Rewind & Fastforward:
- Last post in January – good vibes for the year
- Go to to West Wales for research week on a film
- Come back from West Wales & commence storyboard drawing (ideas stage)
- In February, continue drawing for storyboards & characters (starting to lose bits of paper with sketches on)
- Design the programme for Time Zero Polaroid photography symposium (it turned out very lovely – more on that soon)
- Do a lot of dancing and busting some groovy moves, and then, at the height of contact improv dancing (it sounded like a good idea), injure my knee in five different ways
- Get cabin fever after two days of immobilisation (patience building exercise can never hurt?)
- Continue drawing a lot
- In March, get back to walking again and realising I have a huge list of stuff to share here.
So, here we are. Lots of interesting little bits to come, here’s a snippet from December. After out improv gig at Chapter, which I mentioned in a previous post, me and the genius of Mr Nic Finch did some improv drawing.
Here are some fruits of the labour from a Saturday afternoon. On one of my usual wanders around the charity shops I started admiring the old hardbacks on the shelf, especially their texture and illustrations. Touching them gave me a real sense of ownership that had left its mark on the pages. I wanted to get these books but not just so that they can sit still on a shelf with their counterparts – they deserved more than that. Read more…
You know those conversations, the enthusiastic rants you have with interesting people, often performed over a few drinks in a pub? And the following day, the slow dawn of realisation that you have wholeheartedly agreed to take part in some project or another?
I love those conversations.
Great discussions are often initiated and accelerated by impulse and instinct. They can generate interesting creative collaborations that be simple short-lived sparks or long-lasting affairs. A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation that lead me to take part in an improvised music performance with the PAST collective as part of the May you Live in Interesting Times festival. Read more…
I’ve just finished doing some work for the brilliant artist, Matt Cook, on his Open Top Sound art event coming up in Colchester this Saturday. The work included both printed and email flyers and a bus ticket (as seen above); when boarding the bus the ticket will be rubber stamped with Matt’s logo. Read more…