Thursday, February 28, 2013

Recent work, experiments etc

I have been playing around with the idea of introducing some more paint and watercolour in my work. So I have officially started a journal, or as we used to call them at art school and uni, a visual diary. It sounds so proper though... visual diary. Too much pressure there, so I will stick to journal.

Here are some of the first entries in my journal. I can't stay away from the yellow and pink. There is something cheery and uplifting about these colours that I can't keep away.......
Might even have some finished pieces soon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Scribbles and paint.

Something new. Yes, I am taking the plunge into some new art. Starting with some scribbles with ink and a dab or two of paint. Our home office has turned into a bit of a dump, since we moved into our new studio about a year ago. No fancy pants home office at our place, just a room full of left over work, random kids toys, an old printer, and lots of paper - magazines, bills, wrapping paper, you name it. So last weekend I cleared a space (home office re-vamp for another day) and set up a painting / creating space. Y A Y. F I N A L L Y, somewhere we can make mess. And I love the fact that every time I pull out the paint and start painting, the boys want to join in too. I would prefer that they stick to their own sheet of paper than wanting to add to mine, but hey, one step at a time!

Hopefully this new space will inspire some finished pieces soon. Fingers crossed! xxx

Monday, February 4, 2013

All about Cider.

Isaac's Cider

Rochdale Cider

Saxton Cider

Side Burn Cider

It seems that everywhere I turn at the moment, I see Cider. Apple Cider, Berry Cider, a dash of Lime Cider. I've found a few that have interesting labels. Designing labels can be a great job to get, and even better when the client lets you have a bit of fun.
Enjoy. xx