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New Work: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Modern Tale

I have just released images of my newest work, a series of pop-up books celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The books have a modern day twist with images and phrases relating to current trends. You can view the work here. As previously mentioned in an earlier post, I was never one for crafts growing up. Throughout my degree year I found myself coming up with crazy ideas, falling in love with them, then panicking as soon as I realised I would actually have to make the things by hand. I researched thoroughly into ways of producing each idea then had to be brave and take a risk in order to produce each project. Buying endless amounts of rice-like paper for my Chinese lantern, struggling to find a printer that would actually print on it, then taking four hours straight to make the final product was hard work, but worth it in the end. The same goes for the pop-up books as I literally sweated it out to cut each pop up fold as neat as I could, giving myself a headache from the intense concentration. Although my finished projects aren’t perfect, I think sometimes it’s worth taking a…

Topolabamba

Today after running riot over town between printers and the art store, I went for lunch at Topolabamba on St. Vincent’s Street, Glasgow. It was the first time I had noticed this restaurant so decided to give it a try. I instantly fell in love with the decor as it reflected the Mexican food with Mexican motifs, rustic doors and wood panels, but also had a modern contemporary touch with colourful lights. Each table is given pencils to circle their choice of dishes — or as the girls at the table beside me were doing, draw and doodle on the back of the menu. Later on, I followed a bright white neon sign downstairs to the toilets. The stairs were decorated in Mexican mosaic tiles, with cartoon sketches of skeleton people and bulls making up the wallpaper. I reached some bright blue doors with rustic handles, with an illustrated skeleton with red lips highlighting the door for ladies. Through the door, the bright blue continued with beautifully tiles mirrors above each sink. When I went back upstairs, my food had arrived and it was as good as the decor suggested. The chicken tinga tacos are a must! I will definitely be back. You can visit…