Asteroid Day 2019

My three entries to the Redbubble Asteroid Day Artist Challenge 2019, all available on various products in my Redbubble shop

Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the Earth from a catastrophic event – co-founded by Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Dr Brian May among others, it is an annual global event marking the anniversary of the explosion at Tunguska (Siberia) that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history

My first entry is based on my close-up photos of a house brick, garden netting after rain and an old cracked, faded and peeling wooden doorstep; the second on a mosaic derived from a photo of a roll of bubble wrap (taken end on) for the texture; and the third using Morse Code for the trails (I wonder how many people will notice!)

Car lines

I created a line drawing of a Hillman Imp – my first car – for myself and was so pleased with the way it turned out (after many iterations, as ever practice makes perfect) I decided to do some more

The first drawing was black-on-white, almost on a whim I did an inverted version and uploaded it to Teepublic where it sold on a T-shirt within hours 🙂

So encouraged I made two versions of the original VW Golf GTI and Triumph Spitfire (both cars I once owned – the Golf also sold on a T-shirt within hours of uploading) followed by a Morris 8 (one of my dad’s favourites), a Ford Transit van (suggested by Chris, a vehicle we both enjoy driving) and a 1958 Plymouth Fury (made famous by the Stephen King novel “Christine”)

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Spring Photo of the Month

“Dandelion Life” won the Bob Books April 2019 “Spring” Photo of the Month competition \o/

One of the most common plants to appear in spring yet as a “weed” rarely photographed, other than the “puff ball” view of the seed heads. It struck me how very different they look when they get wet; rain showers being another feature of spring…

dandelion rain

https://www.bobbooks.co.uk/blog-post/photo-of-the-month-apr-19

Available to order direct from me on Prints and also in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic, Redbubble and Society6 where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Lizard

Lizard design based on my photo of a gecko on the outside of one of our windows, filled with various patterns from my other designs (rainbow mosaic, deep blue mosaic, red white blue mosaic and phantasma)

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Now In Stock

Some new prints in stock ready for immediate dispatch, received back from exhibitions at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens:

#Manchester – a view of Market Street in Manchester – from the “Cityscape” exhibition March 16-29, 2018 and Piastrellato – detail of a tiled roof in Anghiari, Italy – from the “Moments of Color” exhibition June 29 – July 12, 2018

Love to read a book

Enjoying the sun and fresh spring air in the garden with a good book – in this case a 1946 edition of The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy – image created for a “Books” photo competition, didn’t win but I’m happy how it turned out 🙂

shadow glasses book

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Redbubble, Society6 and Teepublic where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Deep Blue Ocean mosaic

My latest mosaic is based on my photo of a roll of bubble wrap (end on) for the base texture and shade, colourised blue and run through the Gimp Mosaic filter.

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Redbubble Society6 and Teepublic where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

First sale on Teepublic, an iPhone X case one week after it went live 🙂