love drawings of cities

just playing around with form, and layout and that.  this is an unsuccessful drawing for what i need it for, but i can’t help but show you some stuff i’m working on. i can’t believe i get paid $$$$ to do what I love to draw! today the sun shines, and drawings are going well.Continue reading “love drawings of cities”

Classroom Rules

Classroom Rules I read this on frank chimero’s blog (the coolest, most awesome designer person i’ve discovered over the past few months) and it spoke to me – not just as a sylabus of which he intended it – but as a basic guide to life as a creative practitioner. great advise i had to share!Continue reading “Classroom Rules”

London on a budget (travel)

I recently read the new post on the NYT’s frugal Traveller blog in London. Seth seemed to have gotten a bit of a raw deal. As a Northern UK person, we all know how expensive London is in comparison to the rest of England, never mind if you had to change your currency to half of it’sContinue reading “London on a budget (travel)”

Because art should be made through the process of discussion (CRIT GROUP)

ANOTHER CRIT GROUP – FOR YOU!  BANK STREET ARTS, TUESDAY 12TH APRIL 2011, 5:30 ALL WELCOME. Are you interested in art? Or are you an artist? Do you want some some critical discussions about art, sheffield art scene and/or your own artwork? Do you want to build a network of artists?! THEN THIS IS WHATContinue reading “Because art should be made through the process of discussion (CRIT GROUP)”

Happiness Only Exists when Shared (travel)

One thing that I have learnt is that if your traveling alone, its the people that you meet on your adventures that make it something.  Sometimes you WANT to be alone. And this is completely cool. However, your own company sometimes wears thin.  Especially during the evenings when most evening activities seem to designed for 2+ people. Clubs, Gigs, restaurant seating….YouContinue reading “Happiness Only Exists when Shared (travel)”

Transatlantic Flights, some secrets.

(manchester airport, UK, I don’t know who this woman is in the photo. she’s no relation to me) Introduction. After reading the NYT’s Frugal Traveller blog religiously over the past few days, catching up with every entry I felt at some level that I too could write how to be a frugal, or rather aContinue reading “Transatlantic Flights, some secrets.”

Smizz’s favourite Wikilinkz

Lists of Worsts JFK assassination The Greenhouse Mafia Representations of People in Popular Culture Chess Openings Named After Animals List of Statues by Height Cultural Depictions of Margaret Thatcher Brazilian Players That Play For Another National Team Superlatives New York related lists Houses of Dune Animals Named After Celebrities Middle-Earth Animals Child Prodigies TheInternet  

urban farmers when i was in chicago

so, i formatted my camera. i’m wanting to take beautiful photo’s of my everyday life. the whole tsunami thing made me re-realize (for like the 1000th time) that i need to appericate everyday – esp. everyday i’m not working! So before i got rid of some memories that have lost their quality  being uploaded onContinue reading “urban farmers when i was in chicago”

new workz coming soon, a taster & thoughts on things right now!

I’m excited because I actually have some real NEW works, that i’ve made without having a show to make them for, or getting paid to make it for someone, and they’ve evolved over the past 2 months worth of development, reading and meticulous note writing. So I’m stoked that i’m back to thinking and making … feelsContinue reading “new workz coming soon, a taster & thoughts on things right now!”

to mention my working class background, or to not mention my working class background. this is the Q?

So. It has been a while since I last posted a blog post moaning about the working class struggle. I guess I didn’t want to bore you all silly. I’m still as equally, if not more, bitter about my position in society as i was a year or 2 ago. With the conservative government in,Continue reading “to mention my working class background, or to not mention my working class background. this is the Q?”