Saturday, January 29, 2011

On getting old

I just updated my website for what must be the first time in months. The trouble is i don't like the design, so i don't even like telling people about it.

Anyway, whining about it won't do anything, i should just look more actively for someone to help me fix it up a bit.

My birthday is coming up (Next Thursday), it is kind of a non-event, as i guess most birthdays are past 21. I have plans to throw a small birthday party, mainly so i can make frozen chocolate dipped bananas. I already bought myself a few little presents (a new bag, and a cute ring) and i'm lucky enough to have the day off work. I also made myself a treasury on etys (my first!).

Then i made another one because they are fun.

Studio time has been very productive, lots of new paintings.

In shop news.. I have some new giclee prints and some new brooches, too.

Lots of people were wanting this one, and it came out really nice.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I am finally all moved into my studio. It is so nice to have a space just for working. It's nice to be at home sometimes, but there are so many distractions. Like tea, and the internet, and my cat.

I still need to get some bookshelves, books are just floating around, and i need more nice postcards and things for the walls.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I've been trying, lately, to get back into drawing in sketchbooks. I used to do this so much, but somehow it tapered off in recent years and i would just do quick plans for paintings and nothing more. I think it is good to draw for no other reason than just enjoying it. are lots of sketchbook pages. None of them are my best work, none of them are finished and they are all very messy but i like that. I have more to photograph, and i will, and you will be seeing some of my better pages in print very soon..

I just moved into a nice new studio last week. It is sunny and big and in the centre of town. I'm hoping I can work a bit better there away from distractions (mostly the internet... i am deliberately not setting up a connection) and improve all the things i've been hating about my drawings lately. I'll take some photos because it really is a lovely space, and of course i've covered the walls with nice postcards and magazine pictures and drawings. It's just like art school, except no one bugs me during the day, so it's better. Even the toilets are creepily identical!