Apart from working n my own things I am also involved in the Edinburgh Etsy Team - as one of the leaders. My friend Fi of Fiona Heather is the team Captain. And this December with help from wonderful 20 members of the team we ran a POP UP SHOP in the Edinburgh New Town!
So here are some snaps of mostly my productsin the space ;)
This year I had three pieces accepted into Edinburgh Printmakers members exhibition. The subject was a very difficult one, as it was to raise awareness of homelessness. I did three fairly small prints for it, using one of my favourite techniques - photoetching. From start I knew I didn't want them to be too literal.
Soooo it's totally Hallowe'en and I am in the studio tidying stuff. Past few weeks have been hectic and it is not going to slow down any time soon I don't think. First off next Thursday is the opening for my little show at Hula CLICK HERE ;) And then day after opening for No Fixed Abode at Edinburgh Printmakers. And not to mention countless art fairs I will be attending in the coming weeks (including Renegade in London!!! So exciting!!!) In the meantime I have been nurturing my love for comics. This one has some slight body horror happening there, so I thought it will be appropriate to post up here.
I hope to properly get it going as a maybe webcomic in January 2015 ;) Once all the X-mas madness passes!
So I did the starting panel for this activity. The idea was that the story could go anywhere from there... People were to come along and add one panel, wherever they wanted. They could either start a new storyline or continue already existing ones. Some stories are crossing over... Just follow the arrows :)
I kind of wish I had more pictures! Other activities included
- "fix my comic" (where you could either fill in the speech bubbles, or add images to a comics with text but no pictures)
- "The worlds worst..." where you could draw the world's worst... zoo keeper, ballet dancer, warlock etc,
- Random Character - pick random name, profession and description (this is how Gertrude the Zombie Superhero was once born...)
- draw yourself as a Superhero. This is another one of mine, so you can print it out and give it a bash yourself! :) (complete with an Edinburgh skyline. One kid drew Godzilla in this one - I think Edinburgh needs a kaiju :P)
Just to make it clear, me and Aimee were not the only ones there (actually we only came in on Sunday....). This was organized by Eddie other helpers included Steve, Gill, Chris and Will (who did the worlds worst).
Slight delay here! This week a lot is happening for me, as I will most likely soon will have my very own and very first business premises/studio. I also decided this is the perfect time to try soemthing different with my creatures and this weeks will be in form of a comic... But here is a preview for you :)
It does actually take a very dark turn. My mom is sure to e-mail me later how she did not like the comic ;)
This is the creature I was fearing when I was a child. My grandmother used to tell me about these monsters. They were normal humans, but born with 2 rows of teeth. When they died they had to be buried face down, because otherwise they would chew their way out of the grave... And become undead monsters! When you are aged 5 and someone as reputable as your gran tells you this - of course you belive. There were other monsters she told me about too but this one was the most memorable one.
Although there are versions that they had two hearts and the second one would start beating when the person died. This is one I decided to draw :)
The plant itself will eventually give you some strawberries. Until then all you can really do is take pictures of it I guess :) Well, this is what mine looked like at the time of photographing (I think about a weeks ago). And then I entered into Natalka's giveaway on instagram. The rules were to take a photo of a flower and tag it with Natalka's tag... Most of my plants just decided to give up their flowers so I took a picture of this, a bit for a laugh:
But my entry was accepted and.... Well and in the end I won! Winner was picked out of a hat, so at least the quality of my agriculture was not affecting the result ;)
So few days later this arrived in post:
...Perhaps one day I will be able to grow a flower like this :P But so far I need to satisfy myself with this. Which is not such a bad thing anyway ;)