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Studiologue

By on February 6, 2014

My moth paper-cut has been professionally scanned and is now available as a print on my Etsy store:

I have been very into my greys for about a year now but it is very easy to put other colours in the background and so get in touch if you’d like to order one with a different coloured background.

This week I have been busy drafting a new larger piece and cutting a very special commission piece. Apologies for the graininess of many of these photos — most were taken during my evening work slot.

I’m still working on my lynda.com Illustrator course…

These Things

It’s a simple thing really but this week I have been feeling the pleasant, golden weight of these privileged, pre-school days.

It’s a deep kind of togetherness, like no other. I’m enjoying this next phase of his development. He’s a little more self-possessed these days and increasingly characterful — always brimming with miracle and mirth. He’s boisterous with things but tender with people.

We’re going to have lots of special just-us adventures this year, I can tell.

Studiologue: Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

2013 was a really good year for me in terms of art because of some meaty personal breakthroughs and epiphanies. My top 2 were:

1. Invest time and energy into “wow pieces” that take weeks to complete rather than just doing quick hits all the time.
2. Intense detail on a large scale is magic.

It has been a slow start to 2014 — slightly trepidatious even. I’m a bit scared that I won’t have new ideas and that I’ve forgotten how to draw and other such silliness. I think it’s just part of the heave-ho of beginning again though. Now I’m in the middle of another meadow and another moth I can think of no other place I’d rather be.

Welsh Whispers

Some December

I have fallen in love with my new (to me) Canon Rebel DSLR camera.

Here are some of my favourite photos from this month. Well, this is one category — I have returned to England for the first time in five years and I have many other photos of precious moments and people but the ones featured here are picked purely for their composition or their little mysteries.