Monday, 26 August 2013

Summer patterns

So here are a few patterns I made from my drawings this summer I think the boats are a suitable print for a bathroom or bathroom wallpaper perhaps, or maybe a summer tote bag or even a skirt? Hummmm so many options! 

Summer drawing

This summer I decided to go back to the drawing board (literally) and draw whatever I felt like, whenever I had the chance.  I had a commission from a friend to paint her a huge watercolor butterfly which is where I started and I just carried on from there. Here a few pages from my sketchbook, I have plans for some of the drawings, others are just for fun. I've also realized that my work is greatly influenced by the seasons and that I take a lot of inspiration from the changing of the seasons. I'm therefore thinking of producing a range of prints that use this as a starting point.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Impressions of Edinburgh in August

Last Thursday I embarked on an trip to Edinburgh visit some old friends and experience the Fringe festival. As everybody told me before I went I can now confirm from personal experience that the Fringe festival is a amazing experience indeed! I saw loads of amazing shows including The Trench by the theatre company Les Enfants Terribles and Missing by the theatre company Gecko, these were my favourites, they were both incredible pieces of physical theatre, possibly the best I've ever seen. I also got accosted by eager flyer distributor's on the royal mile, saw lots of very good free comedy and climbed Arthur's seat, the huge crag that overlooks the city. Finally, in an attempt to be Scottish, I drank straight whisky in some very trendy bars and traditional pubs! Anyway I wanted to share some photos I took whilst I was there...