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This week DPD lost 7 of my collages, I’d sent them next day recorded and they lost them, they’re just gone. It’s taken me a couple of days to be zen enough to get back to work and now I’m really behind. I also was right up to the deadline completing them so didn’t scan them - this is the only record I have. That’s sad eh? I thought I was making collage but in fact I was making durational performance art - I spent weeks making elaborate images which I then handed over to a bloke, my performance collaborator, who probably just slung them in a hedge or something. #sothatsgood #anewdirection
If you get over to @hadleypapergoods there’s a competition on to name our robot friend - and today is the last day to enter! There’s a box of greeting cards to win. Go give me some names please!
Head over to @thenewcraftsmen to see some pictures and hear a little about my inspirations at this time of year. Im wearing the same top as in my last picture, I do take it off sometimes - usually for my monthly bath.
A client didn’t want this necklace in their collage . . . Which is a shame cos it’s the best damn thing I ever made. Also - who else had one of those millennium mullet sort of cuts? Looking at this picture, I think I might be ready for a mullet again #earlyadopter #doitbeforeitscool
Lovely coverage in House and Garden, all about my Christmas capers over at @thenewcraftsmen thank you @houseandgardenuk! #collage #thoughtfulgifts
A little keepsake of a loved one. Found photos supplied by @sevensyard7 . Excellent glasses - models own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #collage #drawing
Oh my gosh, I’ve just found out that Kit Kemp’s pop-up featuring my folk collages is on until January! I just presumed I missed it because I’m a country mouse now and I just miss everything. So I’m going to go and visit them and you should too it’s at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. See you there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #chelseadesigncentre #collage #interiors
I just made this and now I’m going the flip to bed. I hardly ever just squeeze out a quick pic of an evening but tonight I reaaallly had so many things to do and I just naffed them all off to make something for myself, so that was nice ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #illustrator #collage #drawing
New, slightly blush pink handmade paper is spurring me on to many shades of green! #collage #drawing #colourcolourgreen
Did you see my Hermits Bothy print in Country Living!? . . . No, me either, but I knew it was there somewhere so I kept looking and suddenly there it was! Hooray! Nice to be a part of such a beautifully styled shoot. If you listen carefully on the video you will hear the soundtrack to my life at the moment: the flat tone of a toddler saying ‘no’
One of my collages made it in to ES Magazine, under the title The New Bohemian no less - how wonderful. And the collages from the exhibition at @thenewcraftsmen all sold out and the ones I made to replace them have sold before they've even got up on the wall. Whoop! . Too many good things. . Something bad has to happen now right? I'm fully expecting to accidentally slice my hand off while opening a tin of mandarin segments, or maybe next time I go to the loo my insides will just fall out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #collage #papercut #paperart #folk #folkart #wearethemakers
THIS IS ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA! !Please follow @hitchindrawmore! I found out recently that every time I tag all those folks in a post to remind them about Draw More nights this app just doesn’t tell them! I despair, I really do. What’s the flipping point? In some ways I’m really disappointed that I've been working away and this app has decided to squash my efforts at building a small community and in some ways I’m so chuffed that the people who have come have come without being reminded each time - what a bunch of heroes. Well anyway, I’ve made a separate Draw More account that will be run by @whatctdid and myself so please follow if you are interested and that will provide Instagram with another opportunity to exclude the posts from your feed 😐👍 #letstakethisfriendshipoffline #bigbrother #algorithm #algorithmwoes
I'm reading a bawdy poem at this on Wednesday night. Come along! Actually it's probably more crass than bawdy. Come along! It has swear words and the word vagina, and labia . . . and arse. Come along! And follow @makemudpress and @jessicajanecharleston too for more info. Grand.
The collages are up on The New Craftsmen’s website, I'll put the link in my bio so you can go ogle them - I’ll put some of the pictures up on stories as well. Nice! #collage #papercut #paperart #folk #folkart
It's Draw More tomorrow! 7.30pm at The Highlander in Hitchin, come along: bring pencils and paper. It'll be dead nice. If you have any questions or even just need a little reassurance email me email@example.com, I shall answer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See you there. @millerbuckland @cassia_thomas_artist @jojospooney @justbeckyh @rosieshorty @whatctdid @boldandnoble @deanharmer @sasandyosh @danthescribbler @sue_jarman @becmcconnachie @stephencollinscomics @nins_beans @josephinemorris @scooperphotog @kim.prints @soberinadrunkworld @hitchinarthub @kate_and_cloud
A plastic bag - another image from the postcard set available at The New Craftsmen. The pieces are going up online week after next, I'll let you know when they're on their website so you can peruse. I started off making simple nice images of objects and as I kept working some characters and narratives started to appear: I thought about the people who owned the objects and why they might have them grouped together. I'll tell you the stories soon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #illustrator #collage #drawing @thenewcraftsmen
Good morning. I've been working on some new labels for @thethreelegs! Can't wait for them to be in real life and wrapped around some delicious booze. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #illustrator #collage #drawing
I made this image for the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network to screen print on to bags
'Colourful Minds: Illustration & Pattern for the Home' opens tomorrow at @TheNewCraftsmen, there's new work from Aude Van Ryn, Laura Carlin, Alex Sickling and . . . me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They're also selling wallpaper by Peggy Angus (produced with exclusive permission of her archive) and it's so nice, really worth a look - it's in the store from tomorrow and also online for those of you who are further away.
I'm about to walk to the polling booth, our local Labour representative in Hitchin is a good egg - I'll be casting my vote for her then crossing my fingers and toes that she sails to victory. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #comeonthereds!