Art and crafts in the city

Art & Crafts pop-up mini market 2014

I’m taking part in a pop-up mini market next week in Christchurch (NZ). It will be my first ever market! I know, I know… it’s about time. This is the poster I designed for the event.

We’ll also be popping up on December 13th and 20th ― perfect timing for a spot of last-minute Christmas shopping : )

Art & Crafts Mini Market on Facebook

Drawing the line

Canterbury Alps sketch, 2012

Canterbury Alps sketch, 2012

“Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.” G.K. Chesterton

Start drawing

Water lilies – ink drawing and digital colour, 2011

Water lilies – ink drawing and digital colour, 2011

‘I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realise how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.’ Frederick Franck

Wordless Wednesday #41 and #42

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Time slip

Time slip – acrylic on canvas, 102 x 102 mm, 2014 (for sale)

Time slip – acrylic on canvas, 102 x 102 mm, 2014 (for sale)

The title ‘Time Slip’ was the first thing that popped into my head once I finished this mini abstract. I must have been thinking about Doctor Who… or possibly the lyrics of the ‘Time Warp’ song… “With a bit of a mind flip, you’re into a time slip and nothing can ever be the same.”

Time slips happen quite a lot when I’m painting ― no, not the kind where I’m suddenly transported back to the French Revolution. I’m referring to the kind of time slip where you are so focussed on what you’re doing that time slips away and the time you spend doing something feels like no time at all.

Proof, as far as I’m concerned, that time travel IS possible.

Specialisation

Busy bee typography — student project, 2010

Busy bee typography — student project, 2010

“Specialization is for insects.” Arthur Jones

My thanks to Greg Mercer blogging at Big Red Carpet Nursing for the quote.