Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bring on the Pirates

Thats right, some arty activity. I put on the Devil's Whore which is a tv drama about the civil war which is really good but I was only send disc 1 so now I have to wait for disc 2 to be sent to me.
Although that is not the point, the point is that I got some art done so I was at first working on a design for my next zine as I am in a swap on swap-bot and then I moved on to some ATC's to get to the point of finally finishing off my Unusual Alphabet swap.
So I got my bits out and started at it, finding the pictures I printed off the other day so got me moving with the Pirate ATC's and I made another zen atc. It is fun to do and something different. Doodling is fun. So with the button ATC's I already have that gives me two completed sets to be able to send out - yay! So a trip to the post office is planned tomorrow whilst spending the rest of the time revising in the library!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunny Weather on the Bank Holiday!?!?!?!

Thats right it is a bank holiday weekend here in the UK and the weather is beautiful. I am actually out partly sunbathing (I am very pale skinned so tsking it easy) i9n the garden whilst updating my blog. The weather looks worse for tomorrow but in a way that is good as I have my CIPD exams weds and fri so I need to get my head down and revise as I have done some but not enough. But once I am in revision mode in the library I will be set. Then I can chill out on Friday with many drinks in the wetherspoons.

My Dad and his girlfriend have just left after visiting us for the weekend which has been nice. We spent lots of time in the sun, ate and drank as well as popping to a garden centre with huge pigs! I had a manic tidying session friday and saturday morn9ng after having doen bits during the week. And yes I threw stuff away. I am a massive horder who keeps everything because I might use it one day but that means I have way too much stuff in general so I was ruthless (with the help of my friend Nicci) and threw stuff away, gave clothes and books to charity and generally organised and out stuff away. So now you can actually see the carpet in the bedroom rather than clothes, magazines and writing papers. I am planning to keep it thid way although Sam does not beleive me but I will prove it to him.

What this means is that it has been quiet on the art front. When throwing out many fashion magazines I did rip some pages from them for images I liked and I stuck a few of these in the collaboration journal I have so that someone can then develop them. I plan to send it back this week so will try and find time to do a couple of other bits before it gets passed on and then I will keep my eye on it as images are uploaded to see what other people do.
So tomorrow is back holiday monday and although some of it will be revision and I am hoping to do some arting as I still have another journal which I am also going to send back this week. It will complete the swap and mean we can chat about whether we will do another round or not. I have a few completed pagges in it but a couple of WIP's as well so want to get them complete and you gotta have some breaks from revision otherwise I will go mad.

So updates in the next couple of days and this time with pictures.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bits and bobs

I've got a journal at the moment which is a proper collaboration journal where you can do anything you like on any page. It is actually quite odd as I am used to think about a page as a whole and kinda planning it. It seems odd to do bits on a page and not finish it. I am trying to just do bits and pieces here and there but it feels like I am not really creating anything. So here are a number of pages I have done bits on.
I did do one proper page as such with the tree and the tissue paper, but someone could always add to it. I have also done some writing bits on other pages which people can then create over.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Thats right, I actually did some ATC's. It was the last episode of Heroes for series 3 tonight so was watching that whilst doing it. Already had the backgrounds made so it was just actually putting the buttons on them and the rest.I think the button ATC's are fun, cos it had buttons in the background as well as in it :)

I also did a Zen ATC which looks nice. I couldn't find my silver pen but found my Gold. I actually like the effect of the gold better sometimes.
So I have actually pushed on with the ATC's which is good because want to get them sent out to people. I also printed some images off at work to make use in some of the ATC's.
Progress at last :)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

And it gets worse

After thinking woohoo I will do some more updating, I can see it has been probably a couple of weeks since my last post. I don't know where the time has gone and its not because I haven't done any art because I have done little bits and pieces. Admitedly I have been busy at the weekends and busy with work during the week but you can always make time for updating therefore I need to be better.
It was a busy couple of days Thursday and Friday with me working like 10/11 hour days both days cos we were busy with shortlisting. So I was so glad to get to the weekend. Today I bought a scooter (I will post a picture tomorrow). I would have preferred a motorbike but what I want to use it for, getting to the station quick for work, nipping here and there without worrying about parking - the scooter is going to be perfect because I can just get on it and go and leave my helmet under the seat. Its a Yamaha Neo's and I have named it Neil.
Then we spent loads of time digging big bushes out of our front garden to make an extra parking space.

Anyway on to the art. Here are a couple of journal pages I have been working on recently. I have done a couple of others in another journal which I will look to update about tomorrow. These have been done at random times, in random places whenever I have had a little time and been inspired. This first one I did when I crashed at a friends after a gig and woke up earlier than him. I had a magazine with me and when I saw this picture I had to journal it. There is something so great about the super woman picture and I like the shape of the person I cut out as it gives the writing a boundary. You can imagine you are the person who can't be seen.

This is a work in progress, I had something to say and wanted to get it down but the page is plain so I want to add to it but am not sure what yet. I will see when inspiration hits me.

This is me having fun with the inkpads I bought a while ago. I bought 30 small inkpads which were in sale and had not even opened them. So i opened them one by one and onto the page they went. I like the effect although unfortunately it went through the paper slightly. So it is a background but again I have not decided what to add to it but I know it when I do :)