Sunday, 13 May 2007

back to school

yesterday i received my formal offer from brighton university for the postgraduate course i applied for (MA Sequential Design & Illustration) - how exciting.
so hopefully i'll be off to live by the sea in september...

the university is tres nice. they have a lovely bookbinding department and hopefully i'll have the chance to learn letterpress when i'm there too.

i have already encountered some wonderful illustrative people who have completed the course previously. the winner of the student category in the 2006 v&a illustration awards - chu-li chen graduated last year from the course so that is quite impressive!

other illustrators to have taken the course include john harrison whose course outcome start a story is an oh so nice set of collaborative projects - my favourite is the flow chart adventure (i submitted my own attempt here) - lovely!
anwen williams also took the course and nowadays she creates lots of lovely badges and illustrations (i love her website) - i am planning to attend this little fair at some point in the next few weeks where she is selling some of her work (amongst other talented people):

so in short, all these lovely illustrators are doing a good job of convincing me that brighton uni is definately the place to be - oh so exciting!


Friday, 11 May 2007




i hope everybody had a nice bank holiday weekend - i went to a steam fair!

it was like stepping back in time - there were lots of wonderful rides and a variety of animals around and about. i had a nice cream tea and a jolly good day out. it was also most pleasant to catch up with my friend emma who was down from cardiff for the weekend (i'll be seeing her again soon though at glastonbury - very excited about that!)

here are some nice pictures from our day at the fair:

^ on the carousel - i was riding a chicken.

^ the razzle dazzle - i really loooove the bright colours (i'd like to volunteer to help paint the rides).

^ me on the steam swings.

^ a very pretty horse.

unfortunately the BIG wheel was not there as it was being fixed (a bit of a worry) but i have a some pictures from a couple of years ago that i'd like to share:

^ the view from the top.

i also had my first barbeque of the year at the weekend (hooray to summer!)

here's hoping there are lots more to be had (and lots more pimms to go alongside!)

this week seems to be dragging a bit now. i don't know why as it is shorter than usual, but i've been work work working everyday (and night).
tomorrow i am off to the shops however, so there will surely be another post soon. i've also just done a swap with siming (foolily) so there will be some pictures of that along shortly.

until then, have a nice week/weekend.


Tuesday, 1 May 2007


I've been such a bad blogger of late i know.
I'm just settling into having two jobs and have not been finding much time to post on here - excuses excuses indeed, i deserve to have my wrists slapped.

so i promise there'll be a whole host of posts filled with substance along shortly. but for now i'll just share some pictures: