Sunday, 17 November 2013

Getting across what the surface of my work looks like.... some close-up photos

One of the biggest problems I have encountered is photographing my work so people can see what they really look like. Photos taken straight on show the composition but never really show the surface. I often cut through several layers of paper, so the pieces are very much constructed. Cut and stuck and re-cut again. So I took some photos on this grey November morning. The light was lovely - cool and grey and perfect to capture the surfaces on the cut paper. I am having one of those working through the lists doing days....time for another coffee I think!

Gannock House, Tempsford, Bedfordshire

"I still believe" close-up

Ickwell Village illustration for Discover Bedfordshire

"The Path" close up

"The Path" close up of the little bird

Seeing my work in the papers....David's Bookshop, Letchworth commission

It was lovely to see this in The Comet - the commission that I made for David's Bookshop. It was a piece they bought the copyright for so it can be used on advertising and merchandising. It was fab seeing it in the local paper. I was away for the event which was PANTS! I normally do a fair bit of Christmas shopping on that day!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

A quick couple of nights in Nottinghamshire....

We just did a lightening couple of nights up to Cotgrave to see family and friends, and stayed at Primrose House B&B. We had the best two nights sleep - so warm and comfortable... slept like the dead!!! And here are some snaps of the room. The light this morning was just lovely. And I couldn't resist a photo of the gloves lined up to dry. We did nip into town. I say"nip" - got stuck in traffic mainly....but Nottingham is a great town, always fantastic to go and visit.