Art, Drawing, Photography

What I’m working on

Intricate, time-consuming drawing. Using china markers, a grey/lilac colored pencil and some un-watered down water colour paint. I might say that this is the start of a project, I want to create a body of work to exhibit next year, possibly at one of the Bristol open studio events, or one of the Arts Trails. Every piece will be in the same vein as this one – an accumulation and a collection of hours, doing the drawings little and often, each piece will hold around ten hours of my time, spread over around a month. Little and often. Little and often.

Stone paintings: some stones left over from knocking down a massive wall. Like an attractive paper weight, and a good surface to work with. This one ain’t done, I want to fill it with lots of lines, like a precise Davenport!

Poppies: after collecting them for years and years, I’m at stage one of experimenting with my collected poppy petals (thousands) but this trial looked a bit Ikea – not quite what I’m going for, but maybe people would purchase?

Inky shower door: Better than glass because it’s got edges you see. Like my glue mould work from a couple of years back, I’m not working in ladles any more, but instead I’m using the flat surface. working with Drawing inks and clear glue (not pva!) I’m going to be adding lots to this. It takes a long long time to dry, so it’s another ongoing thing.

Tax disks, another thing I’ve collected long-term. Scavenged from scrap yards, it’s about time I got them out and made something with them. I’ll start by plonking them on my desk.

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Studio

Spring Studio

Some pictures of my studio… Here are some gorgeous frames, the ornate one is a frame that my step-dad donated to me (thank you!) and the solid wood frame I found in a skip outside the Architecture Center, by Arnolfini, here in Bristol. Complete with map! (Which I hope to sell on Ebay)


Here is where I do my sitting down. I treated my studio to a big tidy-up this week, It feels fresh and spring-cleaned. Must keep it like this so I don’t waste time tidying. You can see more frames here, under the school desk, got to fill them up.


Some text pieces, I have had a development in that area, as fantastic online shop Hunkydory Home want to sell my text project! I’m selling ‘You’re My Cup of Tea’, ‘Love’, ‘Hello’, and ‘This is it’ with them, and want to get lots ready and in-stock as I’m being optimistic about them selling like hotcakes (that would make another nice text piece! I’m going to start talking in idioms only now)
Some Receipt Mountains on the wall, and my monsters are hanging around too.

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