GUESS WHAT! my new online ceramics shop is now officially open. as you might know, i’ve been visiting a ceramics studio & practicing hand-building techniques on & off for the past ten months, & at long last i feel like i have enough items to collectively sell. i hope you like them.
so, without further adieu: onwards
last weekend kathryn & i went to the botanic gardens to draw. we ended up spending our time inspecting the underside of ferns for seed pods & harassing the poor mimosa pudica instead. after warming up with a coffee & wandering in some late afternoon sunshine however, i did a sketch which turned into the above. my favourite part of the gardens is house 6 - the palm house - which is the tallest space within the glasshouses. it’s quite easy to forget you’re in the middle of glasgow when you’re under a dense canopy of enormous tropical leaves.
i shaved off a good few weeks worth of growth at the weekend & now i miss it.
something from last week.
hands up if you like free stuff!
it’s been three whole years since i’ve had a giveaway, so i thought i’d have a shot at doing one on this here blog. to be in with a chance of winning the little package of goods above (a giclée print, lino print & badge), just leave a comment on this post saying hello plus a way for me to get in touch (twitter/email etc) if you win. i know tumblr as a rule is pretty into its re-blogging & likes, but i miss the good ol’ days when blogs were for commenting on (y’know, like in 2010) .
i’ll pick a winner at random on sun 6 october. good luck!
EDIT: giveaway closed! thanks for all the entries. will be in touch with the winner soon.
animals that i did not meet #3
animals that i did not meet #2
animals that i did not meet #1
sometimes i think about how bodies want to be sweaty & smelly & hairy & oily, & about how some of our daily routines try to achieve the opposite.
pocket-sized palm reading.
i made an edition of little lino prints for the wonder that is crawl inclusive (the second coming), taking place in dundee this friday. they’ll be distributed by the lovely ones of pitch & strike because they are nice like that. so, y’know, if you want one, maybe show up?
that said, you might not be able to come, so there’s another way you can bag yourself a tiny fortune. i’m going to include one with the next five orders* (over £6.50/$10 inc. shipping) from my shop. yes? yes.
*EDIT: all gone! thanks guys.