Thursday, 3 November 2011

Red balloon

Well I was pretty much forced to do this, using the tools available (Gimp in this case).... I looked out my office window to see a little red balloon flying away, past clouds and patches of blue sky. I was too slow (it was too fast) to grab my camera and even if I'd managed, it would have been a dot with the strength of my zoom! Needs must.

Clearly I couldn't be bothered with the detail in the foreground! The sky and balloon are what matters.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

New book

I started a book this week, for the first time since finishing college over a year ago. Yesterday and today were mostly spent with a spot of paper cutting.

Friday, 16 September 2011

A turnip in his dominion....

Edit: Seems i never actually posted this at the time... Ah wel, here it is now!

Cartoon drawn in response to a puzzling blog post I'd read about the London riots, in which the blogger ended on something along the lines of "there's always someone willing to use you as a turnip in their dominion". Which I guess made sense. He was talking about the mood of the post-riot clean-up he'd been at, where that 'broom picture' was taken, and repeatedly used by journalists to illustrate whatever angle they were using for their article.
Anyway, it struck me as a strange expression, so I decided to try and envision it.
Needless to say I do not have Photoshop or associated skills.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I did something else!!!

The dress
Well, this is what I have been working on every Wednesday evening for the last couple of months or so....! Not the best picture, but still, evidence of my creation :) Had a lot of very nice comments on facebook and one commission even! 
Oh and I also finally have that purple hair I was talking about....!

Friday, 12 August 2011


Wooooo!! I actually did something!! I made cupcakes....! They were kind of supposed to be made for a friends Tiki Blowout all-weekender at The Lanes, but I also had a sponsored Bristol-Bath skate (13 miles approx) and Roller Derby practice that weekend, so it didnt happen. I had however promised cakes to any Briz-Bath skaters who finished so I made them the following weekend anyway... I made a whole big batch so just took them to practice Sunday :)

Here's one cake... (There was meant to be a little icing lei draped on top, but the flowers took soooooooo long to make, and the leis to assemble I gave up in the end!)

Monday, 23 May 2011

Ship Shape

Its late and I'm tired, but its been a month, so you're due a post...! 

The bout was a total success! 500 tickets sold, turning people away at the door, a man telling me what a great day he'd had (this guy was enthusing, not just being polite). I think Bristol loves Derby!! :-) Lots of hard work by all, but such a brilliant day (and night!). BRD I love you all :)

Tuff x

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Sweet shopping!

How awesome is my boyfriend? I took him thrifting today and while I looked at dresses, he found me this! $30's worth of bookage for £3. Win! And wow, what an inspiration! This chick is insanely talented; a total powerhouse.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Oh my...

...effing G its been a month since my last post?! Guess I really was a busy bee this past month!

Well now. I've been busy, mainly with work, a little with Roller Derby, and a little networking ;-)

So. This one's for Illustration Friday: an oldie, but a g- no, its pretty crappy but it entertained me for two minutes at the time...!

Miss Spoon causing a stir

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Ok I WILL make something soon - I promise!!

I have a plan. An Octopus-shaped plan! Curious? ;)


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Derby Love

How could I not have mentioned Roller Derby yet?! Am I crazy?!?!

I'm in love....Derby love!!! I have been seduced by the Derby Side....! I even had "the talk" with my Taekwon-do instructor last Wednesday to explain that "I wanted Derby to be my main thing" and that I wouldn't be training as regularly any more... He was cool about it, of course, but I was so nervous, it felt like a breaking-up conversation :-s Seven and a half years is a looooooong time!! But I cant help it, I've already checked out. I think I had a while ago, but do actually enjoy the training, so kept going. Its a funny paradox. If I could train in martial arts in the context of Buffy the Vampire Slayer I think I'd be happy, but its all a, I dunno...

Anyway. I haven't skated since before Christmas and I'm GAGGING to get back on the track!! With Christmas, having major flu, then moving (not to mention training time clashes) it just hasnt been possible, but as soon as the dust settles I'm there!! :D

And if you're wondering: this is my league ^_^

The colour purple

We're moving!!! :D

We searched - well, I searched :-b - and found a flat!! First one we saw, we loved and its now ours! So this Saturday we're moving...! Very. Excited. Been busy packing, but so far not too manic. I'm hoping I'll be a bit more creative there, with a bit more space to myself - and an arty buddy round the corner ;) Speaking of Manic (Panic)...been thinking of dying my hair purple again!

Eh, busy applying for jobs too....things are pretty uncertain at work at the moment (and temps are always the first to go), so taking every opportunity that comes up! I've found five (I think!) so far between here and the other local Uni - all of which are due in in the next fortnight! - so I should hopefully be okay!

So er this space! ^_^ In the mean time: an oldie but a goody.

Halloween '06 - I nailed that costume.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Paint rose

Crappy rose sketched with Paint.


Weeeell I still haven't scanned any art work... I have no excuse, just that I never seem to have the time (or inclination I suppose)! I am working full time and weekends are always busy. But scan I must so scan I will! At some point. Since my last post however, I have had some thoughts and realised that what I really wanted all along was an online portfolio rather than a blog. Lord knows I like to talk, but that can be something separate now.