25/03/2010

Pogo...

I discovered Pogo on Kitsune Noir recently. Pogo makes music/videos using, sometimes solely, sounds/clips from films. Bobby posted the Terminator 2 track, which was impressive but not nearly so wonderful as this track made entirely from The Secret Garden. It gets thoroughly heartwarming towards the end...



you can view all Pogo's videos here

23/03/2010

screenprinting last week wasn't a complete success. gettting used to the process again and the set-up at E.P. slowed things down a little and i only managed to get the first layer down. i'm back there for a long session on the 1st April and hoping to get Mr. Lion finished then. forgot to take my camera along unfortunately, but here's the first layer on newsprint...



knitting update: i am making a shawl. not going quite as smooth as the neck warmer but it will have 'character' and i am learning to fix things i suppose.i am content so long as i keep the right amount of stitches and by some fluke i've managed it so far...



got some old skate decks from my friend Steve in Route 1 a while ago to paint on and finally got some sanded down thanks to James and his electric sander...



watch this space!

17/03/2010

between rock and a hard place...

just found out CĂ©leste Boursier-Mougenot's installation at the Barbican via Jen. wish so much I could go...



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16/03/2010

hear yee!

exciting news is that I recently joined Edinburgh Printmakers and have my first session there on Fri. I haven't printed since I left school nearly 2 years ago - after so long out, I'm filled with a little trepidation, but mostly I am really looking forward to getting back to it! first off I am printing Mr. Lion, of badge fame...



then I'm planning to do a screenprint of the Congeries in ALL the colours. I forget how many there are, around 30 I think. which is quite a lot for a screenprint. from today it is also available as a limited edition digital print from Pulptree.com

15/03/2010

props to me...

I submitted my Congeries image to Pulptree.com... please go and vote! you just need to click 'prop it'. I'm trying to beat the dry pastel banana... I'm not really sure how Pulptree works, but I think if I win the round I get $200 and my image gets sold as a digital print...

http://www.pulptree.com/congeries/

14/03/2010

food for thought...

13/03/2010

the start of something beautiful...



inspired by Sandra Juto and her beautiful creations, i have got the knitting bug once again and i think this time it's here to stay :) I met with the wonderful Vala yesterday for knit fika at our favourite cafe and i made a good start on a neck warmer from one of Vala's own patterns. blue + stripes of course!

last night i stitched 5 rows on the wrong side = ugh. but determined to get it right i (very very) patiently unstitched every one. right now i'm about half done and am quite proud of myself!...



also quite proud of my virgin harvest...

12/03/2010

oh! deer, oh! deer...




gocco's now in my Etsy shop :)

after a recent 'seed' (sorry for the terrible pun) of inspiration from the ever magnificent Arild and his sprouting activities, i realised this week I have wanted a sprouter for about 5 years. so i thought i really deserved it. and it only cost me 7 squid. I apologise in advance for the inevitable excessive sprout postings to come. sorry. here's my first happy crop of alfalfa...



:)

11/03/2010

these are a few of my favourite things.../people...

thanks to my good friend Jeremy I am no longer a gocco virgin... to celebrate the fact that my Oh! Deer prints are just about through (there's one left here), I've gone and done it again. but this time a more modest 18cm x 24cm gocco. 50 of them. I will photograph them tomorrow in daylight and get them up here and on Etsy. yep.

and now Lizzy!

to all the people who read this in and around Leeds (don't all shout at once), you should go and see Lizzy's new exhibition at the art college on Blenheim Walk... next to the cafe to be precise. the private view was 5 hours ago (sorry) but continues until the 26th. Lizzy has worked so so hard and produced some amazing work. I really hoped to make it down, but with trains more expensive than planes these days...

and finally. tonight I rediscovered Danna Ray (who i originally stumbled across a few months back)... I cannot quite find the right words to express how much i LOVE her paintings. sigh.



06/03/2010

quickie...

also, just found this on Famapa's blog!... myfunnyeye.blogspot.com/2010/03/love-is-in-air.html
cake mix...

Lizzy loves bears. i love Lizzy and baking cakes. throw a birthday meal in the mix and naturally this happens...



this is the first cake i have ever made that was supposed to look like something (other than just a cake that is). my lack of expertise in the discipline resulted in an abundance of various leftover sweet stuffs (shucks) and a nearly comatosed Verity from the unavoidable sampling during the 'editing' stage...




jaffa cakes, cola laces, minstrels and a flake made the cut. tea cakes and giant buttons gave it their all but were not successful this time around (fret not buttons, you'll be given a happy home!). natex savoury spread also, thankfully, did not make the cut - if it had it's unlikely this would have happened...



carnage = success

03/03/2010

pride...

ok! these have been a looooooong time coming, but thanks to the patience of Martin at Cut-Tec - that man is most certainly an angel in disguise - here is the unveiling of my latest creation (fanfare if you wish)...





it's a badge! (/brooch)... they are listed as my first, and so far only item on my new Etsy shop*

*in creating said shop i had my bank card freezed for fraud and my mum had a heart attack when the automaton from 'Santander' (got to get used to that) called her house... i know my mum saw visions of her baby girl in prison, or living in exile, or maybe she thought i had knocked up some crazy scheme to pay her back all i owe (in which case she was kind of right, except the scheme is wooden lion badges, not bank fraud - not sure which would make her prouder really...)