Tuesday, 29 November 2011

ALICE? who the **** is Alice?

 Due to go and see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, I went on a little rampage of doodling Mad Hatters Tea parties....  Only because I was and still am ditermined to have a Tea party of my own.

I decided to use a black ink pen and coloured pencils (cheap kind you can get in £1 shops ). They work just as well as the best stuff sometimes.

As you can see.... The mad Hatter's Hat a tea cup and a cake drawn onto a vine (as I had a thing for vines at the time).
 Not forgetting a teapot or the watch the White rabbit is sure to own and constantly show that he is late.

Oh   and the table. With my little fury friends... Mice investigating the fine offerings of cakes and TEA..... upon tables, chairs and books of all shapes and sizes assembled ready for a party.... But where are the guests???

and more

 This is Part of the journal ("the book"), It is almost like a border, You know the ones that you write or work around ?

As you can possibly see, It started as a vine surrounding a gem, but as usual i feel like scrtibbling into it with watercolour pencils and watercolour paints to add colour to reflect my emotion into it. You should see the ranting and raving in code next to the orriginal.
Again, worked as a border. this is only 1/8 of the full thing. the rest is surrounding more ranting and raving. I chose felt tips this time from what "was" my travel kit at the time (out and about in town or at the pub (work and social). I chose these colours to relax. I do like how some of the marks made remind me of MOKO (New Zealand) or water.


 This piece is from a project at college based on Synaesthesia. from which I made small pieces in boxes and Large Lanterns which got hung in a Willow tree for Photographing.
 As you can tell  this is one of the boxes. Started as pieces that I had  Marbled (lots of fun and very messy... thats the best bit). then grabbed my favorite media... WATERCOLOURS.. and worked into each page individualy addidng small details.
 I then cut out the "best bits" and stitched into each section..And with some help I made some wooden boxes and added each layer using foam pads  to get a 3D look. The photography was also fun. I don't have a studio so as makeshift, At the time I used some white A2 paper against the wall and floor and had a desk lamp as my focus light.... The pictures, I feel looked fantastic.

The Face, Was a piece that was worked on during a drunken New year. Since the party I was due to go to got cancled, thought it best to stay out of trouble at home. Parents out and I tended not to go out much myself anyways.
 It started out as a scrap piece of paper with colour tests and marks from cleaning paint brushes. Little did I know that working into it that it would start looking like a face and what would best interpretate my synaesthesia... And thats where the artistic side of the Synaesthesia started (I noticed the synaesthesia watching Windows media player and complaining to MUM that the colours were the wrong colours but didnt know it as synaesthesia).

The wizard will never get finnished, I'm not even sure how I even managed to paint it. and not sure where to go with it next. My guess is I'm in fear of wrecking it and then ending up scrapping it.. I may, in the future work into it, but for now it will stay where it is.

Any Ideas?

 I'll start with an orriginal from a night I lived at home. All that can be said is, now the piece is no longer in my posession.... It's going to America soon with its owner. It was whisked away from me by a friend who presently lives in Somerset.

Amongst the paintbrush collection that was 2x the size before I moved out of my Ex's flat... there is a paintbrush 10 short hairs thick (tiny). This helped alot because I Don't like working big.. Or rarely work on a large scale, I hope in the feuture there will be pieces that manage to stay bigger than A5 (chuckles to self)

Now. This piece, is A2, No i wasn't feeling right in the head. I was drunk. With the help Of mum and a couple of bottles of choice Red wine. I do not remember much of painting the piece or taking pictures. Though mum filled me in on details of my nose being within milimeters of touching paper and singing along to  the strange and wonderfull sounds of my playlist (will fill you in in more detail soon).

Oh.. Nearly forgot....The piece is Most likely Inspired by Synaesthesia...
(yes..... I see colours to sound but again will fill in details soon)

Time to get to work, and doodle Introduction

I recently started a new job as you may already know.... 

Now I have a couple of days off a week to do my own thing, meaning abit more time to do my "scribbles" and let my artistic side free again.

As we know, The blog is  the digitalised version of my Journal (which are mosatly handmade from almost anything found in my art draws and pieces of art that usualy turns into somthing completly different to expected).... there will also be a few other odds and sodds in there too... like the fashion pieces and deccies, gifts and cards I make along the way.

I hope to keep as up to date as possible....   keep it as close to a journal as possible....  but first there's alot of catching up to do...  with help from J, Mum and my camera...  the motivation should keep going. and the insperation along with it.

I hope to gain readers and gather insperation from them too.. so feel free to join in  and give as much feedback as you can...  it helps....


J telling me i need to spend time on "the book"
Camera is working