Saturday, 29 August 2009

Bob da Fwog

Look how cute this little dude is:



I picked him up in the Lego shop here in Brighton on Churchill Square for the bargain price of £1. He's to raise funds for charidee, in particular The National Autistic Society, who is Lego's charity partner for 2008-10. Go spend a quid on a sweet lil' fwoggy and raise money for good causes at the same time. Go on.

Friday, 28 August 2009


Just a few photos from York this past weekend. I have a tonne more to sort through, but I'm sure I'll get there soon enough!









Friday, 21 August 2009

Take ME Home!

This is a poster and display I did this week in my new permanent library:



It's quite cool to have more responsibility and be able to do fun things like new display boards and sort out all the leaflet promos. This one is to try to get you to take new(er) books home and give new authors a try. I also made a set of bookmarks that the borrowers can take, too. Awesome fun.

I'm off to York for a long weekend with Boyfriend bright and early (ie stupid o'clock) tomorrow morning. Can't wait. Hopefully I'll have lots of photos to share, unlike when we went to Oxford last year and I was too busy looking around to remember to take many. I've even cleared my memory card for the first time this year in readiness! See y'all next week.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

"Forever Young"

A picture book based on the lyrics of Bob Dylan and illustrated by Paul Rogers. I wouldn't call myself a Dylan fan by any stretch, but the illos are just FAB.








There's a bit of an animation for it, too:

Sunday, 16 August 2009


Thanks for all your positive comments about RV and Cupcake over the past couple of days. I've been suffering from a bit of a lack of Illo Mojo, so it's been nice to rediscover that and a new direction/style/approach/set of skills in the process. I shall do a mail out with her in the next couple of weeks. I've just sent out my Pirates postcards, so hopefully some new black & white work will come in due to that. I don't want to over-bombard Art Directors with my stuff!

I've been trying to have a bit of a DIY day today. I wanted to paint the radiator in the hallway as most of the paint has flaked off due to a) some idiot in the past undercoating it with emulsion and b) the paint being a gazillion years old. However, it's turned out to be more complicated than I had hoped to get ALL the paint off, so I had to take an unscheduled trip to Focus for supplies and I'm now waiting for various chemicals to do their thang before I can paint.

So, to fill my time, I made these instead from blackberries growing across the road (properly washed, of course), and oats and orange juice:




I may or may not have had three already while they were still warm, so grab one while you can!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Shoreham by Sea

Which is a lovely little town halfway between Brighton and Worthing. Boyfriend and I went for a wander there this Sunday to look at the houseboats, stroll along the river, smell the sea and visit the Art Deco airport for a cup of tea.














Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Art for Hearts

A couple of months ago, I received an email from a guy called Ian Stacey, who was after donations of artwork for a charity auction he was setting up in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. His baby son had to go through a heart transplant at five weeks old, so he wanted to do something to say thanks to all those fantastic people at GOSH.

I sent him a set of LRRH prints to auction off, and yesterday he sent me a link to his blog, Art for Hearts, detailing all the other artwork and telling you all about the up-coming auction. Hopefully the auction will take place soon and he will raise lots of money for a very good cause. You can read all about Ian, his wife, Kristine, and his son, Tom, in a Times Online article here.

Go raise money for good causes!