1.8.14

clair de lune


clair de lune, an original archival ink drawing from my recent show, here we are. now available online in my big cartel shop here.

31.7.14

meow


for all the cat ladies out there, meow, an original archival ink drawing from my recent show, here we are. now available online in my big cartel shop here.

missing london, part five








on my second day in london, my nephew Chris took my niece Sarah and me to Brick Lane and Spitalfields and we left him in a coffeehouse to go do some shopping. i really loved the vibe of the dirty old town, it was loud and alive there. there were two huge dogs in the street that i thought were irish wolfhounds but the owner said they were deerhounds. i saw some amazing street art, supposedly there is a graffiti tour of london that incorporates Brick Lane. one of the buildings was chock full of just food vendors that would make you cry, what a city. i had some gorgeous fresh japanese rolls with avocado and lamb, and pomegranate and prawn. Sarah got some halal and we stood in the alley to eat it, so good. i bought some art from vendors in Spitalfields, a tiny brass midi ring and three vintage scarves (£1 each!) for myself. as we headed out to have some cocktails, i noticed there was an exhibition for GIRLS ONLY. no boys allowed. cheers. miss you, london.

notes on the photos from the top:
  1. street art on the facade of a derelict building which had no back wall to it, taken from the bus
  2. from the bus again, through hackney, give me all the roses at the doorways
  3. a pelican in brick lane
  4. street art in a frame and brick lane butterflies
  5. scottish deerhounds in the street
  6. a lion and a plea for quiet (area residential, gracias)
  7. i saw a small swan in a window. one nation under cctv ~ banksy
  8. a perfumerie with a display of fabric roses
  9. girls only

30.7.14

she could cure you just like the sea, the sea, the sea


she could cure you just like the sea, the sea, the sea, an original archival ink drawing from my recent show, here we are. now available online in my big cartel shop here.

29.7.14

forever the hot sun in your day



forever the hot sun in your day, an original archival ink drawing from my recent show, here we are. now available online in my big cartel shop here.

28.7.14

she felt very glamourous so let her have tonight




she felt very glamourous so let her have tonight, an original archival ink drawing from my recent show, here we are. now available online in my big cartel shop here.

missing london, part four







sorry for the hiatus but i meant to let you know i had a quick little holiday all on my own to london, england and so now i am missing london again. i stayed in a nice little airbnb flat for the first time and it was really great. i saw my nephew who has lived there for the past 5 years and his lovely partner, as well as his sister, my niece, who'd flown in from being an au pair in rome for 2 months. they know me well (introvert) so they left me to my own devices for the most part and i spent my 5 days exploring london with them some of the time, as well as going off on my own to try to see 2 museums a day, and meeting them in the evenings for dinner. london was hot, gorgeous, crazy, exhausting, and exhilarating. i really loved the colours and the sounds of that city and basically thought of moving there, oh, about 100 times per day. so much to see and do. i took loads of pictures so i will document the highlights of my trip here and on my instagram (@sheilaforde), you can't stop me, really. hope you like my london. miss you already, old blighty darling sweetie.

notes on the photos from the top:
  1. on the way to england, saw the sunrise over iceland in the stratosphere
  2. a meadow full of poppies right beside/practically on the sidewalk
  3. walked through london fields, full of poppies and wildflowers, kill me now
  4. hot and jellied eels, no thank you tho
  5. broadway market on a saturday, gorgeous foods, lovely little book shop
  6. waiting for the bus, love you london
  7. nothing beats london by double decker bus, imo (please excuse my giant ghost hand)