Sunday, 4 September 2011

This weekend I did a bit of painting...

Mine is the white lettering on the shop awning...


Due to heavy  downpours on sunday I couldn't finish completely so I will be back then in the week to add a bit of colour, and maybe some barber related imagery!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Thank you Crown and Glory!!



I had a lovely surprise this week as I finally won a Crown and Glory giveaway! I entered via their Facebook page, which is definitely worth a follow, and a lovely bunch of goodies were delivered this week! In with my winnings was this lovely necklace and earring set by flonightingale, really pretty!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Clapham Riot Clean Up!


video

video


An excellent day of cleaning up and community spirit! One of the only positive things to have come out of the terrifying London riots. Its looking quiet tonight, I hope it stays that way.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

My design on an Animal T-shirt!

Last summer I did an internship at Animal, and they picked one of my designs for their collection! Here it is...



If you would like one for yourself you can buy it online at...

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Protest Exhibition at Camberwell College of Art

Please come to see an exhibition of work by Camberwell MA Print students (Camberwell College of Art, Wilson Road, SW5), there is a real mix of work and lots of interesting pieces to see. Here is my work and a selection of some of my favourites...


Reduction lino print by me, and photo by Rachel Johnston


Lino prints by Andrew Carter 


Etching and screeenprint Julia Rodriguez Gallego


Lovely blind emboss by Catherine Eland (this picture does not do the print justice!)

George Shaw



I have recently discovered George Shaw, and his paintings of the coventry council estate he grew up in. I love the views of graffitied garages and tower blocks. He has a show at the South London Gallery at the moment, and its well worth a look, its also free!

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/144/George+Shaw:+The+Sly+and+Unseen+Day/607

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Rock Steady Eddies Cafe




I can't wait to go and have a fry up here! I pass it almost every week on my way to college, and it always makes my mouth water!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Nail Bar A Board



My friend Barbara asked me to repaint her A board to go outside her shop. I went by one evening this week and started work, she wanted something bold and east to read, I hope I achieved that! I had to do it in two shifts as it get late and I wasn't able to put all of the shadows in. I will post a picture of the finished board in situ as soon as I can!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

BRILLIANT!

Today I was browsing Etsy and found this! 


See more by this fabulous collaboration between a poet and printmaker HERE. Really clever and interesting work.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Husky-tastic!



I made this wee tapestry for a special someone on valentines day. Huskies rock my world!


Some more treats from one of my fave shops in Clapham Junction!




I just love the packaging on all of the products in the Jamie Oliver shop! The 'Jamettes' just make me think of singing fruits.....I also fancy a set of those scales!

Possibly the best desk storage EVER?

 

Under My Roof is a new project from Christian Vivanco (Found via Design Milk).
 
Mini houses to use as desk storage, SOLD!!!!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

East Dulwich...


After a horrible gang incident in East Dulwich, a quiet middle class residential area, which left its residents more than a little shocked, I felt it was important to record this horrendous event. (To find out exactly what happened please click on the link below).

more and more and more resin!




Oh love this stuff! This time I experimented with drawing and printing onto tracing paper, and setting it into the resin, the smell is deadly, but the results are just so exciting!

AMAZING COLUMBIAN FOOD!



I had a lovely day off on tuesday and paid my first visit to Brixton Village. I am familiar with Brixton Market, and really enjoy shopping there for cheap veg and other bargain treats! My friend Emily told me about Brixton Village indoor market a few months ago, and I have been looking forward to exploring it ever since. In 2009 Lambeth council teamed up with a local social enterprise with the aim of regenerating the vacant units in the once famous market, and it has been really successful. Now there are vintage clothes shops, old fashioned sweet shops, small art galleries, and an amazing selection of cafes. I had a really tasty lunch at a colombian cafe, everyone spoke spanish and there was a lovely friendly atmosphere!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

More Resin Experiments!


After my first resin experiments I visited Tiranti's Sculpture Supplies on Warren Street (London). Here I picked up some silicone to make moulds with, and some more clear resin. I had found that the cheaper craft resin I was using initially goes cloudy when set in a silicone mould, weird. This new resin does not do this, however I am still not getting a totally smooth effect on the outside of the wee gems. Also I think i have had problems due to adding too much catalyst to the resin, which is making strange patterns on the surface. I am next going to try some polypropylene moulds which i found online, these promise to have good results, we shall see!! 

Thursday, 27 January 2011

RESIN SUCCESS!!!!!




After playing around with some Gedeo craft resin I though my experiment had failing as the resin fused to the make-shift mould. But a few days later and i was playing around with it and a block of resin dropped out! I then managed to pop out all the other blocks too (using brute force and ignorance). The blocks are quite bubbly and have a strange cloudy pattern through them, which i think comes from using vegetable oil as mould release.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Nail bars of Peckham...



I have been working on this big lino cut for a week or so, this is it in progress. I took a proof today to check all was going well and I am quite pleased with the results. After dropping one of my lino tools i had trouble getting many fine lines, but now the lovely technicians at uni helped to fix it, so i can go back in a put lots more detail into the image. I am also thinking of adding some sort of border, hmmmm......

I LOVE THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM!



What an amazing building!


(Crazy amounts of tiny stuffed birds!)