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About illustration, pattern and the love of doing arty things

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October 2012

BOO!

Little Bertie practicing his haunting technique
From Ready Steady Ghost, recently released in paperback!

Happy Halloween!!!

Absolutely terrifying Halloween Fimo creatures….!

Next weekend I’ll be holding a Fimo demonstration in the art department of Jarrolds department store in Norwich. In case you have never heard of Fimo, it is a polymer clay, which is to say a special kind of modelling clay which you can cook in the oven so that your models turn hard become permanent. Fimo is great stuff and I’ve been making things from it since I was a tiddler.

Fimo demos are always lots of fun as I show children and adults how to make all sorts of colourful creations from model animals to jewellery and everything in between. This weekend I will be limbering up my fimo fingers by making Christmas creatures for the demo, but for now here are some little horrors I made earlier…

crazy cat
terrible terrifying spider
petrifying pencil-toppers
‘orrible octopus

Cards from Africa

Here are two cards I have designed for the charitable card company Cards from Africa.

My Cards from Africa cards!

Cards from Africa are a super company who are working to offer employment to those who need it the most. All their cards are collaged by hand making each individual piece really quite special. Click on these links if you would like to buy my Alien Aspirations card or the Balancing Trick or to browse Cards from Africa’s catalogue.

Ohh Deer…

A few weeks ago I decided to enter Ohh Deer’s Pillowfight competition. The brief was to design two cushion covers to no particular theme so I decided to employ my studio demon Raimon as well as his skating friend of indeterminate species to adorn the cushions. Now I have to wait and see if anyone likes my designs!

All the competition entries are up for sale for a limited amount of time on Ohh Deer’s competition page so have a look at the designs and see if there is anything you fancy. If you’d like one of my cushions you will find Raimon here and my little skating creature here:

Raimon
Raimon as a cushion cover.
Skating
Yellow skating fellow.

Nice Patterns

These are some patterns I’ve been working on recently, I’m not quite sure what to do with them yet but I’m sure I’ll work it out. These little characters were all made using FW inks and scissors then scanned in and rearranged in the computer.

Raimon has a nap

This is Raimon, my studio demon, having a little nap underneath a copy of Ping. He likes to test my books to make sure they are versatile and suitable for a variety of uses above and beyond reading. This one apparently works quite well as a small tent.

“zzzzzzzz….”

Histon Library visit

A few weeks ago I paid a visit to Histon Library to do a colouring workshop with some of the children from the village. I drew big line drawings of some of the characters from my books such as Bertie from Ready, Steady, Ghost! and Evie and Ping from Ping! The children coloured and collaged until we had some lovely work to decorate the library with! Here is the Bertie-ghost picture we made together:

Before….
…and after!

I particularly like the way you can see through Bertie to the footprints beyond! Nice work.

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