Hope you enjoy this procession of rapidly expanding body parts. If you fancy, you could listen to a cool mix my pal made while you look. It's full of cyber synthy brilliance and can be found here. If you have the time and the technology, go ahead and show me your multiplied faces too.
Here are some recent paintings of mine. All below the purple cat were made yesterday in a quick shape-making frenzy (because, as I'm always eager to remind people, seriousness and concerted effort are only two options in the amazing world that is art). Near the bottom, you'll find my new character, Gemmy. I drew her on a loo roll absent-mindedly (and badly). I gave her a name and instantly I loved her lots.
|this cat is painted on tracing paper and it has a cool dreamy/fluid look because of that|
I am very fond of tracing paper
|this OK person is such a favourite - I think I'm really liking spindly one-stroke arms lately|
|"the sea is her everywhere"|
|more shapes & squiggles|
|this is Gemmy, my little girl tomboy character who wears dungarees|
she has super curly hair and loves exploring
|she likes all sorts of bugs!|
|Gemmy almost stepping on a snail|
Here are my diary entries from the past week. As you can see, I was a bit too tired and hot to make much effort on the first page! The first "Weds 26th March" page (today) is probably my favourite page this week, but I like the "baggy t-shirt mode" drawings lots so that's probably a second favourite. I haven't managed to make entries every night because I've been a bit busy, but I'm not putting too much pressure on myself to write them every day. As long as I have some new entries weekly I'm not too fussed.
|me in a big yellow thing|
This week I visited H&M and tried two batches of clothes in two different fitting rooms. Which fitting room is better? There's only one way to find out.
Above you can see my pre-shop attire, complete with large mens tee (a rejected present which I wear for maximum comfort and a dash of sentimentality), Primark plimsolls, and tights I glued triangular gems on in an attempt at exciting DIY. If you ever find me not wearing black and/or grey, the likelihood is that you have entered a different universe.
|top - £7.99, skirt - £3.99|
Next I found this huge, multi-textured top/jumper (it's sort of both) and felt half HYPER FASHION, half colourful wizard. For the stylish D&D player who also likes sunflowers. When I put on a buoyant orange skirt I felt like too much of a flower cosplayer (not really a fan of orange, actually). Best to play off the striking look of the yellow top with a more understated lower half, I reckon.
|big yellow thing - £19.99|
|me about to get pollinated|
skirt - £24.99
|my second rack of patterns and teal - I really like this as a "clothes palette"|
|top - £9.99, skirt - £12.99|
|dress - £14.99|
This dress is really sweet and I feel v. springy in it like I should be holding an ice cream (mint choc chip is my fave and it would kinda match).
|leotard - £12.99, skirt - £3.99|
|top - £3.99, shorts - £7.99|