Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Yesterday I went to visit Becca and Bruce in Streatham. It was real nice and we went to these botanical gardens where there were ducks and squirrels and all sorts of flowers. Oh! And we had a picnic. What a super day.

This is Spike the cat who lives downstairs from them, his head is abnormally large. You can't really tell from this photo, but trust me.

And we saw this teddy dumped outside someone's house. Tragic. I would like to re-make one as he had a really funny nose.

Over and out.

Sunday, 6 June 2010


The other week Angus George and I went to Playpen, a show put on by Camberwell Illustration Students. It was an interactive space for people to rediscover play in!

We only caught the end but there was lovely patterns on the walls made from tape, and a carboard city, and lots of people in aprons. Here we are playing a twister like thing:

The best bit for me was the venue had a big balcony with an awsome view down Hanbury Street. It was only a minute away from the flat so afterwards we sat in the amazing summer evening and had some gin and tonics. Super duper.

These were all the illustrators involved, check them out:

Bea Wilson
Jimmy Patrick
Kunyalala Ndlovu
Lizzie Towndrow
Megan Sinclair
Matthias Geisler
Spencer Walton

To The Lighthouse Poster

I've been working from the photographs I bought in Brighton to make a poster for Virginia Woolf's novel 'To The Lighthouse'. This is my first draft, without text yet.

I want to refine the actual drawing, and I would like the blue to be more of a navy blue.
What I'd like to do is have one sheet with the group of people, then a circular border surrounding them, then block colour, with two panels of text at top and bottom...maybe. But I need a photocopier for this. And then I shall go screen printing and try different colours. I was thinking white on blue coould work well- the text, the group and circular border in white, on dark blue paper.

The poster is based on something Hermione Lee wrote in her introduction to the novel- "Is the life of the Ramsays in the garden and house enclosed by the outside world as if in parenthesis, as the lighthouse is surrounded by the sea?". Thus the circle surrounded by blue.

Thursday, 3 June 2010


I looked after Ty on Thursday morning and we drew this awsome picture of a coral reef. The morning also involved beetle hunting, strawberry picking, and butterfly drawing. Very good.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Yesterday was my first day off since finishing the FMP on Friday, so we went to Brighton. I hadn't ever been before and it was real nice. I bought these photographs and have started drawing from them to make some prints. I really love this first one...it looks like the cat and dog are high-fiving!

And the last one, what a player.

I also bought To The Lighthouse, as I lost my copy last year without finishing it. I'd like to do a poster of Mr and Mrs Ramsey. More to come.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Holiday on Hanbury Street

About two weeks ago now Jake and I moved into our friend's house for a holiday. It's pretty fun so far.

We wondered if this family have twins?

And there is always a cat sitting in the grass as you go up the stairs to the flat.
It's been amazing not living in a box room, being able to cook with other people and play music in the mornings. Plus we are right on brick lane so can pop to spitalfields or up market very easily. It's been really interesting too as the flat is in a council block predominantly inhabited my Muslim families, and there is a mosque down the road. Totally different environment from New Cross.

99p Mason Strathmore China

A few weeks ago now I bought a full china set for 99p on Ebay!

Jake and I went to collect it.