Monthly Archives: October 2010

Satsuma Gift

I found this drawing amongst my things today – I painted this in Vietnam and it was sent back to York to be in an exhibition. The paper is from vietnam and the paint and paintbrush I used were from Japan. The subject however was inspired by a man we briefly encountered in China who gave every one in my tour group a satsuma while we were waiting on a station platform and then went on his way.

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“Thousands of Cats Wearing Trousers and Hats”

I am on the look out for craft fairs now as I have a nice stock of brooches to sell. I am hoping I will be able to get a stall at the next Homemade in Leeds  – will let every one know the dates if I do.

I am also experimenting with new neck foxes – one of these accidentally turned into a dragony alligator thing; I will embroider some nice scales on him.

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Oh High!

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High Tea In Progress









A friend of mine is bring out her own range of jewellery and accessories soon in Bristol and I’m posting some design ideas for her to look at (Hello Jen!)

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(Any excuse for squid.)

I’ve e-mailed these off to Testspace people tonight; hope some one wants to use them

I’m trying my hardest to create less cartoon illustrations but at the moment when it comes to drawing people (and mermpeople) I am finding this impossible. I think I need to go do some life drawing again and work on human faces to give everything a more lifelike and less babyish aesthetic.

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Fish Chips and Nudity


I’m currently sourcing material that might help me design a logo for this month’s Test Space: Kitchen which is sea themed (bring on the squid) .  The night will feature what sounds like the most mouth wateringly poncey fish and chips ever, really vulgar sea shanties, Russian roulette food, Jelly eating competitions, the opportunity to throw lots of stuff at some other stuff, (exactly what it sounds like) a peep show and general nakedness. And much more involving booze.

I’m also designing a label for my friend’s new product range which she hopes to start selling on stalls in Bristol within the next month.

While trawling the depths of google image search yesterday I came across the artist Alain Valet and instantly took a liking to his china ink drawings

Also found this image which isn’t really relevant but I wanted to keep for future reference. And its funny. And its my blog shutup.

Also within the last couple of weeks I’ve been painting the walls of PSL during the mornings as theres a new exhibition in the readying – Roger Palmer ‘Latitude’/ Jeremy Wafer ‘Tropic’, photographic projects from the Tropic of Capricorn. There will be an opening during Light Night (October the 8th 6-8pm) with free drinks,  and also the excellent combo of Soup and Cinema

I’ve also started working at Oblong Community Centre in Woodhouse as part of the design collective but as I haven’t had a chance to go down there very much for the last few weeks I’ll leave that story for another time.

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