Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Style

It's been a while since I posted anything about personal style, and I've been having good luck with the local chairity shops recently. Also, my flatmate revealed she has a tripod and remote, so yay for me!

Obviously I still have no idea how to use it, but here goes...






Jumper - Charity shop. Originally H&M
Shirt - Charity shop. Originally Primark
Skirt - River Island
Shoes - Converse, via eBay
Tights - M&S
Necklace - Urban Outfitters
Bracelet - Crocheted by a friend 

I also moved desks in the office, look at my new view!



Thursday, 19 September 2013

Lomography

Today my good friend (and flatmate) Sophie held a workshop on lomography as part of a local incentive called 'Try This' to get people to show their skills and share their passions. I'm clueless when it comes to lomography, so it was awesome to learn what it was all about. We got to watch a presentation and eat lots of sweets, then make filters for our cameras/smart-phones using the wrappers! She also gave us disposable cameras to take away and play around with, so I plan to take a load of the beautiful surroundings where I work.

Anyway, here's some of the ones I took on my phone camera today. Oh and you should check out Sophie's blog here!















Monday, 9 September 2013

Wedding Owls

I'm stuck between my crappy old camera and my phone camera, so apologies for the terrible quality! 
Anyway, I painted a wedding card for a friend. Two newly-wed owls madly in love.


Also a few things I got up to this weekend. 






Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Forever Sun







Snaps

Just a few tidbits. Most of these photos were taken on my crappy old camera because my memory card for the Nikon has been lost for the last few weeks. But was it really?? No, no it wasn't! Because it's been hiding in my laptop all along.

I went to Monkey World. Marmosets are my favourite!




I got some pretty new things, including the new Dr Marten Drench boots which are basically wellies. I wore them all weekend in the pouring rain and my feet didn't get wet once! I'm in love.

I brought this from my super talented friend Luke. An second-hand stool customised with old Iron Man comic strips! He's also an awesome tattooist. Check out his tumblr HERE.


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Type and doodles

I made a voucher for my boss using fine-liner pens. It was a quiet evening, so I got a bit over enthusiastic on the doodling, but I really enjoyed drawing the text. Hand-drawn typography is definitely something I want to get more into.


Monday, 5 August 2013

Taylor

I have been the absolute worst at keeping up to date with this blog. It's been a busy summer, with a lot of things to think about. There's a lot I want to do, and a lot of illustration bits and bobs I want to revamp. But for now here's a quick scribble of Taylor Swift I did whilst watching The Returned.



Monday, 17 June 2013

Open Day Illustrations

These past couple of weeks have been so ridiculously busy. I've had a Birthday, two new people move into the flat and have been working non-stop, including a 5am start yesterday (waking up before 10am on a Sunday is wrong!). Luckily, this week I have a few days off and am looking forward to chilling with friends, seeing my family, catching up with reading, making the flat look pretty and sleeping sleeping sleeping.

Every year my work holds an Open Day. This year I was asked to do some illustrations for a children's competition. To encourage them to explore different parts of the campus (which is massive) and take part in the activities, they were asked to find the different characters. These illustrations are quite a departure from what I'm used to doing, usually I'm a stickler for detail, but they needed to be simple and friendly. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out, and we had a load of entries so I guessing the children liked them too!







 

Monday, 3 June 2013

Back to the 90's

Busy busy week! I took last week off work and it was absolutely gorgeous. I saw my friend's new flat, went up to Brighton for a few days, hung out in the sun, discovered new local places and held an early Birthday party - 90's style!! This is only a tiny selection of the ridiculous amount of photos taken, but I'm so pleased with how it turned out and the amazing effort everyone made with their costumes. I wish I could have captured them all. Thanks guys!!









Thursday, 23 May 2013

Scribbles

In the last couple of weeks I've been to see Rolo Tomassi, ate freshly made sushi at a Japanese restaurant, helped my friends move house, came 6th in a pub quiz and saw The Great Gatsby.

I've also been scribbling a bit at work for some children's posters. These are some initial sketches of ideas...

And I'm a frequent visitor of the tearoom next door!



This is what I wore to Rolo Tomassi. It was at the Joiners in Southampton and such a perfect evening. A bunch of us road-tripped up, drank ciders, met old friends from my schooldays and listened to good music.


Dress - Cameo Rose
Tights - New Look
Shoes - Vans