Thursday, 30 June 2016

Nicolas Gouny I

A joyful maze of hearts today by French illustrator Nicolas Gouny called 'A day in a forest of love'.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Monday, 27 June 2016

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sharpening the teeth . . .

When things hurt, the pain always comes out in Little Red Riding Hood images for me.
Little Red Riding Hood is my vehicle of metaphor and expression, out with my daily practice and projects. This image depicts my thoughts on recent events in Europe. Little red and the wolf for me, are interchangeable as forces of evil and this Little Red (unwittingly may be) is evil.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Arianna Bellucci

Italian illustrator Arianna Bellucci's charming screen-printed interactions between Little Red and the wolf, I particularly love the middle piece where Red uses the wolf's tail as a scarf.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Cathy Cullis

I am a long time admirer of the work of  Cathy Cullis; her beautiful textile work, paintings, prints, illustration and poetry, Cathy is a creative force. This Little Red seems fiercely dark and determined, you can buy Cathy's work here.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

'Sweet' Little Red

'Sweet' because she is made from sweets.
Last night I did a children's workshop using sweets to print and this was my demonstration piece. We had great fun making a variety of marks from different sweets like liquorice allsorts, wine gums, super sour snakes and strawberries. It was much better than eating them, though I have to say many disappeared!

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Dance me to the end of love . . .

I am still working with my monoprints, this time I digitally collaged them to make a dancing Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Elis Wilk

French illustrator Elis Wilk works using many media  but often focusing on collage and print.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

In a forest . . .

In a forest of doilies and artificial flowers, a rubber band Little Red and a comb-clawed wolf tip toe through the undergrowth.
Squeezed in a further monoprint collage today it has sat arranged on my desk between jobs, waiting for attention and tweaks before being secured to the paper.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Combs and Rubber Bands

A monoprint and collage interpretation of when the Grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood are cut out of the wolf's stomach. Mostly created using combs and rubber bands.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Monoprinting and collage

I have been at a course organised by Picture Hooks at the National Galleries of Scotland all weekend, attending a workshop with George Douglas organised by Picture Hooks. The time was mostly spent monoprinting, but in the last couple of hours the monoprints we had made were constructed into collages. This is my wolf, I loved the freedom and possibilities that these media offered and its distinctly strange and surreal results, definitely a technique I will return to when I get the chance.