Saturday, 27 September 2008

a day of letterpress and travelling thoughts.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

home and the about town

a sketchbook page

i made this picture this afternoon about the rain that was falling and the backs of houses. i made it so the buildings were coming out of the figures head. i am obsessed with drawing buildings at the moment. i think because the architecture is so different and beautiful here. i just want to draw it and draw it! i have been thinking a lot about my work this week and was almost too exhausted and scared to make anything, so i have let go and made a picture. i got a scanner printer today so i have included scanned textiles. i think this works well. see what you think..

Monday, 15 September 2008

here begins

it is monday. the sky is back to being grey. i don't mind it. everyone says i will get sick of greyness, but for now, i like it. it spreads out above the chimney pots and roofs that line the skyline outside my window.

i started drawing at my desk today. i just moved here two weeks ago and have set up my little desk as a workspace. it can be a computer table, a sewing table, a painting table. it is very versatile. i bought some paper and scissors today, some fabric and and some string, so now i am set to make make make.

i discovered louise bourgeois' fabric books in a book i borrowed from the library the other day. i had already started making my own fabric post cards, books and dolls before i saw them, but bourgeois' books are inspiring. they are simple and evocative. I have bought calicoes and linen-like fabrics to model my creations out of. i have yet to find a good fabric supplier in london, but will make do with my few purchases from today.

we begin...