Pocket knife. By G.W.L & Co, Birmingham, 1934.1.25” high x 4.25” wide x 0.75” deep

Pocket knife. 
By G.W.L & Co, Birmingham, 1934.
1.25” high x 4.25” wide x 0.75” deep

A selection of illustrations I’m doing with the British Heart Foundation. These, and many (many) other ‘doodles’, will be featured in a series of seven booklets promoting ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Haven’t posted for a while due to work. Sometimes I see something and think “ooh, that’s nice” and make a mental note. Sometimes I see things that make me cringe, and have a mental breakdown. The above picture did the latter. I saw this on the Creative Review blog. I just can’t see the point in these jobs, at all. They mean nothing. And they do nothing, apart from, in this case, waste a nice piece of material. Yes, it’s a showcase for someone’s talent, but surely they can put that talent to better use with something more thoughtful, or useful.

Haven’t posted for a while due to work. Sometimes I see something and think “ooh, that’s nice” and make a mental note. Sometimes I see things that make me cringe, and have a mental breakdown. The above picture did the latter. I saw this on the Creative Review blog. I just can’t see the point in these jobs, at all. They mean nothing. And they do nothing, apart from, in this case, waste a nice piece of material. Yes, it’s a showcase for someone’s talent, but surely they can put that talent to better use with something more thoughtful, or useful.

Made with Paper

Made with Paper

Spotted these interesting mushrooms on a walk round Greenwich Park. The park will host equestrian events at this year’s Olympics.

Spotted these interesting mushrooms on a walk round Greenwich Park. The park will host equestrian events at this year’s Olympics.

I’m proud to announce two new additions to the trophy cabinet. Saturday evening saw a lavish presentation ceremony in the equally lavish Crown public house, Blackheath. First up on the night was ‘The Chub Cup’, awarded to the largest size of that particular species caught during the season. My whopper weighed in at 3lb 10oz, caught on double red maggot at Orchard Farm, Kent. A particularly satisfying catch due to the wintery conditions on the day. Second up was the much coveted ‘Third Division Champion’. Without wanting to blow my own trumpet, this award was made all the more sweet due to starting half way through the club’s season. Other winners can be found by clicking the picture.

I’m proud to announce two new additions to the trophy cabinet. Saturday evening saw a lavish presentation ceremony in the equally lavish Crown public house, Blackheath. First up on the night was ‘The Chub Cup’, awarded to the largest size of that particular species caught during the season. My whopper weighed in at 3lb 10oz, caught on double red maggot at Orchard Farm, Kent. A particularly satisfying catch due to the wintery conditions on the day. Second up was the much coveted ‘Third Division Champion’. Without wanting to blow my own trumpet, this award was made all the more sweet due to starting half way through the club’s season. Other winners can be found by clicking the picture.

Lisa Nilsson makes anatomical cross-sections from paper. And very nice they are too.

If anyone asks you to show them a good idea, show them this. Good thinking by Matt Pugh.

If anyone asks you to show them a good idea, show them this. Good thinking by Matt Pugh.

Photorealistic visions of roadside America, by John Baeder. 

Photorealistic visions of roadside America, by John Baeder. 

Very good series on BBC Four at the moment — Art of America. The latest episode showed the work of artist John Audubon, The Birds of America. A fabulous ‘double elephant folio’ of hand-coloured, life-size prints, created from engraved plates.

Very good series on BBC Four at the moment — Art of America. The latest episode showed the work of artist John Audubon, The Birds of America. A fabulous ‘double elephant folio’ of hand-coloured, life-size prints, created from engraved plates.