintage collection and a crazy modular as tall as me, but it's nice to have something to noodle around on with headphones.
All in all it was a really great birthday. I'm very happy to be in my 30s now. I did a lot of fantastic stuff in my 20s but I feel like my 30s will be a bit more chilled out, mentally more than anything. It's hard to explain exactly, I guess I feel like a proper adult? I'm glad my 30s are here.
Posted by Amy Walters at 2:37 PM