Emilythepemily is AN INDEPENDENT BRITISH ILLUSTRATION LABEL SELLING HAND PRINTED T-SHIRTS AND ACCESSORIES INSPIRED BY ROCK N ROLL, TATTOO AND TEA. This is a Blog by Illustrator Emily Boyd

30 Jan 2012

bits and pieces from around the web today

Well. I went tp the marvelous Hockney exhibition at the RA in London. It was magical and I thoroughly recommend it! The queues were terrible...book in advance...and never go on a Saturday- or at the exact time your ticket starts. The way that the RA has set out the entrance/exit and gift shop was absurd.  It was like this


My advice is go in the evening, go on a weekday and if your ticket says for example 4pm- enter at 4.30pm. Apart from the badly run RA the exhibition was just brilliant. His Ipad drawings where the most mesmerising pieces of work I had ever seen. You couldn't see a pixel in sight. You must go!

 So back to reality. I was originally supposed to go to Wales this week to get my emilythepemily stock from my parents house. (it was kept there over Xmas) The snow, of all things, has prevented me, the snow and a broken windscreen wiper for the welsh car. In wales you need windscreen wipers! I drove home through the valleys in the dark and the rain and the windscreen wipers decided to ping off. It was like someone had smeared Vaseline over my eyes. It was not fun.
Bored out of my brain I have perused the 'tinternet and come across these lovely pieces.

aren't these hand painted plates and cups beautiful.








I came across a little London based company called Ditto Press, the first company in the UK to specialise in Risograph printing. The blog is full of their recent commissions and is inspirational to say the least. 

here are my favorite pieces.



maya rochat via ditto press

maya rochat via ditto press


maya rochat via ditto press

Sophie Alda via ditto press

sophie alda via ditto press

 


sophie alda via ditto press
serge denimes via ditto press
peter ainsworth via ditto press





Whilst looking through the Ditto Press website, I came across this amazing illustrator Stevie Gee













This last one was a collaboration between Tom Vek and his most fav illustrators.

 






Then, after getting an email about some Vintage festival Wayne is holding in my old 'home town' of Northampton, and trailing through all the information about how Northampton is 2 hours away from 80% of the country...
(And despite this fact, Northamptonshire county council have sat on their bums and done absolutly nothing in the 21 years or so I've know the place existed, about the terrible transport links in and around the super large town. The upgrading or poor areas and have allowed the once thriving independent music and art venues to decline into an array of empty buildings in prime locations. )
I came across the new (now a few months old) Olympics posters designed by some great people. 

Here are my favorite ones of these.    
Tracy Emin
Anthea Hamilton

Chris Ofili

Martin Creed

Rachel Whiteread






Ummm... what else.



Did I mention my sale? What about my new T-shirt shape at a very special £15.00 trial price tag? 

All come in women's  S, M, L and you can find them here http://emilythepemily.bigcartel.com/category/women


Pearly Queen- Women- £15.00

Under the Influence- women- £15.00

Welkom- Women- £15.00


Of course I am having my BIG end of line sale. I can't quite believe I am selling these handprinted T-shirts from just £10!  





I also have added a few colours to my Digital prints. For £9.00 you can get a lovely digital print or Charles or Deidre. All my digital prints are printed on  225g 100% cotton Somerset Enhance artists paper and are also signed by me as well.  They all measure 210mmx297mm and look great framed. I shall take some in situ photos to prove it....later. 
 
£9.00

£9.00 click here
Do take a look at my site to find lovely hand printed items ready for birthdays, valentines day or a special pay day treats for yourself. 

over and out xxxx

24 Jan 2012

ps I cant wait for HOCKNEY!!!

Many of you know my favorite  artist in the world is David Hockney. Im reading his Authorised Biography



Which actually makes me end up feeling quite bad. He worked so hard and paints ALL the time it puts my lack of effort (and skill) to shame! Ive learned so much about his previous works. The subjects, the surroundings and the state of Hockneys mind whilst painting them. Its made me see his works in a totally different light. I totally recommend this book!


I also managed to drop enough hints about Hockneys forthcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy that my Husballs actually brought me a ticket! for this Saturday. I am very very excited.



DAVID HOCKNEY RA: A BIGGER PICTURE
Royal Academy of Arts, London
21 January - 9 April 2012
royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/hockney
picture from  http://www.hockneypictures.com
 Whilst researching photographs for this blog I found out that hockney has a further 2 excibitions in the uk Right now. One in Bradford and one in saltaire, west yorkshire.


Not far from Manchester I say....


Bigger Trees Near Warter or/ou Peinture sur le Motif pour le Nouvel Age Post-Photographique
Currently on exhibit at: 
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, England
1 October, 2011 - 4 March 2012
art.yorkshire.com/exhibitions

25 TREES AND OTHER PICTURES BY DAVID HOCKNEY

Salts Mill
Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK
14 September, 2011 - 30 April 2012
saltsmill.org.uk/new_exhibitions.php

 Im not going to attempt to critique his work but I love the simplicity and deceptive naivety of his drawings and painting, that he draws with great skill and exceptional observation. I think you can see his influence in my work. I suppose. I need to introduce colour in my work. 




Hockney...I salute you. I am not worthy.

All images not captions are from the website http://www.hockneypictures.com/home.php