Thursday, 15 July 2010

Family Album

Here is something I made whilst scanning in some old family pictures, I was just fiddling around with the idea of an old album page.
I love the big frames/pages around these portraits, I think they may be brother and sister

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

'Lil Ellis

I've been doing so much collage and photoshop based work lately that I felt I should do abit of drawing today, I did some sketches with a fineliner based on photographs I took from a festival at the weekend. This one, of a friends baby boy Ellis came out the best so I thought I'd share it

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Mid West

I just had to make something with todays new scans, I did a postcard style pictures based on American Ghost towns again, something I am so into at the moment.
I had songs like "The Ballad of Hollis Brown" in mind for this one

You looked for work and money, and walked a rugged mile,
Your children are you hungry that they don’t know how to smile,
Your babies crying louder now, its pounding on your brain,
your wifes screams are stabbing you like the dirty, driving rain,

New pictures

I bought two new pictures from an antique shop in Malvern last week, They're very pretty and will definately come in useful for my work
This one has such a hugh, awesome frame, I just had to get it

And I liked the more delicate frame around this one

And here are afew more from my collection that I had forgotten about and unearthed from the depths of my student room
These two boys will be appearing in my work very soon,

And I love this one of Indian siblings, taken in 1925, I love how happy they look, and they're dusty raggedy clothes make a change from my usual super rich children in furs and jewels

Friday, 2 July 2010

Runs in the Family

My Auntie Jean and her 'hedgies' have been featured in a knitting magazine, I thought i'd share the article on here, so you can all see what she does (and how much she looks like me)
She sends her cute Hedgehogs to our family all around the world with different outfits and accessories for each one. I guess we all love making things in this family, its great to compare what we all create.