garden slug & snail art as pudding project

My first year in our garden is proving to be fruitful, we’ve been eating the most delicious mini cucumbers for a couple of weeks now, and our sugar snap peas are doing better than I could ever have imagined! The fennel are starting to swell up, I’ve just pulled up the first of the carrots & beetroot, & the sunflowers are opening one by one.

The slugs & snails are also enjoying themselves. I know they like to eat paper as well as my veg, so have decided to give them a bit of pudding to munch on after a good helping of greens, in the form of bits of my painted & doodled-on paper which go into the creation of my collages.

I thought that their chewing could make some interesting patterns, textures & holes!
So I’ve scattered a few bits of paper in strategic places around the garden & am waiting to see the results…

Doodle Pen-pal

I know I’ve posted this blog before, but I’m STILL looking!

I would love to find someone who would be interested in being my doodle pen-pal; the way I see it is it being like writing letters but replacing the letters with a doodle. It would be a kind of conversation in artwork. I think it could be a really fastinating project, with some interesting work to come out of it. I think having an exhibition showing the whole ‘conversation’ would be great – of course, this conversation could carry on for maybe years if we both enjoyed it & were inspired by each others work.

I imagine the work to be anything that you want it to be – a photograph, a few lines on a scrap of paper, a more substantial piece of work… but I do feel that its important that it’s a conversation, & that the work you post to the other person would be in some way a reaction to whatever they had last sent to you. Even adding to what they had sent you.

Is anyone out there interested? I really think it could be a very exciting thing to do so get in touch if you think you’d like to take part.

“It’s not what I expected!”

Home again home again after a packed busy weekend away doodling, partying & admiring beautiful Devonshire landscape.

My doodle at Sidcot Arts Center on Friday night went really well, I had a most beautiful space to doodle in. It’s a brand new building & I was doodling on the landing of an oval-shaped stairwell. To my left was a column of windows which changed colour as the sun went down, to my right were window-shaped sunshine-&-shadows of the trees outside (before the sun went down!) & in the middle was my long (not quite sure exactly how long but possisbly 3 meters…?) bit of paper to doodle on!

It was a fantastic experience & I met some really loveley people. I’am REALLY looking foreward to going back on October 10th (the national Big Draw Day) to finish off the doodle & do another one.