Thursday, 2 April 2020

Masuda Karushi II

I love the abstract remains of マスダカルシ Masuda Karushi's collages and the wonderful things her imagination creates.

Jon Klassen

The wonderful Jon Klassen always loves a hat in his pictures. This image made me think of self-isolating, although they are not two meters apart, they are separate and lost in there own thoughts.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Alessandra Olanow

I found these newspapers earlier this year but couldn't find the artist until now. I wish Alessandra Olanow was in charge of the news and that the news was happy just now. 

Monday, 30 March 2020

A Never Ending Story Book

My fourth how-to video took a day to make, with endless retakes, so I hope you enjoy it and have a go at making your own.

Hiroko Kubota II

Monkeys are running riot in Thailand because the tourists aren't there to feed them, our isolation to deal with this virus is impacting on the wild animals and birds who have adapted to our presence, our generosity or mess.
Here the seagulls are going to be hungry, with no lunchtime litter from school kids now confined to home, or evening litter from evening revelers is missing to as pubs, restaurants and takeaways are closed.
I liked the gentle kindness of this food sharing illustration by Hiroko Kubota.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Thea Lu II

A lovely meeting with a swan by Thea Lu, walking in the cemetery garden among the narcissi.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Maria José de Telleria III

Love the loose mixed-media illustrations of Argentinian illustrator Maria José de Telleria, and I have chosen this torchlight selection to celebrate the beginning of summertime and the clocks changing this weekend.

Friday, 27 March 2020

A rainbow for hope

My second instruction video, this one is for a rainbow heart, that can be an expanding insert for a card or a decoration in its own right. 

Saki Matsumoto

Saki Matsumoto's bold, colourful and exciting prints, a screen print, below a risograph.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Youtube and beyond

So I was asked this week to put together some how-to videos for homeschooling and morale-boosting during these difficult times. I have made one video before as part of my MA, but it has been a couple of years. I have shared it via Instagram and my Facebook page and now I have popped it on Youtube. I will try to make one a day for the foreseeable future, and where I can use easily obtained materials.

Jochen Gerner

Some strange birdlike people from the sketchbooks of French illustrator Jochen Gerner.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Charlotte Turner

Charlotte Turner's wonderful studies of stones inspired by her finds and explorations of the Dorset coast.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Concertina hole book IV

 This is an odd concertina book, it has a concertina of pages through which a concertina arm stretches through from the back. It has ended up being a documentation of what has touched me in the last few days and what I have touched. Seed potatoes are chitting, the bulbs and spring flowers are a balm for the eyes. Bird song has been a mind fixing melody of my early solitary morning walks and I have been removing litter.