Tuesday, 13 July 2010

London Drawing

Yesterday I went to an amazing experimental life drawing workshop run by London Drawing, which took place in the Tate Modern after closing hours. We had the luxury of having the Turbine Hall and bridge to ourselves, and it was a little overwhelming at first trying to capture the huge space that surrounded us - the models looked so tiny! But they also looked very dramatic and the whole thing was like stepping into a performance piece.
I've always loved life drawing but this workshop was so different and exciting, and I left feeling really inspired. It feels great to make pictures in a completely different way to my normal work.
I've rediscovered my love of drawing!

Just a few more...

...felt toys!

I made this little fella for my very good and talented friends Jon and Anna :)
The toys below are now available in my Etsy shop.

me at work

I found some photos of me at work from a few months back when I was making pictures for my exhibition in Japan. Can you can see the resemblance?

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

quick pics

Here are a couple of illustrations I did today. I like working on these kind of quick pics in between commissions. It's almost like sketchbook work, where I can be carefree and have some fun without too much pressure :)

Thursday, 1 July 2010

A day of happy news :)

How quickly the weeks go by!
Since my last post I've been enjoying the sunshine, in between bits of sewing, visiting exhibitions and degree shows and starting some work for a couple of new commissions. Better make the most of the great sunny outdoors while I can, as no doubt soon I will be cooped up in my little studio...

Some exciting news!!!
My good friend Yuki spotted my picture book "My Village" in the V&A museum shop, so of course I had to go and have a look. I couldn't believe my eyes! Here they are...

I also found out today through my agents Arena that the very pink Fairy cake packaging I worked on earlier this year for Marks and Spencer is now live! I'll have to go check it out, and sample the cake too! :P