Friday, 29 October 2010

Getting ready for Halloween, Pumpkin Cutie Pies!

Virginia Water Lake

You can just about see Daisy, Issey, Iris and Evie on top of the rock!

Maybe a Troll has found his way into the secret door in the centre of the waterfall?

Girls have all the fun!

I went to school near Virginia Water Lake and was inspired by visits to use it in my GCSE Art. Below you can see my mythological, multi-cultural work that started from a visit to VW.  

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Save The Roa Rabbit!!

A friend sent me a petition to sign, to save Roe's Rabbit in Hackney. I was surprised to see it was by the same artist of a stork that I had admired only a few weeks ago.  Although I haven't seen this rabbit, his close attention to detail in the work I have seen is beautiful. 
So please join with me and follow the link here to Save the Roa Rabbit!!

Save The Rabbit Blog Post 26.10.10
(Julia Craik and Viv Broughton, Directors, The Premises Studios Ltd 205-209 Hackney Rd, London E2 8JL)

In an act of remarkable stupidity Hackney Council are demanding that we paint over a beautiful piece of street art at our London recording studios The Premises. The artwork is a beautiful painting of a rabbit painted by the famous Belgian street artist ROA which he created on our wall a couple of years ago. It’s been there ever since and is the joy of local residents and the destination of many street art tours that take place through London.
In a similar fashion to their stance on the wonderful Banksy that Hackney Council painted over in 2009, saying it was the policy of the council remove all graffiti regardless of artistic value, they are demanding that we paint over it and if we do not they will do so themselves and issue us with a bill for their work. Describing the hugely popular rabbit as “ a blight on the environment” and “ detrimental to the amenity of the area” they have issued a legal notice giving us 14 days to remove it.
We will, of course, NEVER paint over the rabbit and are protesting strongly. We’ve started a petition and today we trended on Twitter with our #savetherabbit campaign.
Help us save the ROA rabbit by signing the petition here

I took this picture by Roa a few weeks ago and is in a post on street art, Brick Lane.
 You can take a look here.
Below you can see other examples of his Roa's works. 

Tuesday, 26 October 2010