Saturday, 11 December 2010


Hey guys, just wanted to plug my OTHER blog...but i will also still be posting on here regularly for all things fine art.
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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


New style, new pens, new new new. Hello, been working on a few bits today, some better than others. But here's my two favorite creations of the day. . .

Friday, 19 November 2010


Hello everyone,
Ive been in london for the past few days, my friend Mister Lego had his first solo exhibition last night at CAMP in old street, 'An animal a day keeps the doctor away'. It turned out great, you should can out his work here 'Eat Pencil'. It was inspiring to see such consistent, interesting and funny pieces, as well as catching up with old faces from Central Saint Martins. In the words of Mister Lego, 'A world take over is possible'. Real Talk. Been working on some new drawings, but on Monday I finished this painting (below). For the first time since starting third year I feel like I've found my direction with this piece, definitely the style I've been aiming for. This style remains consistent in my new drawings too, which will be completed and UP on here by Monday/Tuesday.

Watch this space buddy.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


I'm thinking of creating a new character called 'mugs mcgee' who is always pissed off because people keep taking him for a MUG. I'm making quite a few new characters at the moment, and once complete i will base these around my FINAL project! I've been working on some other bits as well while in the studio, trying to keep on top of things but i've been ill :-( . . .Theres the 'feel like a cuppa' pieces which are variations of one piece (text and illustration), then theres a few random bits i did this weekend.

Thursday, 4 November 2010


I'm in a crazy good mood right now// Just sorted an amazing internship for next summer after graduation. Such a great opportunity, i'm so excited! Anyway, apart from handling 'business' today, i also quickly finished this gaga piece i did a while back. I hope to get this printed on tee's and sell them to Japanese gaga die hard fans. Yeup.

Monday, 1 November 2010


I did a lymphomite piece last year called 'YOU MELON', so i thought i'd continue on from that with this new text piece. This made me laugh, and im hoping to do a series of illustrations/paintings to go with the text pieces very VERY soon. Sort of have an idea of where i want my work to go this year, and its pretty different from what i initially wanted to do. exciting yeah.

Thursday, 21 October 2010


"Is the view of nature and of social relations which shaped Greek imagination and thus Greek mythology possible in the age of automatic machinery and railways and locomotives and electric telegraphs? [...] All mythology masters and dominates and shapes the forces of nature in and through imagination; hence it disappears as soon as man gains mastery over the forces of nature"
- Karl Marx, Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy.

The work is on hold for a minute while i handle some contextual business.

Monday, 18 October 2010


Despite my laptop crashing atleast 5 times, i managed to finish something i came up with earlier.

The top one (below) is the main one...then i started messing around on photoshop and the rest were my favourite results.



Saturday, 16 October 2010


Word. Been working on these new text pieces, my favourite is one inspired by my good friend Mister Lego, from when he once said 'if i saw your friend on road, i would move to her nicely like a six chicken nugget meal'.

These might go on some t-shirts. . .not too sure yet. Gonna start getting samples printed soon!

Thursday, 14 October 2010



Tuesday, 12 October 2010


I just cannot keep away from those lymphomites. Finally finished one of the lymphomania pieces. . .which will eventually be used for t-shirt designs. I'm working on another pastel toned one, just because i love me some pastel tone. . .this one is a bit more 'crazy'. I'm pleased with the outcome. . .

I've also been working on another oil painting in the studio, which i will post pictures of tomorrow (its basically one of the drawings i posted in my last post, whey).

Please keep checking up on the blog for the finished tee's, i promise they will be worth it!


Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Hello Hello,

Been working on some new bits since uni started up again. Been looking at the CoBra movement, scully, and all sorts just to build on a new style. Reminiscent of my work last year, had to do a presentation today, brought back some funny memories (i.e. 'ive watched twilight three times and i still feel nothing').
Anywhich, i dont have any images of the oil painting i did, infact im not too sure how i feel about it at the moment. Going back in the studio tomorrow to work on a new piece/ finish the last one up. But not being funny, someone stole my DAY OLD white spirit. That definitely killed my studio spirit, right now im just hating on everyone who might have done it, only cost 1 quid but STILL.
I've also been working on some lymphomite/new graphic illustrations. The new graphic pieces started as sketched ideas for paintings but i decided what would be the harm in doing both . . . .

With the lymphomite piece im hoping to get it printed onto t-shirts (once its all coloured in and shit) so LOOK OUT FOR THOSE COMING SOON!


Monday, 13 September 2010


Things i like. In no particular order.

1. 80's album covers (Japanese versions)

2. Liam Scully

3. Princess Mononoke

4. Manuel, Bear

5. 80's television

6. GaGa

7. Geometric graphic illustrations

8. Saving daily Google designs

9. Duckie, Pretty in Pink

10. Parra

Monday, 6 September 2010


One of my most favourite people ever. Hands down.

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Hello! Today was my day off, and as usual i ended up doing the opposite of what i had planned. Good day though, spent most of it cotching, then went to the doctor for my x-ray results. Kinda sucked because i really wanted to see the actual x-ray of my head, but instead we got 'notes' on the results, which weren't really that helpful. I learned that my jaw is disjointed, that i have very good teeth, a piece of metal in my face (nose ring), and that i have nice nail varnish (totally unrelated compliment from my doctor). So yeah, more x-rays once im back in Leeds. Hella lot of radiation up in my skull!

I also visited the new poundland in my area, poshest pound land i've ever been to. Never seen so many rich folk get excited over cheap things. I found myself going round thinking 'how much is this? there's no prices on anything-...oh wait yeah this is poundland'. SOMETIMES THEY CHARGE YOU MORE THAN A POUND, I SWEAR! I got some cute socks meant for 12 year olds. Then my mate picked me up in her mercedes (pimpin pimpin) and we went out to dinner in town. Bloody lovely.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Another day, another obsession. But firstly my thanks goes to Magoo (Tallulah) for introducing me to thee oh sees, i cant stop listening to Dumb Drums. This song is chilling me the hell out. The Hound of foggy notion is also a great album. If i owned a shop, i would definitely play this album all the time (not sure why me having a shop is relevant but a girl can dream/fantasize!).
Anyway, after gaining a friendly link into the doc martens world and learning i can get a mega 75% off of doc martens i have fully immersed myself into it, and spent most of my day deciding what pair(s) i want. (NOTE TO SELF: THIS IS WHY YOUR POOR). I have one pair of doc's already, i love them but they a flipping hard to wear in, and i usually end up with really sore and tired feet by the end of the day. I hafta say though, doc's are the business in the snow. I didn't fall once last winter, i felt so safe!

This time i'm going all out, its between some beautiful patent heel boots (which i most probably hafta buy at some point in life), or the classic docs (two different styles). I need to decide by tonight because my inside man is doing the deal tomorrow, TOO MUCH PRESSURE.

I've decided on these (nearly an hour after i started writing this).

I really hope the patent ones are nice on. I'm just worried i wont get enough wear out of them...ahhh shit. Whatever. Other options were the midnight blue adrian shoe, the cherry red 1461 shoe or the sawyer boot.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Holy mackerel. I am officially the worst decision maker EVER. Not even with important decisions, but with the lamest of decision making, (i.e. which bag shall i buy?). Ive been sitting here for about 2 hours trying to decide between a union jack backpack or a plain black backpack. My sensible side says 'go for the plain black, you'll get more use out it', then my crazy side says 'GO WILD, GET THE UNION JACK, THIS IS ENGLAND!'. So I flipped a coin and got tails which meant to scrap the union jack. But I JUSTCANTDOIT! There's NO way I can justify spending that much money two days after payday, but I want everything!
This is where I came to the conclusion that there is no way that I can live my life being poor. I actually want too much stuff. Working in retail full time for the first time in my life has reaffirmed that retail money is SHIT and NOT WORTH IT for the SHIT money that you get. I mean, it's not bad, but then you take away rent money, phone bills and travel expenses, all your left with one semi-decent night out on the razzle and maybe a kebab. PISSED.

I went to carnival yesterday too and I had such a good time. For a day that started rubbish (pissing it down/kfc cravings/left my travel card at home), it actually ended super good. The day consisted of dancing down ladbroke grove behind soca floats, watching mega straight edge men get attacked/violeted/danced up on by rowdy women, drinking beer, paying random egyptian men money to use their loo, and getting papped by mix mag. Hello! Finished it off with a lovely curry.

I've also become obsessed with a few more things in past few months, one being BOWS (all shapes, sizes and colours) and leopard print (everything!). Usually i'll wear my hair in a bun and put a nice bow on top! Beats my standard messy look.

And with the leopard print, you can never add enough ghetto animal print to an outfit....actually thats a lie (and if the woman who asked me whether leopard print shoes would go with her already leopard print dress is reading this, the answer is that you definitely CAN add TOO MUCH ghetto animal print to an outfit). Check whitney's shoes (aka mine now too).

Well in writing this entry i've decided to scrap the union jack, i'll probably re-consider in a few weeks. Ahh poppycock.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Today was a dark day, mostly a blur. Last night was a good night, mostly spent getting PAPPED BY THE COBRA SNAKE (but whatever, no big deal). Mark the cobra snake guy also told me i had a good look (areyoudumb!), then our (other) mark lilly made friends with laena from The Like. Mark likes the Like. They wore good lace! I recall dancing outside with some flyer guy and coco whilst singing some sorta funky house tune, then got asked out on a date by the poshest guy ever (BIZARRE).

ANYWAY back to reality, tomorrow is a 'To do list day', consisting of applying for all sorts of internships for next year in london and manchester (not sure when im gonna go after graduation yet, its between the two). I also need to amend my proposal, make some phonecalls to good people, go for a jog, and practice music-ing. Yah.

Monday, 23 August 2010


Oh hello, so much for updating this regularly. Oops. Well i've been busy as hell this summer. Working pretty much everyday and bopping around London on my days off, visiting galleries, going out etc etc. It's been pretty good considering I haven't been on holiday, but that's fine because i'm saving myself (and my pennies) for Mexico in december/january with the one and only Tallulah Magoo of course. Bloody brilliant.

Anywhich ive really gotten into the CoBra movement recently, it pretty much sums up where i want to be with my work, especially Karel Appel's Hip, Hip, Hoorah which i recently saw at the tate. Appel creates his own creature too (remember the Lymphomites?). He 'creates hybrid creature, combining human attributes with animal or birdlike features'. Im going to be working a lot with oil paints, layering, scraping and scratching, generally experimenting, still incorporating my beloved distorted figures.

On another note, i've also gotten into cupcakes and nail art. My last attempt and making cupcakes ended with really buttery buttercream, and my last trip to the nail salon resulted in really sore cuticles, but none the less i love them both. There's a cupcake shop just opened up in Topshop Oxford Circus called "Lola's" and it is amazing, and possibly the reason that i'll end up fat by the end of the summer. They make the best cupcakes; oreo, carrot, red velvet, cookies and cream, peanut butter etc! oh man i want to cry just thinking about it. One day i will master the art of cupcakery-ing. Oh and the cakes also come in a really nice and handy box which means they dont get squashed. Candy cakes should take some tips.

WAH nails (of which can also be found in topshop, oxford circus) is the creme de la creme of nail salons. Eyeballs, aztec art,cupcakes, bows, leopard print, YOU NAME IT they will do it. I'm planning a nail session there after pay day. Yup.