Sunday, 29 March 2009

is it summer?

Today was the first day of British summertime, which is rather good news. Unfortunately I didn't manage to appreciate it as I was stuck inside all day showing people round the upcoming spare room in our flat.

I did, however, make a pile of origami boxes for an easter egg hunt we are planning, and also managed to break free in the evening to go to the pub quiz.

It was good, we came 3rd (one place better than last time) and won some breakaway biscuits! We almost managed to win as we were in joint first place before the last round. But alas, the quizmaster chose football and we only got 3 right.

Maybe next time...

Thursday, 26 March 2009

a tiny bit

Here is a mini sample from my first & second screenprinting class.
I printed a pile of A3 kite/rain/pigeon combinations and then decided to print a few lone pigeons on different types of paper.

I can assure you that not all my work on the course is going to be pigeon related - this week I began printing a chicken, and an egg.

Maybe I'll even move away from birds in the near future...

Oh, and also, I'm VERY excited about this event coming up as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe 2009.
Hope to see you all there on the 25th May.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

the paperclip

I'm not sure what I'm doing anymore, but at least I'm producing a lot more stuff.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

screen printing

Today I started a screen printing course.
I didn't print a pizza, but I did eat one for lunch.

Did you know the margherita pizza was invented in 1889? Now you do.
See, my blog can be educational too!

Monday, 9 March 2009

on fire

Today I drew a lot of candles and matches whilst listening to the ricky gervais show.

Good stuff!

In other news, it turns out that I won the library card competition mentioned the other day! So in a couple of months they'll be being issued to new members of brighton jubilee library - exciting stuff. (probably much more exciting that the goody bag that I won, which was full of books the library must have been trying to offload).

I hope you've all had nice weekends - a highlight for me was watching parenthood yesterday.
I think I might just be a little bit in love with steve martin.

And that is all.


Wednesday, 4 March 2009

this and that

A little bit of an update:

Today i got a new book in the post. I look forward to giving it a read.

On saturday I got locked out of home but used the day productively by going to Yumi's and creating some library card designs for our local library (there's a competition on at the moment). We don't have high hopes of winning but we had a good time drawing so all is well.

I tried to draw tiffany from memory:

As you can see I missed out some key elements (turns out my memory isn't that good).

Also last week I had some bad cat Shadow passed away. It was quite expected as he was almost 20 but also very sad as he has been a lovely friend for most of my life. Poor little lamb.

Tomorrow me and Yumi are going to head to the library to see the outcome of the competition - wish us luck (we really do need it!).