Who would have thought a book fair could be so much fun! Over 60 lovely artists sold their (handmade) books and zines at the Ffotogallery in Penarth last Saturday. Lots of people came down, the place was heaving all day! I played records on my portable record player (the Fidelity) and I had the pleasure of ending the already brilliant day with a packed dance floor at the afterparty at 10ft Tall!
So about two weeks ago I bought a vintage portable record player on eBay: a Fidelity HF45, built in 1971. It’s a great little machine; very reliable, running smoothly, recently serviced and fitted with a new earthed plug (and cleaned with an awful smelling sort of formaldehyde!).
You can now pre-order buy the book What I Wore Today - Doodle Yourself into a Style Icon by illustrator Gemma Correll on Amazon! The book is based on Gemma's What I Wore Today blog and Flickr group, where people upload their drawings of, well, what they wore that day.
Wow, the first Pub Carpet Crawl has really been a big success!! Despite the dreadful weather over 20 people turned up to brave the pubs on the notorious Canton Mile in Cardiff. It has been a pleasure for the eyes in many ways, as you will see for yourself in the pictures below. It was also successful in the sense that nobody got the ‘up-close carpet experience’, we only lost one man along the way and nobo
It's off! To Brooklyn! My submission for The Sketchbook Project. I suffered from the 'blank canvas syndrome' for a long time, but when I had finally decided what to do with my theme ("the grey side of life") I did enjoy it a lot, experimenting with different techniques and just making silly portraits.
I hadn't been to a life drawing session for ages, so I was absolutely determined on going to one yesterday evening. But at the very last minute plans altered and I ended up going for a very spontaneous shandy at the pub, followed by a lovely meal and topped off with some excellent live jazz. Best Tuesday night in a long time!