Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Glimpses




I take many many more photographs all the time. 
It is a strange habit, to look so hard and so quickly, like being the camera shutter itself. Sometimes you catch glimpses, those magic split seconds, sometimes you don't manage to synchronize eye and camera, and so the moment is etched on the memory instead. 
Here are a few glimpses of my time in France; some are sad, some are happy, all are just precious glimpses of other peoples lives as I pass by.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Resourcefulness, travel and birthdays



When I am away from home, it always makes me more creative and resourceful away from resources and supplies that I take for granted. 
It was my sons birthday when we were away, he was missing his cat, so a cardboard box later and here he has a cat, the eyes were made from packaging as well.

Monday, 28 July 2014

The beautiful vegetables of Andrée Benoit




We are on our way home and I wanted to share some of our joys from this holiday. Our French holiday involved lots of kindness. This example is the kindness of Andrée Benoit who grows tomatoes and aubergines that have great character and are delicious. 
I liked the rumbustious character of the tomato and the hairstyle of the aubergine. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Holiday and Shadows II



I do love making things when I am away. Freya and I have worked on a vast family of cats this last week, again the loosely attached limbs and tails move well and 'walk with you' easily.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Holiday, Shadows and Reflections





We have been away for two weeks now. Much of the first week we spent at a friends stunningly stylish house in Aubais. 
It is the first time I have been this far south in France and this time the light has really struck me. 
The shadows and also a little reflection can be miraculous. 
Before we moved to the second part of our holiday, I made some shadow puppets and a wall piece using cardboard packaging and taking advantage of the reflective metallic finish on some of the packaging. A little surprise and thank you to Deb's children who were so lovely as to let us use their rooms.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Holidays and shadows I



Some thoughts and images from France as my holiday comes to an end.
I love the shadows of butterflies as they flit past so fast and so I wanted butterflies that we could take with us on our walks. 
The shadows here are really strong with the strong sunlight and great to play with. I always forget that the shadows all have the same density no mater how thin or thick the paper is. This butterfly has articulated wings and  was spliced onto a thick grass stem, it is my favorite. 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Melody Park III

What do you see? I saw a cricket dancing on flowers. 
I love the way you interpret and misinterpret images especially when you see something in a thumbnail and think it is something quite different from what it turns out to be,  like a pictorial Chinese whispers. 
This piece of work is by 박태희, Melody Park, a Korean illustrator who I have featured here before.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

MIhoko Yoshida I

Japanese Illustrator MIhoko Yoshida よしだみほこuses print and collaged pre-printed/ painted papers to create her bright, happy illustrations.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Francoise Seignobosc



Celebrating the middle of my holiday in France with work by Francoise Seignobosc from the books The Big Rain and Thank You'. These old illustrations look very like folk art, they are charming and have a lovely balance across the page.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Kotomi Ishikawa いしかわことみ

A collaged market scene by Kotomi Ishikawa いしかわことみ, with tiny pieces of collage almost like confetti. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Mitsuru Ishimasa いしまさみつる



Mitsuru Ishimasa いしまさみつる, is a Korean illustrator who's work is very primitive and loose. Lately he has been working with lots of constructed paper pieces, log books and mini sculptures. These butterfly pictures remind me of France and summer.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Yamane Daisuke II




I adore this work by Yamane Daisuke, there is lots more for you to discover, I hope you love it as much as I do.