Thursday, 19 July 2012

The War on Slugs Begins

I recently planted a small crop of veg... about 2 days ago. At first the slugs left it alone... they obviously hadn't caught wind of it. Yesterday I put coffee grounds down around my plants as a precautionary measure. Today I am one pak choi down. 

Perhaps the coffee alerted them to the presence of the tasty grub? Who knows. Or perhaps I put the upturned half a melon too close to my poor fallen pak choi soldier. I am now recruiting crushed eggshells as a barricade against the horde, but I am not very rich in terms of eggshells, so currently there is only a barricade around 2 plants. The slugs have nibbled the arm off General Tomato, bitten holes through Sargent Basil, and completely beheaded Corporal Pak Choi. 

It is now that I would like a 20 seconds silence for my fallen comrades. Let there be no more casualties. This is war!!!

More coffee, more eggshells... More... more! 
My first vegetable garden will not be a failure!!! 

In other news, the house and studio are sorted, so I will be doing a blog post on our new pad shortly! Internet has been regained and once again I am working 2-3 jobs. 
I've had a great opportunity come up to work at 'The Here and Now' gallery one day a week, so I'm lapping it up! 
I've also applied for The Natural Store in Helston. So fingers crossed that I get at least a call back! 

There should be some new work (illustration wise) in the pipeline soon after I've completed this commission, so keep your eyes peeled! 

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Busy Bee & Hiatus

Sorry for having gone quiet for so long!

Its been busy here... end of year show, moving house, a new job, going to london for new designers and all whilst not having any internet at the new be rectified shortly. 

So, some updates will happen no doubt, I've got a sneak peek into our new studio (situated in the lounge of our new house) where Josh Hurley, Thomas Turner and I will reside and make some fantastic imagery. 
I might do a guided tour of the house once everything is actually packed away a bit neater! 
I'm looking forward to spending the summer in Falmouth as Borneo has been postponed til October. However I'm rather happy about this change as it gives me time to settle in, get sorted and figure out whats going on! Time to get back to running and swimming and yoga etc, and look after my body a bit more. Poor thing has been through a lot of stress and neglect in the past couple of months! 

I'll be extremely happy to be working on some new personal illustration projects that will hopefully lead me to a natural style that is more my kinda thing without the influence of clients or university to take into account. Sounds fun! :D

Thats all for now, but I will update asap.