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Ok! You asked and I delivered, because I can’t bear not to give things to people when they ask (please don’t use that against me ever) and here is my first drawing tutorial! Whoop! More exercises to come too. Please join in and tag me and use the #drawmore tag so we can collect them all together. Also - if you’re in the Hitchin area come draw with me and lots of other friendly folk on Monday evening, 7.30 at The Highlander. Thanks!
Set myself 1 hour and it took 2, with some desperate Beyonce at the end to keep me going but studio is tidy! Feeling good, dug out and organised all my little bitty-bits. Got a bag of buttons for @thebobbydazzlers, Lino for @kim.prints and found the notebook @thought_craft gave me 3 christmasses ago. I feel ready to work. But first some lunch I think. #whatsinmydrawers #studio #studiotime #illustration #collage #independentbusiness #shopsmall
A couple of my collages now live up with @louise.presley! (Of Hope and Elvis fame) How nice is that? It’s made me feel dead cheerful. I framed that one myself too. Will you come along to @hopeandelvis in January for my class please? Thanks. It’s on the 16th. See you there #collage #artistworkshops #cutpaper
Been talking to @thecultivist about running workshops has got me thinking lots and going through all my best books. I love this small book about Black Mountain College, published by Kettles Yard and Arnolfini - imagine being in a Josef Albers colour class, that would be something. #josbestbooks #artistinspo #visuals #colour #pattern #beauty #ireadbookssoyoudonthaveto
My shelf - Matisse’s shelf - My shelf - Matisse’s Shelf. I’m not saying that my taste in jugs makes me a crazy artistic genius or anything, but . . . #crazyartisticgenius
Here's a little picture I did of some Hitchin houses to let you know that I just voted for Hitchin Hackspace in the Aviva Community Fund. I've put the link in my bio - please do the same. It's not super user friendly and you have to log in or register but please persevere! Put some goodwill in to the pot! Thanks. #Hitchinhackspace #creativeprojects #hitchin
Head over to @thenewcraftsmen website and you can see my wintery collages - on the front page no less! . . . #collage #hygge #simplelife #winterylove
Look at this nice picture of some of my work at Hope and Elvis! (Thank you @seaside.kitty and also @luciennecole for showing me it) I'll be teaching for a day there on January 20th (I'll put a ticket link in my profile) come along, it's going to be really nice, there will be loads of nice techniques to learn and I will stretch your brain in new directions. #hopeandelvis #jowaterhouseworkshops
@venner_leyton have loads of my cushion designs for sale - from back in the day when I would make a design on a screen and then spend hours in the studio printing them then ironing them - then I'd cut all the fabric to size and get rid of ALL the misprints (so many misprints) and choose zips and load them into my panniers and cycle across London to deliver them to a man who had thinly veiled disgust for me and would make me wait for ages. Then I'd go and get them a week later and check them all for faults and add the cushion pads before finally sending them out and receiving my small amount of money. I loved it at the time - lord knows why. #independentartist #maker #designermaker #backintheday
Nice bit of #drawmore at @highlanderph last night - a straight-up, old-school still-life session. It felt good. Pics by me and @whatctdid and @sue_jarman #drawing #drawingclub
Drawing club tonight at The Highlander, 7.30pm. Bring paper, drawing materials and £2.50. Here is a drawing the kid did today - I sent it to Jack and he was like 'wow! That is so good!' Parenthood is a funny old thing. #kidsdrawings #drawmore
It's this Monday! Draw More that is! Come along, come along, 7.30 at The Highlander, bring drawing materials and £2.50 to cover the cost of the room, we'll draw til 8.30 then have a drink together in the bar after. #drawmore @highlanderph #hitchin
Well that's as tidy as it gets. One tide of work has left the studio and I'm giving myself a couple of days before I start whipping up the next batch. I'm going to the @venner_leyton tonight, tomorrow I'm taking my boys to a farm, jumble sale Saturday then get ready to start again on Sunday. I'm going to make that mask on Sunday too @donnawilsonltd, prob too late but heck.
Frills and squares 👍
A nice bowl I got from Apple Day, I wanted to show how it's all warped and wobbly from the kiln - so I stuck a mini tripod in my bra for ease of filming and rotating. Top tip for you. #antiques #wobblypots #treasure #toot #handpaintedceramics #objectsofbeauty #colourcombolove
We paid a visit to Tring Apple Day yesterday and it was very nice. It's probably a bit futile to tell you now it's over but come along next year!
Oh hey legs. I wish someone would make me some of these costumes I'm cutting out of paper.
In this box I've carefully archived all the fine little cut out bits that I haven't used but might one day . . .
Who's a good boy!? Whosagoodboy!? #dreampup #goodboy #dogs #collage #saltydogs