Sunday, 22 April 2012

Fairy tale drawings

One flew over the cuckoo's nest

Here's my submission for the student penguin competition to illustrate a front cover for One flew over the cuckoo's nest. I finished reading it in February its a great book I really recommend it, its sad- yes but its also a spirit lifting book of people power and of the absurdity of rules and regulations to cure mental health - at the time. Talking to Scott about ideas helped because we didn't want to make a bleak cover of insanity and being trapped in a mental hospital. We wanted it to be light-hearted like Mcmurphy is, witty and playful and cheeky playing games with the rules.

Edible flamingo!

Don't worry its just a biscuit! Present for my birdy friend Rosie. Yum.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Watercolour tropic birds

I've been looking at birds from eastern europe to draw their lavish colours and elegant behaviour to represent seductive prostitute puppets in a fruity manner. make sense?

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Manequins of Desire

For my personal project I'm focusing on Angela Carter's short story The Loves of Lady Purple. A puppeteer who travels eastern europe performing his puppet show of erotic desire and extraordinary acts of Lady Purple.

Monday, 9 April 2012


Hand Iced biscuits for The Thyme Machine sold at Now we are Weekender gig last saturday. Great fun!

work in some kind of progress

puppet head lino cut.. more to come trying to experiment in making paper puppets.

self portrait

Our class are going to have commemorative tea towel for when we graduate so we've all been asked to produce a quick self portrait heres mine! I think the majority of people in my class who don't come to college much will see me cycling with loads of stuff in my basket waving at them usually I'm in summer dresses all seasons too.

Coloured it in for fun yeah.

Friday, 6 April 2012

A visit to Sydenham Hill Forest.

It is such a magical feeling, escaping from the busy main roads to this overgrown woodland retreat where wood mice live with ancient trees on the remnants of a steam train track that existed once over a 100 years ago, though I feel you can still sense the train steaming out of the tunnel now.
I entered this for the serco competition for the london transport museum they wanted a illustration depicting 'secret london' either past or present and I thought the forest was a ideal place its a really wonderfully inspiring place to go.

Mixed Special Press Pack

Heres my submission I entered for the Press Packs were printing to promote our degree external show, 10 different posters of peoples work will get printed by Ditto Press on their Riso machine. I'm not sure when we find out but looking forward to it and terrified at the same time of getting close to the show!