Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Seasons Greetings

I hope you have all had a very merry Christmas, and are recovering nicely from the huge amounts of food and drink. We had a white Christmas at home, which we enjoyed from inside in the warm with the fire going. The tree looked magnificent (and tastefully decorated this year...brother very offended), and the food we ate was ridiculous. One of my favourite presents this year was a fantastic Indian cookbook, it has over 1000 recipes in, beautiful photography and the pages are bible-thin. It comes in a canvas bag too which is nice. The recipes look so exciting, but there are so many i don't know where to start.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Belle & Sebastian

21st December @ The Barrowlands, Glasgow
Set List
I didn't see it coming
I'm a Cuckoo
Step into my office, baby
I'm not living in the real world
Piazza, New York Catcher
I want the world to stop
Lord Anthony
Sukie in the graveyard
Fox in the snow
My Wandering Days are over
The Wrong Girl
There's Too Much Love
The Boy with the Arab Strap
If you find yourself caught in love
Judy and the dream of horses
Sleep the clock around

Lazy Line Painter Jane
Me and The Major

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Glasgow Snow

Quick visit up to Glasgow for a few days with Fran. On Tuesday morning we went for a frosty walk round Kelvingrove Park, which is 5 minutes from her flat. It was so pretty under a blanket of snow, although extremely chilly. It was nice when the sun came through the trees and warmed your legs a bit. Love love love Glasgow.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010


painting leaves and sticking them back on the trees?
why not.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Drowning in Ideas

I feel like i'm using my brain more than i ever have. The last few days i've come home aching from thinking. Having to generate so many ideas then dismiss them is painful. For once i would like to sit on the floor in a stark white room with the door closed, and have no ideas for a while.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Welcome Winter

Just as November's comings to an end, the snow has started falling, paving the way for what looks to be a rather chilly December. Naturally the country has ground to a halt and it is the only thing people can seem to talk about. Whilst trying to remain positive about the large dump of cold outside my front door, i came across this photo taken on Christmas day last year. It was the most perfect day for a brisk walk in the countryside, working up an appetite for the monstrous amount of food that was to follow. I hope this year's Christmas day weather is similar, i would love to do that again. Welcome winter.

Sunday, 28 November 2010


Last night i went to see The National play at the Academy, it was pretty wonderful. The support (Phosphorescent) played really well, and then the National came on and made everyone melt. The frontman Matt Berninger has such a deep, lovely voice. They came on for an encore and for the final song, they asked everyone to be silent as they were going to try and play a song without microphones. You could have heard a pin drop, it began so quietly, and then the crowd softly started joining in (bizarrely in tune) and got louder and louder. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room, it was beautiful. My friend happened to record it, it doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Project 2.2 Final

It's been extremely busy here since i got back from NY, haven't had much time to think about blogging or anything else for that matter. Yesterday i handed in my 4 final pieces for project 2.2, they were 4 prints made using letterpress. I spent hours and hours in their earlier this week trying to perfect them, and have gone through more paper than i care to think about. Anyway, here are my two favourites...

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Scott Fitzgerald

Love these special edition covers. I couldn't just buy one, i'd want the whole set. Nevermind.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Education Cuts

any thoughts?

Friday, 19 November 2010

Project 2.2

Just a first rough draft of how my project might end up looking. Would love to take this into letterpress.

Consider this a sneak preview

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Red & Blue

I think i'm slightly addicted to design using just these two colours, why does it look so appealing?? I'm trying to find a good enough reason to use red & blue for my final piece, i'm hoping i'll maybe go down the letterpress route.  Watch this space.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Home Again

Back from my New York adventure, completely worn out and in need of a few days recuperation, sadly everything's full steam ahead so i'll just have to keep my head down and power on. I though NY was a fantastically diverse city, my head's been on a 360 degree rotation for five days, there was so much to look at in every direction. We walked pretty much all day every day so i hope that counteracted the vast amount of food we ate...probably not, we did eat a silly amount. Here are a few snaps of my favourite bit, Central Park - the weather was perfect and the leaves were beautiful, we even took a picnic there one day for lunch.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

There will be an absense of blogging for the coming week as i am flitting off to New York with the Man Candy tomorrow, i'm giddy with excitement i can't stay still. I don't know how near an internet connection i'll be, but if i can, i'll post some lovely photos of our trip. See you soon xxx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Exhibition Space

Yesterday morning i went to the Art Cafe and put my exhibition pieces up. It was a nice morning of white paint, dodgy ladders and coffee. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's work up.

Exhibition opens on the 11th November.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

What Do You Consider Fun?

Research for my current project...
I'm asking people what they consider fun, a line from The Tom Tom Club's 'Genius of Love'.

What do you consider fun??

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


My current project is all about mapping and info-graphics, so i thought i'd share some of the fairly lovely ways of presenting data we've been shown recently...

How fantastic is this?? Shakespeare's Hamlet in diagram form.