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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Royal Beasts Of Bialoweiza

I think finally I've finished it?? After a bad start to the day... a late night working again last night. All my appointments were cancelled and I had to sort out the cock up with my studio space! I woke up ratty and stressed! but after a break in the afternoon with a dog walk and a swim in great company I feel a whole lot better. First bikini swim of the year! I made up the time this evening and finally feel like I have some images that make a coherent book... ok here it is finally! finished...I think!.... some of the pages will have trees painted on them so they may look a little blank here.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

more bears in cups!

I think doing the ceramics made me think and look at the cups and teapots I have in the studio so I drew them.... I did them quickly so not really concentrating on ellipses etc which although distracts sometimes, I quite like the more naive feeling that this gives. So here's some more of them with a couple of bears. I'm struggling with how to show these as the images work better when O put them together in photoshop rather than painting the bears directly onto the object???...who knows!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


I've been meaning to try out my work on ceramics for years but never had the resources or work I felt appropriate enough for. Soo my amazing and very generous friend Rebecca Harvey let me take up her time, studio and pots so I could test out some ideas. here's a phone photo which shows a couple I did and are being fired now. I hadn't prepared anything so I used images I wouldn't necessarily use for the final. It was great to do something different and something that could open up a whole new line of work? Thanks Bec x

Monday, 18 July 2011

more staying late and book creation!

I'm here late again and after having worked all weekend on a large commission I've spent all day on my college work, which has been great as I've really moved forward with the book. I'm working with Stephen Hicks, of AO Printworks in Illogan. He does work for the Tate and Kurt Jackson! So we've been sourcing some nice paper and the least expensive but most effective for the best results. All very exciting and slightly scary! here's the story that I think is nearly there... you'll have to come to the show to see the reasoning etc behind it etc. These are on white but the paper I am choosing is an off white, more vintage colour.