29 December 2012

a head a day

Nelleke Verhoeff: 'A Face A Day'

I've become very inspired by Nelleke Verhoeff of  Red Cheeks Factory, and her 'A Face A Day' for a year  project. I was particularly drawn to her playful style and the fact she's kept her palette pretty much consistent throughout, which I think is quite an amazing achievement.

Lisa Congdon: 'A Collection A Day'

It's by no means a new concept, many an artist, especially in the age of social media, has launched their own version of this daily diligence. A wonderful example is Lisa Congdon's 'A Collection A Day' - daily photographed displays of her often quirky personal collections (just how much STUFF does she have??!) which was then made into a funky book in a glorious (collectible!) tin box.

Kirsten Sims: A Drawing A Day

I've also loved seeing recent daily uploads by Kirsten Sims. Unlike Nelleke, Kirsten's style slips all over the place - this is not at all a criticism, as I can relate so much more easily to this approach!! And will be one I follow myself.

So... something has finally clicked. I'm going to take a leap, and commit to a similar project myself - and I think faces/portraits is the way to go - as from the 1 Jan. Ahh, have I just said that publicly?! I am so not a creature of habit, so this will be an interesting test of self :^)

06 December 2012

landscaping with percival

How to design the ideal indoor garden space? Just ask little Percival (you'll find him perched on the left chair!). He has a love of potted plants, reading, tea and let's not forget, exceptional balancing skills! - - 'Landscaping with Percival', the original drawing from the exhibition at URSAstudiospace entitled 'score for uncharted flights' , is now available in the shop... https://www.etsy.com/listing/116991161/original-drawing-landscaping-with

This image also happens to be included in the calendar for the month of April!