Sketchbook: pencil portrait

February 17, 2014 § 1 Comment



In an attempt to keep my brain in gear and excited about making, I have made myself a sketchbook filled with quick prompts for drawings/doodles/illustrations/techniques/visual tomfoolery. Bits of it might appear here from time to time, but being both notoriously bad at keeping up with this whole blogging lark, and tremendously busy, who know.

Anyway, here is my face. And a scarf. And a ridiculous hat. Because it is freezing in our little house.


bits and bobs

May 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

Just a couple of speedy things to remind myself this blog exists! The first is for a wedding, and the second for a project I am currently running looking at character and narrative.

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Happy Friday, all. May your weekends be blissful.


30 day challenge – 2 – what you wore

February 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Amy: day 2 - what I wore

Amy: day 2 – what I wore

Grace: day 2

Grace: day 2 – what I wore

30 Day Challenge – 1 – Self Portrait

February 5, 2013 § 1 Comment

My sister and I are doing this:-525690_10152502179890257_889840307_n

She is photographing. I am drawing. I am cheating using a recycled image, on day one. Hohum.

Amy - day 1 - self portrait

Amy – day 1 – self portrait

Grace - day 1 - self portrait

Grace – day 1 – self portrait

just drawing with a pencil…

January 28, 2013 § Leave a comment


What students refer to as ‘proper drawing’. I’d forgotten how difficult – and how soothing – it is to do. I really like the ear, and the scarf. The rest has room for improvement.



October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Playing about with photographs of our marvellous mural. The textures come from some of these abstract photographs. The words are from one of Rumi’s poems.

drawing on the walls

October 22, 2012 § 3 Comments

I’ve just spent a lovely weekend making a sort of mural with Alex of Spitting Feathers (go and have a look at her non-drawing-on-the-walls work; she is full of marvellous ideas). We worked for 13 hours straight, fortified by endless tea and Radiohead’s entire back-catalogue of glorious noises (this song was especially influential).

And yes, painting on the walls definitely feels a bit like this (from xkcd):-

Hope your weekends were similarly enjoyable. x


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