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Today’s image is a return to typography, rendered in pen and tweaked in Photoshop:

Learn Create Love 3-1-13

I’ve not used this font before in the blog and I think it’s gone quite well. I also think that the idea of ‘Learn, Create, Love’ is a fairly decent maxim to live by.

Today I’m also following up on Peri nominating the blog for the Blog On Fire Award:


The Rules:

List 8 random things about yourself :

~ I would like to go to Iceland this year; I’d love to see the Northern Lights.

~ If I could have any animal as a pet without impunity it would either be another cat or a duck.

~ If I’m feeling low something that helps to cheer me up is playing ‘Big Bottom’ from Spinal Tap on guitar; I cannot play the chorus without corpsing.

~ I have never learned to ride a bicycle.

~ I want to get back into modelmaking this year.

~ If I could, I would love to work for Aardman.

~ My favourite gallery as of the end of last year is La Musee d’Orsay.

~ Last year I sold some of my fractal pieces as part of a small exhibition. I couldn’t have done this without the blog.


Nominate 8 of your favorite blogs and let them know:

Richard Guest
Inês Fonseca
The Empty Notebook

I’d like to start off today’s entry by thanking both Win Lose or Draw and Peri’s Spice Ladle for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award:

Both Peri and Win Lose or Draw have amazing blogs – Peri’s fantastic recipes and the beautiful art on the Win Lose or Draw blog are well worth seeking out. Their continued support here on these pages means a lot and the nomination is a lovely surprise!

So in accordance with the rules:

The Rules of Acceptance:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire
  • Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

The seven things about myself:

1. My favourite ‘classic’ artists are Caravaggio and Magritte; my favourite illustrator varies, but I love Shirley Hughes.

2. My university dissertation subject was the study of how child characters, and the audience perception of children, are used in visual satire; it’s one of the things I’m proudest of having made/written, while also being a great way to look at my love of The Simpsons and Calvin & Hobbes in a new light.

3. I once met the legendary Alan Moore whilst dressed as a Christmas tree. He is a genuinely lovely man.

4. When drawing I almost always listen to music – my favourites to listen to are Radiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel and, to lighten the mood, The Lonely Island.

5. My favourite media to work in varies; I love biro at the moment, but next year I want to display more of my sculptures. I’d also like to improve my spray-paint technique, and pluck up the courage to try making an animation.

6. I don’t cook very often but I can do a mean Thai red curry, and I love to make baked strawberry cheesecake.

7. I originally come from a small town called Wellingborough. It’s not renowned for much, apart from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and this year’s Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashley Butler and Pudsey.

The bloggers I would like to nominate for the award are:

Our Process

Little bits of Sheffield

Keelan Foley

Dawn Foley

Nonoy Manga

Mouse Illustration

Inês Fonseca’s Little Creatures

Natalie Banton

Ash N Finn

Ken Knieling

MK Corless

Bunny. Eats. Design


Trick Slattery

I hope you find as much to love in these blogs as I do!

Today’s drawing is the Rorschach style spider I alluded to in the earlier Spider entry:

This one is definitely the less cute flipside to the earlier spider and more accurately reflects my fear of them – I can’t stand the creatures at all.

In other news I’d like to say thank you and give a first-time shout-out to art blogger Sarah at For the Love of the Art for following and liking Old Slippers and Tangled; check out her progressing art project, Beauty of the Beast, at the above link. I’d also like to give a first-time shout-out to Marney McNall for liking Hand of Kindness; take a look at her writings on volunteerism at her blog link. Further shout-outs go to Cynthia for returning and subscribing to the blog, and to Aaron and Nonoy Manga for also liking Old Slippers.