Friday, 28 January 2011

Papergirl Glasgow and Malted Milks

Today I've sent off a big fat parcel full of prints to the Papergirl Glasgow project.

Papergirl is a really excellent public art project which started in Berlin not too long ago. The concept is simple. Anybody with a passion for drawing, whether it be biro scribbles or pastel portraits contributes art- the only limitations are- that it needs to be rollable. And it needs to be rollable, as all of the art is then rolled up and tossed (Paper-boy/girl style, of course) from a moving bicycle. Amazing.

With Papergirl groups now formed in Manchester, Bucharest, Cape Town and Albany, I'm so excited to be submitting my work for the first round of deliveries set to hit Glasgow this coming March.

I've sent a limited edition of 10 gouache embellished digital prints- as pictured above. I'm hoping to get into the studio soon to do a similar screen print, so never fear if you miss out on the Papergirl edition, there'll be one arriving in the shop very soon!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Bad Moon Rising

A few month ago, the Rowan Goliath oil rig arrived in Dundee, and since then has been lighting up the sky and providing us with a bright view from our city flat's window.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Papa's Got a Brand New Bag

Well, so far I've not managed to stick to my Weekly Blogging resolution- however- I promise that is because I've been super busy with the rest of them!

I've been drawing some of the excellent Christmas gifts I was lucky enough to receive this year, including this beautiful little chestnut leather satchel, by The Cambridge Satchel Company. It's just big enough for an A5 sketchbook and a few essentials- and it's not unlike my first school bag.

I'm also a step closer to fulfilling my Swim in the Sea resolution- as I've been invited to my cousin's wedding in Cyprus. Our family haven't been all together in the one place for at least 20 years, when my Granparents moved home to the little sunny island when I was a wee girl- so I really can't wait to see everyone on such a lovely occasion!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Relaxation and Resolutions

Well, hello 2011! I can't believe a whole year has passed- it has absolutely flown. So much has happened this year, and after taking some time to relax and recharge I can't wait to make a start on some new projects.

I've got a few goals for the coming year- which I'll be making a start on very soon, including:

1. Make a zine
2. Invent a new cushion for my Folksy shop
3. Do more drawing
4. Blog weekly
5. Make an edition of screen-prints
6. Get back into yoga
7. Learn stained-glass making
8. Look for some new savoury-food recipes
9. Pay off my student loan
10. Swim in the sea (preferrably a warm one)
11. Have a giveaway

Thank you to anybody who has taken the time to read anything I've written here over the last year, those of you who have visited my shop, or have followed me on twitter- I promise I'll work hard to bring you more in the new year.