Monday, 23 August 2010

New New




Finished these yesterday. What would be good was if I could find a way so that the shading doesn't look awful on computer. On paper it works just not on screen. Probably should just stop shading via pencil altogether. I do love the grey of the pencil myself.
Also! Using this site drastically seems to be reducing the quality of the pictures on my screen so take a look on my flickr instead.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Looooovely

When me and Scott were up late the other night talking, I came up with a tiny rhyme about something he'd said, so I decided to illustrate it today. About half an hour before I finished it I got some flowers delivered, from him, which was complete lovely coincidence.




Friday, 20 August 2010

Cupcakes

You can't ever be down when you have little drops of sugary delight to pop into your mouth.
Kayleigh & Rowan (below) agree ;) 
However, dear Rachel Allen, though your chocolate cake recipe is amazing and your plain flour cake recipes usually work a treat, your cupake recipe is not so good. Nigella beats you on this one lovely.





Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Heavenly/Hell

Literally sprinted upstairs, to hang out of my bedroom window and try to take photos of the sky before the sun had set. If you're ever passing where I live and see me doing this, don't worry, I'm not insane.
Wales is so beautiful sometimes.











Sunday, 15 August 2010

Bring on Fall

I love the sunshine, I really do. I'm a fan of being warm and happy, but basically, more in the cosied up in a blanket kind of way than in a bikini in the sun kind of way. Therefore my first glimpses of red leaves always makes me ecstatic. The big red leaf, and the one I drew quickly is one I picked up on the way home, walking through the park when someone had just left me. I like to keep reminders.


Friday, 6 August 2010

Artemis



Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals". In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis (Greek: (nominative) Ἄρτεμις, (genitive) Ἀρτέμιδος) was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.
Artemis later became identified with Selene, a Titaness who was a Greek moon goddess, sometimes depicted with a crescent moon above her head. She was also identified with the Roman goddess Diana, with the Etruscan goddess Artume, and with the Greek or Carian Hecate goddess. Info from heeereee

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Sales, Three Day Drawings and a Cuppa.

I completed another one of the drawings I was doing. This one has a key, half a girls face in the mirror, flowers, and other little things, mainly to improve my patterns, much like the swan.




Also went shopping today, just so we could buy some new make up but got totally side tracked by a sale and ended up buying a beautiful black dress with lace for a stupidly cheap price, and a pretty, oversized, floaty top. I remind myself of wedding cake tiers. 
P.S. The bruise is courtesy of Scott. He should feel bad.






Memory Chair and the Curse of the Magpie


My magpie radar went into overload today.  I came across Tokujin Yoshioka's Memory chair for Moroso and fell in love (again).  It's made out of a fabric from recycled aluminium and moulds to your shape or whatever shape you decide to push it in to. I'm guessing the memory part comes in when the chair stays the way you've shaped it.
I love foil, I used it so often for little sets and tableux because it's so malleable and, well shiny to be honest. I love shiny things. I'm sure these chairs might not be everyones cup of tea, I can feel the judgement of a fabric that looks like a domestic object, but I don't really care, I think they're beautiful. They're showing at the Design Festival in Milan this year and you can see more photos (including prototypes) when you look here.

Swan

It took me so long to draw this in the end. It's A3 size. I think it looks way better on paper/in person than when I photographed it (my scanner only scans A4.) The more I looked at it, the more it started to look more like a fat chicken rather than a swan. Still, I'm informed it reminds some people of those love boats shaped like swans, which made me really happy.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Life

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” 

Ernest Hemingway