Monday, November 19, 2007

15/10/07 Dinner with John

John making us dinner...and then where we ate it. It was very good indeed, and heavily loaded with raw onion and pepper. Mentioning John makes me want to mention:
, a wonderful place all about and to do with a great project John initiated. You might even find a comic that I drew that explains the origins of the idea. There's more to it than this, but he has been getting graduates to produce posters to pass on advice to first year students...go to the site and find out more about it.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Book preview & more cats

This drawing has something to do with the book I'm making at the moment...and below are some more very quick sketches of a rapidly moving Phoebe.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

13/10/07 Moving Phoebe

Our next door neighbour's cat/kitten Phoebe...moving around very quickly whilst Silje played with her.

Friday, November 16, 2007

29/09/07 Glendurgan

Here be some drawings from Glendurgan garden.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

24/09/07 An odd bunch

Drawn on our last full day in Norway.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

23/09/07 Falling Mountains

Was very inspiring, walking around on this island where we stayed in Norway. Selbjørn it was called.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

23/09/07 Flying Forever

Not too sure where these two appeared from...but appear they did.

Monday, November 12, 2007

22/09/07 Too much food

Silje's grandmother gave us so much good stuff to eat...and maybe I was a little too happy to eat it.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

21/09/07 One moment

Doodley doodle...maybe Mussolini is in here...don't know why.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The ark and the bird

The ark and the bird together seemed especially potent.

Friday, November 9, 2007

The bird on a post

Very near to the ark a big bird perched on a post. For a long time it had it's wings spread out...drying them I guess. I hoped to take a photo of that...but by the time I got my camera it had folded them up again. Birds on posts seem deeply significant too, for some reason.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The mysterious ark

When staying with Silje's grandmother I was very intrigued by a boat on the water outside the house. It had a wooden frame with plastic covering...making it feel a bit like a strange house on a boat...or an ark. I think there were things under the plastic sheeting, maybe just being stored there...but it felt like a strong, significant image to me.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Daily posts very soon

Very soon I will do as I am intending with this blog and upload a new drawing every day. I'm just focussing on website updating and making some new books right now. So I'll carry on uploading on of my backlog of sketches every day, until the new stuff starts happening every day. Here's one, drawn on the 19th September 2007.

Every time we showed Silje's youngest cousin Eirik photos like these (from Bergen's Troll Wood):

...he became very focussed, possibly scared, and would exclaim "Oooh...Trolle!"