We got a few of our ‘God save the Queen’ designs printed up on kid’s t-shirts with Shoreditch Shorties (I think there are a few left if you’re interested in a little gift for the little terror in your life) and since we don’t have a child of the correct dimensions we gifted it to the lovely Ida. And doesn’t she just look pleased at her new gift.
As an aside the design itself is meant to reflect that a dwindling global bee population can only be bad news for puny humans as the bees pollinate an awful lot of the crops and flowers that we depend on for food. Without them we are somewhat doomed so it’s probably best if we take a bit better care of our little insect cousins and make sure they can continue doing their job. And, as a big bonus, they also know how to make honey. Without that we’d be left with wasp gravy and you wouldn’t want that on your morning toast.
Sometimes, when I’m feeling a little low, I imagine a small, pocket-sized Emma Willis giving me a big thumbs up and suddenly everything is better. Once I make this product a commercial reality I think the world will be a more harmonious place. Just make sure you read the instructions first. It can be tricky to get the settings right.
Today’s crystal resin on the piece represents the idea that ‘into each life some rain must fall’ – and pocket size Emma Willis is here to buck you up when that rain does, inevitably, fall.
Sometimes you have to go searching for inspiration and sometimes the inspiration comes to you. There I was quietly biding my time whilst waiting for dinner when my housemate pops in to the lounge with a load of scraps of coloured paper from a project she was doing with some children. That was enough to get the muse engaged. Bored with painting in the traditional sense I decided to get out the PVA, the scraps of craft paper and some cardboard and go a little off piste for the day. ‘Happy and Happy’ is the result.
Now, Arthur (for that is his name) might look like he’s just done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson but that’s just makeup as he was at Carnival all weekend and hasn’t been to bed yet. He’s currently very happy with it all. Although I’m not sure how he’ll be feeling later…
There’s not really too much to say about this one other than I was already doing some bits on cardboard and was intending to go and take some photo’s so thought a mole escaping from his underground burrow would make a good shot. More of an experiment in execution than anything else. At least (i think) I’m getting better with the camera and now even know what some (but definitely not all) the dials and buttons do. I’m not entirely sure what I make of it myself other than Mr Mole looks remarkably happy to be free from his subterranean prison. I think i’ll just leave it at that…