Thursday, October 20, 2005
Having shown one it would now be unkind not to display the other. This is Charlie, A.K.A. Mousie, peeping out of her sandbox. I never intended to keep chinchillas and I have somehow ended up with two. They are fantastic pets but take a lot of care and need knowledgable owners. Never buy a pet without knowing what you are in for- these two create havoc in our home and have a lifespan of upto fifteen years!
Most of my work is motivated by things that I hear that inspire me, often odd bits of conversation or bizarre "that can't be true" facts. In the light of current events I find the thought of there being more chickens than people fairly worrying. I'm also attracted to timescales, the average human lifespan is said to be 720,000 hours. When put into perspective it makes you wonder just how important is what you are doing right now? But then life is about the boring bits in between the periods of excitement is it not?
I thought I would put a few of my more recent pieces up for people to see. I've just recieved notice that some of my images will be used for a bookcover- my first piece in print! I'm a relatively new illustrator in some senses but I've been drawing since I was first able to hold a crayon....
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Okay, I'm new to this and not too sure what I'm supposed to be doing. I'm sitting at my desk in Edinburgh, U.K. watching my chinchillas sleeping peacefully and listening to BBC Radio 2. In a minute I'm going to stir myself to cook some soup and learn Flash so I can animate my drawings.