Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Inspiring Artist: Kirsten Jones

When I first moved away from home, I was delighted to discover there was an incredible artist, Kirsten Jones, living in the same building as me. I often see her work in the communal areas and it is stunning. I thought I would share it with you! I love the colours, fine detail, movement and the found elements in her artwork. I also like the sense of fun she brings to some of her images.

Her website reads:

'Each piece has a subtle narrative, which she creates by collaging vintage envelopes, stamps, dictionary text and maps.  These clues evoke of the places objects were found or bought. Once the collage stage is complete, Kirsten paints over the richly layered surface using gesso, inks and washes of acrylic paint.'

Do go and find out more about her and her wonderful collection of work, there is so much more to see! I hope you are as inspired as I am.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Some very good news...

Hello lovely followers! I'm here to announce that I got engaged on Wednesday evening! I'm so very happy and can barely stop smiling! He asked me in our home, with romantic music playing. It was incredibly sweet, he got down on his knee and told me how much I meant to him. Perfect. We had an amazing evening - meal, drinks, talks and lots of laughter. It's early, but I'm quite excited by the thought of illustrating our wedding stationery! Have a lovely weekend everybody!

 We picked out the ring together from our local Antique shop. We didn't see the point in spending so much on something new when we could have something so beautiful and delicate with a history. I'm so happy with it and I'm very glad we made this decision! :)

A couple of illustrations to end :)

An old illustration I did of us together..


Monday, 6 February 2012

?!X - Think Act Vote

A few months ago, I was asked to take part in a project, with the aim of creating a book including writing and illustrations. The project is Think Act Vote and here is the aim:

'Think Act Vote (?!X) is radical think tank that brings together culture, creativity, digital, sustainability and citizenship. A space online and offline where how you dream the world and how you see it come together. A place where all of us can share inspiration and be inspired. Think Act Vote is built to inspire us to think positively about our future and the votes we cast, today, tomorrow and forever. Create the future you choose.'

Here is the future I choose to illustrate:

Emma McGinn‘s Future “The Future I Choose is where focus is put on people and planet rather than MONEY.”

I love to draw people and it was this reason, along with the fact that I wholeheartedly agreed with the statement, that I chose to illustrate this future. It instantly took me back to my childhood - when love, nature, people and happiness was the only thing that truly mattered. Memories of climbing trees, making boats from scraps in the garden, creating jumps for our games of 'horses', skipping and using our imaginations. This is what inspired my illustration. I wanted to create a piece that showed happiness. Happiness through nature and people and without the need for money. This future would be wonderful, just like childhood should be.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Buy Now!

I have two of each of these prints packaged and ready to sell at the moment. They are just £18 (including P&P) and printed and mounted to a very high quality.

I don't think the photographs quite capture the quality (bad lighting - sorry about that!). If you are interested in buying one please get in contact with me either through my blog or email me at: yodalpip@hotmail.co.uk

Have a lovely weekend!