Sunday, 31 January 2010

Flat Cap & Wellies


Maybe its where I live and the fashion magazines I've digested or just some country romp fantasy I harbour. But you cannot beat a young lady in a flat cap and some nice wellies. Reet I need a brew.

Heading Out

At the time of writing I'll be heading out on my bike in a few hours to get some miles done. Already been to the paper shop to get the sunday papers for a mammoth reading session. Outside its a proper scarf, glove and hat kind of day be warned. I've been watching a bit of the tennis aswell. Reet another brew before owt else.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Bit Nippy

Well I've already walked out to the paper shop and returned home and read Creative Review from cover to cover with a brew. I'm thinking I want to check the Alan Fletcher exhibition at the cube gallery in manchester at some point. Plus there's a fashion photography exhibition coming up at Liberty's in London that interests me.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Tweet, Tweet


Well readers I was reminded the other day of a fantastic book  A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole it has great cover by one Jonny Hannah see more of his work at www.hornseys.com. Readers I am on twitter its a brand new world for me but its quite fun and I'm liking it.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

That Wind

I've not had a bad day been cycling and enjoyed it even though there was a head wind. I've done some doodles. Had a trip to the post office. I also found out a design for a mothers day card is going online for Marks and Spencer.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Geezer Likes


This aft I've heard a snippet they have given sir Terry Wogan an award for retiring, plus they have given Quentin Blake the best illustrator award in conjunction with the Oldie if my ears served me correct. Looks like its gonna be a cold one tomoz so wrap up readers. I'm getting hungry once again, i did notice it was lighter this evening just a tad. Bring on the summer.

Emerged


Listening to the radio and scanning the paper we have emerged out of the recession but only just. But what the eck get shopping, go buy stuff why not start your shopping from my website. go buy some art. Well done Andy Murray.

Spiralling


This morning I've dug out my Keane album not heard that in ages whilst I've drawn the above. I think dan clarke from devote should turn up for his next meeting dressed like this. Reet kettle on we continue.

Monday, 25 January 2010

A bigger brew


It's been a good day plenty of emails, talked to a few mates on the telefunken done some drawings. read the paper. There was a good article on artists lifestyles in the Guardians G2. And Hustle is on tonight what more does an illustrator from Donny want. 

Lunch


Well at the time of writing I'm hungry readers I've skipped breakfast. Just a reminder I am on twitter follow the link on the bottom of my website www.alanheighton.co.uk

New Week

Well its the start of a brand new week and I'm feeling optimistic. lots of drawing to be done some cycling and generally have some laughs. I watched Rock and Chips last night got to admit it didn't make me chuckle half as much as Itv's "Take Me Out",  "No lighty, No Likey".

Friday, 22 January 2010

Struggle

Today I struggled on my bike I think I may have gained a few extra pounds. I seemed to struggle a little tonight. Bring on the warm weather.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Serge Gainsbourg


I was asked to contribute to drawserge.blogspot.com curated by the excellent Jonathan edwards. well above is my illumination of the legend that is Serge Gainsbourg. By eck its cold today I think. kettle on chop, chop.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Detour


This morning I had to take a detour on my cycle route which made things more interesting. I struggled on my bike this morning I've lapsed due to the snow and ice. I need to get back into it again.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Cheers


Many thanks for the kind emails about my new look website. I'm now on twitter but fear not readers the blog will continue no problem. Email me if your interested in the tote bags seen on my website. Brace yourself readers for tomorrow more snow is en route. Last night I was loving last nights Hustle on the Beeb; I thought the young actress who very briefly was rocking the shorts and Hunter wellies was just missing the flat cap for a very perfect look.

Monday, 18 January 2010

New Website


Readers I have a New website built by Devote; so check it out today follow me on twitter or Buy one of my limited edition screen prints. I hope you like the new website. Reet I do need a brew.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Back On Those Roads

I think today I'm gonna get back on my bike today now the snow and ice has finally cleared. I've got series 5 of Lovejoy to start and digest, I love the adventures of tinker and eric catchpole. They could bring that back for me.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

And Next

I've been over to Manchester today I've eaten some great food and had a few laughs. Just you wait till next week ladies and gents. I've also watched the taking of Pelham 123 good film in my book. After the snow It's now all about the rain at my end.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Tweet


Well readers the blog will still continue with much love but I've also just joined twitter https://twitter.com/alanheighton so if you want follow me that way aswell with all my adventures. This morning I've already been busy finished reading Asterios Poylp by David Mazzucchelli its a a fantastic graphic novel, I recommend it.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Nearly Slipped

Well walking out today I nearly slipped over, its gonna happen soon when I finally hit the concrete I know it. I think when I get out on the bike negotiating all this new potholes on the road will be interesting.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Cuddle


Well readers in the "Big Freeze" all you want on these cold nights is a cheeky cuddle or two. I've not had one in ages. Careful readers when your out and about walking in all this sludge and ice. This idiot nearly fell over three times yesterday.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Random Crossing


This photo is from my mobile phone I took it a while back. I was out walking and come across this frog crossing the road. Anyhow the freezing weather continues, god bless the kettle.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Bored

Ok I'm bored now of the snow and this cold snap. I want to get out on my bike readers. But we continue, kettle on, chop, chop.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Slide

I think I skidded 90 per cent of the way down to the newsagent. I dodged the dodgy looking yellow snow. Good to see in the newspapers the sledging imagery and snowman building skills of Britain, good times eh. Another day infront of the heater me thinks.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Big Chill


Readers I've just dug out some really big mugs for a bigger dose of brew in the cold snap. I'm about to tackle a big brew.

Big Freeze


Well the "Big Freeze" continues I drew this little lady up this aft. I bet that knitwear she is sporting is real warm for the current climate. Reet kettle on.

Snowmen & Robins


On my short travels today I spotted many a snowman, the best being one clutching an empty bottle of vodka that person has a sense of humour. Everytime I've boiled my kettle I've been interested watching the birds visiting the garden for the nuts I've put out. I watched a Robin for a while because it seemed to be playing  about with its flight pattern which was sporadic in the snow that was coming down, it was fascinating.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Crowds

Well readers it is still snowing, just completed some work for the Guardian check tomorrows back page of the sport section. A trip to the newsagent might be as far a lot of people get tomorrow.

Stuck Indoors

Yep its proper snowing outdoors and I'm stuck indoors with the radio, heater, kettle and sketchbook, Good times readers. Its been snowing none stop since 7.30am and its still coming down. Reet Kettle on.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Visitors


Looks like another cold week ahead of us, I've been enjoying watching all the visitors to my garden Robins, Bluetits, Blackbirds and a few others for the scraps I've put out. Looks like I'll crank up the heater get the kettle on and doodle lots.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Tick, Tock


Yesterday I got over to manchester to see an old mate, the train journey was very scenic the hills were covered in snow. It was very Hogwarts express that train journey. I had a splendid breakfast cooked for me and many laughs. In the afternoon I treated myself to a new wrist watch its bright pink and its sure to be a talking point with the ladies. On my return home I spotted a cat toying with a mouse which reminded me more of the Gruffalo.

Friday, 1 January 2010

HNY


Happy New Year readers, how cold and frosty is it outdoors. Never mind my heater is cranked up my bad girls calender is up is the work place lets crack on. Reet kettle on.