Thursday 28 May 2009

My Latest Purchase

In a bid to draw more, I'm going to start a "My Latest Purchase" thread, where I can document all my good, bad and indifferent purchases with quick little sketches. So here's post number one: 

Carmelengo In A Bottle

So I'm in Asda, my favourite place on the planet (okay, maybe not my most favourite place, but it's pretty high up there along with petting zoos and launderettes), and I think "Hmm, I could do with a new deodorant." Along I go to the personal hygiene aisle (which is ironically full of smelly fatties... my love of Asda does not extend to its customer base) and I peruse what they have on offer. 

A) Liking a bargain and B) being particularly broke at the moment, my eyes are drawn to the roll-on with the roll-back sign on the bottom shelf - now only a pound. Sounds good, pick it up, make the purchase along with my other groceries. Now, a savvier person than myself may have thought "What's the reason for this deodorant to now be less than half of its original price?". When I got home and opened the lid, I quickly found the answer after being shot sideways across the room in the equivalent of nasal Hiroshima. Rosemary and sage in a potency so concentrated I'm surprised the plastic container hadn't melted. Why had I bought a deodorant to make me smell like a herb garden!? And more to the point, a herb garden circa 1127 tended by monks? Anyway, thus is the explanation behind Carmelengo In A Bottle (you gotta rub it the right way).

Portly Mole... Portly Mole...

Self-written story Portly Mole And The Unimaginable Happening. Selection of colour spreads:

"Portly Mole lived in a hole, as moles do. But Portly Mole liked to get out of his hole and explore..."
"Portly ate them all... one, two, three..."

"Not far away, somebody was watching... Down flew Pigeon, woops-up-and-over. 
'Coo!' said Portly, 'I could never do that!'.
'No you couldn't," said Pigeon, "You're far too fat, but I know just what to do about that!"
"So POP! came Portly out of his hole, and off he flew after Pigeon."


At the beginning of May I launched my own website - there's a lot of work to be done here still - a bit of a case of ideas/vision surpassing my actual skills on Dreamweaver and lack of time, what with finishing off uni work, putting up degree show etc. Hopefully the summer months will give me the breathing space I need to make the real thing as sparkly as it is in my imagination!


Another day, another blog. An arty blog. A blog to talk about drawings and pencils and my recent love of Mellow Birds coffee. Hoo. Rah.