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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!
A comb and a brooch. Some of my work is going in to the new show at @thenewcraftsmen , opening in May. I'll keep you posted. These are some little snippets that I scanned during the making but I liked it so much I've made some postcards from it and a few other images that will be available to buy there too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #collage #drawing #colourfulminds #thenewcraftsmen
Nice time at the Hitchin Draw More last night, some observational drawing and some doodling, nice to meet new folk and welcome them in to the fold. See you next time! May 21st we convene again. #HitchinDrawMore
It’s Draw More this coming Monday! 7.30 at The Highlander, Hitchin. Bring materials and paper, there will be some communal materials too if you’re short, bring £2.50 to put in the pot for the cost of the room. If you’re thinking of coming but need a bit more info email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a fetching communal street scene made last time: it shows an elderly woman taking a spider for a walk. This time will be straight-up still life niceness. @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 @frances_oleary @rockahulakids @stuartjonesartist @mylittlethings @sarahacosta78 @carlcashman
A hanky. A picture of a hanky.
This is just a quick note to the fine folk of Hitchin that Draw More is on Monday! 7.30 at The Highlander @highlanderph. Please bring card if you have some. And tell your friends too please. Thanks. 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 @frances_oleary @rockahulakids @stuartjonesartist @mylittlethings @sarahacosta78 @carlcashman @lexyloy
I made some small decoupage boxes. If you follow me on Vero you will have seen them already - guess that’s just you then @mrs_bertimus, @hanbullivant @junkaholique @thebelljarworld 👋 I really liked the sound of that Vero when I first heard about it but turns out it’s a bit naff, it’s a total sausage fest and the design makes me think of Lynx Africa. Hmmm, can someone clever make a nice new social media platform please - paid for, chronological and with some kind of super social organisation capability (so its dead easy for me to do the drawing club and stuff). Also the ability to schedule posts for when I’m feeling pro as well as live ones for when I’m feeling all chatty. And a bookshelf type feature for recommendations. I shan’t go on but I really could. If you want to tag the person who is going to do this for me please do, I want in. Thanks.
I'm home alone! All day and all night and I'm totally spinning out! How does one make the most!? I'm still in pyjamas - good start.
There's a sheep in the undergrowth I used my master photoshop skills to make the background a little darker, can you tell. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #illustrator #collage #drawing
Could I just . . . borrow your hair. Thankssomuch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #illustrator #collage #allartistheft
Had to make this Good Boy a ball, he didn’t seem complete without it. Love how hairy the paper makes him look - that's the joy of collage!