26 June 2012

Drawing on things at the Big Jubilee Lunch - St Blazey

I hopped on Eden Project's "Big Green Bus" recently (that's not a metaphor by the way it's a... big, green, bus) and went along to the St Blazey Big Jubilee Lunch.

This neighbourhood street party celebration for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee took place at two sites in the Cornish town of St Blazey, near St Austell during the bank holiday weekend.

Local residents organise the events, Eden supports them and I was at both sites drawing people's ideas on canvases made from recycled skateboard ramps!

Four canvases, and four sets of ideas, at once.

Pics courtesy of DrawingonthingsTV. Video coming soon

Some canvases drying before their owners take them home.

The whole day had a great neighbourhood street party atmosphere! Many people turned up to both sites. I was asked to paint all sorts of pictures including, kangaroos, vampires, superman, peoples' names, zombies, cars, aliens, cartoon characters and waves.

Everybody got their pictures signed and were allowed to keep them as a reminder of the day.

20 June 2012

Music School Drop In

In 2010 Cornwall Music Academy opened and I drew all over their walls.  This May they moved to a much larger premises and... I drew all over their walls!

Cornwall Music Academy are still in Hayle. The massive new premises are at the big industrial estate by the A30 (Rugby ground/M+S).

It was a very busy, hectic day full of live music and taster lessons. As they mooched about and had music taster lessons, visitors could call out stories, quotes and references for me to draw.

It was full-on, imagine this... A corridor full of rooms with the doors open, where keen novice musicians play various musical instruments for the first time, at the same time.  Live bands playing through a PA outside and people of all ages the most random suggestions for images, ever!

It's not always like this, apparently the rooms are sound-proofed, but there are things drawn on these walls that defy the furthest realms of imagination!

I took some paint as well and gave the pianos a bit of a lift!

Poetry and motion

Poetry and Motion

When you've got a lot on
demands are strong
it's easy to go past 
your stop and continue
chugging away