So I had a go at my first stencil today! I’m planning on doing plenty of my fashion style ladies! For my first attempt I’m pretty pleased! Still needs a little improvement but will get there!
So I wanted to do something different to pasting and stickers, after a think an idea popped into my head!….. Helium balloons!! Of course they had to be heart shaped! So I got some, attached illustrations to them, which on the back had a link to my twitter and Instagram feed.
A day later someone got in touch via Instagram! They had found one if my balloons all the way in some village on the outskirts of Liverpool! Can’t believe it got that far!
So last year I did a whole load of Christmas special stickers. A year on and some have survived!! To celebrate and go better a year on I have done the same design but as a paste! Only small ones as digbeth is just getting cleaned up all the time at the moment, but the ladies are out spreading Christmas joy!
I recently bought a brown papered sketch book, and I’ve well and truly fallen in love! Loving the effect it gives to my drawings. When I find the time I think I will end up doing some bigger pastes onto postage paper! They could either look awesome or terrible…but I won’t know if I don’t try!
So I have decided I need to be more patient with my drawings and spend some time putting more detail into them. I love going out pasting…So my designs were always thrown to together as quickly as possible so I could go out and get them up. I’ve started out by doing more detailed hearts with sing lyrics.
I’ve been at my friends photography studio taking advantage of his large desks so I can get some bigger designs drawn up. Whilst there he took a sneaky photo of me on this really awesome camera which is 74yrs old!! Pretty cool that it still works! I’m hoping to get the new designs out there soon so keep your eyes peeled!!
I have had the amazing chance to work with my friend Dan Stone on a video. He came along with me late one night as I hit the streets to paste and spray. We had a fun night and I really enjoyed doing it, after some awesome editing he showed me the video and I am so excited so share it with you guys! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Whilst visiting family I also found time to catch up with an old collage friend, we were chatting about what we had been up to and both thought it would be a cool idea to do something together. Hayley studied photography at university so it only seemed natural we merge the two together. After photographing ourselves in our underwear….much to her flatmates delight… I then used Photoshop to draw over the images we selected, creating the above images.