Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
After a few days in Riga we went to Estonia and made a fairly wreckless attempt at camping out in Lahemaa National Park. Tallinn is absolutley beautiful, especially in the snow.
Tallinn Old town at night.
Snow on the beach in Lahemaa National Park.
Trekking the woodlands of Lahemaa National Park.
Ruins at Segulda National Park, Latvia.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
Saturday, 1 November 2008
I always assumed that pumpkins were for American kids and in the UK the turnip was the domestic lantern veg of choice. This week I fond out kids in the UK have been using Pumpkins for years and it turns out I was just poor! (somethings never change)
I might not be able to do much about the fact I'm poor but I'm an adult now and so help me I can have a pumpkin if I want one.
This is my very first pumpkin, I carved him last night and now we've formed an affectionate bond.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
You might remember that I came up with a design for Jonah Matranga (www.jonahmatranga.com) a short while ago. Well, as part of our 'trade' he was kind enough to let me sell my stuff from his merch table at a couple of his recent UK shows.
I was sadly only able to attend London and Newcastle as the other shows were either too far away or conflicted with a certain local derby last Saturday :)
There are some nice photogrpahs from the trip up on my flickr page (www.flickr.com/neil-m-perry) taken by Karen Taylor (www.flickr.com/camera-lady) who came with me and was an immense help.
It was a really great experience and hopefully Jonah and I will work together in the future.
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Rowan loves sewing...
...Uhh, maybe not.
After two false starts my friend Rowan and I decided to spend our Saturday afternoon sewing scarves...well, Rowan did the actual sewing. I just pinned stuff up. It was an enlightening experience and I now have a deeper sense of admiration for textile workers of all kinds....especially Rowan (Thank you!).
I'm glad to say the scarves look ace!, they'll be up on my site this week.
Monday, 13 October 2008
I printed my snake design on to some fairtrade organic cotton bags. I'm printing it (and another design) on to some tees later this week.
They'll be available through the site very soon, I'll keep you posted.
Here's a detail showing the birds.
Monday, 6 October 2008
Friday, 3 October 2008
My tees are now being stocked by Bolshie.
Bolshie is a wonderful little organic store/cafe in Glasgow selling all manner of nice clothing. They are on Bank Steet (just off Great Western Road) so please head over and check it out.
A big you to Karen Taylor for the photographs:
....of a sort. Last minute as usual, I tagged my tees on the train on the way to meet Carolyn of Bolshie Glasgow.
Big thanks for Karen Taylor for the photographs:
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
The design is up and available to buy now as a tee or zip-up hood from:
The design was done on a trade basis and as part of that trade I am going to be setting up a greentees stall at some of his UK shows towards the end of October. I will be in London (12 Bar) on the 22nd and Newcastle (Trillians) on the 23rd, possibly Leeds (cockpit) on the 24th. I'm really excited about it and hope to see a few of you there.
If you're not familiar with Jonah or his music then check him (and the rest of his tour dates) out at one of the following:
Here's a detail of the snake/birds design in progress.
It'll be going on cream scarves in scarlet and grey scarves in an as yet undeceided colour....suggestions?
I've been working on those owls a little more, this time in red on a stone coloured paper. This is pretty much the colous scheme I will be using for the tees and bags. I'll get the finished peice up soon so you can get a better Idea of how it will look.
My window makes a great natural lightbox......though it is less useful when the dark Scottish winter arrives.
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Saturday, 6 September 2008
We're using them on the site too, obviously;
A HUGE thanks to Karen Taylor (www.flickr.com/camera-lady) for taking such great photographs. There is a mixture of her personal and professional photography on her flickr page, check it out.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Monday, 11 August 2008
That’s what I did with the Leviathan. She’s a sea monster, I’ve wanted to draw her for a long time. There are suggestions that in reality she may have been either a whale, sea snake or Nile Crocodile.
The Behemoth is most commonly accepted to be a hippopotamus but elephants, rhinoceros, bulls and bears have all been identified as possible sources for the stories which led to this legend.
Ziz is less well known than the other two, she is a giant hawk-esque bird and in myth is the protector of all birds. RSPB do I good job, but I think I’d prefer her looking out for me.
Stick any of their names into google and you’re sure to get a truck load of information about them and their origins. You’ll be sucked into a world of mental big things which wreck the place, then the Young Earth Creationists show up with their daft opinions and you’ll laugh until your head falls off.