Oliver Polanski does urban graphic-y, photographic and drawn images. I love the use of line and texture with sillhouette, especially in the cash point one. And that the scenes are everyday life, right now. And I think he is depicting society going downhill - environmental damage, crime, war. His website is here: http://www.oliverpolanski.co.uk/
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Monday, 28 April 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Really like these colours....
Friday, 25 April 2008
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Glee :) Look at these lovely sillhoutte picture frame things I found in the charity shop! I don't know which I like best - child holding crab or old man sweeping leaves! I plan to make them into over sized pendants :)
Lotte Reiniger is a huge inspiration for me. I think her work is stunning :D it must of been amazingly time consuming but so very worth it. Rachel at uni is always talking to me about animating my stories. I don't know how keen I am on that idea. I always think it sounds interesting. Then it doesn't feel right. Maybe it is beacause I prefer books to films...I'd rather make a beautiful storybook than a film. Perhaps I feel just because there is a story, every action doesn't need to be played out. Then again of course I do frequently enjoy films...and actions can be very beautiful. Animating my characters could be quite exciting and though I still don't feel right about it, like it wouldn't work, or it just isn't what I want to do...I may in fact enjoy it and be surprised by the results so I know I should push myself to have a real go...
Monday, 21 April 2008
Kurt Jackson is my definite favourite artist. I love the energy and passion in his work. I think it's utterly beautiful. His paintings remind me of my childhood. And of happy moments when I can stop and breathe and appreciate. He paints the same scene repeatedly in different lights, moments. These paintings are memories. And they capture how beautiful England is :) I love England so much...I think sometimes people don't realise how lovely this country is. And it hurts to think what climate change might cause us to lose.
Sunday, 20 April 2008
Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock is beautiful :D It's like The Jolly Postman for grown ups! Letters you take out of envelopes and read. It feels so intimate. A correspondence between Grffin and Sabine who have never met. It's a little magical and very charming and the illustrations make me very happy. Strange animals, weird things and detail :D It's a trilogy, I so want the other two!
Saturday, 19 April 2008
After reading the Grow your Own guide that came free with the guardian a few weeks back I have fallen in love with the idea of growing my own vegetables. As I'm only renting, I won't be starting a vegetable plot any time soon so my love will not be put to the test.
But I can happily look at drawings of fresh delicious vegetables! These I found on http://www.panteek.com/fruit.htm where I believe you can buy prints :) Mmmm.
My more immediate plan is to do drawings of vegetables. Much more doable than actually growing them!
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
I had such an amazingly good time in Poland! We stayed with family I never knew I had before as our families had lost touch. They are lovely lovely lovely, cooked us lovely food and took us about. These are pictures from their home and from our visit to Pszczyna which had a castle museum place (where you must wear slippers over your shoes) and the cars got clamped dammit!
I can't believe how little I've posted lately! I've been enjoying a much needed rest. I'm loving pottering about the house, cleaning, cooking, watching tv and making furniture(!) have also been to Poland. Individual posts coming up, this one is for the amaazing cartoon I have just discovered! Pedro and Frankensheep! I've seen only two but I love the drawing, the voices, the songs and the storylines! It's short and snappy (which means it can hold my attention) and genius :D if only I could always be home at 3:25 or whenever it be on!
Ah! I can watch them online here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/?category=pedro yay :)