Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday was also the debut for Ice Cream Man, a collaboration between myself and Mister twoducksdisco, which can now be purchased from my etsy shop (or will be in about fifteen minutes when I have finished the listing)
Monday, 30 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
In other news: I'm helping my friend Tash make some Christmas themed little felt badges for a stall she has booked at Kirkstall Abbey in a couple of weeks, will post pictures of our efforts asap! Christmas trees, Christmas puddings and Santas, all this and a recent drop in temperature are making me feel prematurely festive.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
I also received this really nice clock from my friend Saz, which inspired the felt clock above it.
Alas, after taking these photos my camera refused to work any longer. Technology, hey.
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
In other news, I am currently loving the track "Hands Swollen With Grace" by the Dakota Suite and I am also getting very excited for Fell Foot Sound this coming weekend.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
I thought I would do a wee update saying hello and the like, but I am a bit behind on sleep and now I am here I can't think of much to say, which is going to make for some interesting reading....or not.
Today I interupted some snacking pigeons, then I filled in an application for a job completely out of my league. The two events are connected somehow, I am quite sure, and when I fail to get the job which is way out of my league it will all be the snacking pigeons fault, obviously.
I can't stop listening to "The Midnight Organ Fight" by Frightened Rabbit. It's one of the best new albums I've heard is absolutely ages. Here they are with some cool-looking dudes:
Friday, 24 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Today in Leeds it is raining like Manchester and I'm listening to the beautiful music that this man makes:
Peter Broderick, I salute you.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Also, I can't stop listening to this album at the moment...
Friday, 3 July 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Also, there was a new Tapes podcast at the beginning of this month, featuring music from Franz Nicolay (of The Hold Steady), Neil Ward, Tubelord, Cameron Steward and Fran Rogers. Artwork this month includes a photograph by my very own sister alongside some other amazing artists. Check it out here.
Another thing worth checking out is my friend Sophie's etsy shop rememberer. She selling some beautiful old postcards and trinkets, very nice indeed.
Finally, here is a picture of a cuckoo clock in my Granny's house which I thought was rather good:
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
I've had a fascination for a long time with extremely cold places, places so north or south that the sun doesn't set or rise at certain times in the year, so the concept of this film appealed to me. Herzog's narration was warm and funny and the landscape was stunning....there was amazing footage from dives underneath the ice, but the film was mostly about the eccentric people who live and work there... I especially liked the scientist who showed science-fiction films to those he worked alongside and performed guitar concerts to barely anyone on the remote roof of his laboratory. And the idea of living on a thick sheet of ice and being able to hear the sounds of seals swimming underneath it was one I especially liked. Anyway, a very good film, see it if you get the opportunity!
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
The May edition of the Tapes podcast has been released, featuring lovely music from Tellison, Red Trees, Pilla, My First Tooth and Rebecca Farely. There is also be some equally lovely artwork to accompany said lovely music, so unless you really hate lovely things, I would highly recommend a listen! You can download it here.
In other news, I think this is rather wonderful.
Monday, 27 April 2009
Last week I went to Elle Teague's exhibition opening at Clock Cafe/LS6, Hyde Park Corner, Leeds. She does really lovely illustrations (my personal favourite is the "you smell of poo" one) and if you're in the area I would highly recommend a visit. Clock Cafe is really nice and has recently extended to include a new gallery space upstairs, which is really cool. Hopefully there will be lots more good stuff there in future.
Here is the flyer for Elle's show:
While I am recommending things, may I also post a link to my friend Sophie's new blog, which is full of pretty things.
Also, here is a link to a poster by the boy. He took a lovely, innocent picture I drew and made it totally perverse. So be warned! Ha.
On a slightly more irrelevant note, does anyone else remember the early 90s childrens tv programme "Eerie Indiana"?
I've been watching it a lot recently and, unlike other programmes I watched when I was younger, watching it as an adult it doesn't disappoint.
Unfortunately due to computer death, I cannot upload any pictures of my own at the moment. Hopefully I will have stuff to show soon. But as I am currently having another wishing-I-could-travel moment, here is a beautiful picture of Scotland:
And on that note I shall say goodbye!
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
I listened to Cat Stevens a lot while I was away, he seems perfect for the current weather and the things I have been thinking a lot about lately.
"You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
And though your dreams may toss and turn you know
They will vanish away like your daddy's best jeans
Denim Blue fading up to the sky
And though you want them to last forever
You know they never will
You know they never will
And the patches make the goodbye harder still"
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
...with help from Cameron Steward, aka twoducksdisco. Despite my occasional technophobia, it was rather fun indeed.
I apologise for lack of updates on crafty stuff recently, I've been getting a little carried away with the drawing side of things...hopefully I will get some crafty inspiration soon!
I have been enjoying The National a lot of late. I also made a twitter account yesterday. I'm still not quite sure what it's for, but I found lots of fun people to follow. If you are also a twittering sort, mine is located here.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
I went through the pictures folder on my computer recently and I've got loads of stuff saved on there from google image search and various websites. I thought I'd post a selection of it here, as nice/interesting pictures are always good food for the eyes.