Monday, 12 September 2011

Looking Back to Look Forward

So it’s September. If you live in the UK that means Autumn.  A buffer month between us & Winter. The side effects of this season change already apparent, noticeably it’s getting darker earlier.
As we come to terms with saying goodbye to Summer, albeit rather heartbroken & jaded, at least there’s a bounty of food to console us in Autumn.
However, as the blackberries disappear & darkening days creep in, we have some tips at staying bright during the Winter months - taken  from Woody’s sell out Topshop collection Star Gaze in 2008:
* It’s easier to daydream when the days get darker *
Time to make plans & come up with ideas.  Be inventive & creative.
* More time to watch the stars *
Take up astrology or simply be on the look out for a falling star.
* Be a Trend Setter *
Don’t just wrap up. Dress up!  It’s a chance to wear more of your favourite clothes & style new looks.
* Be musical *
Maybe your Summer was full of Festivals, dancing and singing along. Maybe it’s time you took up an instrument & wrote your own track.
* Enjoy staying indoors *
Without the temptations of the Summer, you can be more productive.  Start writing a short story, take up drawing, knit your own jumper!
All concepts, images & words © Zara Wood 2008 All rights reserved.

Friday, 26 August 2011

B is for...

blogging - at last some new photos! 
I've mainly spent August in the studio working on new projects and weekends spent at our allotment, re-landscaping - which has been fun but alot of hardwork.  Thank you to all those patiently waiting on more artwork to be available from the Woody Shop.  It is in the studio, just needs to be photographed and uploaded, but we are working on other project deadlines.  More news coming soon. Promise.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Drawing in Dublin - Creating Characters Workshop

Textile designer Miss Amy Phipps & myself ran a Creating Characters workshop at the beautiful Newbridge House in Dublin on Saturday.  Thanks to everyone who made it.  Here are so photos of the day...

Friday, 25 March 2011

London. Yesterday

After some meetings in London yesterday, I went to check out the lovely new stationery room at Liberty.  Followed by a rather beautiful tartlet and pot of tea at the cafe there.  

Then it was off to Pick Me Up at Somerset House again...  

 Pick Me Up is on until 27th March...

Monday, 14 March 2011

Pick Me Up - Somerset House - 17th - 27th March

I've been very lucky enough to be choosen for this year's Pick Me Up Graphics Fair at Somerset House which opens to the public this Thursday.  It's only on for 10 days, so be sure to put it in the diary.

Here's a bit more info...

The acclaimed graphics fair Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House this week.  With Anthony Burrill setting up studio, independent publishers Nobrow, along with a host of other UK collectives & 24 international graphic artists including Woody have been selected to show at this year’s fair.
Limited edition hand-pulled silk screen prints by Woody will be on show at the Fair as well as some Woody products on sale at the Pick Me Up Pop Up Shop.
Woody has also designed a special poster exclusive for Pick Me UP –  which will be available for purchase at Somerset House for the bargain price of £20! Best to get in there quick  - there’s only 50 in the edition!

Monday, 28 February 2011

Putting Up. Taking Down.

As Mirror Mime at YSP comes to an end, we've been thinking about all the organisation and hard work it takes to put on an exhibition and all those people who are involved.  The above photo shows the Story of the Aurora installation being installed along the 20 metre concourse windows at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. 

Thanks to the amazing team at New Vision for helping to create the Story of Aurora. And a big thank to all the team at YSP for their support.

The studio is super busy at the moment with lots of new projects.  But I will be putting up more photos of the Mirror Mime exhibition - see some here

More info events happening in March like the Affordable Art Fair and Pick Me Up in London on the website here

Friday, 7 January 2011

Sailing through a Winter Wonderland...

Images of The Story of Aurora - my installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park which is part of my Mirror Mime exhibition on until 27th February.  Images courtesy of YSP - thanks for sending them over - loving the snowy backdrop...