Saturday, 30 June 2012

A Wet Walk

wet wellies

It's finally summer! I may have jinxed that entirely, but I've finally felt brave enough to dig out my shorts for my last few days in the UK! However I did paint this little scene back when the summer was still struggling to push through the rain. One nice thing about the wet weather is that everywhere I walk, now I'm back in the countryside, is totally full of foxgloves, so a soggy walk isn't all bad x

Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Shaman

the shaman
Wow so I forgot to share a big old piece with you! I popped this over on facebook and flickr but forgot about blogspot! So this is The Shaman. I want to start putting together a body of work to add to my website, as well as create zines, badges, etc out of created around the theme of "The Tribe." I have a lot of pieces with tribal influences. I don't have a specific tribe to refer to (but I've probably looked at the Mapuche and the Selk'nam the closest) but this work will be influenced by everything from different spirits I've read about to their costumes to their textiles. When travelling through America I'm hoping to learn more about their native indians and take more influence from them. It's not a theme I get bored of and find it immensely interesting. I want to try and paint everything from children to hunters to important figureheads. And I hope you like what I come up with.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

A Yak For Every Occasion

This little blogpost is dedicated to my boyfriend Robert who turns 24 today. He's in New York right now, so quite why  I decided on a Tibetan (I think) yak is a bit of a mystery. It probably has something to do with the fact that turning 24 is something myself nor Rob really want to do ..for some reason 24 feels..old..Although the idea of old oxes and yaks seems like a positive thing. I mean they're stubborn, but they age well and seem like knowledgeable things.
Anyways Happy Birthday Robert!

the birthday yak

This seems like a good time to let you guys know that I will be going out to America myself next month and will be backpacking from New Orleans, Louisiana to Portland, Oregon over two months. And then will be setting up camp in San Jose....Costa Rica..for three months. That's the plan! I'm going to be keeping sketchbooks for the entire trip (and making zines of my travels) and in Costa Rica will have the chance to really give commercial illustration a shot (ie, i will not be working). I'm also hoping to gain some good influences an ideas for a new body of work and I will share the beginning of it with you tomorrow.