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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

Class of 2020

It would be sad to see these endangered animals gone- the year book idea is a bit random.
When I lived in East Africa (Uganda) we witnessed a cheetah hunting on a trip to Serengeti (Tanzania), thanks to a local park ranger who guided us.
It was great and so exciting, seeing 3 cheetahs run (barely visible, they are so fast). After a couple of minutes  they took their prey to a tree in the distance.
Unfortunately, we weren't the only spectators. As the cats settled to eat, and 6 large vehicles crammed with tourists and flashing cameras drove over to where the cheetahs were and  circled them. The park ranger was not happy.
We drove towards the cars so the ranger could tell the drivers to give the cheetahs space but her protests were ignored by them. People were happily snapping on using flash photography.
Being surrounded by big cars at such close proximity, you could see how unsettled the cheetahs were.Keep in mind cheetahs rarely get a successful hunt and are shy.
So after barely eating, they left leaving most the carcass to the vultures.
Copyright  © Rose Rigden (I love her cards)
Its so annoying when people infringe on wild animals for no credible reason.But it was incredible having seen the cheetahs hunt. Pity the other cars failed to give them the distance they needed.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Gilbert

So many exciting projects I want to work on this summer.
Meet Gilbert:
He's a perfectionist,
very much like me but he takes himself too seriously.  
So inspired by the summer shows and fairs. I want to start screen printing again, maybe I'll use his story.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Saturday at Artsmart

So I went to the Artsmart event in Chelsea College with Ciselle.
I was pleasantly surprised with the whole event because there was a craft market with stalls selling creative handmade work.
Being an admirer of crafty people I made time to visit the stalls. 
These will be added to the 'Fan of' list;
 Tamara Walsh, a hat and wig artist who had made her headbands from vinyl and Miriam Robertson Millinery who makes deliciously gorgeous hats.
Had a chance to chat to The Zombie Collective, whose illustrations amazed me. On top of that they were very nice people. They are Kingston graduates who seem to enjoy what they do. I purchased my first print from them:
Copyright Maggie Li
(if the watermark doesn't register)
I'm so excited by this print- can't wait to hang this in my new place.
And here is the artists website
We attended talks by industry insiders, then went to RCA for to see the Summer show.
Just have to mention Soyoung Hyun's animation because I loved it.
I've got plenty of love.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Friday sketch

Hair sketch that went too far
 Always wanted to draw a steampunk character.

submerged

Finding her "zone" with music.
My attempts with blur effects.

The Dark Horse

People describe me as one, thought I'd make fun of it.
Its a reference to my nature