Monday, June 30, 2008

Big Hair

Monday, June 30, 2008
Hmm...opinions?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Chipmonk face

Friday, June 27, 2008
I ended up going into hospital to have all of my wisdom teeth out in one go. I now resemble a chipmonk, which on the one hand is bad because my face hurts and is swollen but on the other hand, of all the animals you could resemble, a chipmonk is quite cute isn't it?!

So I'm spending the rest of the week resting up and relaxing, doodling and generally lazing around.
Have a good weekend all :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tales from the sketchbook

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

After a rummage around my pen box (way too many for a pencil case) I fancied playing around with a bit of a looser style. When I'm tired I think this style comes a little easier...its warm and sunny here and feels like a lazy day!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ruffles ahoy

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Inspired by Queen Michelle's quite understandable devotion to ruffles...I give you these ruffletastic Bruno Frisoni shoes...

ps. For some reason this doodle comes out clearer on my flickr page...click away for eye crossing inducing dots)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Everyone loves a little bit of fringing...

Friday, June 20, 2008
Louboutin for Jonathan Saunders

Tagged

The lovely Vanessa (take a look at her blog, I'm addicted and inspired all at the same time) tagged me a long time ago...I'm sorry for the looong delay!

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
Hmm, I was 13, so probably riding around on my bike trying to look cool (probably failing, I think I was a "young" 13!)

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today
Spend some time doodling, finishing the never ending bracelet pic!
Sort the ever increasing piles of stuff on my desk and attempt to organise my drawers (I have the feeling this isn't going to happen)
Flick through the 2 books I bought in Liberty's yesterday, and try and learn crochet for the umpteenth time!
Have a look at all of the exhibitons I want to visit next week, there are some great ones in London at the moment and I'm feeling like a bit of a cultural week!
Eat as much beetroot as possible (unexplainable addiction of mine)

3) Snacks I enjoy:
Oops...I should have read ahead...see above for one of them! Add to that, cold fresh pineapple and grapes. I guess they're kind of healthy for snacks but I crave weird things sometimes :)

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire
Open my own little shops selling everything from crafty bits and pieces to jewellery sourced from all over the world. It would be a treasure trove of oddities...the best way I can describe it is kind of like a crazy old ladies collection of odd yet beautiful things.

5)Places I have lived before
I've always been based in London, and although sometimes I crave to be elsewhere, really I don't think I would want to live anywhere else :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Nearly there...

Thursday, June 19, 2008
It's nearly done!!

I had a strange morning...first a woman got on the bus who brought with her an aroma of Jammie Dodger's...quite possibly the best bus smell I have ever experienced! Also, I spotted about five different people in completely separate locations carrying violins (one women was struggling with three!)...is there some kind of stringed instrument gathering happening in London today?!

Finally, this is one of the best corporate websites I have come across in a while, I've spent the last half and hour playing around on it and intend to spend another later this afternoon! Who can resist Hermès ?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sparkles, part 2

Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I'm taking my time with this one as I'm trying to pack in as much detail as possible. A lot of people ask how I have the patience to draw in such an intricate style but I actually find it quite relaxing! For me, sitting in the sun (which has unfortunately disappeared today) sipping a frappuccino and drawing is the perfect morning.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sparkles

Monday, June 16, 2008
So good I had to draw it

A few more...

Best named flowers ever


She reminded me a little of Patricia Field although I'm not sure what she was so spooked by...

I've spent the afternoon making a birthday present for my mum (mum if you're reading this...avert your eyes!!)

A flowery weekend

The perfect weekend, celebrating fathers day, starting with breakfast here

(it's apple and carrot by the way)

Which was followed by a lovely stroll around the Marylebone summer fayre. Marylebone is a wonderful area to walk around any time of the year but during this one day fayre all of the restaurants and cafes spill out on to the street and open up stalls offering their wares.

Plus it was the first outing for...ta da...the new camera! I opted for the Canon which came highly remommended (thank you everyone for the help!) so here are the obligatory flower photos that have to be taken with a new camera :)



And finally, carrying on with the floral theme, of all of the Marimekko collaborations, this one has to be one of my favourites

Friday, June 13, 2008

Morning Biccie

Friday, June 13, 2008
Thank you for the little pieces of advice and encouragment, I still feel guilty about my last post and am in two minds about keeping it up. It honestly isn't meant maliciously, I just don't want to get the point where I feel I have to start sending out emails (most probably because I wouldn't know what to write!). I'm not one for confrontation so I'm going to carry on doing what I do and accept the whole situation as a form of flattery, the glass is half full, no?

Have a lovely day everyone :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hmm

Thursday, June 12, 2008
Um...just seeking a quick piece of advice...what do you do if you notice someone's work has become precariously similar to yours?  I'm all for nurturing new talent and I love to see upcoming illustrators drawings but when you see increasing similarities in styles/themes etc is it wrong to feel slightly put out?  I'm sure this happens in every field of work and I feel slightly guilty at the fact that I have to write a post on it...but I wasn't really sure how else to approach it! Sorry, its not meant to be a rant, accusation or anything along those lines...just a little note from a little blogger :)

Doodles and the like


Some recent bits and pieces...no particular motivation, just playing around with collage (note to self, remember to remove pieces of salad from the scanner next time...)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hello again!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008
A big thank to you all of the well wishers about my arm...thankfully only a bit of bruising and no breaking! The evil tooth is being seen to very soon which I'm not looking forward to but to distract myself I'm happily spending the morning back doodling and looking over some of my pressies from last week.


I got a great little collection of books which I'm currently poring over, and woke up to a birthday cupcake from here (unfortunately devoured before I could take a snap of it) and everything was topped off by these...

I wouldn't have previously called myself a chunky boot kind of girl but the thought of wearing these with little dresses was just too much...kind of a contrast to my usual light trainers or little brogues but a change is good once in a while! I'm looking forward to stomping around in them :)

Plus...goodbye old camera...

hopefully hello new

Friday, June 06, 2008

Ouch...again

Friday, June 06, 2008
Posting will hopefully resume very soon...I spent the morning in a&e getting my arm x-rayed (my doodling arm....nooo!) after falling over last night. Apart from Monday, which was a lovely birthday indeed, it's just been one of those weeks!

In the mean time it's things like this that make smile on days like these