'The place where inspiration hits the page running... A sketchbook to fail and reflect on my work and my process'

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Finding the Groove!

I've been off the boil with the college work of late, due to heavy work deadlines and other commitments and an important presentation for college so I took a day to work on my Unit 3today. It's Sunday, it was sunny and it took me a while to get into the thought of working so I started to prepare my next sketchbook to go sketching. I laid down some paint but because I've been looking at some great illustration books, I've been really inspired by a few ways of working, so I think it came out today a little! I've called the sketch book Throwing Up! as it feels like I'm throwing up all the influences I've had and although may not be directly what I want for my final show it's all part of the process of getting back into working. (Being that I work full time and need to give myself time to find the groove again! so here's a few that I've put together.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Hung, Drawn and Authored was a huge success! we had a great night and could hardly see the art on the walls for bodies! It felt really buzzy all night and felt like people actually really enjoyed it! It was interesting showing my new work and seeing the reaction. Generally it was great and really positive. I rushed framing them all and was a little disappointed that I couldn't produce original art and had to do some prints. But I did use varnish on the image which really made a difference and sealed the image so hopefully wouldn't fade like some prints. This is something I needto address before the final show!... I hope everyone who came or took part, took something from it.

New news is that I am in talks with the lovely singer songwriter, Ruarri
Joseph about a video he has just screened for a song (Severed Dreams) from his new album, Shoulder to the Wheel. I was really rather inspired by the emotions that the video evoked and really felt like I want to draw it! So we're talking about doing a children's book together. So that's very exciting! My other lovely friend Shayne from the Tea Appreciation Society has some work lined up too, so some different little projects lined up, along with the work I'm currently contracted to do for LT Press. So hoping for some space and my weekends back soon! We're heading to the Isles of Scilly in two weeks time for the Gig rowing world champs! and then after that a slow burn to the final show...watch this space for some new work!