Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Michelle Forsythe

So much amazing work - go and see more here.

I'm feeling a bit quiet today.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Green Belgium - World Water Day

I saw this on I believe in Advertising.

Keep Calm Gallery

I know that everyone has probably seen these prints a million times, but today (after seeing new new print on Poppytalk) is the first time I've looked at the Keep Calm Gallery website and all the wonderful designs they have. I particularly like Fairy Ring because it reminds me of a peiece of work I saw in my favourite ever exhibition - Dream Machines at the Camden Arts Centre. I can't find the piece now, but I will look in the exhibition catalogue tonight and show it to you.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lizzie Buckmaster Dove

Through the simple act of curving sheets of paper, birds flutter across the page like musical notes. By carving out a silhouette of native fauna, gardening journals become like collections of pressed flowers... Book fetishists relish the romantic smell of decay that permeates any old bookstore, the musty scent of a forest floor. Paper has that wonderful quality of returning to nature over time. Buckmaster draws on this sense of nostalgia through her choice of materials.
- quote taken from here.

Sorry I haven't been around for a while. I'm not quite sure what has been wrong with me, but everytime I have looked at my blog I've thought "ugh". Hm... I'm over it now, maybe something to do with the glorious weather, and back with lots of new things to point you in the direction of.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Okay, I found some better eggs...

Jasperware eggFlashbunny
Shaker egg
Splashy Duck
Graffitti egg

... scrap my last post, I want all of these amazing eggs (they're all chocolate) from Artisan du Chocolat.



Jaq Belcher

Website here.

I'm very much looking forward to my long Easter weekend. I hope everyone has a lovely time and eats lots of chocolate eggs. I'm hoping that someone (Stephy) buys me one of these.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kate Dodd - Cut Series

Much of my three dimensional work involves using linear elements and color to examine particular environments; my two-dimensional work deals with parallel issues. I construct drawings using photomontages of various sites as a base and back them with colored paper; the resulting surface creates a canvas I cut into and/or weave over. The space that the photographs depict is warped and altered by overlapping various views. Cutting away from the resulting image creates a cast shadow, or echo, of what is no longer there, enhanced by the glowing color reflected from the back of the drawing onto the wall.
Wow! Take a look at some more of Kate's lovely work here.

Friday, April 3, 2009

What did you Buy Today?

I'm not sure why I have never seen any of these zines before, but I love them. Cute drawings, pretty colours, PLUS - how interesting! Buy some zines here.


YAY! Congratulations Iowa!

Therefore, with respect to the subject and purposes of Iowa’s marriage
laws, we find that the plaintiffs are similarly situated compared to
heterosexual persons. Plaintiffs are in committed and loving relationships,
many raising families, just like heterosexual couples. Moreover, official
recognition of their status provides an institutional basis for defining their
fundamental relational rights and responsibilities, just as it does for
heterosexual couples. Society benefits, for example, from providing
same sex
couples a stable framework within which to raise their children and the
power to make health care and end-of-life decisions for loved ones, just as it
does when that framework is provided for opposite-sex couples.

I got an award!

Thank you very much Francesca - how lovely. This is the first one of these I've done. Okay, so, I have to tell you about seven things I love, easy:

1) Cuddles in pyjamas
2) Cupcakes, big cakes, chocolate, sweeties, anything sweet and edible with pretty decorations
3) Sitting in the park, all day, on a sunny day with a picnic and a book (preferably Mia Farlane's new book Footnotes to Sex)
4) Memories of Atlanta, and Atlanta itself
5) Planning my wedding - whether it ever actually happens or not
6) Going on holiday, for weekends away, day trips to new places, etc.
7) Surprises! (That includes getting presents.)

Okay - I'll pass this on to some of my favourite bloggers at the moment - Paper Schmaper always deserves a mention, Dottie Angel, Liivian Talossa, Drawings and Notes, Elle Teague, Little Paper Bird, and Postcards from Behind the Hedge and Beyond.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Curiosity Boutique

My current practice applies the theme of containers and safe passage to my paper based creations, like a message in a bottle they are delivered to the reader in the sealed form of the book, keeping them safe until they reach their destination and intended audience.
I love these pieces and the abstract stories they tell. Have a look at more here.