Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Love of it: Bristol's biggest indoor picnic!

I'll be there, doing the blind drawing and toy enhancing workshops. Come on!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More Blind Drawing

I do some babysitting for a fabulously creative family. Ella and Florence love blind drawing.

Here's Ellas drawings of Florence and I:

My drawings of Ella and Florence:

But I forgot Florence's drawings of Me and Ella. Sorry Flo!

Light Box Lenses

In the 'Appreciation of Beauty' Light Box trial, we make photographic lenses out of acetate, netting, sequins etc. I wrote more about this in the Light Box blog, which you can find HERE. and there are photos taken on lomo camera by the participants HERE

Here's my 2 favourites from the Fish-eye Lomo camera:


Pics from my digi-cam through the lenses



I drew this little man, I like him, but he needs rotating.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Monsters made out of Fimo

 Today I have been mostly making these friendly hill monsters. They are to be put in my oven tonight to harden (made out of Fimo) and given out as little Christmas presents. Arrrr

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We are Light Box

Website for Light Box made!

Have a look -

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

there's More to Life than Lists: drawing

This has been flapping around the studio for a few months now. Finally I have a working scanner in the studio, so here's a little drawing I did whilst invijilating the exhibition.

Lovely Packaging - Harissa Paste!

Mmm Harissa Paste, good with lots of things, expecially in pasta sauces and with tun in a nice crispy jacket potato. I buy mine from Licata & Son in Bristol. only 95p! What nice colors and images!

Christmas Cards 2009

Trying to get Xmas things done and out the way, and trying to find some enjoyment in it by not leaving it to the last minute.

Here's my Christmas card idea:

Recent Drawings

1. Ugly man
2. Curried Goat
3. Danglers
4. Lucy Barfoot in a hat
5. Grumpy pigeon man: "the only things t home here are the pigeons fouling the pavements"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

'True Blood' title sequence

 I don't know about the show, but I love the titles for 'True Blood'

Click here to see it. Love the bit with the fox rotting especially.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

School of Saatchi

... I don't know what to make of it. Refreshing, yes. Like Xfactor for art, the public might get excited and passionate about it. But what a strange program - contemporary art + being voted off a TV programme, it just doesn't fit.

All this why why why, how exposing for the young artists. I certainly couldn't cope with that feeling of having to defend everything I make.

Watch School of Saatchi on Iplayer here I will certainly be watching, it's very interesting.

My website works!

is back online!

That's right! I think you should go and visit it. I have updated, moved around, deleted, re-colored, uploaded and edited.

Especially exciting things on my website:

Henrietta Swift: Sweet Tooth

Hemrietta Swift is a designer/illustrator who recently graduated from the university of Brighton. She has great ideas. Here is her 'Sweet Tooth' piece, wher she visually represents the phrase 'Sweet Tooth'  aimed at educating kids in brushing their teeth. She made an oversized tooth pinata and toothbrush for the hitting stick. I love pinatas!

See HERE for the 'Product Design' section of her website. She is a clever one, designing happy faces for lightswitches, planet badges, serindipity teacups and an ADVENT JUMPER!

Paul Granjon - Zprod

Paul Granjon is a wonderful, machine making man.

"I am interested in the co-evolution of humans and machines.
I build robots and other machines for shows in performances, galleries, festivals and television."

And this - the antigravitational vehicle for cats video

He makes songs using his handmade 40cm long 'Zitare', here they are. Have a listen to them!  I especially like 'La chanson du cherry pie song'

'Fluffy tamagotchi' Property of Paul Granjon
a little film about him here

'Furman' Property of Paul Granjon

"I saw Furman in a dream... I sketched the creature in my diary in the morning: a 6 foot furry thing with no arms and furry legs, delivering karate kicks in the air. A few weeks later, I decided to build the creature."

Imagine if we all made the thing we see in our dreams? Mr Granjon's immediacy is great, if only we all shared it.

Here's his website.

Rafaël Rozendaal - New Rafael

Rafaël Rozendaal is an artist who works with the internet. The majority of his work is not physical, it can all be attache to an email. And it's funny too. Very appealing for people with mouses. Here are my favorites:

And lots more, at New