Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Yokoyama Yu I

Japanese illustrator Yokoyama Yu's works are so loose, they almost worry you, that the message and understanding will fall off the page. What a talent to create meaning with so few, hasty marks.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Masuda Karashi

Masuda Karashi's work just amazes me, I cannot get enough of her strange characters that walk confidently away from the abstract wreckage of newspaper photographs that launched them, they are  reincarnations from a surreal imagination and I couldn't love them more.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Folktale week

Folktale week arrived last week, with some illness in my house so there was time to create quiet drawings. Above: is my response to forest, which I decided was; Beauty and the Beast, Below: Magic, 'A dandelion waiting for Spring'.

and then there was a Witch who even scared me.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Friday, 16 November 2018

Kaede Machiko I

I love this bare branch tree by Japanese illustrator Kaede Machiko. the wrong but wonderfully right texture on the bark and the three beams of thicht the moon, the owl and the little lady and her cat. A great illustration of winter.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Katagiri Mizuki

I collect stones as many people do and so I love this drawing by Katagiri Mizuki incorporating stones.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Katsu Chitose II

A patterned large cat covered with doors and windows by Chitose Chitose, the meaning is ambiguous the leopard/ cheetah is not happy adorned in all of the paraphernalia of human habitation.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Katsou Chitose I

Chitose Chitose creates these magical mandalas of beasts rich with colour and pattern.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Sally Welchman V

Sally Welchman's work always charms me and I am fortunate to own a few of her pieces. I loved this sparrow, that emerged from her studio, in a little pink dress last week.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Extinction II

Continuing my theme of extinction; 'The Rabbs Fringe-limbed Treefrog'.
I remember this frog as it was on the cover of a wildlife book I had as a child, so it is especially poignant to me that it is no longer on the planet somewhere having a lovely life munching bugs in the trees.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Friday Mornings

What a joy it is to spend Fridays composing stories with primary children, and letting them go wild in my art bin and with my large jar of googly eyes, Fridays are my new favourite day.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Warhol's Landfill

Warhol's Landfill created his Inktober using shopping receipts and ink pen. I love the originality of the media and the layering created.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018