Beginning of some hopefully steampunk style goggles for my 'Big Start' character. A 'Big Start' is how we, at school, start a new topic. Dressing up, K'nex and Lego challenge and the film Hugo are on the menu for next Monday in year 6.
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Going back North today. Did some more on the Mallard poster - got most of the layout sorted now, just need to do all the fine details to finish it.
Saw this Brian Cook book the other day - love the old railway poster style and want to do something like it...
Friday, 28 December 2012
Did this series of Jim Carrey portraits for my brother 2 or 3 years ago. Obviously they are stencils on canvas at the size of a normal photograph. Went round to his place this evening and he has them hanging vertically in the hallway. I still like them.
Yesterday I worked more on the Mallard poster. Today I went to Brighton and went to the Lego shop - make your own minifigures, 3 for £3.50; what fun. Next topic at school is Inventors and we're incorporating the Steampunk aesthetic so made a couple of Steampunk inspired figures.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Monday, 24 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
So, no creativity yesterday either. I do feel that since I didn't waste any time either that it's OK. It was a day full of festive cheer; my eldest daughter became an impromptu sheep and improvised in a nativity, we ate lots and played monopoly (I sort of won).
Hopefully today will end my dry patch!
Another thought: next phone must have a better camera!
Saturday, 22 December 2012
Well, not to my home, but to my wife's pre-marital home! A hairy day on the roads (witnessed an accident actually happening) but we're here safely.
Unfortunately no creativity to speak of today. Hopefully the holiday period will provide some time to be creative.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Can't think that I've done much creative today - it's been the last day of term and I'm in relax mode now.
However, have just been having excellent conversation with my brother in law and sister in law and wife about creativity and how we were created in God's image, therefore rendering us created to be creative. We discussed things which leach creativity (facebook and other online activity) and how being creative brings self-worth and a sense of achievement, enjoyment and well-being. Good stuff.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Finished this one today and thought I'd push myself to do a bit of background - something I can't usually be bothered to do. The drawing was done from my own photo of Chinese Government Railways Steam Locomotive 4-8-4 KF Class No 7 which is kept at the National Railway Museum in York.
Have already made amendments (the front wheel, the light cast by the lamp) to the drawing since posting this but this is it as a rough, quick sketch and shade:
Monday, 17 December 2012
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
Probably the most creative thing I did today was speak at my Grandma's funeral. She was a very creative lady who always encouraged me in creativity.
This is my first ever try at screen printing. It's a view down into Little Germany, Bradford.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
I'm under no false illusions - I'm pretty sure it won't be daily, but I can only try.
Photos to begin with will be straight from phone - we're in the market for a new lens for our DSLR as it finally broke on a visit to Bradford to look at its old buildings.
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Verses // shai linne from Lamp Mode Recordings on Vimeo.
Favourite line?: "I guess you could say we've been saved by works... His!"
Verses // Json from Lamp Mode Recordings on Vimeo.
As I said though, watch them all and share them.