Thursday, April 29, 2010

All the cats i've ever known

All The Cat's We Know or Ever Knew

A list made by my boyfriend and I

Sunday, April 25, 2010

When in Portugal

I brought the wrong batteries for my Fuji cam to work, so that part of my 'photo heavy' holiday i planned didnt quite go to plan.

I took some pics on my iphone camera, which isnt much good compared, but ita aomething these are some things of interest i found in Portugal:

Trippy patterened tiles

Wall compositions

Things growing in Walls, secret plants.

Holes in Walls, mostly full of rubbish

Beautiful derelict buildings

But I only noticed one beautiful sunset

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Portugal Poppies

I'm in Carveiro in Portugal, and during the week of extra holiday due to the volcano, I have been pretty bored.

I finished all my books:
- A million little pieces by James Frey
- The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
- Generation X by Douglas Coupland
- A box of Matches by Nicholson Baker

All were Great, especially the Murakami which I've owned for 4 years and never quite red. It's massive. And I loved it, I can't even describe it.

So after the books were all read, I started writing letters to friends, writing a 'holiday journal', writing a personal journal, playing shit-head, playing Angry Birds on my phone and walked around a lot.

There are lots of wild flowers here, many pathes of unkept land. Lots of birds and bugs and also lots of my favourite flower, the poppy. I have picked hundreds, all transported back to my hotel room to be pressed in my sketchbook. They will take a couple of weeks to dry and become super thin and dry. Ill add them to my collection of dried poppies, which i am going to make something with one day soon. They are so fragile and ephemeral, just what I like.

Friday, April 23, 2010


I am currently out in Portugal, stuck for an extra week of holiday, which is quite nice ad quite crap at the same time.

Having lots of ideas and thoughts, but can't wait to get home and get on with it!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Music to work to

Hello Easter break! I have been enjoying having the long weekend off, and now I have another week 'off work' (ie. no Light Box work, just me in my studio making stuff - which I have not done in months) I'm really enjoying it, and I have a week's holiday abroad to look forward to as well.

Today it's just me in the studio, sorting some pens and making some stuff. Bliss.

Music to work to today:
  • It's The Motherf**king Remix - The Rub (download volume 3 here for free!)
  • You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates
  • Spirit Lake - Coco Rosie
  • Greatest Hits Vol 1 - The Eagles
  • Alphabet Street - Prince
  • U Got the Look - Prince
  • She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
  • BBC Radio 4's MedMatters podcast
  • Brick House - Commodores
  • Greatest Hits - Herb Alpert
  • Yo La Tengo