Friday, 31 July 2009

the beginnings of a book

so i have gotten back into drawing and watercolour. i feel like it has been a long break after working with textiles and the computer so much. i have started to lay out some ideas for the cycling clouds story. here is a little preview of what is developing. of course this is literally in its earliest of stages, but you have to start somewhere!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

ladders and london

this is a quick scan of an image that i made today. i am making myself keep active by developing ideas for the cycling clouds book. these are the ladders that the people carry the bicycles up to the clouds from the city on. i'd like to work some collage into it... but it is just a sketch so far. what do you think?

Thursday, 23 July 2009

after uni and cycling

here are some post-uni things that i have been making.

also, included here is the poster of the cycling people and animals that i am working on with yuki nishimura these last few months. it still needs a bit of tweaking, but we will be taking it to print soon and then we will be putting them up about the place! it is quite big so watch out for it...

the lion is for a little friend of mine and there is a bird and giraffe in the making... i'd like to make a zoo.... hmmm. the flag is for my mum. i hope she receives it in the post before she sees this!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

heavy rain pit pat sleeping house

the final show was last night and went really well. i am exhausted today and feel like i could sleep for an eternity! it's strange though how you finish and your mind becomes a blank canvas and then you start to fill up your head with new ideas for new images.

i look at my work up on the wall and i wonder why i ended up on this really different road and it feels good, but so different to what i thought i would have done. i want to get back to paper again and oil paint (when i get back to australia).

i think my next project will be a series of prints and collages based on my experiences here. these little windows made from the hand-dyed silks will be the basis for the project. the colours and shapes. i want to do some lovely fine hard ground etchings and incorporate lots of details and moments. i also want to work on the cycling cloud book. i am going to sit down with a sketchbook next week and just play.

Monday, 13 July 2009

n e w w e b s i t e

it's finally up folks! my new website!! .... a showcase of my illustration. let me know what you think. and remember i made it myself and it's not a flashy flash one so it loads a little slowly. also it works best in firefox.

the opening of our final show is tomorrow night. hope you can come along! for information go to