Street Portraits

I hadn’t taken any photographs on my camera since January (I’ll tell you about the reasons another time), so last weekend I rectified that by spending a few hours on Brick Lane. I signed up for a City Academy workshop and it was a great springboard back into action: I basically wandered off by myself…

Medieval Sailors Wearing Jeans in the Jungle // Lipstick Queen

I remember buying my first lipstick like it was yesterday. Purchased sometime in the mid 90s, there was only one shade to choose: Heather Shimmer by Rimmel. I knew Rimmel was the way to go thanks to my Nan. She had two lipsticks that she let me play with, both slim brown plastic push-up sticks,…

Be Your Own Traumfrau

Photo by Eleonora Cecchini The last time I wrote about Traumfrau was over two years ago, which was also the last time I wrote anything here. It’s no coincidence that writing took a bit of a back seat once Traumfrau started; events take up a lot of time and energy, especially when the 9-5 work…

Drawing Conclusions

I’ve been banging on long enough about my experiences with drawing, but due to a technical error (also known as ‘carelessly formatting memory card’) I lost the pictures I wanted to include and, as such, delayed putting fingers to keyboard to write the post to go with them. I should also admit that I haven’t minded the procrastination:…

Typography Geek ♥

It’s been a really long time since I wrote anything worth reading here, but a combination and work and general malaise have prevented me managing to post anything, but I’m working on rectifying that and will hopefully – finally – put the Borough Market drawing debacle up this afternoon in all its glory. Until then,…

Just 17 Rocked*

When I was 13, Just Seventeen was my aspirational Bible. Following on from the recent assignments, I thought these deserved a mention all of their own. There are hundreds of Just Seventeen covers available online, but here’s a couple I especially like.

When I was 17 _ _ _ #1

Before I get to recalling the horrors of embarrassing myself last weekend at Borough Market, here’s what I’ve been up to this week for the illustration brief. Context  At our first class together, we were all given a photocopied piece of paper with When I was Seventeen _ _ _ written on it. We were asked…