Friday, 26 March 2010

#30b another bird in hat and exhibition

i forgot a bird in hat! :(
Poor Bower bird, or Gardener bird - which for some reason i thought he was called, but Attenborough proved me wrong, again!.

Well, the Bower bird to a degree is the bird i thought best suited my personality, like the Bower i like to collect things, pretty things, i am aware that this is pretty common in those who deem themselves creative, but the other girls in my collective have obvious other bird-like traits.
Jane is very wise, so of course would be an Owl - probably wearing a beret, not because she's french, or a pretention arty painter type, or any other obvious stereotype, she just wears dresses in what she likes, (images will follow)
Jenny has to be a seagull, not because of their scavenger behaviour or anything like that - just because she seems to love them. Yes a seagull wearing a Top hat, perhaps an 'Ongina' Top hat.
Louise would be purple, perhaps a Blue Jay or a Purple Martin, but the bird would have to be innocent, bt also a bit energetic/mental, her hat would be probably something like a deer stalker? Something on-trend.
Jacqueline's hat would be something vintage, perhaps a floppy hat, or what i would call a 'Blousy Brown hat', the bird that would represent Jacqueline would have to be anything with a massive breast, like a Magnificent Friggate because in all honestly i dont know Jacqueline that well yet, but i have learnt alot over the last month or so, enough to realise i wish we'd been friends since the first year of uni - the same with all the girls in our collective actually. :)

All these Birds in hats will be visible at our forthcoming Exhibition, details on this lovely poster:

Image by Jennifer Burke, poster layout by me

can you tell i'm trying to write more?

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

#31 Towards Surface Design

I seem to be heading in that direction again alot lately...
I say again, as i did this last year:

But i like to think i have improved alot more since then, i have reinvented some old drawings into a pattern:

the pattern is less obviously a repeated square - in my opinion, perhaps that is simply because they are all goats, and there isnt a banana giving it away?...

of course constructive critism is always appreciated.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

#30 more birds in hats

More birds in hats :)

check out the rest of them (by other members of our collective) at the whirlygig website

Thursday, 4 March 2010

#29 birds in hats

As Whirlygig we are doing our first collective piece - named Birds in Hats - it is a playful topic consisting of us drawing birds in hats. This was Jenny's Idea...

Everyone loves birds -
here are my first few contributions, there will be more to come, AND hopefully a little book for sale :) let me know if you might be interested!
Dartford Warbler in a fetching Baroque wig and Long tailed Bush-tit in that hat who's name i am unaware of :/
if you have any birds you would specifically like to see ina specific hat - let me know and i will give it a go.