25 February 2011


The big blue phone with a capital C on it was flashing in the studio. The bell is so loud on that thing, the ringing is almost deafening! I hopped off the treadmill and swiftly lifted the heavy receiver. "Speak." I muttered down through the voice modulator.

"Is that Cosmic Images!!?" someone yelled on the other end of the line. "Zafiros bar in Truro have a new darts board as part of their celebration of being the modern traditional local pub in the city. They need your help, and fast!!"

That was two weeks ago last thursday. So today I visited them and painted something cool enough to protect the walls from hip city-dwelling darts, yet with enough laid back and traditional appearance to not seem out of place with a few felt caps and some knitting going on in the bar, should that ever happen.

The board is a protective material which loves darts.

23 February 2011

Cornwall College Cosmic Corridor Collaboration

The corridor to The Treg, which leads from the canteen, needed brightening up. "Call Cosmic!" someone yelled.

The Treg is the common room at Cornwall College St Austell campus. To find it you have to navigate a short cellar-like route of corridors with plain white walls, a complete contrast of the atmosphere to be found once you are there.

This place has doors leading out to a garden, pool taples, ping-pong, advice and services, info on parties and is place to chill out during breaks from studies and lectures. In other words, the most important area of the college!

I visited the college during the first part of the term to meet students, and staff, to ask them what images they thought I should aim for. It soon became clear that I would have help from both students and members of staff.
During the consultation it became apparent that The Treg might one day move location so another part of the college, so we decided to do the artwork on boards which could be hung in the corridor and moved with the Treg if it ever changed location.

So, during the consultation we painted an octopus, a dragon and the student union logo made up of fish and waves on a large decorated board hanging on the wall inside the Treg itself. I was starting to understand that there would be some very interesting ideas to work with on this project.

I left some sheets of paper blutacked to the wall to collect more ideas and returned this week (during half term) and, with the help of students and staff created the images to be hung in the corridor.

I will add another post with pics when they are hung.

12 February 2011

St Ives

A new skate/surf shop in St Ives, Cornwall

05 February 2011

Last chance Truro

The large flower and garage doors in Truro may soon be removed.

Jane Adele Flowers have moved premises to the sunny surf-laden shores of Porthtowan.
Their old building is ready for new tennants. So, it is most probably the last chance to get a peek at this stuff.