Sunday, 29 April 2012

76 days to go

This is an area from one of the screenprints I have made for the Illustration Spectacular. The plum colour is printed on top of a tissue paper layer, so the studio is full of discarded blue leaves and tiny off cuts.

If you'd like to know what this lady is so upset about you'll just have to come along to see us from July 14th...

Friday, 27 April 2012

78 days to go

Yes, the spring cleaning has begun to bring the house and studio into a state that won't distract from the work we'll be exhibiting. Any tips on how to get a neglected house looking shipshape and Bristol-fashion welcome...

In the meantime some close-ups from a foldout booklet under construction for our Inky Crows Illustration Spectacular.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

79 days to go

It's true - the Inky Crows are up to tricks again, and we're excitedly counting down the days until we hang our 'Spectacular' exhibition.  This time it will be at Pam Smy's home/studio in Cambridge, and there will be three of us illustrators showing work: Pam, Paula Metcalf and me, Kitty Guthrie Oakley.  Between now and July, we'll post some titbits and snippets of our work: things we are in the middle of making, things we are thinking of making, and things that are finished.  As well as prints, drawings, collages, paintings, we're also going to have some renovated dolls' houses by Paula (which promise to be very beautiful). 

To whet your appetite, here are some snippets of new screenprints by Pam  (based on a great storm in the 1700s), two pix of Paula's handmade toy dog, and some of Kitty's drawings of strange dolls. We have much, much more to come!