Edinburgh Comic Con 2016 Submission

It didn’t quite win, but this is my submission for the 2016 Edinburgh Comic Con poster competition.

I was a little sad it didn’t get in… but that was quickly brushed away when I realised I now have a sexy geeky piece of artwork to flaunt!!

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What do you think of it? Who’s your favourite?

Chloe out.

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Faith Galvan: The Blue-Wolf Girl

I wrote a post about Gemma Whitby’s commission a wee while back, and my next one has arrived in it’s new home safely…. so here is AFP Patreon’ Patrons Commission two!

For those that need a wee reminder….. I’m a member of a completely wonderful facebook group, set up for the Amanda Palmer Patreon’ Patrons. It’s beautiful, and real, and the best community I’ve ever been a part of.

So full of love…… I wanted to do a thing.

I’m really excited about my current Zendoodles, so that was the thing I decided to do. Give away three commissions, to anyone who liked my picture. Oh, and while I’m here I’d really like to thank everyone who liked my page, and to everyone who liked the picture but didn’t win…. fret not! I’m planning on doing more of these giveaways in the future…. stay tuned!

This one is Faith Galvan……. a girl who is running with the blue-wolves!

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Last one is not too far away from her new home… will post about it soon!

Stay tuned….

Chloe out.

Ondine Tail Weaving Samples

As well as my collection samples I’ve been working on designs for Ondine’s tail. First I tried out some knitting samples…. they didn’t go so well!

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My woollen ones weren’t bad… but I am no expert knitter! Knitting Lessons with Shelia (sample)Machine knitting sample (3)

And when I started off knitting with wire… it just wasn’t the kind of effect I want my tail to have. Don’t get me wrong, I quite like these samples…. I just want Ondine’s tail to have more density, more fluidity, and more substance.Machine knitting sample (4)

So I moved onto weaving! My fluffy rainbow woollen sample went quite well… so well I think I might whip up some more of these woven branches… and perhaps pop them up in my Etsy store!Weave Samples (1)

Now a small rope weave…. this is it! This is the tail…. just much larger and with added silvered inclusions.

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Oooo excited now! Can’t wait to make up my loom and get to work!

Chloe out.

An Ondine Sketchbook Update

If you follow me over on Facebook/Twitter you’ll know that I promised a few Onine updates…. so here is update no.1!

I collected up some oceany photography that I had on hiding in my desktop, some from France, Russia, Sweden, Denmark and the rest I took while out on a little inspiration gathering trip to Musselburgh. I’ve printed, and traditionally cut and paste these photos into my sketchbook and added some exploration drawings around them. From these, I’ve sketched lots and lots of design drawings for my collection, and for my tail piece! Yay! Plans for each are coming along wonderfully… now if I could just stop being ill I could work harder!! Will share lots of photos of my samples with you in the next post, but for now, here are some of my sketchbook doodles…..

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I’ve written up my first draft… I’m just going through it with a corrective eye at this very second! and I’ll be re-writing it a few more times over the next few months to make sure it is as perfect as it can be!DSCF1129smallMight share a little excerpt with you…….

Stay tuned!

Chloe out.

Edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival 2015

My first Beltane Fire Festival…. and hopefully not my last! It was glorious.

The festival takes place on Calton Hill. It is a procession, which starts at the National Monument (know to Beltaners as the Acropolis) and proceeds anti-clockwise around the path meeting various groups along the way. The procession is driven by the beat of drums which urge it inexorably towards summer. At the procession’s head is the May Queen and the Green Man, followed by a cavalcade of characters who are intrinsically linked to them and their journey. Their destination is punctuated by various groups who either help or hinder their progress towards the Green Man’s fate and the May Queen’s destiny. After a dramatic stage performance signifying the inception of summer the May Queen and Green Man spark the birth of summer by lighting a huge bonfire. The performance then moves into its community phase. All the participants congregate in a place called the Bower. From here the finishing movements of the festival are played out in a dance of reds and whites. This is also where the home comforts of warmth, food and drink are provided to the tired and often very cold performers and crew. The boundaries between performers and audience then fades and the festival, performers, music and audience drift off into the night, taking away the memories of a unique and special event.” check out the Beltane Fire Society website for more.

Now time for the much needed photos! (a little NSFW if yer bothered by that kind of naked thing!)

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A hot, hot summer indeed!

Chloe out.

An Inspiration trip to Musselburgh Beach

I introduced Ondine yesterday, so today is a little inspiration for the project!

We got off the bus, popped in for a sneaky ice cream at Luca’s and wandered down the river to the sea.DSC_0111

For February the weather was rather glorious; not a breeze in sight, a few whisps of cloud but mostly blue stretching through the skies and weirdly warm. Warm enough to take my shoes off and curl my toes around the sand while we had our little picnic.DSC_0114DSC_0101 smallDSC_0098DSC_0100DSC_0108 bwDSC_0118DSC_0124DSC_0230We, well I, beachcombed up and down the sandy shoreline as Bailey darted about after other dogs and my brother whined for me to hurry up. After, I had picked up as many shells, sea glass, bones(!), seaweed, and other assorted gems as I could carry in my pockets, we dragged Bailey away from the water and carried on with our walk.

A brief stop at a playpark, yes, we are children!

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And then off down the John Muir walkway. I wanted to walk all the way down to Prestonpans as I knew it was more of a rocky shoreline and I would get some great imagery for a part of my story that featured a plethora of rocks! But we had left it a little to get our arses out the door, so it was rather dark and we didn’t quite make it all the way long… but there is always next time!!!DSC_0232 bwLook at all the stuff I collected!!Finds (2)

Currently sorting through it, and using them as drawing inspiration… might even make a few samples or pieces from my collections (keep your eyes peeled in my etsy store!). For now… a little more writing.

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