Saturday, 31 March 2012

Drawing lots of trees :)

So I have decided to do this for REAL. Nearly two weeks ago I started doing this "a ... a day for a year" thing, and my own "..." is tree. You can find them (nearly) daily HERE.

Here are some samples...

 At the moment I feel they are just following a certain pattern, but I am curious to see how they will change over time... Because I am sure that they will! After all this has only been a couple of weeks, and there WILL be loads for sure! :)

Some of the ones I like better have also been turned into brooches...

Sunday, 25 March 2012

You never know when an adventure awaits you

I couldn't resist posting a cryptic cool title. Yesterday was a really cold and very very foggy day - almost like from Sweeney Todd. I went to see an exhibition by ECA students that have never exhibited before. Claire found out about it and I thought it could be fun to get out, although this type of exhibitions is normally in a weird place and contains rather modern type of art, which is not always to my liking. But days out with Claire are always fun and she is the best exhibition viewing companion I think I've ever had. The venue was the Old Ambulance Depot in Leith. I have never heard of the place. The Depot was in a gate, on one of the not-very main streets, and after a wee stroll around the area we finally found it. As I said, the day was cold, gloomy and this was some gray backyard, and we saw this:

 And to make things even better (not for the vehicle owner), on closer inspection I found this:

It was the most curious and surreal thing I saw all month I think. More surreal than any of the young ECA students work that then we proceeded to see. And I still wonder, what on earth was going through the parking attendants head when he was writing out the ticket?

I should probably also mention that I have a weak spot for three wheeled vehicles ever since I saw the Reliant Robin episode of Top Gear.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

I'm Growing a Forest

It's early days, but bear with me!
This is my finger to give you a scale. My fingers are quite small.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

some whales...

...are just cuter than others!

A snippet preview of what is coming to my etsy store THIS SPRING! ;) Shame about the blue whale fella as his tail fell off :(

Friday, 2 March 2012

waves and things

I had a pretty good day today, full of wandering around Edinburgh's galleries and chatting to strangers. I feel very cultured ;)

Aaaand, I have been featured by The MADE Project!

The month started with me window shopping in high street clothes shops, that are not a particularly inspiring place in themselves but I just really want to make lots of nice things now (bags, scarves etc...). I have now a clear plan in my head and hopefully will be able to start producing lots of the above by the end of may or beginning of June... Or maybe before then :)

For the meantime, some waves: