21 July 2010

new...

...two new swimming fish pictures are in the etsy shop right now. finally taking the time to complete some parts of the to-do list with getting items up online. its a lot easy with scanning in pictures and prints but not so easy with the photographs. with the rain we have had lately, there is no chance of being outside with natural sunlight. also, because Super Titan is now super, i can now play Sims2 which is deadly for my time. being given a nintendo ds for christmas was bad enough but now i have two major distractions. i haven't played Sims2 in over a year and revisiting it is great fun. very addictive but so is drawing. who will win?
in the shop...

...just listed up in etsy now. pop over to see it if you fancy splashing out. Thanks to the lovely Tom - Swimming Fish - Prefixes and Suffixes has now SOLD. i have two more fish pictures to sort out with their pencil outlines and mount this evening as that is the next job on the to-do list and then its time to plan a new print with Super Titan who is the new computer. i haven't sworn at him yet but i did swear at the wireless component when it wouldn't work when we first put it in but its little antenna is doing a grand job. i bought loads more embroidery hoops this afternoon while out in the rain but i missed a bargain of a jumper that i saw in the charity shop window. gutted. it was a man's one but i liked the emblem bit so i went back to try it on but it had gone.

Big thanks go to creativetourist who mentioned me in their article, 'Top Northwest Designers to Watch' - to be listed in the same space as Mr PS and Nell Smith - wow.
triangles...

...due to the laptop to craptop issues of the last fortnight, i have unable to blog about any adventures so the photo above is of bunting triangles before they were sewn to the ribbon. i have been making bunting for just over a month now and the first ones i made were from my old screen prints. on the same mission of using old work and materials to create new work and space, i thought bunting would be good idea and it was. from there i picked out fabric from my two boxes that i have collected from all avenues over the years, bought, found, charity shops, given, kept, hidden and unused. most bunting i have made is on a theme of either colours or the patterns, for example so far i have made ones that are my screen printed characters/cream, red/blue, pink, pink/red, green, blue/green, funky and dots. i have taken these out to the recent craft fairs and they are very popular and look great round the front of my table. i plan to put some up on online in my shops soon but if there are any requests please do get in touch.
busy busy...

...bee. i have not stopped moving for about three weeks now and i constantly feel happy. i have been naughty and taken no photos of anything that i have done lately, Beech Road, L0-Fi Deb Demo Day, Super Duper Fair and of work that i have made so here is a painting that i did on Saturday of the swimming fish. i also made one with the sherbet lemon fish but that found a new home on Sunday. the one above is for sale and will be on etsy or folksy this week depending where i decided to put it but if you are interested before it is listed, please let me know. i have been paying much more attention to the circus story, i am quite liking drawing thumbnails and spread planning, bits of the story aren't concrete at the moment so i think the writer and i will be having another go at the middle to end bit soon.