Category Archives: Inspiration

Mad World

Lame title but look: Pops recently presented me with a pulpy collection of Mad snippets. Love the circus theme cover and the red dyed page edges (even better than gilding? I might just say yes.) I will now share a … Continue reading

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The Beautiful People

This documentary from the BBC, Glamour’s Golden Age, about young people in 1920’s London had me wishing I was born 60 years earlier. Which is a first. I mean, what would life be without the internet? Not to mention spray … Continue reading

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Puppet Masters

I had the pleasure of visiting the Barbican Gallery last week to see an event that’s part of their current animation season. This event was an evening of short films made by Bretislav Pojar followed by an interview with the … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse

I just found out there was a name for that time burner game I used to love playing (and still do… need to find the time to burn though…). The Surrealists started it all off, according to the wiki. The … Continue reading

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Creepy Advertising

This is just something that made me giggle. In search of inspiration from old adverts, I hit upon this collection of gems, courtesy of Weirdomatic.com. These are just some of the ones that creeped me out most, but there are … Continue reading

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Pattern Love

So in my recent blog drooling sessions I’ve found myself particularly inspired in pattern-producing, which is slowly but surely encouraging me to complete my own Pattern Project. I think a big thank you is in order for these incredibly talented … Continue reading

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The Lace Based Pattern Project

If I trace back to my original inspiration for this project, I’d end up at the exhibit of Joana Vasconcelos’ fantastic work, hosted at the Haunch of Venison, London. I can’t even begin to explain how perfect her work is … Continue reading

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Skulls and Skeletons

I have an odd (some might say) interest in bones. Skeleton used to scare the bejeezus out of me as a kid, and in recent years, I just find skeletal forms amazingly inspirational. Fortunately I don’t need to get up … Continue reading

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