Aug 24, 2011

Xray pencil case


Schoolwork: drawing.
The last 'drawing' in my crime scene investigation file. All hand stitched. My tutor was right, I should have a stall at a craft fair because I am a nana.

Aug 18, 2011

paintingpaintingpainting

Oh my goodness.





Painting.


Is.






So. Much.



Fun!




50 paintings in 2 days.

now we need to choose 3 'verbs'.

mine are rinse (first right) roll (second) and blow (third.)



sounds like a hairdresser.

Aug 14, 2011

Pug.


It's a pug for Simon. =)
fineliner+white pencil.

Aug 9, 2011

Untitled (Lipstick)

Schoolwork: A performance/video piece for Time Based.
"It is an exploration of discomfort. It is about how uncomfortable it is to interact with someone who has smudged make up or lipstick on their teeth; about the discomfort of the participants when asked to create something usually accidental and avoided; about the uncomfortable relationship between a make up artist and the their subject, the vulnerability involved; and about my own discomfort regarding make up, and how clownish I feel when I wear it."

Aug 5, 2011

Grandpa

(sketch of my grandpa, charcoal and white pencil)
My goal right now, for schoolwork and my own work, is to get out of my creative comfort zone. To use media and techniques that I'm not used to, nor good at, nor that I even necessarily like. Make mistakes. Learn from them. Failure is great.

Aug 2, 2011

CSI week 2


Schoolwork: Drawing.
My series of 3 drawings, for the second week of our CSI project. I've been taking inspiration from Susan Collis' macro-sculptures and Shaun Tan's illustrations. And I've made myself the criminal.



Pencil on paper; fineliner and watercolours on layered tracing paper; fineliner and pencil on paper and plastic.

Aug 1, 2011

Macaroons

I began playing around with collage in the holidays, after Megan gave me a foot-high stack of her old magazines. Which I promptly mutilated, completely. This little piece was done as a thank you - tailor-made as she's mad about photography, tea, and macaroons. Yumm.

Mini Savouries


Recently I've been doing drawings on the bakery's blackboard during my shifts, so I can almost convince myself I'm a paid artist... of sorts. I was so glad when they introduced these pies: the picture before this was the new sticky date pudding, which were much harder to make seemingly appetizing, as they look like sticky brown lumps.