Saturday, 29 December 2012


A commision for a friend - He didn't like the background so I'm yet to work on that, but this was my intital drawing and idea. Going to get the finished thing printed up poster size (A3) and framed definitely, nice to feel like I've done a piece of artwork which someone will put up in their home though!

Monday, 3 December 2012


A submission for a magazine - I literally worked for hours on this, it's my summer in drawings.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


CAN YOU BELIEVE IT. I HAVE ACTUALLY DONE POTTERY. And not covered myself in clay in the process. Our project's title is Vessel, so I'm trying to work that out still to be completely honest - I need a good few days with nothing else to worry about to get in the right frame of mind about it. These are what we've made so far - Thumb pots, Slab Pots, and I'm not even sure what the last one is. Clay, I sincerely hope one day we will be best of friends - for now, you make me want to cry.

 (may have photoshopped this to see what it would look like smoothed out)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


So, I have been absent for ages and I am majorly sorry! I've got tonnes of artwork now to show you all so that'll be coming up as soon as I can make myself use the scanner - it's got an actual mind of its own. What I wanted to tell you about today, is a film. I don't know if you'd picked it up from elsewhere on the blog but I'm part of a youth group who's been working with radio, and yesterday was the screening of a film made by our lead artist involving members of the project. It's called 'The Cognitive Radio', and is basically about:

  • The Radio Spectrum - how it's divided up and used in the same way minerals are.
  • How current affairs relate to scarcity as a concept
  • Old and New and Past and Present
So far, you can only watch the preview online. But soon the whole thing will be published online for everyone to watch, so in the meantime, go and watch the preview to give you an idea about what it's about.

This year on IYP has been really interesting for me, I've done all sorts completely unrelated to art but it's all helped my knowledge. Just proves that learning in different environments can be so beneficial and more interesting. I've been to the American Embassy, stayed in the lake district, made a publication, listened to the sound of water, slept over in a gallery, to name just a few things. Arts youth groups are great, so if you're reading this, go and join one! You'll feel amazing for it, and learn so much about the arts - even if you're not completely involved in art! We learn about events management, writing, get to meet amazing people, and visit museums galore (not all about art again!) I could never imagine I'd be at the point I'm at now in my life, and am so looking forward to what art will hold for me in the future!

(Text heavy, I really do apologise!)

Monday, 8 October 2012


I have had WAY too much fun coming up with ideas for my outcome for my first unit at college. Basically, our starting point is distorting identity. I, being me, have somehow managed to end up aaaaaaaaat.... optical phenomena. The link makes sense, yeah? Whilst researching, I've managed to find out so much ridiculous, and totally bonkers stuff about how our eyes work and why we actually need two eyes; this has led me to my final piece idea. I'm going to paint two images, in different focuses, to look at how they work together, just like your eyes do. Crazy, huh?

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


You can't see all these properly, but I've been having fun taking notes on people on the train to and from school. It takes me over an hour to get to school and the same back, so I have a lot of time at the moment to sit around drawing and such. My first project on my course this year is identity, so I've come up with a few little ideas, like 'the little book of pessimism' - ever pessimistic, I literally see the bad in everything according to my dad, so I thought I'd document all the little things on the train which absolutely do my head in!  Enjoy!

Monday, 3 September 2012


Ready for school..not quite. You can see how I'm terrible at organising myself right here. Clockwise from top left:
school bag  -  coco madmoiselle  -  sunglasses  -  train tickets   -  notebooks  -  sketchbook  -  magazine  -  more notebooks!  -  diary + journal

None of this stuff is necessary but for some reason I always seem to carry it around with me, I just like to feel prepared for anything.

Friday, 24 August 2012



Photo heavy might be a bit of an understatement I suppose… I spent the first half of this week at Grizedale Arts Centre in Conniston, going on long walks and drawing a lot. It was really interesting for me, because of the schemes they have going on in the village, like an honesty shop (local people put their own crafts into the shop, which is unstaffed, with only a log book and a jar for money, and people can buy stuff from it all day long!) which was full of beautifully crafted objects, flowers, and food. I was kinda kicking myself that I only took a fiver with me in all honesty, it was just amazing, you’d never find anything like it where I live (bar the Vintage Fair stuff, which I really really love!)

For such a small village, it’s amazing to think that there are so many people living there who are amazingly gifted! Literally, there’s pretty much anything you can imagine – veg, soap, cake, pottery, artwork, flowers, sewing stuff, vintage clothes, woodcraft, books etc.. Also, from my own point of view what with my bags and stuff, it was good to be able to get ideas for things to do – now thinking about running workshops for the kids down my street (I basically live in a street with children in every house, it’s crazy!) every now and again, bric a bracs, and craft stalls, because I already know of a few people who make and sell stuff elsewhere but there’s something nice about being able to sell at your own home!