Pencils and Ply

With only a few weeks to go till I’m off overseas for Family Christmas (!!YAY!!) it’s full steam ahead with every. single. project………..

As well as my everyday job, Dave and I have been collaborating on some of his jobs for Draw Shoot Move.
Pics of these are on their way- I’ll set up a new page for them as they’re quite different to my own work. It’s a completely different experience having briefs (that aren’t a regular painting commission) and seeing Dave work his computer magic with our ideas- fun times!!

Making the latex mould for the body of Tinker, one of our characters

Making the latex mould for the body of Tinker, one of our characters

In the midst of this and continuing the hunt for a permanent joint workspace, we’ve been persistent with our set building and we’re making steady progress.
We LOOOOVE this project. There’s already ideas brewing for the next one but we’ll keep those under wraps for now….

Dave’s 3D drawing and printing saved us a bunch of time measuring out the ply pieces for our first building, which will eventually be a school. As far as I can tell it’s also narrowed our margin for error, which beats the hell out of me trying to measure them up accurately with a pencil and ruler 😉
We’ll find out for sure when we put them together hehe!
And I’m freakin’ ecstatic to say that even though it’s been a good while since I used a jigsaw, I did a damn fine job.

 

Dave drawing 3D stuff- our school beginning to come to life!

Dave drawing 3D stuff- our school beginning to come to life!

Cutting guide in place

Cutting guide in place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we only have access to a normal A4 printer, the entire cutting guide printed out on 16 A4 sheets and we lined them all up, tacking them in place with spray adhesive. Being a 3D drawing there were a few extra lines where we’d made windows and doors, so to save any mistakes we highlighted the cutting lines with red.
And that’s our progress so far!

Work in progress untitled energy #1

Work in progress untitled energy #1

 

And don’t think for one second that all of this is keeping me away from my artwork!!
Despite not having a settled space- let alone painting or studio space- there’s still new pieces popping all up in my head, and goodness knows I go a bit loopy if I don’t get them out.
The pencils have been great to work with because my time for art has been random and irregular. That’s ok though, so far I’ve never had a problem with random or irregular.
Still VERY much looking forward to being settled in January and kicking it
up a few gears!

Latest exhibition news is that the Shady Characters exhibit at Shady Palms in Stones Corner has now come to an end.
Many thanks to Steve Falco at Procreativ for organising that one 😉
I popped in to pick up some bits this morning and saw some of Jess’ work going up- it’s absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit. As well as the amazing artwork, the staff there are STUNNING. I’ve been working in hospitality for 24 years and I reckon I know a dream team when I see one. If I didn’t work with such beautiful people I’d be hitting them up for a  job just for funsies!

Even though Shady Palms is done, The Hutch Bistro is still going.
I have to check in with Andy to see if it needs to come down before I go travelling- so no set final date for that one as yet.

The Spring Hill Delhi is ongoing with a few pieces on rotation- currently home to ‘Alecia and Her Guide’.
Links to all venues are included in the blog ‘Sharing the Love’.

Till next time- health, wealth and happiness!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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