Thursday, 29 October 2009

Round up

Recently I have been to London Zoo.

And thought about Newfoundland some more. This is from a book I found in a charity shop called Eye of the Beholder, full of beautiful old colour photos, you know the old vivid kind of colour.

Saturday, 10 October 2009


Painting of Newfoundland. I would like to go there one day. Theatre of Fish by John Gimlette is an excellent book of his travels round Newfoundland and Labrador , the people he meets and an exploration of the history and the weird status of Newfoundlanders.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

One Man Band

Today me and Phoebe my housemate did some gardening. We planted red and yellow wall flowers, and black and white tulip bulbs. In doing so we unearthed

1. The concave bit at the bottom of a wine bottle - really old and thick and green glass
2. a piece of glass with with fragments of letters on that would have once read 'cough mixture'

Plus whilst researching things to animate for my walk cycle I found this amazing one man band
(but I think it's a bit too ambitious maybe)

Good day.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

In the beginning

Now I'm going to use this more.

I've just started my degree in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, really excited about everything at the moment.

On Fridays I have a self directed drawing project. I'm going to Laban dance institue in Greenwich, drawing dance classes. It's a fantastic building - designed by Herzog and de Meuron who did tate mod - with translucent walls with colour overlays that give the studios inside beautiful green and blue backlighting. It's also a real warren of glass and lime green walls and industrial staircases. Last Friday I sat in a class by Jonathan Stone, who does shows with his brother all around the world based on invented language. Sitting in front of thrity people energetically conversing in made up language whilst walking in step was a bizarre experience but quite amazing. Looking forward to going back this Friday.

drawing of workshop where students had to work in small circles conversing instinctively in gesture