I have a lot of catching up do!
I haven’t posted for a while due to being forcibly occupied with the real world, as opposed to the world of Pigeon that exists in my head. In this world I imagine that anyone who is reading this, (or even knows I exist – Mum are you still reading these posts?) believes that there really is a city-pigeon sitting at a desk typing away with it’s beak after a hard days work scavenging and sketching.
So! Here is a rough round up of everything I have been up to in last few months.
You can see the full exhibition here.
In September got to exhibit with Stitch Ink again in the Grain Barge in Bristol through Drawn in Bristol.
You can also see the full exhibition online here.
Meanwhile I had been working on some drawings:
Experimenting with an idea I had of Photobombing animals…
And various other drawings…
Then there was Christmas where I had stock in Paper Scissors Stone through Made in Bristol and saw my last month in BS8
And making cover artwork for the Cheltenham Poetry Society and Armchair Committee…
And finally two pieces I made this week…
That’s about all for now, I’m looking forward to being inspired by Spring and the promise of warmer weather!
Hello again Pigeon-fanciers!
Recently I visited Bristol Museum’s Natural History stores with my drawing buddy Rachel of Hare Raising Designs to pick out some skulls to study and draw.
We were greeted by a lovely lady who showed us through hidden doors to the underground Natural History store full of taxidermy and skeletons for study or out of display.
It’s a fantastic (and odd) place to explore, with rows of cabinets and draws filled with weird and wonderful preserved creatures.
I managed to get some drawings of a man-eating tiger skull, two huge elephant skulls (in chalk and charcoal) and a bear skull.
This was a great drawing day and I got a load of inspirations and ideas from it, and I recommend that artists make use of these free facilities – available at all publicly owned museums and galleries – for inspiration and to justify the collections being there. After all, we own them!
(I do recommend that you treat the staff and artefacts with respect (my tiger specimen was shot in the 1930’s!) and make sure you give a generous donation on your way out)
Find information about visiting Bristol Museum and Art Galleries here and say hi if you spot me sketching in there!