Thursday, 14 July 2011

pretty traditional

Lovely prints on these Japanese bamboo fans... in real contrast to the plastic promotional ones I've seen here in Korea. Thank you for the tip.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Thursday, 23 June 2011

naff hoody turns into comfy frock

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The encroaching hot and sticky rainy season has forced many a sleeve to be cut right off!

Friday, 17 June 2011

feeling lucky

Yong Gung Temple, Busan.
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Thursday, 16 June 2011

bright with showers

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sprouting upwards

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to the beach for sunset

An old sketch from La Punta, Mexico. 2009
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on top of the world as we know it

Wondering down at the mass of apartments.
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no room for a view

From our living room in Changwon City, South Korea.
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morning fuzz

After a slow wake up I felt like colouring in what I'd seen through my heavy hazey eyelids.
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

el mexicano:


silver lining:


sea bubble:

(zoom in to see the bubble on the left)

sea lump:

(or waves as some people call them)

La Casa de Cultura:

We're still enjoying teaching the ninos every Monday.

It's the anniversary of the Casa on the 30th of August. Our childrens class is making a giant poster full of all sorts of English words that they've learnt and cut out with paper, pictures they've drawn and photos of everybody in the class to show off at the event.


La Casa de Cultura is La Punta's recycling point, and they help promote the 'idea' of recycling around the village.

oaxaca city:

We popped to the city for a weekend to soak up some activity. Lots of art to see for free, plenty fiestas in the streets and generally some amusing 'everyday' things to see.

stamp collection!!!
sounds dull, but there were some amazing old versions with very symbolic illustrations. I liked this one in particular from 1937.


one of the daily street parades, with full brass band, crowds in tradional dress. We were given flags to wave and the children were given sweets.


seed pods at el arbol del tule.

street arrrrrt:

paper mache artist:

prepares the 9 foot manequins for the street parade later that day. Giant traditional dresses are sewn too. His workshop was full of giant shoes and armless hands.

big eyes:

multi-coloured chicks:

The seven year old girl selling them had no idea how they became so colourful!


The tequila plant. Really strange things, so solid and a bit creepy.

mother hubbard:

Washing 'el viejos' pants.


My subject matter is a little restricted when I want to draw people.
Ed's been very patient.

Watch out visitors, you'll be my new subjects for a while.

Toma el sol 07/09

La Punta 08/09

beach scribbles


´Busy´ reading


Ed introduced me to oil paints.

My first attempt was a portrait of Ed... we decided later perhaps it's a stroppy David Bowie rather than Ed. It was fun and frustrating and the result a bit scarey, but it won't stop me trying again.

Ed's portrait of me however is pretty accurate!

Of course it isn't meant to be me.
The two heads have been staring each other out ever since.

My next attempt was to copy a Monet from an issue of National Geographic. It was originally a portrait of Madame Monet and her son. I gave up with the son, I couldn't get the little ****** to look right. Still only working on scraps of cardboard.
I'll have to try something of my own next.