Sunday, 20 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Today I went along princes street as a break from writing my dissertation, everything was misty so people were wrapped in in all manner of wonderful knitted hats and scarves. I popped into Jenners to take a peek at there HUGE Christmas tree, and to look out for free cake!
Connie Viney created this cake as a public sculpture. She describes the project in an interview with Kamila Kocialkowska and Sarah Hardie in The Student.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
A new edition of Jolly Jumpers 'Christmas Special' is now available from Analogue Books in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh. Please pop along to take a look not just at my work but all the other amazing artists books and zines available!
Monday, 23 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
This illustration was published in the November 10th edition of Edinburgh Uni's newspaper The Student. I am really happy to be working with the newspaper and hope to do some more work for them soon!
Monday, 9 November 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
A new print hot off the press today! Inspired by a recent trip to Saltburn by the Sea, near Middlesborough. This was just printed in relief but I hope to print with the intaglio press another day. Patterned wallpaper is my newest collagraph discovery, I think it works really well here as the bricks.
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Today I went to...
By Leaves We Live 2009: A celebration of artists' books and small presses
There were some amazing artists books there but my favourite (which I could not resist) was by Leonard Mc Dermid called a pocket guide to the sea. Every book he makes is typeset and letterpress printed by hand, and he uses lino cuts to illustrate some of the text. I think they are beautiful.
You can see (and purchase) some of his work here.
Friday, 25 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
NomadMagazine is Edinburgh University’s political and cultural magazine – a vibrant forum for student journalism and creative writing.
As creative director I am looking for illustrators who are willing to illustrate articles for the Autumn winter issue. If you are interested please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great opportunity to have your work published and distributed around the city, and meet a great bunch of creative people based in edinburgh!
Monday, 14 September 2009
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Thursday, 30 July 2009
I have been researching for a new book and came across this name quiz at ww.thequarter.org
Your viking name is...
Your Viking Personality: You're a fearsome Viking, but you aren't completely uncivilized. The other Vikings make fun of you for that. You have a thirst for battle, and tend to strike first and think later. You're not a "berserker", but you're among the toughest sane Vikings around.
You might grumble a bit at the lack of amenities on board a Viking longboat, but you can handle it. Other Vikings would consider you "one of the guys" if you were a guy. (But even though you're a woman, they still think you're all right.)
You have a fairly pragmatic attitude towards life, and tend not to expend effort in areas where it would be wasted. Other people tend to think of you as manipulative and conniving.
Fairly accurate I reckon!