Friday, 30 September 2011

Back at Uni - Exciting Opportunities

I was back at uni monday and it's been full-on. It's not like we have a lot of artwork to do, quite the opposite, but a lot of paper work, filling out questionnaires about where we want to be in a years time. (I'm finding it very hard not to say "In a years time I'd like to be homeless, living in the back of a van in a moorland car park with my ukulele and mouldy copy of Ekhart Tolle's 'The Power of Now.'")

The weekend before uni was also the re-launch of my favourite monthly Psytrance night in Plymouth, Whomp! run and frequented by the most beautiful people I have ever known. The folks there were launching a sister-venture named Bassface. There was a day long event of DJ show-casing and tomfoolery, and the folks invited me to do some live art on a large recovered council banner. Me and another local artist and all-round beautiful man David Short worked like slaves in the day (with many smoke breaks) and danced like space monkeys at night.

Friday, 23 September 2011

The Summer has Ended (but the tan-lines on my memory will never fade)

This summer has been one of those summers - *those* - summers. THE summer. The one I'll forever look back on with a grin. The camp fires, cold nights, the funny songs, the spiritual experiences, the smoke in the eyes, endless saucepans of noodles, the sun-stroke, drippy noses, bad trips, laughing fits, the open-mic nights, the tipi-love-ins, road trips, parties, the hairy-legs, the proclamations of boundless endless love. I have done a woefully small amount of drawing in this time because it's hard to carry a sketchbook when you're wading through a muddy field, fleeing a bull, while intoxicated - but here are some of the times I remembered to draw!
Chilling out with Paula and Corny
Waiting for the train at Exeter - UK Busk Tour
In the backseat to Brighton with Ailey and Jon in the front 
Lying on the floor of Family London-Crash-pad with Marv, watching Ghost for the first time (amazing!) 
Having some time to myself just drawing my city - something that has become unusual recently

Random again (the more random the drawing the more "graphic" and "innovative" it is)

And to cap it all I sang on stage at a festival! Thanks to Pam for being an awesome friend, guide, mentor and for capturing this corker of a moment for me! Me singing on stage at Maker Festival!

Big love to every single person I made met, camped with, partied with, danced with, spoke to, stood next to in the chemical toilet cue, bought a chai from, passed on the motorway - you made this summer incredible!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Monsters, Aliens and Robots

Some designs for a live art installation I'm doing on saturday - photos to follow! I started thinking - what if my friends were aliens?