Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Leslie Dallion

Leslie Dallion is an illustrator with a wonderful retro sense of style. I adore these bobbins available at Leslie's shop Pie For Blackbirds.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Envelope Project

It is the beginning of the holidays and I am playing. I think my desire to play is compounded by lack of sleep (due to feeding chick). So I have spent the evening making a pet guinea pig to send to Pip in Australia.

Klas Ernflo

The simple joy of colour and flow of paint, 'colour pad' from the amazingly talented Klas Ernflo. Some time ago I blogged his campaign against pollution of the sea which is simply fantastic.

Fred's Fantastic Flea Circus

This traveling circus collapses down and all fits in the box.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Match Box Art

We did match box art this weekend, Freya's boxes are top and bottom images. Cousin Rowan's 'Random Land' is the middle image. I am still working on mine, match boxes are lovely things to work with, it is great having a tiny enclosed environment to contain your ideas.

Yelena Bryksenkova I

Illustrations from the portfolio of Yelena Bryksenkova. Yelena's works have a serenity and feeling of time about them, and with her use of dashes, akin to stitches, her works also reminds me of sewing patterns, patterns for life.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Sandra Eterovic

The compelling work of Sandra Eterovic a surface designer from Melbourne who makes these naive and strangely wonderful pieces from ply wood.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan is an artist who trained in Fine art at Chelsea School of Art. Jane makes these wonderful charismatic Automata. Jane has a cow shed as a studio in Cornwall and delights in reclaimed wood, and simple mechanisms to bring her unique work to life, pictured is her panto cow.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

George Wyllie Straw Locomotive

In 1987 George Wyllie made this fantastic tribute 'the straw locomotive' to Springburn's railway heritage.

George Wyllie Paper Boat

80 foot Paper Boat on the Clyde by George Wyllie 1989.

Fantastic Present

There are heroes in your life, people who hold a wee place in your heart, George Wyllie is one of mine, and a message in a bottle was waiting on my desk this morning. This was a daft present to a friend of mine Tom Pratt from George Wyllie ( a paper boat in a bottle) and he has wonderfully and so kindly given it to me. Thanks Tom I have a smile from ear to ear.

Sara Illenberger plays with her food

Sara Illenberger has produced lots of amazing work for different food articles in the magazine NEON. This dress is stunning I love the leek straps, her meat A-Z Fleisch is also fantastic but not as pretty.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Midori Harima

'Through art, I try to create a place where someone can reconstruct wholeness out of controlled and fragmented information. I am interested in what this wholeness is and how it will be reflected in reality.' ModoriHarima. A very interesting portfolio, works constructed from photocopy's and paper clay, often incorporating projected images.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Ana Baravelli

Beautiful paper cuts for Ana Baravelli's The Green Box, Hanging Garden Project.

Sara Illenberger

Sara Illenberger is incredibly ingenious, talented and inventive. Above are pictures from an air freshener advertising campaign. I love this idea 'a pop up door', one day I would love to make one myself.

Joe Nigel Coleman

Found this lovely image in Joe's Nigel Coleman's photostream. Joe is a photographer from Australia. These 'Hot Watties' remind me of Saul Steinberg, created by Sara Coleman Joe's mum.

Sunday, 20 June 2010


I have, as you know, a labour of love at the moment. He has made it through the weekend and is amazing. He is still with an egg tooth, and so is just days old. He had fallen so far and into such a dangerous place, it is amazing he has survived. I am going to post a daily picture of him at my flickr so as to document his growth and development. As you know I already have a strange affiliation with a wild gull so I cannot release him here, and propose, all being well to release him from my parents who are in a position to give him support until he becomes independent.

Peg, birds on the wire

3D Dress

I don't often offer up fashion items on this blog, but I loved this because it is so clever. Fashion student Jennifer O'Flaherty and Textiles student Charlotte Helyar collaborated to create this incredible dress for there degree show at ECA, viewed through 3D glasses the cityscape dances before your eyes and makes you laugh with wonder, fantastic!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Abaigeal Milne

Abaigael Milne has just graduated from ECA with this exhibition of colour. These globes reminded me of Eric Carle who once said, that if he could have one wish it would be for there to be another colour in the world. Abaigael had lots of words in her display triggered by these intense orbs of colour.

A new charge

Last night I found this little 'lesser black backed gull' chick on a busy street in the road! It was too dangerous with people and cars to leave it there. So for a while I have a new responsibility, I smell very fishy as he/she flicks food all over me. Also because I was worried about it surviving the night or going hungry I have been up most of the night. But as you can see so far so good.

Thursday, 17 June 2010


I love the way people can be inspired by the strangest thing's. In this case the humble slug, muncher of lettuce, lumber jack of prize flowers and my cucumber plant, is given star treatment by Doinky Doodles.


I got a great present for today, Helium (it's my Birthday) just wonderful!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Doinky Doodles

The wonderful world of Doinky Doodles or Weng Pixin. Weng makes these functional, bright and cheery textile creations from up cycled textiles. I love these, Weng's style is loose and fun and I wish she would design more graphic works and children's books.