Thursday, 22 April 2010


So as I'm always going on about that Tom Newell who is making waves in the illustration world and I myself have also taken to student living to concentrate solely on "making it" as a stylist, well we only thought..'why don't we do something together?' So we are..
This is a sneak preview of the shoot I have done to give an interesting canvas for Tom to Pen Up, I was working on this while he was coming to his final stages of the Hollow Legs exhibition he has up in Sheffield. I won't give to much away but if the final images look as good as we both expect them to, we will be submitting it to be published.

I will probably put a couple of images on here when they are final and try and avoid any gay, couple collaboration self praise.
But would be good to know what you think.

Summer Attire

It's that time of year again, were it is getting much warmer and boots, leather trousers and big jumpers will no longer suffice. I love the summer, with free entertainment like sitting in parks with your friends and bright mornings which make it so easy to get up and long nights that make it so hard to go home but I officially have nothing to wear. I do the same thing every year and end up taking twice as long to get ready and start pulling out summer outfits I've had since I was about 18.
I don't want to get a new look for the summer, just feel comfortable in loose clothes that I can layer while trying not to look 2 dress sizes bigger but also hide my winter white body and not have to buy a pair of friggin' gladiator sandals or a floral dress.
I don't know what age I will be when this is no longer a problem.
Even though some people can pull it off so well...

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Hollow Legs

I went to this exhibition last week, Tom J Newell's Hollow Legs.
It was a scary but delightful experience at The Forum Cafe Bar in Sheffield. I enjoyed the disgustingness of skulls and zombies appearing from delicious starters, mains and desserts, all very tastefully done. With pen on plates, paint on wood and sticky paper on mirrors with a couple of huge screen prints thrown in between, there was a lot to keep your eyes busy and made me a little bit hungry too...

I very much enjoy this huge print of the Astronaut man with, well what d'ya know, Hollow Legs! Well Done Tom. The night was a great success, everyone loved it and I'm very proud of him.
PS. If you don't know by now, as I have mentioned this guy a few times, he is my 'boyf' and he's pretty good at that too. For more info click on his name at the top of this post.