The Second Magpie

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And the cow jumped over the moon?

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2009 at 21:42

A friendship with Spring and a love affair with Summer.

This piece was inspired by the well-known nursery rhyme, The Cow Jumped Over the Moon. As with any rhyme or fairytale there are many theories on what this rhyme is all about, I find the most interesting being that it connects to the skies of the northern hemisphere during spring. See the wikipedia entry if you dont trust me:

Or if you prefer the collage can represent how damn wonderful primary colours are. We’d be nowhere without them.



Toy Horses SXSW Showcase

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2009 at 03:27

Photos from the SXSW show. Adam wore a t shirt with the poster artwork on, looks pretty awesome. Self-praise is rare for me. Enjoy it while you can.

Catch Toy Horses at these haunts:

Photos by Louise Franklin





Dead China Doll

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2009 at 03:06

I photographed these dolls quite some time ago, the first and last photos are of a doll about half a century old, the middle is a photo of a doll which has had its mouth eaten away by a rat or mouse when some kid left a biscuit inside its mouth…d3


Tweedie Sedgwick

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2009 at 02:46


In the Garden of Eden

In Uncategorized on March 20, 2009 at 00:05


Laced Up

In Uncategorized on March 16, 2009 at 01:25

Ive spent a few exhausting hours screen-printing. The screens I was working with are based on the theme of texture. Ive been working with that for various things for a few months now and I have never-ending fun. Gosh Im getting all hyphenated tonight, usually I dont bother, now I might put them in where they aren’t needed. Wonderful.

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I trawled the beach for treasure today…

In Uncategorized on March 12, 2009 at 01:33


Toy Horses @ SXSW

In Uncategorized on March 12, 2009 at 00:18


If you are going to SXSW have fun. Ill be sitting jealous and as far from Austin, Texas as possible. Please make sure to catch the Toy Horses show. You wont regret it!



In Uncategorized on March 9, 2009 at 02:14

Once upon a time, in the faraway land of Muzz, (where only the bravest would venture and rarely came back alive) I had a friend. My friend had a flatmate. The flatmate was a psycho. The psycho put a mouse into a blender. The mouse looked like this…

Watercolour, monoprint

Watercolour, monoprint





In Uncategorized on March 9, 2009 at 01:50

I have decided to write a blog. It will contain everything from the contents of my handbag to what I like most about you. Not your girlfriend and your shoes. Well maybe your shoes. And some tales of treachery, woe and sexual encounters with stars of rock ‘n’ roll. Or not.

Still, if you read it you can tell me exactly how much you love/hate/couldnt care less about my work. Note: I prefer to be constantly told how wonderful I am and am utterly self-obsessed, selfish, shellfish. If you hate me I probably already know and hate you right back. It’s so bad for you, you know.

Most of the blog I do promise to dedicate to my work, ideas, thoughts, loves, hates and generally vent when Im being expected to click my fingers and produce a masterpiece. Ill record where I get my inspiration from, places that would give horror film settings a good run for their money. Mostly. And then there might just be the odd few paintings of pretty flowers.

I might love you




Acrylic, monprint, collage