Friday, 30 August 2013
Kai Samuals-Davies. I recently bought a selection of beautifully printed cards from him and have them up in my room. I have been teaching myself oil painting this year its both wonderful and frustrating and I have a long way to go but that can be a nice feeling too.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Monday, 26 August 2013
Friday, 23 August 2013
... it also confirmed why parasites gross me out
head lice agghh...
hydrothermal worm ... nooooooo!
thankfully this one lives at the bottom of the ocean.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Monday, 19 August 2013
Penny Plain. That makes it sound a bit sexy but it was just a not for children production all about the end of the world and a blind woman waiting for the inevitable demise of everything. I know it is a bit John Malkovich of me but I do like a good puppet show, it may tie back in to my love of tiny things. Years ago I used to go see the Cosmic Bicycle Theatre do wonderful productions in a tiny room on the lower east side and I think something about the storytelling got under my skin. Anyhow the puppets in this one were quite amazing these shoes would be about as big as an AA battery which deserves a round of applause in it's self I think.
Friday, 16 August 2013
I am giving away a copy of my alphabet book of original animal illustrations hand painted in watercolours, pen and ink.
A mix of animals from the air, land and sea.One for every letter of the alphabet.
It is off set printed on beautiful 100% recycled paper stock in Melbourne Australia.
15cm x 15cm or 5.9 " x 5.9 "
Hand stitched binding done by me
One letter and animal per page, 28 Pages of Alphabet fun.
woo hoo leave a comment to enter!
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013
the fly trainer
close up of the fly machine, complete with half done up fly ...ops.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
When I was twenty one I moved to Mexico to nurse a broken heart and work as a nanny in an embassy there. It was a strange and wonderful time and I am still so in love with the country and hope to go back one day. As part of my research I have been looking at Ex voto painting, it is a style I find mesmerising and come back to every few years. The narrative elements and the open ended story telling especially with my rusty Spanish leave so many questions and sets my imagination going. I love the scope of the miracles, some are so pedestrian and some so wildly biblical and all equally worthy of a painting giving thanks that everything worked out ok this time around.
And here are a few more, oh my what happened here!
I love this divine intervention in the wrestling ring
and if my spanish is right this one is giving thanks for letting us have the opportunity of happiness together. Please correct me if I am wrong!
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Monday, 5 August 2013
Friday, 2 August 2013
Henry Darger's illustrations which sill remain some of my favourite art works. I am researching a new project and just had a wander through their archives which are worth a look if you are into folk art. Look at that beautiful perspective in those landscapes, I love it.