Thursday, 3 December 2020

Sarah Dyer

I have been dipping in and out of Sarah Dyer's portfolio, and she has definitely caught my attention with her folktale week works, made using collage and pastel, though it is a sad tale of consequences I adore the image of the girl in the translucent cocoon and I am looking forward to the final installment. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Hatsuki Miyahara


I chose this illustration for today, the 1st of December for its clarity of colour and hope, it is by Japanese illustrator Hatsuki Miyahara.

Monday, 30 November 2020

Friday, 27 November 2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Naomi Batts


Simply because I love tigers and drawings of tigers, here are some of Naomi Batts orange wonders.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Gil Scott Heron II


I made a new Gil Scott Heron zine at the weekend this time using metallic implements to create the urban base in gelatine prints. I still love making these tiny one-off books, they are like a diary.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Victoria Semykina


I adore this piece made by Victoria Semykina, and I love what she has written about it. Having found two leather suitcases of photographs last week I feel hopeless as to what to do with this ancient treasure of love.
"I made this paper ship ages ago, but it still means a lot to me and I love how it came out. It's about the people that nobody remembers and they float away from our memory. The smoke was made from the old letters in different languages." Victoria Semykina

Monday, 23 November 2020

Ryan Sonderegger

'What Wesley Wore',  published by Owlet Press is a children’s book written by Samuel Langley-Swain and illustrated by Ryan Sonderegger. It tells the story of Wesley the Weasel, an individual who struggles to be accepted by a group of weasels who don't like anyone being different. Weasley loves wearing interesting clothes and his unique style means that he is bullied and ostracised. This fantastic book provides a great story for children to think about and discuss bullying, style, and individuality, and the illustrations of Weasley's fantastic outfits are magical and Samuel Langley-Swain's writing has a wonderful easy rhythm that allows the story to flow beautifully. 

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Ximo Abadia II



'The Extraordinary Elements' is an exciting, accessible, exploration of the periodic table and its constituent elements, again a result of the clear and interesting writing of Colin Stewart and magical, funny, and memorable illustrations of Ximo Abadia.  Published by Big Picture Press in 2020.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Ximo Abadia I

'The Speed of Starlight' was published by Big Picture Press, in paperback last week and I was lucky to be sent a copy to review. It is an amazing exploration of physics in all its wonder, clearly and engagingly explained by science writer Colin Stewart and made even more magical by the stylish illustrations of Ximo Abadia.