Thursday, 30 April 2009

El Lagarto

For ages I've been meaning to make a moneybox so on Sunday I finally sat down with some cardboard, selotape, glue, paper, a skewer, a thread spindle, spray adhesive, fleece, felt, weird velour from Thailand, tie dyed cotton, thread, needles and my trusty sewing machine and started work on this fellah. I have a bit of an alligator obsession at the moment. He's a bit wrinklier that what I would of liked, but given my measuring technique mostly relies upon estimating distances with my fingers its not too surprising.

He loves to chow down on currency and he's not fussy, he happily devoured pennies and pounds, australian dollars, a couple of thai bahts, some dryer tokens for the laundromat, obsolete nz currency as well as current cash too.

Not only that but he has a handy drawstring sphincter.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

National Drawing Awards

I just got my drawing for the National Drawing Award 2008 back a few days ago. I did it in Berlin & sent it over in October last year. Its nice to be reunited though I just gave it away as a birthday present, its still in the house though. There's a wee cropped likeness of my house in the drawing, the one with the pyramid on the roof and the palm tree outside.
We run on pyramid power!!
Click on it to see it properly, not all pokey and small.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Who called me an egg?

Thanks for the patches Sarah!!!!!

Other things I have been up to.

I had read about using bleach to make images on tee shirts on instructables*, they tell you to use things you've never heard of, like discharge paste and freezer paper but not having those things I just used paper and double sided tape for the stencil and a 50-50 bleach water mix. It turned out a good colour but the edges bled quite a bit so I went over the details with my trusty fabric marker.

Poster for a gig.

I did this a couple of weeks ago for Nigel. Hurray for masking fluid! The water bothers me a bit, could of done it better but i'm quite fond of the image, might do some more similar in the future.
P.S. Come to the gig if you be in Ak.