I surprised Simon Sinek with his portrait at his talk in London. I had done the drawing the week before while re-reading his book Start with Why, and when the talk was advertised, I thought, I’M ON IT.
I’ve gathered new materials and I’m making Queerfish again.
I’ve always loved this project, and I’m planning to create a new installation piece incorporating the sculptures and writing work. I visualise the Queerfish hung around the walls and ceiling, surrounded by drawings of the project and ocean sounds. I’d also love to have the short story printed on the wall, or maybe read out while people are looking at the sculptures.
It’s Saturday night and I’m learning to crochet with Crocheting for Dummies. I’m designing more Queerfish, and I’m going to be integrating some crochet techniques- perfect for tendrils, tentacles and other dangly bits!
I love to see people’s work spaces, I love seeing what they surround themselves with when they work. Mine doesn’t always (ever?) stay neat, but during a rare tidy up I thought I’d document where I work. The desk came from a skip in London and I added some Ikea legs to it, painted it green and decoupaged it with a pile of Japanese male fashion magazines.
My cats also keep me company- the black fluffy one is Severus and the tabby is Luna 🙂
I’m a natural sketcher and I work best fast and loose. I always feel like I lose the feeling of the piece if I trace a neater version.
Although I get a real buzz from polished finished pieces, I often feel prouder of my loose pencil scribbles.
I’ll upload what I’m currently working on in here, along with older work from the archives.
I turned a sketch into a cross stitch. This is based on a short story from my book, Teeth of a Lock.
This is my first attempt at dollmaking! I decided to make Dublin, from Bearology. I didn’t use a pattern, I just drew the limbs and head by hand onto the fabric then cut the pieces out. I think she looks beautiful, imperfections and all. As a designer it’s amazing to see your character in 3D! Read more about Doll making – Dublin from ‘Bearology’[…]