Friday, 31 July 2009

∆ snowballs in summer ∆

I'm going to a tropical party today at
Wah nails in Dalston.
This is my contribution...

Sunday, 26 July 2009


To see my new books in detail..pop on over to my Etsy shop
I am attempting to get all my new things on there
this week. It's all been building up for quite some time.
It takes ages as you all know, the right images, the right photographic conditions,
writing copy, working out shipping.
Then, there's also the cooking, washing, getting drunk,
snoozing, shopping, painting, drawing, talking that I have to fit in anyway.
And that's just the weekends.
This is not a complaint,
just a statement of facts.
I wouldn't swop places with anyone.
Except maybe someone with alabaster smooth hands?
Me and Madonna? our hands give it away.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

-[private view]-

I've been waiting for the sun to shine so I can take some images of all the work I have been doing lately.
Well, it popped out today for about five minutes and I snapped this which is a tantalising glimpse 
of my new/old sketch books.
It was also as windy as the windy city so I had to gather all of my 'professional' equipment
(rickety step ladder, sheets of white paper and battered camera)
and run back inside for another day.

These sketch books incorporate a lot of off cuts and special papers from other jobs that I do
and are a mix of sizes and shapes.
There are some heavy grade rich watercolour type papers for wet media,
music sheets, old photographs,
graph paper, maps and a heavy black Somerset paper.
I always think these sketch books are for those afraid of a blank page (yelp, me too)
and those that loved Lucky Dips when they were little (or big? anyone?)

When the sun shines and the wind becomes a baby's breath then I shall do some more
'studio' shots and get these loaded up to the shop.
I've also got a new edition involving insects and passports and general mayhem 
all laid out on the bench waiting for a seamstress (me again)
and paintings and prints galore.
I can feel a giveaway coming on.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

~(beautiful * life)~

I won something!
This life affirming poster from Nate Williams
I entered a giveaway and I got.
I love it so much, it makes me happy
and grateful. 
I ought to hang it where I can see it upon waking...
It's in the hallway for now.

Monday, 20 July 2009

-*map of booklove*-

Today I found this and looked up these words. 
I love these generator things you can find on the interwonderweb. 
Does anyone else know of any?
I love that love is such a wonderful complicated shape 
with two distinct paths between sex and love. It made me smile this morning.
What words will you look up?

Friday, 10 July 2009

We are all winners

Druuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmm Rolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

I am in a terrible hurry today, I have got to rush off to work in a school, 
my hair is drippy wet and the phone won't stop ringing.
But I did so want to get this done.
Thank you to all of you who left lovely comments for the giveaway.
I enjoyed it so much I'll do another soon.

I put the numbers of you who entered into a number generator and the winner was 5.
Scrolling down the comments it means the winner is
Well done Nath
When you've got a mo, send me an email with your details and as soon as I have a moment to breathe
I'll get this in the post to you.
Have a lovely summery Friday everyone and enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

***50th Post Celebration Giveaway Bonanza ***

One gratuitous picture of my desk at 7am this fine scorching Thursday morning.

And to celebrate my 50th blog post 
{i was never that sure I could keep it up so it is a milestone for me}
I am giving away a book.
It's a belting little tome, full of love and surprise.
Packed with the postal marks between India and the UK, if you would like to read more about it then hop on over to my Etsy shop

This one is numbered 11/50.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and next Thursday I'll put all the names in a hat and pluck one to be the recipient. Don't worry about contact details, I'll be in touch if you are the **WINNER**

Good Luck fellow bloggers. You are all stars.