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Saturday, 13 February 2010

I have a new studio buddy..... Anna moved in a few months ago and making the place look really creative!...great to have her on board. We have a lovely cosy studio now..except for it being a bit parky in the winter!.. New puppy addition coming soon too!...good things ahead! I'm 4 months into my MA and beginning to really enjoy it but underestimated the emotional strain it would put on me so making more room for it in my life and looking forward to getting my marks for my first essay so I can learn and move forward!...

I have started working with Julia Stone on the book we're doing together and we're very excited... it's gonna be an old school kids book and here are a couple of sketches... I'm thinking a more Tim Burton stylee boy and not so cute and not so kids book! but more edgy! ... similar kind of trees etc though....Also recently just done some more sketches for an article in Aus for Julia for some of her stories.
Also roughing out the my new book with Little Tiger work in progress on my drawing board!

Just okayed a talk at my bro's college in Swindon in March and a talk for the Truro Arts Society soonish I think. So enjoying life in the world of illustration... plus getting ready for the Scilly Champs in May. 3 hours of rowing this morn and it's cold out there!!!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Wos on?

well what's new? after a couple of sleepness nights and late nights working I'm a wee bit tired but it's all beginning to make sense!.. I have an essay to write by next week so any spare time is spent on that.. I have been working on my first college project and have come up with a set of images that I will put in a book... I see shadows in my window and have rather torrid sleep patterns so I have been using this as the subject for my study...

I've been having meetings with Creative Unit and hi5 and we're on the move again. In St Austell and Truro..both around April and May time....news will be posted on the hi5 facebook page and the blog.