Saturday, 23 October 2010


Baltic Art Gallery

Anselm Kiefer

Tomas Saraceno

Old Buildings

The Beach, Tynemouth

Angel Of The North

A really good trip!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Knit And Stitch Show

I've been for the last two years, there is loads to look and often you get lost. I got lots of good material and there are stalls teaching all sorts of different techniques and processes. Definately worth a visit if you are into sewing and experimenting with materials, paints etc.

Illustration Play

Some of my favourites from the book 'Illustration Play', theres loads of good stuff in there but I just picked out a couple!

Peter Callesen

Eleanor Bowley


Rob Ryan is also featured in this book which is where I found him!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Emil Cadoo

Rob Ryan


Sketchbook Pages.

'I opened my heart to the wind and I felt it wrap its arms around me and it held me all day long
I opened my heart to the air and it lifted me up and rushed around me and filled me up with life and joy until I thought I might burst
But caught between land and sky, caught between one life and another
Nothing could compare to that day when I opened my heart to you'

'It's A Wonderful Life' - The Flicker Cine Club asked him to do a poster design for the film screening, one of my favourites of his paper cuttings.

A T-shirt design Rob Ryan did for UK Fashion Co. Fenchurch. Spring/Summer 2007.


'We had nothing, We had not much, We had enough,
We had everything'

Paperback book cover.

Chair design.

I have been following Rob Ryan's blog for a while now and I got really into paper cuttng last year, it takes a long time but the results create interesting and beautiful imagery as shown in Rob Ryan's work. You have to have a steady hand, the skill and detail in these images is amazing. Rob Ryan's work is full of words and imagery which all flow together, his ideas and thoughts are very romantic, the words inspire images and characters. He does alot of screenprints, a skill I am excited to learn. His work includes many collaborations and he has designed things such as mugs, egg cups, plates, tape, book covers, posters, chairs, and has his own shop!

An interview with the man himself...

Sketchbook Page

Sunday, 17 October 2010

What Are You Like?

A really good exhibition I visited a while back at Manchester Art Gallery, where lots of well known names illustrated/photgraphed/wrote about their favourite things; favourite past times, foods, memories, places etc to create a self portrait of sorts. The variety of interpretations was really interesting, this exhibition has always stuck in my mind, I bought myself a few of my favourites on postcards!

Lauren Child's favourites... author/illustrator of the Charlie And Lola children's book and series.

Eric Carle, I really like his collage/illustrative style. I like how he created a animal character for each of his favourite things. I also love 'The Hungry Caterpillar'.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Sara Fanelli

One of my favourite illustrators, I never tire of looking through this book!


I really love polaroid photographs, they give a different feeling to the subject and are a very instant and physical way to photograph. I love the imperfections in the images. I managed to pick up a polaroid camera for £3 from a charityshop a couple of years ago and I have used it as much as I can, although film for it is quite expensive, I definately think it is worth it.

Some good photographers from this project

Cori Kindred-

Julia Bereciartu