Monday, 14 June 2021

Manu Montoya I


Manu Montoya is a fantastic visual storyteller and she is doing a course online, so if you speak Spanish book your place here. I love the way Manu features so many joys of nature in her work. 

Sunday, 13 June 2021

eccplayandrecord IV

I love to make automata and nonsense, moving art. This interest started many years ago adding moving features to paper mache sculptures with my students. Extruding tape from cassettes sparked an idea of making little moving collages and so I started sacrificing my long-loved tape collection, which has languished in the attic redundant but holding sentimental value that prevented them from going to recycling.

This is an extremely fiddly process involving the printing and cutting of ridiculously tiny figures.


The movement back and forth is not really dancing so I woke in the middle of the night with Freddie Mercury hoovering across my thoughts and that led to this.

Ghost Town by The Specials seemed right for this project and for the times we are living through. However, I really want those skeletons to have more movement so I think I will be revisiting this one.


Saturday, 12 June 2021

eccplayandrecord III

Cassette tapes are still unravelling for me, with further explorations of collage for the Edinburgh Collage Collective's project #eccplayandrecord2021. 


Friday, 11 June 2021

Linzie Hunter II


I thought we should have a second post featuring Linzie Hunter, this time I'm focusing on her character pages because they are full of inventive joy.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Carly Gledhill


Today is book birthday for this peep-hole book by Carly Gledhill called, 'Frog Goes On Holiday. Carly has a wonderful palette in this book, great surface patterns, and joyful characters. 

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Yael Frankel II


Yael Frankel is making delightful inhabitants for the classic botanical photography of Karl Blossfeldt.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Linzie Hunter

It's a book birthday!!!! for Linzie Hunter, her first author/ illustrator book; 'What If Pig' about an extremely anxious and worried pig.

"Writing was - and is - an exciting challenge for me. I really wanted to write a book that reflected the inner worries and anxieties we share both as children and adults. I also wanted to write a funny and uplifting book about friendship and the importance of talking about our problems." Linzie Hunter

Mouse has never had a friend quite like Pig. Pig is so incredibly kind, fabulously fun, but he also has a big secret—he’s a tremendous worrier! When Pig gets the brilliant idea to throw a party for Mouse and their friends, he can’t help but think of everything that could possibly go wrong: What if a lion eats all the invitations? What if nobody comes? Or worse, what if everyone comes and has an absolutely awful time? What if ???
A really important book trying to dispel that terrible time and life-wasting problem of worry. 
I have admired Linzie's work for such a long time, she has a bold and humorous style and I can't wait to get a copy of this book. 

Monday, 7 June 2021

Abha Mundhra


Abha Mundhra has a very clean digital graphic style and I like the pseudo-packaging that she makes.

Sunday, 6 June 2021