Wednesday, 30 June 2010

I have recently discovered...



A strawberry smaller than a daisy.
And

A giant burger bun.

If you are interested in giant food Pimp That Snack is the website to go to.
My personal favourite is the Giant Freddo


However the league table predictably rates this Creme Egg as the best:


In other good news, you can purchase Pimp That Snack t-shirts for £3 including postage. Bargain.

Hopefully a more art related post soon.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Flake 99 Beach Awards MARGATE 3rd place






Last month Margate Sands came joint 3rd place for Cadbury's Great British Beach Awards 2010!




And for those who don't know the proposed plans for Dreamland check out the master plan here and see the rides here for an interesting read.












Saturday, 26 June 2010

Someone please give me money to...


Buy shoes with bows.



A silk shirt.


A French Connection dress.


A book to understand how lace can be radical.


The Elephant Parade Artbook (London)...
Or maybe just an Elephant.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Tomás Gabzdil Libertiny



I saw Gabzdil's honeycomb vase at the Victoria and Albert in September last year, made by a swarm of bees in one week, it is pretty impressive.

The show had other notable objects such as the Cinderella table and fox with gold maggots coming from its ears. All which can be seen here.



Then today I log onto the Daily What (excellent web site if you have nothing to do with your day) and I discover he has got his bee friends to knock up a Jesus.







Amazing.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Game Fever

I think all of the below are pretty cool:



Sonic and Mario nail designs.


Uno crochet dress.


Monopoly draws.


Scrabble board handbag.




Twister rain coat.



All images found from craftster.org

Marine Plastic.org

An interesting project to be part of, I picked up a postcard at Droit House.
Get snapping and submitting.



Taken from MarinePlastic.org

Global depository for images of beached marine plastic objects

This online art project aims to be a place to deposit images of plastic objects found by mainly other foragers and beach combers from around the world. I intend it to be a space to hold not just the images of the lost and found objects, but also to record the names of those who find them, and the date and location of the find.

With no definitive end, and as long as participants still keep submitting images, the bank of objects will grow, as will I hope an awareness of the enormity of the plastic pollution of our worldwide oceans.

My long term aim will be to use the images deposited on this website in a real world exhibition and publication, where all contributions would be credited and recognised.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Bye Bye Mr Fly


Now I'm still convinced that this dead fly was only playing dead to trick me and flew away once I had got bored of waiting for the clutches of my trap to close.

But low and behold when I returned to my potted plant the corpse was gone! So one could believe Mr Fly was gobbled up. I have been on the look out for more dead flys to fed my little green friend. Will update if further tests prove successful, although I have read online (reliable source) that he only needs one or to bugs each month.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Ron Mueck


[Above] Recommended read: Ron Mueck: Boy [Illustrated] Gautier Deblonde

I have been researching what I can do with my modroc tortoise shell (and my actual tortoise who is still very shiny due to the Vaseline!)

So I have been revisiting work by Ron Mueck who is a fantastic hyper realist artist whose work I admire greatly, I think you will like it too.














Underwater Photography - Nadia Moro

Underwater Photography - Nadia Moro


See more here

Friday, 18 June 2010

New Snaps

I've been carrying my camera around London for the last few weeks and took a couple in Margate. I did have more but they got lost in the post because Royal Mail are terrible.


Clerkenwell


Covent Garden

Brick Lane

Hanbury Street


See more here

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Tortoise Casting



Check out these guys who who were given pink plaster casts after their shells were mauled by a nasty dog. The plaster casts protects them whilst a new shell grows back. After finding this RSPCA article I decided that taking a modroc cast from my tortosie was perfectly okay.


I got a pretty good result. Not sure if I am now going to use it as a mould for resin, plaster, latex etc.




Peggy wasn't too impressed with the experiment.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Printmaking

Collograph and Monoprints:






Welcome back Becky


Reporting from a new station:


I will be blogging from Margate for the next few months at my favourite desk in my little box room. Just need to clean it out a bit!



A few things that make coming home so great!-

Mums crazy new table top:

Neopolitan anyone?


My rabbit:

I cant believe he is still alive. Well done to Jake who feeds him whilst I'm in London.


Finding this in the garden:

Thanks Grandad!


But most importantly the suprise I got when I saw this on the driveway:



After thinking we were selling my beetle and expecting to come home to a white rusty bug in need of tlc. My amazing Dad had secretly revamped the old girl and now she looks like an orange SMARTIE!


I was pretty pleased.