Thursday, 21 April 2011

Goodbye and Welcome

Working up a larger painting based on a drawing I did when I first moved to London, probably not my favourite year ever recorded, but I liked the sentiment of the drawing either way. Working on heavy watercolour is a revelation. Bonnie Prince Billy, you continue to soothe my soul.

Went to Brighton last week, bought this awesome print from one of the many stamp and post card shops they seem to love so much. Me and Alex enjoying a day by the water:

Working on some childrens book things. Trying to pretend the sun's not there.


Friday, 15 April 2011

Star II

Another draft for a book a friend of mine has written. Needs a bit of work but thought I'd post it at this stage anyway. In other news, I picked up a great original 50's kitchen cabinet outa someone's front yard last week. It's in dire need of some TLC and is currently covered in blossom in the corner of my bedroom, but I think it's going to look cute once I've restored it. I'll post up the progress.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Bonce Tower.

Yesterday I got stuck on a train in the Midlands for two hours. I drew this string of heads to pass the time..

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Look What We Can Do Mimmeaarr,

This is what me and my mum looked like 20 years ago. In fact, I think this is pretty much what every 80's mum and daughter looked like. Massive brown glasses and leggings sets.

I remember years of following her endlessly round the house saying things like: 'Mimmmeey, look what I can do mimmmeeeey.'... 'Mimmeeeaaaay, I love you Mimmeeaaay.' Bloody hell, how annoying. I have a really strong memory of being about 8 and my mum flipping out one day and coming out to the back yard where me and my sister were sunbathing and drenching us with a bucket of cold water for absolutely no reason at all. She laughed her head off in the kitchen for about half an hour after.. I'm recently beginning to see why this happened.

Anyway, hats off to my mum. She's known the answer to every broken heart, failed exam, teary phone call and spot on my bum for the past 24 years. Thank god for Sue Harvey.


Friday, 1 April 2011

Home Birth.

A marriage of two weird career paths.