Last night I went to Lincoln’s Kind Bar for an Anti-Valentines evening of Screen Printing, Illustration and music held by Break Your Socks.
It was a really chilled, cool evening with a great creative atmosphere! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who can get to Lincoln – it’s a monthly thing – wahey! I will see you at the next one for sure, but first check out my images from last night:
On sale were Anti-Valentines cards, badges and Zines (which is relevant to a current project that I haven’t got around to blogging about yet!)
Helen, Dani, Amber & I with our Anti-Valentines edition Zines!
Illustration students doing amazing work live on the night!
And my good friend screen printing. How I have missed you…
Voila! Freshly printed bag, right before my eyes! They also printed on t-shirts too…
And if you didn’t like the messy printing, you could always just admire Kind’s wall of record sleeves!
What a great night! Who’s up for going next month then??
Since Wednesday I had been hearing about places around England which had snow and wondering if/when Lincoln would get frosted. It was 12.27am yesterday when I looked out of the window and it had snowed!
This is crazy! Snow in November? It was too exciting to miss so I just HAD to go outside with my flatmate and her boyfriend.
Later in the afternoon I made the risky trek up Steep Hill to the Cathedral with Aled and Bobbins…
Hello again, Hogwarts of Lincoln. Beautiful!
I think the snow might be here for a while – it’s sunny but freezing outside! Snow is lovely and christmassy (There shouldn’t be any mention of the C word until December really…) but in all honesty, I will probably be fed up by tomorrow as it’s quite a walk to Thomas Parker House even when theres no danger of slipping over!
So, it’s been such a busy week and I’ve been really under the weather too which hasn’t helped
Some might know about my love for Harry Potter, so no surprise that I saw it Sunday Come Tuesday, I thought I was actually at Hogwarts! Let me explain…
Tuesday has become sketching project/Cafe Nero afternoon day. Last week we had to draw people we wouldn’t usually observe and I expressed my new found love for sketching. Well this week the love is still going strong! We took a walk up the Steep Hill (I was taking pictures for City Typology Project along the way) and found ourselves at Lincoln’s Cathedral. Bobbins managed to get us in for free (any Lincoln University Student can get in for free) and we had a wander around. He loves grand historical buildings (about the same level of excitement I get to with Harry Potter) so as you can imagine, he was very smiley.
We wandered around and I found this really lovely typographical drawing on a prayer noticeboard near to Gilbert Pots (couldn’t find the artist name though, sadly):
Bobbins did want to show us the Chapter House where apparently some of the Da Vinci Code was filmed (Oh, I walked past THE Magna Carta! Blimey!) but there was a service in progress so we sat in the Cloister courtyard. It’s absolutely beautiful there – like something out of Harry Potter! I will definitely be going back to take photos and the best part is that we have our Graduation ceremony at the Cathedral! Eeek! Graduating at Hogwarts? I can’t wait! Haha
Anyway, freezing our fingers off (it’s pretty much impossible to draw with gloves on) we got down to the sketching…
(Photo courtesy of Bobbins)
To get some feeling back into our fingers we headed to Cafe Nero…
I think I’m developing a style now, and I quite like it… What do you think??
This is my favourite sketch I’ve done so far, although I did end up with a headache from the Sharpie fumes!
P.s. Exactly one month today I will be 21 – arrrgh scary!