23 June 2007

sparkly...

...here is a photograph at last of the bracelets and brooch that Toby Attrill sent me back in April. Toby is a very talented little mister and i would recommend having a peek at some of his creations over here http://naturalattrill.blogspot.com/ he has recently made some very nice sparkly green bracelets like the bottom one you can see in the pic and some berry coloured ones. very yummy indeed.


random rain and rainclouds...

...its always one of them things that turns out well and looks good. this is a piece of newsprint paper that i tested the colours on to prior to screen printing on to the music paper as seen in the previous post. there are some white clouds and raindrops on the newsprint paper but if i alter the contrast and that the blue and grey colours go all funny. i think i am going to take the more random approach when screen printing in future as it seems to work and i don't get so caught up in it being perfect. it just turns out that way. now that i have said that i have probably cursed the outcome. oh well. we shall see what happens next time.


singing in the rain...
...another one of them screen prints on that music paper that i love so much. i did these in the print room at uni. i am not too sure if i like them as much as the swimming fish on music paper but i beginning to warm to them a bit more. i did try and print the cheeks as a pinky colour but i think the white works best as you can see a bit of the music paper through the printed colour. i used the computer to help me with my layers again and the lady marmalade-Katie did sit with me all night until five am one day while i phaffed around trying to sort my ideas out! it wasn't very complicated but when you are drinking lambrini and trying to work the brain cells start to get lazy. i have some available for sale and if you are interested please send me an email to the usual address. if you would like a closer look, just click on the pic!
still on the square...

...is a coffee shop with owls painted on to it's shutters! i think these are fab. there is a lot of graffiti in this area and i think shops with walls or shutters etc or councils should encourage or provide spaces for people to graffiti freely or properly or however is the correct way to do it with applications or supervision etc. i don't know exactly how to explain myself but i think if graffiti is done well then it can look good and provide graffiti artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work so to speak. i would love to paint robot fish onto a wall one day.
on Stevenson Square...

...we found these today while out for a wander in Manchester. i remember that i saw one of these painted up as a robot in April and was disappointed but happy to find these today. there is a lot of graffiti in this square. there are two big rectangle slab type wall things and so i took some photographs. the one above and below are on the same wall, one of the front and one on a side is the best way to explain it. the top one has the name Laurie Pink and http://www.veryworrying.com/. i have not visited the website yet. the one below i think is maybe by the same person. i cant make out what i wrote down in the sketchbook. the mister was being a bit unhelpful at the time though he did make sure i didn't get run over by a bus while i was taking photographs! Edited as I have been kindly informed that the totum pole artist is Barney Francis.

these next three below were on the other rectangle wall. i don't know why i only took photographs of only three sides but i did. these had the name Eight vs Ghost Patrol. Edited to say the correct names are Mr '8' Bit and Ghost Patrol. i really like these and the ones above. there is another wall in between these two big rectangle wall slabs with graffiti on that i took pictures of and that but i think these five i prefer and like the most. especially the big blue monster thing.





The big blue monster thing,s rightful name is Little Ronald. He was painted by John McGee who has a website here http://www.rememberthelittleguy.com/ I have been back to Stevenson Square since i took the photos to show friends the artwork there. someone or sometwo have since spray painted or regular painted a feather and a hand print on Ronald.