Monday, 5 October 2009

Back to work

Today was the first day back to uni.. final year!
I am looking forward to getting into the projects, and organising our final show, and getting involved and making the most of my last year at uni.

Not looking forward to the essay though. :(

Will be keeping this blog updated with my uni work and plans.

Annoyingly, I think I've caught my boyfriends cold. bummer.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Good to Know project

Please go over to Pikaland and take a look at the 'good to know' zine. THIS ISSUE: Do you think that artists need to have degrees/qualifications from art school in order to be one? Did you study art? Does it matter?
I participated in this issue! You can find my opinion on the topic, and even a piece of my work in there. YAY!
There are so many great opinions on this topic. What would your answer be?

Please go check it out.

(the pattern above is a photocopy of some wallpaper i collected. Im going to make a file today with all the patterns i have got all over the place, so when I need them, I can find them!)

Monday, 14 September 2009

silly scales

I have made some bread, a loaf and some cottage rolls. I am waiting for them to bake in the oven at the moment, and I am hoping that they come out ok, which I am doubtfull of, as my weighing scales are quite indecisive when weighing things.
Fingers crossed for my bread!

Friday, 11 September 2009



I am grumpy at the moment, because we have been told that we have to move out of our flat because the landlord wants to move back in. I love our flat, i can see the sea and its lovely and the building is full of old people so its nice and quiet. (I'm not your usual party raving student!)
I am unusually sulky about it.

We are hoping that another flat in the same building will come available before we have to move out, so we can just chuck all our stuff in the lift and into the new flat. fingers crossed.
Anyway, my sulkiness fueled some little drawings.

some very delayed photos

The Natural History Museum. I hadn't been here since I was little, but it's still as awesome. I love the building so much, and of course all the things inside it.

I think the ceiling is so pretty, I had to take a photo of it. Would love to have a ceiling like this.

We were in there for hours, and we still didnt manage to get round the whole museum. It's definately a whole day job, or a few visits. You could spend a day just in the fossils and rocks room. They have all the elements in there, I never realised how pretty sulphur is, (although smelly). Also, I've never thought that I was a diamonds and sparkly jewels girl, but as soon as I went into the 'Vault' room, I was in awe of these amazing things. Its crazy to think such beautiful things are natural. My birth stone is Topaz, and I just love the colours.

Saturday, 29 August 2009


I haven't written on here in a few days, as I have been visiting my mum and dad and my horsey who all live back at home in Hampshire. Has been a good week, but Pepper does take up alot of my time when I am here as she is so lovely and I like pottering around the stables. :)
Will be a better blogger when I am back in Bournemouth and don't have a horse to distract me. :)

London was brilliant on wednesday, will post pictures and things that I discovered. Helped alot with inspiration for my essay research!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

New cards

Just to say that I have just put a NEW HOME card in my etsy shop. I am quite pleased with it, might make a print out of it soon too, adding a bit more to it and things. exciting.

Was being a bit of a geek yesterday and was doing lots of notes and things for my essay next year. I want to make sure that I include all the theory stuff I know (thats relevant to my topic of course), and that I get loads of research done because I want it to be good and I want to have lots of time to write it when I get back to uni. My last essay was so bad that this one needs to be amazing.I hate writing essays!

Going to London tomorrow with my mum :) Hopefully get some inspiration for this essay and for my final major project next year. Anyone know of any good exhibitions on at the moment? especially illustrationy ones. :)

Saturday, 22 August 2009

I love....

Cy Twombly

I remember first seeing this painting in the Tate Museum, and falling in love with it. I sat in front of it for ages! I just love the feeling it gave when I was sat in front of it, like a pureness. seeing each layer of paint or writing, or texture. Also the fact that it is actually massive.

All four of the paintings (the four seasons series) look amazing together, and I wish I could have them on my living room wall.

Friday, 21 August 2009

finishing my tasks for the day

Here are the remainder of my tasks that i set for myself for today. i have failed to do the cupboard one, i'll do it now.
Thats it for today. Im full of pasta and Im going to watch a film with Chris. now... what film?

drawing practise

ok, so whenever i sit down to draw something it normally becomes a big affair with me getting in a strop because it doesnt look right, or its not 'perfect'. Annoyingly, i know its never going to look perfect because i know im not the best drawer. Sooo, i need to start drawing loads to just get me drawing more to become more relaxed when drawing and to be able to draw something and not really mind that its a bit lop sided or doesnt look anything like what its meant to be.

so with help from lists made by the likes of Keri Smith and Michael Nobbs, I have started my mission of drawing more.. drawing everything!

Last night i chose 8 things from the above lists, that I would make myself do today.

My list is:
  • Draw your morning cup of tea

  • Make a sketchbook and set a date to fill it by.
  • Draw while you listen to the radio
  • Draw the contents of your bag
  • Draw the book you are reading
  • Open a cupboard and draw what you see
  • Draw your shoes
  • Draw your pet

Well, so far here are the results..

This is my little hand made sketch book, for me to fill up by...erm.. i havent set a date yet. i think by next week would be reasonable.

I love wallpaper, its so pretty and perfect for book covers! and its free. :)

I do have a tendancy for going round b&q just tearing of massive chunks of wallpaper as "samples". perfect.

Im going on to the rest now. Although I cant find my book that I am reading because Chris is also reading it, and I am unsure to its whereabouts. hmm....

Thursday, 20 August 2009

more cards for sale

Ive been on a mission today! I have designed some new cards and printed some and put some up for sale.

and here:

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

more card designs

Will be printing these soon and getting them on esty. Also in the process of setting up a shop on This is a similar website to etsy, but without the selling fees.
Not 100% on the pony card yet though. hmmm..

Sunday, 16 August 2009


I have made an etsy shop and have my gorilla birthday card on sale there.
Please go check it out. More stuff will be on there soon!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Keeping Busy

Here are some of the doodles and drawings that I have been keeping myself busy with whilst looking for a summer job. I've been trying to draw more people and faces, as I normally avoid this as I know I am not confident doing it, so I'm making myself do it!

The Lyme Regis Film Project

These are the designs I did for the Lyme Regis Film Project back in May. I'm so happy that they decided to use them.