21 September 2007


busy stitching bumble bee...
...using the textile things i made the other week, i have cut them up into squares and started to sew buttons and sequins on them ready for business. i like this bit the best-choosing what to sew on each square especially when it comes to playing with the button boxes! card and sequin stocks need to be replenished and the plan is to go for a big shop in hobbycraft sometime next week so the plan is just to do as much as i can until then. work is going according to plan and i am starting to enjoy illustrating and creating again. i think it makes me happy when i don't have a set plan and just go about it all willy nilly. i think plans work when they are the plans we dont make.


how many...
...bloody fish? i have counted them and there are seventy six regular fish and only eighteen robot fish. these are some stickers i have been making since about six pm Wednesday evening. i am making them in the hope that i get some confidence to stick them somewhere on Saturday night as i am going to a graffiti event. people have questioned my sanity and have asked 'why haven't you just painted a couple, scanned them in and then printed a batch of them out?' well i had two plans, the printer method and the crazy method. i checked the price for printer label paper the other day in partners and i found out that it is not cheap. ok so its not breaking the bank either but i wanted a more traditional method of creating them so i thought it was time to put the crazy method into action and here we are nearing the final stages! all they need now are eyes and smiles that i might just do at the event with a Biro. aye i like a good old Biro pen. they might be wearing frowns then anyway. who knows what mood they will be in on Saturday night? plan for tomorrow is to paint a couple more robot fish and some speech bubbles similar to the ones i did on the mailmeart box. i am thinking i might leave some blank so people can write in them. also am going to tackle the blog banner and the etsy banner. two birds with one stone kinda thing.
a little note to all the Biro haters out there. the spellchecker wanted to give them a capital B so they must be important and worshipped. a Biro is a doodler's best friend and so is a mechanical pencil.