a diverting diversion and musical tunes…

December 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

I just discovered this clever little thing via Julia Humfer’s lovely blog. Fun and games.

Also, I will be at this gig tomorrow and it will be lovely.

A mooch down memory lane

December 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

The end of the portfolio panic is in sight! In a spirit of slightly frazzled relief, here are some drawings from my scarily extensive back catalogue…

(above: my tired face, 3 years ago. Below: high-speed pencil drawing with lovely soft graphite.)

(Above: an illustration for Joanne Harris’ short story Faith and Hope Go Shopping, from about 4 years ago. Below: a bus I painted when I was about 6. It makes me happy. Though it hasn’t made it into my portfolio…)

Robert Crumb to sooth the nerves

December 4, 2011 § 2 Comments

Today I am putting together a portfolio of work. I have 8 years’ worth of artwork spread out across my room. I am quite a small woman, and it is threatening to engulf me.

To stay afloat in the middle of it all, I am chain-drinking tea and looking at this uncharacteristically decorous and soothing drawing by Robert Crumb. Image

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