Sunday, 25 March 2012

I love stamps.


That is all.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The contrast of white on white

I absolutely adore the album 'August and Everything After' by Counting Crows. Their lyrics are so gorgeous, and whenever I listen to the song 'Round Here' the first line always stands out to me as being so achingly beautiful that it makes me want to make a picture!

Step out the front door like a ghost into a fog where no-one notices the contrast of white on white.

Isn't that just perfection?! Such a good description of loneliness and the feeling like you're disappearing. Gah, I just love it.

I urge you to listen! *urges*


Anyway, so I was listening to it yesterday and decided I would go ahead and make the picture I have been plotting since I first heard it! I cut the words out of white paper and stuck them down on white paper. It's a very simple picture (despite taking hoooours to cut out) but I think it's all you need to enchance the words. I like the way its hard to make them out. Just hints of shade suggest their edges and give subtle definition.


There's me trusty desk and me trusty tools!





And here it is in a frame (not really the right sized frame but the only one I had laying around) I must go out and buy one for it that fits properly.

The quality of these photos is poor, I must get my sister Sarah to take some good ones for me. She's really good at photography, and has a snazz camera! http://www.sarahallberrey.com/

I hope this post has succeeded in converting you into a Counting Crows fan! (if you weren't one already)

If not...WHY NOT?!!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

I must not let fame go to my head...


(Haha, as if  I'd ever be famous) 

O_O

I did however get a teensy tiny picture featured in the wonderful Gemma Correll's book, What I Wore Today. 

For those of you that don't know, Gemma created a flickr group (called WIWT) where instead of photographing what they have worn, people draw their outfits! Its fun! I entered the competition where selected images would be printed in the book, and I was one of the chosen ones, hoorah!

And also, because I am in it (and therefore famous and very important), I got a free copy from the lovely people at Octopus publishing which arrived on Tuesday.

Here is me, grinning away...


(funnily enough, the day it arrived I was wearing the bear jumper that I am wearing in my illustration. Clearly I don't change my clothes very much...)


There I am! I am going to get mobbed in the street now because of this...might have to start wearing disguises when I leave the house...

NOTE: My surname has been spelt wrong!


So anyway, I have been flicking through and enjoying gemma's fab illustrations. I was glad to see lots of Mr Pickles featured too...


LOVE his face.

That is all for now, but I do have some new picture-y things to be thrusting in your face (ooh-err) very soon!  

'Till then, Cheerioooo!