Monday, 29 September 2008

and a fuck all y'all

i think that maybe in about three paintings time (if i do those paintings within the next week) i'll be able to say "man, i really need some new paintbrushes" aloud.
imagine it, it would be amazing. however i don't think i should because i'm not very good at painting. it's annoying how my scanner saturates everything really badly.


i've made myself a little pocket book of beautiful and calming pictures so that when i'm on the bus and a baby is crying and it's parents are telling it to shut up and stop crying and i'm sad for the baby, or when i'm in english and my only friend is the empty plastic two seater table i'm sat with, i can whip it out and feel better because i can think "ok, these places exist, maybe i'll be there someday, maybe i won't, at least they're there. and anyway they're really pretty. it's nice to look at them"

if you find yourself in similar situations or are just a natural landscape sort of person, click here for the layout, and here for an optional cover & instructions of how to fold it and stuff'

the pictures are from "purnell's illustrated atlas" which is probably my favourite atlas right now.unfortunately most of the REALLY nice pictures from it went into peoples birthday presents and my hallway gallery. which nobody wants to exhibit in. which makes me sad. i'm going to look at my book now.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

faulty times


if i was more of a painter i would say "man, i really need some new brushes".

today was 40% tiringly long and 25% traumatic, i was feeling pretty out of it for the other 35%.
in other news, i only have a tiny tiny bit of cold left in me. good health has it's downsides though.
i think so anyway.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

another day at home

and probably my last so;
I have started a modern art gallery in the hallway outside my room, i call it
"BIT OF HALLWAY OUTSIDE JESS'S ROOM GALLERY"

The first exhibition is called 'Geography';


it "showcases" all the stuff i've made over the past two days, opening 25th september until whenever

if you can't make the show because i haven't invited you to my house, which is perfectly normal,
you can order a CATALOGUE by e-mailing jhessiggins@hotmail.co.uk your address and answering the following questions

1) what is your name

1b) what do you wish your name was

2) when were you the happiest you have ever been

3) when were you the saddest you have ever been

4) in three words, describe your parents

5) tell me an exciting story

6) what makes you angry like the hulk

7) if you could apologise to one person, what would your apology be

8) what are your favourite colours

9) quote your favourite film

10) send me a link to a picture which makes you laugh

IMPORTANT; only smallish (5.75"x5.75") black & white versions are free once you've done the questionnaire, if you want a bigger (8.5"x8.5") colour version like in the picture (under the catalogue link), paypal me (jhessiggins@hotmail.co.uk) three poond fiddy as well as e-mailing me and i'll make you one, it'll have a nicer, coloured card cover, i promise, the one in the photos was a "prototype"

ALSO, if you would like me to put up an exhibition of your work, e-mail me an accrostick poem using the title of the exhibition, describing what it is about and what you want the exhibition to achieve (or not achieve, it can be as useless or useful as you like). attatch to the e-mail all of the images you want to be used (if you can) so i can print them out and stick them up, then i'll make a catalogue and post a few copies to you and make it available in the same way as this one.

Your exhibition can be about anything;
you could photograph your shoe collection, pictures of your friends sleeping (some people do that, it's not hugely creepy, i guess, it sort of is, but whatever), drawings from when you were a kid, even short pieces of writing.



I'm really being serious here.
100%

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

4th day of missing brother, 5th day of moderate cold

i didn't go to college today, it felt great

nine tiny collages


i also got an e-mail with the title "chinese hand made hats", i was excited, opened it, and it turned out to be spam

3rd day of missing brother, 4th day of moderate cold

I went to college, it didn't feel good

Splitcam


Back in the darkroom

Monday, 22 September 2008

evidence;


this is solid proof that a day at home is ten times more productive & enjoyable than a day at college.
mama is away so i got to take over her desk as well, notice the purple textile art, that is not mine, i am not a textile purple art kind of person, i am the kind of person who is experiencing day two of missing her brother and day 3 of a moderate cold.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

1

here are two pictures of windows which are not my own.

family happiness

Things that have made me sad this weekend (big and small);
my brother leaving home.
boys.
college & my doubt and concern toward the future.
the time space continuum.
my sore, sore throat.
three different hand burning occasions.
energy (lack of).
work load.
algae.

then i came home after work and i cried for the tenth time in the past thirty one and a half hours but this time they were okay tears;



families are good good things. they are the best things.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Thursday, 4 September 2008

stamps from around the world


the beginning of yet another drawing project which will never ever take off


and something new for the SHOP
£2,very cute, 6 inches by 4, available with either lined, plain, or parcel paper, 28 pages, (14 leaves), more colours available (made to order), every stamp used for the cover is different.
+ a set of three (lined, plain & brown) = only £5!

it was me you, us, finally

i went to my favourite shop today. yesterday i had a grapefruit bubblebath. things are a-okay. but now i have to do college work. boo hoo