Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The sketchbook project

My plans for the Christmas holidays so far include going to the Lake District for a week, and then Newcastle for New Years which I am really excited about! I also have a lot of drawing to do...

I signed up to do the sketchbook project about 6 weeks ago but have been so busy with Uni work I saved starting it until today. I have decided to base it around strange dreams, mine and other people's. the images are definitely going to be strange but I quite like it :)

Drawing in a sketchbook you know will be seen by lots of people is pretty damned nerve wracking though.. I usually just draw and draw and don't worry about it but these I feel I should plan out in case I massively balls something up...

After watching the snow queen (which had a giant polar bear in it) I had a dream that a polar bear chased me around my house and then at the shoelaces of my favourite trainers.

Lynettes dream-running really fast like a dog and then flying into the air.



Am excited to carry this on :) comment if you have any weird dreams I can draw!


Monday, 17 December 2012

Handmade Arcade

Last weekend I got up super early along with Holly Liminton to go to Exeter and sell our wares at the Handmade Arcade Craft fair organised by No Guts No Glory

The idea behind this fair is for illustrators and artists to have a place to sell their handmade items. The No Guts No Glory shop sells all sorts of Illustrated things from mini-zines to sweatshirts and badges so we thought it would be a good fair for us to go to!

We took work by a few people on my course which meant we had a wide variety on sale. We carried it all in a borrowed suitcase (thanks Katie) which we also used as a display case, it looked pretty decent in the end :)

It was a very, very chilly day, we did a lot of foot stamping and taking it in turns to get up and walk around. Ben and Abby came down halfway through the day to help with the selling and let us takes breaks to go out in the sunshine and warm up!

The NGNG team kept us happy with vegan chocolate cupcakes and hot cider which was amazing. All in all it was a fun day and we will hopefully be back next year with more to sell (and hopefully it will be a little bit warmer)

Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Snowman workshop

So today I was helping with a workshop at Plymouth university alongside a screening of "The Snowman" with Jo Larsen Burnett and   Katie Keith

The theme was obviously quite christmassy-we made a large snow scene for the kids to add their own objects and decorations to. 

We got them to make trees, snowmen and reindeer to go on the background. They could also make shadow puppets and draw images onto acetate to project onto the scene and move around. 

I loved how pretty all the shadows were, we all had a play around as well creating shadow monsters eating the reindeers (well that was just me) 

I also had a nosy at the Peninsula arts exhibit, which has a giant wall for people to draw on :) the kids put up a christmas message!

We pinned up all the things the kids have made to stay there over christmas. Was really fun in the end, I think I am secretly a child at heart I want to make more shadow puppets!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Silly 3rd year...


Making flat plans in my dressing gown because I have clocked way too many hours in the studio the past week!

After Sunday I am going to:


Get drunk

Eat cake

Sleep more

Get drunk again

Tidy my room

Eat more cake

And also do a little bit of work experience for Plymouth art fair before going home for Christmas!



Thursday, 29 November 2012

so much drawing

Oh my ghost came by
Said who do you love the most
Who you wanna call before you die

Oh my ghost came by here
Said who do you love the most
Who you gonna sing to 'fore you're gone

Oh hey heaven is the place we know
Heaven is the arms that hold us
Long before we go
Oh hey, heaven is the place we know
Heaven is the arms that hold us
Long before we go

Oh my ghost came by here
Said who do you love the most
Who you gonna sing to 'fore you go

Oh hey heaven is the place we know
Heaven is the arms that hold us
Long before we go
Oh hey, heaven is the place we know
Heaven is the arms that hold us
Long before we go

Oh if you're there
When the world comes to gather me in
Oh if you're there
I will be blessed

All I have been doing this week is drawing pages and pages of ghosts and girls! Still haven't got my character design fixed...

lyrics "I will be blessed" Ben Howard
came up on spotify and it seemed appropriate :)

Monday, 19 November 2012

little ghosts screenprints

I love screenprint! Am hopefully going to do enough drawings to make these into a book! Just need to get my act together and do enough drawings...

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

ghosts eat pizza

A little preview of one of the things I will be screen printing later on this week! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think :)

Click to view bigger!

Friday, 9 November 2012

screen prints

Something I did at the end of last summer but never scanned in :) I am selling these for £20 each if anyone wants one!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Printing and packing

I spent all of today sorting out things to sell for the Plymouth university craft fair tomorrow. If you are around pop along to Roland Levinsky between 10.30-3.00 to buy some exciting things :) we have some awesome christmas gifts!

As well as these Christmas cards and collographs prints I have also reduced some of these items from my sale at the end of last year :) HERE
Purses are now £5, make up/pencil cases are £6 and vests are £10!

Monday, 5 November 2012

christmas card preview

Some christmas card designs I am working on ready to be screen printed on thursday! I am hoping to sell these at a craft fair at Plymouth uni on friday and also in the shop in Plymouth Arts Centre. I will be using metallic ink for one colour in each card to make them a little bit sparkly :) 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

ghost pattern development

Something I have been working on today, playing around with line quality and patterns. Inspired by toile de juoy patterns and how they link illustrations together with decorative elements.