Friday, 24 September 2010

It's good to be back.

First week of Second Year Embroidery. Honestly, the more time I spend in that studio, the more thrilled I am to be on the course. I love it, there's nothing I'd rather be doing. It's scary to think that I will at some point have to fly the Embroidery nest and try to make a living in the Real World.

We had a week-long cross-course project, just to get everyone warmed up and break the ice a bit. The theme was gloves. I got thinking about beekeeping gloves, and consequently, our tragic dying bees. I love bees, but they are sadly in decline in the UK. We need our bees. Help

In other news...
1) I really love that song about the tiger in The Hangover, I have been singing it all day. It reminds me of the 'Peter You Suck' song in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which has been hanging around in my brain too. I wish I could play the piano.

2) I love busting badass disco moves with my pal Rosa at punk gigs. Acid Drop 's tunes have been making me very happy since I bought their CD.

3) I hate commuting. I don't know why I haven't hated it for the past 2 years. I have developed a wonderful system of avoiding said commute. It's called 'Pretty Much Living at Shaun's House During the Week.' It makes us happy.

4) Courtney makes awesome elephant gloves.

5) Shaun bought me two bunches of roses. Red and yellow. He's a proper sweetie. I love him.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

As promised...

This is just silly really... I have plenty of other work to be doing!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

I am going to...

...crochet a silly little mouse!

And then make a silly little animation, starring the silly little crochet mouse!

I was kept awake last night by an actual real mouse scrabbling around Shaun's bedroom, rustling carrier bags and chewing holes.

So I got thinking about mice. I crocheted a couple for my lovely young cousins a while back... I thought I had a photo, but I can't find one! Anyway, watch this space!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Drawings from Yesterday

I had a REALLY bad day with regards to drawing. After leaving the museum with some really rather dodgy drawings of birds, I sat around in Piccadilly Gardens and spied on people... It was fun, trying to sketch people really quickly without them noticing.

These are not good drawings, but it was a fun exercise.

Donating my hair to Little Princesses

I donated my hair to the Little Princess Trust - a charity which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. The minimum donation is 10 inches (any less than that is not useful for wig-making), and I've been growing my hair for about 2 years for this reason.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Bits and Bobs from my Summer Sketchbook

I drew this with my left hand and without taking the pen off the page. I liked it - there's just something charming about those wobbly lines
Then here I tried adding colour and working on a more interesting ground... I actually like it less.

Then I decided I wanted to simplify it even more, and try to make a papercut image of it. I didn't think it was great, but it was not a total disaster.

I want to make more and more papercuts developed from different drawings, so that through practice I'll get better at it and be able to include more and more detail.

Bees in the museum.