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Friday, 28 August 2009

Edinburgh festival and more noodle!±

and more noodle!!!...although going slowly and I know I will amend most of these to add that something special but the bones are there and looking ok...
Still loads to do and Edinburgh Book Festival was a welcome distraction. It was so awesome to be in such a lovely city and nice people. Didn't feel hectic.. just really relaxing to wander around.. We visiting lots of galleries with different work from the Cornish scene, which was refreshing. some inspiration found by both James and I. The best was being on the same bill and in the same author's yurt... as Ian Rankin, Iain Banks, Menzies Campbell and Raj Persaud among others! The workshop I did was sold out but I only signed one book! But Steve Smallman who wrote one of the books had sold and signed loads the day before so that's great. I didn't expect anything so it was great either way.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Well here's more noodle artwork this time...... altho the wool looks a different colour....oh well! all still full on with hi 5 etc and just trying to fit it all in... off rowing now!

Friday, 14 August 2009

hi5! flying high!!!...still!

well we had another meeting today but it was in the space this time which was really exciting as it all felt really real. We have All the Fires onboard for the launch night...and Soup gallery has an open night on the same night so working with them and sharing customers hopefully....I''ve done a couple more pieces and they're all very different which I quite like.. here they are... they;re not finished yet as I don;t like them enough yet but I can go back and change bits when I have a few and can see them all together and see what journey they were on and where I want them to continue.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

hi5! flying high!!!

well... hi5 is going amazingly well.. I've actually started doing some sketch prelims...here they are.... just doodles really but I like the approach using both oils and acrylics...they are along the right lines...we have a space in Truro next to Bunters which is great and a couple of amazing people on board helping and giving advice and the space etc...so watch this space and the facebook page where new pics are going up...at the moment I'm taking inspiration from pics off the web so I have yet to find my own real original content but I'm sure I will. Just working through the pics and using the style I have used when I started my professional career. Just putting paint and colours down using a roller or brush then working into and on top of those colours layering and see what images come out of it...so the painting actually creates itself and guides me rather than me making the decisions...all very exciting!! now is the time to go big!!!xxx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

more noodle!...

more noodles doodles .. here's some colour thumbs in progress...more pics less words today... not much time for blogging distractions.