08 December 2009


...with a sprinkling of chocolate served with fresh acorns. i have been making badges today. one new design with an old favourite though technically the acorns are new as i had to start the design from scratch due to the stupid computer 'losing' my psd file of badges that i had all ready and waiting to be printed out. i only have seven more sheets of badge paper to work with so i am hoping the apple design along with a couple of others off the to-do badge list will work out ok. then it is on to labelling and packing on Thursday - my next day off! i am back to drawing in the A5 sketchbook. i find it helps me unwind a little after a day in the office as i can doodle while watching the telly.

07 December 2009


...off the to-do list of to-doing. first off we have a batch of screen-printed calico raindrop badges. these will be at the christmas markets at the weekend. some of you will have seen these before but unfortunately these will be the last batch until further notice. i am now working on some robotingtons that have been half made since forever and a day. next up is tea time and then it is on to badges with the new designs with the second zine for afters. i have a day of freedom tomorrow so i hope to work late into the night with the music in the drawing room.

in reply to Christiane's question from the previous post, i am making badges using shrink paper - i do not have a badge machine. an option is there though as there are people on etsy who will make your illustrations into badges for you if you do not want to buy a machine and the various supplies.

05 December 2009


...update with a very sketchy sketch. i am here, making badges with left over supplies. i am still ill and have no time to speak of for much else other then making them cappuccino's and kanye west panini's. there has been i suppose, a little bit of free time and the story has reached spread planning stage and soon i shall be making dummy books. the above sketch is part of story two. i planned to do play with dummy books the other day but the to-do list decided not to work. christmas markets are next weekend. i have a lot of label making and packaging to do to put on the to-do do list.

as asked in a comment, a kanye west panini is a cajun chicken panini. a customer once asked for a kanye panini as they didn't know how to pronounce cajun.