Sunday, 30 September 2012

Personalised print done by yours truly...

Can finally pop this on my blog now after we have been to a wedding this weekend, and this was the print I did as their wedding gift.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Home work

Etching with Tony and the Homies!

Today I spent the afternoon etching in Cheltenham at Tony's studio, basically inking up, getting grubby and having a whale of a time. The photos are all out of order as uploaded from my phone, but somewhere amongst all the photos of the the etching and aquatinting process, Tony departing his wisdom and Claire making a lot of mess you will find my final pieces. So much fun, and all courtesy of Home, who I have now been with for a month and loving it. So glad I became a Homie! 

Tony's studio in Cheltenham, Mike filing away in the background! 

Claire beginning to make a mess :) worth it though her final prints looked amazing! 
My initial idea sketch
Acid! Stopping out areas of the plate to get the different tones

My final plate
Tony passing on his etching wisdom!
Claire inking up!
Close up of my plate
My final masterpiece! Totally forgot about it being a reverse image but pretty happy with it!
Our little plates 
Claire's aftermath :) 
First stages of stopping out and aquatinting
My final print from my little plate
Safety first kids

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Albatross - surprisingly good film

My Dad randomly records films on Sky+ and ended up watching this one last night when I was at home. Called Albatross, below is the trailer and it's worth a watch... 

Lawless - finally see what all the fuss is about with Tom Hardy

It's official. I am now in love with Tom Hardy. Lawless is definitely worth a watch, the southern drawl, moonshine, beefcake Hardy and Le Boef, winner winner... It's taken a while, didn't really get what the fuss was about before, but Tom Hardy has totally won me over in this :) 

Bin and sin sum 'osses down the cut...

You can't come to The Black Country and not have a walk down the cut (canal) when the sun is shining!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Baby Belle

At home and found my tag that fit round my foot when me and my twinny bro were born :) so tiny!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Other new fave tracks - Muse, Delilah and Joey BADA$$

Heard a few bits and pieces lately, got them on repeat as per usual...

Muse - Madness

I only really like proper early Muse stuff, but heard this on the radio, bass turned up with the sun shining, and then that sexy guitar kicks in...

Delilah - Shades of Grey

Beautiful voice, beautiful song. Can't decide which I like the best, the original or the MJ Cole remix, so here is both! Loving the MJ Cole remix, its all old school UK garagey :) 

Delilah - Shades of Grey (MJ Cole Remix) link is here

Joey BADA$$ - 1999 Mixtape 

Still holding on to the summer with this one... here's a few from it... 

Joey BADA$$ - Waves

Joey BADA$$ - Daily Routine

New Alicia Keys ft. Nicki Minaj... love!

Love this, sounds a bit unfinished as I don't think it is the original to be released, but love it all the same. Love a good drum beat, sounds a bit like the start of Fix Up Look Sharp by Dizzee. Reckon there is gonna be some pretty good remixes to come in a few weeks time too. 

Ah! Amazing! Click on the link below to have a listen.. 

Alicia Keys ft. Nicki Minaj - Girl On Fire

Sunday, 2 September 2012