Friday, December 18, 2009

Gil Carvalho - architecture and shoes

Ever wondered who designs some of faiths shoes? Have a look at Gil Carvalho website, amazing.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"As if by magic"....

Mr Benn movie?..surely not? Illustrator David McKee, creator of Mr Benn thinks so.

First broadcast in 1971 Mr Benn started his adventures by putting on various costumes in his local fancy dress shop. The shop's changing room transported Mr Benn to other worlds.

52 Festive Road is the home of Mr Benn...David Mckee lived at 54 Festing Road Putney, South London in the 1960's. Mckee inspired by his neighbourhood created the wonderful illustrations and stories of Mr Benn.

Current resident Hugh Thompson had no idea of the Festing road history, but on saturday 28th November an engraved paving slab will be laid outside the home of Mckee and Mr Benn as a tribute. Thompson organised a whip round with the other residents of Festing Road to pay for this tribute. The unveiling will involve Festing Road residents dressing up in many of the costumes worn by Mr Benn.

If you need enlightening or to reminisce the magic of Mr Benn here is a link

Friday, November 13, 2009


A couple of patterns I was working on, applied to notebooks.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tim Burton exhibition

Happy Holloween...nothing more appropriate...Tim Burton. Burton's drawings and sketches are exhibited at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art, running from november 22nd 2009 to April 26th 2010.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pug me up

I initially sketched the pug dog for an illustration Friday topic...might use it one day. However here are some pug paraphernalia

Clockwise from top right:
Pug T-shirt from Squidinkkollective
In dog we trust poster from obey the
pugs not drugs illustration by Gemma Correll
pug dog wall decals from Blickwall graphics
dog lover charms necklace from Emma-Jane & Tan
Gucci pug keyring
Pug dog wallpaper from Peter Fasano

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Drawings: seamless patterns

At the moment I am working on seamless patterns. A little trickier than I thought, but really good fun to do.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Magic roundabout - Ermintrude dish

My dish! I loved this dish when I was five or six or seven....still love it. Its from Carrigaline pottery, county Cork 1974 Serge Danot ex advertising exec created the Le Manège Enchanté (The Horse-gear Magic) in 1965. Over 500 episodes made between 1963 and 1967. My icecream and fruit tasted better out of this dish.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mix Tapes work in progress

digital manipulation from a drawing in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What I wore Today

I have decided I must not throw on any kind of clothing..especially now winter mornings are going to be dark..its not till midday I realise, Oh dear. "What I wore today" flickr group...should sort that out.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Urban Outfitters and Annie Costello Brown

New at Urban Outfitters this autumn - Annie Costello Brown (not a skull in sight :-)).

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lunartik, Tea Tour 09 - now put the kettle on!

Love Lunartik in a cup of tea. You can find Lunartik at Lunartiks tea tour 09 is sadly over but images can be found at One of the many contributing artists, Mr Scruff, customised Lunartik in a cup of tea. Mr Scruffs contribution is bottom left of the above image. All this is making me thirsty...I'm off for a brew.

Mark Making and Nautical Frames

Following from a previous project I played around with mark making and here are some of the results....

Monday, August 31, 2009

National portrait Gallery and Fabiola

Lovely bootiful sunny hot day in London on saturday...but spent most of the afternoon inside the National Portrait Gallery Happy now, I have seen the BP National portait awards.

At the National Portrait Gallery I was also amazed by the Fabiola room?....a painting of Saint Fabiola (painted by Jean Jacques Henner in 1885) went missing in 1912. The image was copied by hundreds of artists around the world over the last century. Artist Francis Alys trawled flea markets and junk stores to collect 300 copies of the image.

Why St Fabiola?...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Have a break, have a"....

No leave the chocolate alone!...Its been quite a busy week. Made a start on a directional sleepwear collection..... Also found out I am featured on Print and pattern blogspot, from which I received some really nice comments. Thanks to Bowiestyle, Phirefly and Tania McCartney.

Monday, August 24, 2009

WIP - Rinka dink pink

Still tinkering about with these. Inspired by Urban outfitters, I thought a play around with some geometrics. Though I am going to have to stop, as yes we have it.............a migraine, lovely.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Urban Outfitters

Love Urban Outfitters these

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ah go on, go on, go on. Can't beat em, join em

Skull overdose.

Alexander McQueen - Skulls, Skulls and more skulls

Now, I'm fond of the odd skull....though at the moment skulls are everywhere, meh. I like the poison ring (forget the skull) and dare I say knuckle duster clutch bag.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

oils on canvas - feathers

Above: original feathers oil painted onto manipulation of feathers far above

Monday, August 3, 2009

Illustration Friday - Modify

My (possible?) submission for Illustration Friday topic of Modify...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Picture finally framed

Finally, I bought a frame for a picture I painted, in oils on canvas...ages ago.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Illustration Friday - Idle

My submission for Illustration Fridays Topic of Idle...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009