Monday, 25 June 2012


So, talking about Radio the other night and someone mentioned folksonomy. Something which I've never heard of. I don't know if it was the 'folk' part of it or what but i wrote it down and told myself I'd have a look while. And well, these are my findings. It's a term created by Thomas Vander Wal, a mixture of 'folk' and 'taxonomy' and is a term used to describe tagging/grouping of objects and people, primarily used on Social Networking sites. Taxonomy is a term that kinda creeps me out because I then automatically think of Taxidermy which MAJORLY creeps me out, but really it's just the way that things are classified. Like biological terms, are groups within taxonomy. Interesting stuff, really.

Thursday, 21 June 2012


These are my favourite photo's that I took the other day to draw from. Hate taking serious pictures of myself, so these work perfectly.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


I really enjoy doing these drawings, because I can be stupid with my facial expressions and do a pretty accurate self portrait without being all, 'my nose is too big!' or 'I hate my mouth!' This ended up nicely, so I put it into a frame just lying about, I'll post better photos in a while but here are some sneak previews!

Sunday, 17 June 2012


Started thinking about the nebulas I used to paint again, then looked at Elfyn Eewis's work and thought, hey! Inspired again, want to do some portraits! So I ended up with this, its kind of like a mixture of paint and then splatters (just to be technical!), which I'm then going to paint on top of it with acryclic or ink or permenant marker or whatever it takes! Finally feel like creating something bigg-ish after such a long time just feeling squashed because of exams and all that.


paintings from prep work for my exam a while back. Thinking of going back to stuff like this, I really enjoy them, despite the fact that these are only rough, I could have done a lot better to be honest!Wait until after wednesday and I might have something interesting to show!

Saturday, 16 June 2012


As promised, Elfyn Lewis! A lovely package arrived in the post for me this morning, containing catalogues and a cd full of artwork, and well, it's all fabulous! I just find it all fascinating, while we were looking round the gallery first, my brother had kind of turned round to me and gone, "how does he do these?", because the way they look is amazingly confusing in terms of what paint's where. Probably my favourite one, is called 'Pwll Crochan', which is kind of blue and green and black and really intriguing. It oddly looks like the sea, a reef or something like that. I've included some more images, from his exhibition, which you should take a look at too!



[ab-surd, -zurd] 
utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false: an absurd explanation.
god knows what's going on in my head today, but this is it apparently. I've affectively made it out of spoon handles and clingfilm but, that's ok I guess. I want to make a mini eco system in a box, like demonstrating the watercycle. I don't know why but the idea of little mini clouds floating in a glass box fascinates me incredibly.

Friday, 15 June 2012


Quite enjoying this style of drawing at the moment, as a bit of revision procrastination. Just freehand drawings of fashion editorials from ELLE (I think...) In other news, soonish I should have an interesting post for you about Elfyn Lewis, who is Welsh Artist of the Year. If you want to check out his work now, google him and check out his website, he's basically a contemporary artist who's paintings are absolutely wonderful. I'll also have a little update on things to do and such!

Sunday, 3 June 2012


"a sustained and multilayered consideration of what one might call the 'discourse of knowledge'."
The whole accumulation "thing" seems to have become a bit of a habit for me. Sarah Browne's accumulation of knowledge, Yayoi Kusama's accumulation sculptures and now this sort of gathering of medical objects for a specific purpose. Fred Langford Edwards' photos are all from a trip to Equador, and are prints from hidden archives, hidden religious sculptures and medical instruments from a long time ago. Apart from the obvious awe of like a whole wall filled with photographs, it's a really stunning collection (gathering) of prints like that, and the background to them and his other work is really intriguing. In other news, I've been compiling a list of every gallery I need(want!) to visit in the UK, and well, it's quite long. I might post it later, if I can format it properly, but I am ever so slightly looking forward to getting to as many of them as possible. On occasion, I get hurried along in galleries, and somehow I managed to forget to bring my notebooks with me on holiday, when I had the perfect quiet place to just sit and draw for a while. Majorly annoying, but I'll visit Mostyn Oriel again and do some drawings, because it really is a lovely space, and I would reccomend a visit if you're in Llandudnho.

Saturday, 2 June 2012


My trick - drawings. Without them I don't think I'd be able to revise properly. I use muji notebooks and one colour (not blue or black) and somehow it just seems to stick.