Wednesday, 30 December 2009

How's it going?

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas. How are the essays/reflections/final bits of work going? I haven't got anywhere near as much drawing done as I hoped I would. I've done the essay though I think - but my computer's buggered up so haven't been able to print it out or anything yet.

Also my phone went thru the washing machine and I have had to put my sim into my son's phone. I still have the same number, but don't have any of my contacts' numbers on there anymore so if you could text me sometime I'll be able to save your numbers. Thanks! Liza x x

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Bologna Childrens Book Fair 2010?

Just wondered if anyone was thinking of going to this coming Bologna Book Fair? Not sure how I could afford to go at the moment but thinking about it.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Hi everyone, here's the link to Mike's blog as requested! I had a morning in my studio today dong some monoprinting and a little bit of embroidery. I must admit it made a nice change from being out in the cold hunting for couples! x

Edward Hopper and the carrot crunch

Hi Liza, I remember you said that Mike who did the rabbit futures story at yesterdays crit had a blog. As I loved his work, can you post the link to it on here, so I can read it... Having a day off from art today, but unfortunately trying to catch the international posting last dates before its too late - aargh!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Polly I love your colour sketch! And Natania the drawing of Wimpole Hall is beautiful - reminded me that I should go back there soon, it's only just round the corner from us.

This is a bit of an emergency post, as I have realised that I've rather stupidly double booked myself on Tuesday evening. Consequently I won't be able to make it for the meal - but hope to be able to drop by later in the evening to join you for a drink. I know the booking's most likely been made already, would it be possible to change it for one less? Sorry to be so hair-brained, too many things going on all at the same time recently. Hope you're all having a jolly good week ~*

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Hi Everyone. I'm really sorry about this but I forgot to pick up the email list.I will go in tomorrow to see if it is still there but otherwise could you please email me your university email address
thank you all very very much...... told you I would be a crap student rep.
Love you all
Alison Kxxxxxxx

Monday, 30 November 2009

Mitch 'n' Tara.

Yesterday tea time - needed to start using a bit of colour before our project is over. Dig that old 1995 (yes!) desktop PC. Laptop is bost and at menders so were on mega-slow-speed for now.
I'd be up for that meal idea next Tuesday.:)

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Here is the wimpole Hall sketch (pen and ink with ink wash).

Xmas 'do'?

Thought it might be quite nice to all get-together and have some sort of a Xmas 'do' on the last Tues eve of term (8th Dec)....a meal or something, what does everyone think? I don't know Cambridge so can someone recommend a place which is resonable and has a good atmosphere? x

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Well I got a free cuppa at Wimpole hall today drawing in the stable courtyard - heck it got cold;-) Not sure how i can scan this double page spread - might take a photo of it then post it. Sadly the etching class is cancelled as John is ill. Would love to have gone. Don't really know a thing about it. Anyone done etching?

Friday, 13 November 2009

Is anyone else having a really rubbish week?

Monday, 9 November 2009


I drew this in the supermarket today and I remembered why I avoid backgrounds like the plague. I wondered if any of you have any tips on drawing complicated, busy scenes, or streets (another allergy of mine). It just becomes a mess of confusing tones and lines in wrong places! As you can see I abandoned the drawing before even attempting the detail of the bags inside the trolley!

Sunday, 8 November 2009


As it's Remembrance Sunday here's a little sketch for Percy, Jem, Mathew and all the other brave lads who risk their lives everyday in conflicts around the world...will there ever be peace?! x

Friday, 6 November 2009

book by its cover

Hello all,
how grand that we have our own blog! and to be able to spill things on it too... thought I'd make a first go of it with another blog that I recently stumbled across quite by accident but is really superb:
see you next week ~* becky

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Oliver Jeffers Book Signing

Hello everyone. If you're interested, Oliver Jeffers is doing a book signing on the 12th Nov, 4 - 5pm at The Children's Bookshop in Muswell Hill. It's for his pop up version of The Incredible Book Eating Boy. (This info is from a blog so worth giving them a call first to check the details if you're planning on going. Tel: 0208 444 5500).


Hi everyone! Inspired (and to be honest, scared) by all your amazing work in the crit I went out today determined to do something different. So I went to Brighton Museum and ended up old couple in the cafe. Sigh. Still, it is a grander cafe than BHS I suppose!

By the way, this blog is set so that anyone can view it...I think I can set it so that only we can read it if you'd prefer? I thought maybe your friends and family might like to see what you're doing, though.

Hi All
great we have a blogg how brilliant.
Yesterday I went to the student rep meeting so I am sorry that I missed some of the crits but all the ones I saw were really fantastic. I really feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with the amazing work everyone is doing. I want to try so many different things and I haven't got a clue when it comes to it.
Yesterdays meeting was pretty boring to be honest. lots of moaning from the other departments I asked for some more printers and another scanner to be added to the new computers. I'm not sure if i was entirely successful. I know we haven't got to the stage of scanning etc. but it is really useful to have the large scanner in the studio and the A3 printers and later on everyone needs to use them at the same time. We share the computers with all the BA students so you can imagine it's pretty busy, but everyone is very good at helping others, i have found, so if there is anything you are not sure about ask someone and they will help.
The Library ladies were there and reminded everyone that they do a talk about how the library works, I did it in the first year and I think it is really helpful. there is a massive resource that we can access from the online library and I think it might be helpful if we had a group session in there to get to know how to use it, What do yo u think??
It is useful to know that all the art books are on the third floor at numbers 740 ish there are calligraphy/text type books on the second floor opposite the stairs.
I will not be there next week as it is my graduation!!!! so I will be shuffling my mother around.
I will miss you all of course.
LOts of Love and a Hug.