29.1.07

Free

Released!
Released from the shackles of yet another deadline!

Such giddy relief!

By popular demand (and by 'popular' what I really mean is Martha at Uniform ) I give you a sneak preview of some cozzies I've been working on,
shown in their various states of completion. (click on any to enlarge).


Materials: graphite, pen& ink, gouache, acrylic, coloured pencil, patone pen, metallic pen, collage, coloured card, acetate. (phew!)




I actually gave myself caffeine poisoning last week.

By the time we got to Chalk Horse, the tiny de-oxygenated room was starting to spin and so we had to spend most of the night out on the footpath- along with 100 or so of the unbelievably hip, young and beautiful.
(Nothing like an opening to make one feel daggy, old and deeply unfashionable, and by the way it was well on its way to a sell-out..well done guys)

But back to the caffeine... I've heard (from a scientist that was doing a study into such things) that it all depends on the milligrams of caffeine per beverage.
Well I had way too many milligrams.
Today is my 4th day without coffee and even the thought of it makes feel slightly queasy.
And the other day as we were driving past Campos, our favourite bean purveyor, I inhaled a nostrilful of roasting goodness...nope, nothing but nausea.

Am experimenting with a myriad of teas (none of which give the same buzz..but fortunately also not the same unpleasant toxic overload).

And the deadlines? Two down, one to go.

All that leaves is doing 3 years worth of tax returns and... oh yeah, finding somewhere to live. We're looking to see what we can afford to buy (that 19th/20th most expensive city in the world stuff? well forget it..word is it's actually the 7th)!
Now..just how close to the railway line can we get? And you don't mind showering in the back yard do you? Who needs plumbing when there's a perfectly good garden hose.







7 Comments:

Blogger Ashley said...

As someone who has lived both under a freeway overpass and next to train tracks: the train whistle actually becomes quite soothing. The random screeching of tires and truck horns in the middle of the night? Not so much.
Choose wisely.

30 January 2007 at 1:41 am  
Blogger Eero said...

No coffee! Yikes! As far as an alternative for getting the buzz, have you tried Yerba Mate? Natural tea, big buzz. Supposedly very good for you in some way, as well.

30 January 2007 at 4:34 am  
Blogger Madge said...

Oh, indoor plumbing's overrated....heh.

Congrats on cutting a swath (hey, I wrote swatch first - scary how ingrained the knitting terms have become) through those deadlines. Your costumes fill me with awe. And from the sublime to the mundane - gack! good luck with the tax returns.

P.S. Loving those Kiss gnomes.
P.P.S. Twining's Blackcurrant tea kicks a punch. Well, for tea, anyway.

30 January 2007 at 9:53 am  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

Oooohhhh... such ominous characters, that lot of sketches. Each has a very distinctive personality. Have you been watching David Lynch movies, lately?

Thanks for sharing your work!

30 January 2007 at 10:40 am  
Blogger Heather Moore said...

So great to see your work. It's really lovely, but maypole dancers, leprechauns and SS officers - is the play called Free Association by any chance?

Good luck with all the stuff you need to get done.

30 January 2007 at 5:59 pm  
Anonymous Alison said...

You're more than welcome to rent a part of the garage: there's a fridge, a tv, the cats'll come and visit, and there's an extra large, slightly punctured, paddling pool right outside for bathing.

You just have to deal with the dogs barking next door. And two motorbikes, and a large furry huntsman called Fred.

Love the process drawings.

31 January 2007 at 8:14 am  
Blogger UNIFORM Studio said...

Amazing.
My favorite is the guy with the lab coat, glove and cigarette. Brilliant.
I love this drawing style as well. The combination of line and graphic color work well together to make it feel historic and contemporary all at once.

4 February 2007 at 2:15 pm  

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