paper city and bricks

paper city and bricks

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Sir Andrew an English gentleman's clothing range that sells to Scandinavia. Baised on traditional English style they have created their first collection......

the photographer Karen Storey ( if I would want to style their first look book!.....with my tweed coat and brogues i accepted!

Its been a while

Its been full steam ahead.... helping Fred in Dalston, pulling pints in Wimbledon and everything else inbetween.

Finally its winter and I am able to wear the two floor length tweed coat I found in was worth the wait!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Welcome to Dalston

Welcome to Dalston!.....
Somehow I have managed to find my self in Dalston, Working in a studio full of a creative buzz and helping fabulous Fred Butler!

This is sunny Dalston market, where gold spouts out of the ground...........I have fallen in love!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

New Post

New Post
So it has been a busy couple of weeks with the south coast and ear infections, but now its on to the next two weeks.

A good friend Karen Storey has approached me and asked if i would want to style a look book for a menswear designer.
This is very exciting news.....the designers vision runs along the theme of English hunting and traditional English fabrics all mixed with a modern twist! 

Friday, 16 July 2010

Online Portfolios

Online portfolios.....

Back in London and the task now is online portfolio!

The bedroom/studio is organised now there is no stopping me!!

I realised today I don't like walnuts because they look like brains.... And you shouldn't eat anything that looks like brains!

This image is from my exhibition in Frome and New Designers.... A tiny paper city with a tiny paper bus!

Solo Exhibiting

Solo Exhibition

This week my cress and I have been in the Black Swan gallery in Frome!
The cress had to be re-grown and new things were prepared for the brick walls in the round tower.

The week has gone by and now it nearly time to pack it all up to go back to the big city!

Monday, 28 June 2010

And now for New Designers

Back in London eventually...... now its up to Islington for New Designers!!

I hope the small cities and cress have held out!

This is an image of some cress in their on individual environments. 26 in total

Monday, 14 June 2010

The Degree Show

We all got there in the end, it turned out to not be as bad as we thought it would be........and actually I really enjoyed it!!

this is one of my pieces in the show little city on the ledge.

Sunday, 9 May 2010


Another addition from the ongoing week left in the studio. note to self make the most of being at university!

This image is a giant cress watching a city.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Bank holiday rain

I am annoyed by this bank holiday. No work has been done, too much ice cream has been consumed and I feel I am becoming sluggish! Here is another snippet from the on going sketch book!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Business Cards.....done!

I finally finished the horridness task of producing business cards. sent them off now i have to wait for them to come back not fuzzy!

still in the studio....drawing??

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Working 9 till 10

This week was the start of late night sessions up in the studio. The milk has made its way in to studio fridge for the tea and were cracking on! 

This image is from my project at the later stages.....these are my illustrations of the bigger city. 

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Installaioner sell strudel for the weekend

Today i was selling strudel in the underground strudel bar in Bath! I will upload the next image later but ill explain now! My friend went to a taxidermy museum in New York and tagged this photo for me!! I love small things in quantity especially if they are categorised!

Friday, 9 April 2010

No more chocolate buttons

After a good nights sleep I was able to spend the day up in the studio without sneaking off to the river to indulge in chocolate buttons.

Today was the first lunch outside in the sun.

I found two dirty, fluffy chickens on the side of the road today, I have given them a home.

This photograph is from the first stages of my project, I was looking at an embroidery I had produced of cress and putting it in to an environment where it shouldn't be.
I like the dirt and grime next to the calico. 

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Even though the sun is shining I am up in the studio. I managed to wear my new pink sunglasses up the hill and now I am continuing the work on my book looking at "something surviving somewhere it shouldn't"

right (a page from the book)

Today it felt like a chilly afternoon in Falmouth, when your desperately waiting for the sun to stay out longer.

The grass has been cut on the golf course, summer is slowly arriving, even if I did have a bad cup of tea this morning! 

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Seven Weeks Left......

Today was the start of the final 7 weeks of being in my studio, in Bath before returning to the big city.

Every third thought is of my time when I will be back in London, untill the 30th of June I will try to concentrate on Bath life and not what will happen after!
With reflection to this my final project is dealing with the theme of "Something Surviving somewhere it Shouldn't" 
Initially i was looking at small plants and weeds growing where they shouldn't and their daily survival and routine!