I really want to rearrange my polaroids into some kind of wall shape, these are too pretty!
Saturday, 26 December 2009
I really want this xylophone coffee table found by Bianca on Goodnight Little Spoon!
(PS: if you want to hear a Christmassy song with me playing the glockenspiel looky here! Yay. I am helping out on the first track Christmas Time is Here which is from Charlie Brown's Christmas) Merry Christmas one & all! xx
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
I just stumbled upon this amazing silent film star scrapbook on flickr, found by liebemarlene at an antique fair. I love researching the film stars, they have such evocative names, like Blanche Sweet seen above.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Finally a new post as I've been feeling ill for what seems like forever! It's snowy and pretty here and I'm feeling a bit more Christmassy!
Also i have a new toy... a glockenspiel. I played it on a festive song we recorded at the weekend, it was fun!
I gave tom his Christmas pressie early, a t shirt embroidered with this little fella, a drawing by Daniel Johnston. It seemed to go down well! Hand made gifts are best!
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
A few days ago I found a Lomo fisheye camera in my local charity shop (the same place I found my fave camera, the taz polaroid!). Even better, there was a roll of half used film inside. I got it developed yesterday and found out what the owners looked like! There were a few weird photos, they took 2 of different plug holes (!) and some more normal ones of birthday cake. My fave is the one above. I wonder who the owners are and why they got bored halfway through the film!
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Here's the final part of the interview with the brilliant Gemma Correll.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everyday life... people I see, pets, places I go, music I listen to. My work is directly inspired by the things I do every day, which are usually quite mundane but usually produce a funny moment or two. I also love looking at vintage children's annuals, screenprinted circus posters and books called things like "My Special Book of Kittens and Puppies, 1967".
What other artists/illustrators do you admire?
There are so many amazing illustrators around. To name but a few- Anke Weckmann, Ian Stevenson, Tom Gauld, Demetrios Psillos, Liz Adams.... I could go on and on, but I won't because it's time for my hourly coffee.Thanks Gemma! You can visit Gemma's Etsy shop for more loveliness!
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
I can't remember where I first spotted Gemma Correll's illustration work but it seems to keep popping up on all my favourite websites. I love her naive and humorous style, and her pictures of cute pugs and kittens always cheer me up on a dull day! Read on for Part 1 of the interview!
How did you get started as an illustrator?
I studied Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration, at the Norwich School of Art and Design. After I graduated, I was lucky enough to get a couple of freelance jobs and just went from there really. I knew that I wanted to be an "Illustrator" from a young age- before I even knew the term. I just knew that I wanted to draw pictures and maybe write stories, too. I've been full-time freelancing for 2 years now.
I love doing self-initiated projects, like my daily diary series (see above). In terms of commissioned work, I had a lot of fun recently doing some drawings for Fred Flare- I illustrated some E-cards for them, featuring a girl called Bee (and her Pug) in Fred Flare outfits. I'm also working on some fun designs at the moment but I can't say exactly what they are yet!
The best thing is being my own boss... it's also the worst thing! While it's great that I can (pretty much) make my own hours, take holidays when I want to (although I usually end up working when I'm on holiday) and sit at home eating biscuits all day, it is also very tricky to manage my time. I try to be organised and work "set" hours but you can't plan creativity, I'll often have my best ideas at 2am and consequently end up working 14 + hours a day. I work at weekends too. It's partly necessity because I have lots of work on and lots of admin-y stuff to do like package orders etc and partly because I'm just rubbish and knowing when to stop.
- Thank you Gemma! Part 2 will be up tomorrow, when we'll find out where Gemma finds her inspiration from!
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
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