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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Homage to Ronald Searle

I'm thinking of going back to my roots. Looking at these stitched samples in old sketchbooks, this is really what I like doing, drawing with my sewing machine.

The sharp eyed might notice my homage to the St Trinians schoolgirls and the delicious black humour of Ronald Searle.

The Jeelie Piece Song

A while ago I found this photograph. I don't know where it came from but it speaks to me of my childhood, growing up in a Glasgow tenement.

I made this collage but I always wanted to do something more with it.

Joan Eardley is favourite Glasgow artist who painted a lot of tenement children in a very loose, mixed media style.

This cartoon from an old sketchbook collection appealed to me. Part coloured, part black and white, it spoke of the fact that the original photograph is a hand colored black and white print.

I have no idea where it's going - or even if it's going - but I'm liking it so far.