Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Mr Benn movie?..surely not? Illustrator David McKee, creator of Mr Benn thinks so.
First broadcast in 1971 Mr Benn started his adventures by putting on various costumes in his local fancy dress shop. The shop's changing room transported Mr Benn to other worlds.
52 Festive Road is the home of Mr Benn...David Mckee lived at 54 Festing Road Putney, South London in the 1960's. Mckee inspired by his neighbourhood created the wonderful illustrations and stories of Mr Benn.
Current resident Hugh Thompson had no idea of the Festing road history, but on saturday 28th November an engraved paving slab will be laid outside the home of Mckee and Mr Benn as a tribute. Thompson organised a whip round with the other residents of Festing Road to pay for this tribute. The unveiling will involve Festing Road residents dressing up in many of the costumes worn by Mr Benn.
If you need enlightening or to reminisce the magic of Mr Benn here is a link
Friday, November 13, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I initially sketched the pug dog for an illustration Friday topic...might use it one day. However here are some pug paraphernalia
Clockwise from top right:
Pug T-shirt from Squidinkkollective
In dog we trust poster from obey the pug.com
pugs not drugs illustration by Gemma Correll
pug dog wall decals from Blickwall graphics
dog lover charms necklace from Emma-Jane & Tan
Gucci pug keyring
Pug dog wallpaper from Peter Fasano
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
My dish! I loved this dish when I was five or six or seven....still love it. Its from Carrigaline pottery, county Cork 1974 http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=185. Serge Danot ex advertising exec created the Le Manège Enchanté (The Horse-gear Magic) in 1965. Over 500 episodes made between 1963 and 1967. My icecream and fruit tasted better out of this dish.