15 July 2008



inspiration...

...illustration does not survive on its own. it needs food to eat and so do i. my brain requires fuel in order to think and draw. therefore i have taken it upon myself to feed it tasty treats in the hope that i bright idea might work itself out my brain, through the pencil onto the bright whiteness of a sketchbook page. the other day me and the mister spotted a funny looking fruit in the supermarket. now normally i would shy away from 'new' things but i put it in the basket. it is called a dragon fruit. after we cut it open i thought we should have had a drawing competition to see what would be inside but you cant rewind time. the texture of it is like a kiwi and watermelon, all water and pips. you just scoop it out with a spoon. as of late i have turned into a baking queen. mr weasel said it was high time that i started doing some work in the kitchen in order to get the customers in so i have been learning how to cook and bake. above is a photo of my first ever batch of choc chip biscuits! they were so nice, bit chewy and a bit crunchy.
back in black...

...my attention has been else where this past week as I am currently looking for a job. I managed a day in the print room last Friday but didn't have anything planned out. the copper plate is still sat on my desk while i sort bits of my illustration work out. i did four prints of the photo etch that i was asked to do after our degree show. two of the prints were successful and two were not. I am learning more about this particular etching technique but feel i need to try out photo etching where it bites into the plate rather than it just biting the image into the photo-tec film. i am still drawing the lions but do not have a full page to show as i am trying out drawing on two pages at once. i think i may need to try a bigger sketchbook soon. I keep carrying an A4 one around with me but it just doesn't feel right yet.