This month, I managed to continue my daily creativity while on a weekend break with Lilly in Berlin. My favourite things from this month are probably a couple of machines- a Time-Machine-come-Postbox and a revolution in sliced bread. It’s also appropriate this roundup came today too, because I notice that our home secretary is wearing her spacesuit yet again today!
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “Something Creative (nearly) Every Day in October”
I didn’t realise until I came to make this post this morning that I hadn’t written anything else on my blog since the last Something Creative Every Day roundup, which is a little slack of me. It has been a busy month for work though, as you may notice from some of the dailies here- the Danny Byrd album project Rave Digger is in full swing and is looking to be the biggest album I have worked on, both in terms of the amount of stuff I have done for it and exposure (here’s hoping for a Top 40 chart position on the leadup single Ill Behaviour tomorrow)!
I’ll be rounding it all up on this blog when everything has come together, which has to wait until the album is actually out, I suppose- Hospital have locked away copies of the CD in a safe and won’t even give me one to check the print! haha. This will happen soon though- it’s out on 11th October!
The first anniversary of my daily creativity project passed in the past four weeks too, which I marked with an abstract series of coloured squares. This seemed to cause some confusion though. I said it was abstract! As a landmark in time, it got me wondering when I should stop, and the best I could conclude was to continue to carry on until something good comes of it. What that means I’m not sure, but I’m sure I’ll know it when it happens.
So my favourite thing from this month is probably my Inventory of everything on my desk right now (/then?), just because it seemed to become a little runaway point of interest from people. I even had Tony at Hospital asking me ‘I think it’s great that you did it, but what on earth possessed you to draw it all?’ when I was in the office the other day!
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “Another four weeks of SCED!”
Well it’s goodbye to August and its typically British meteorological disappointments, and with it, it takes another four weeks of (mostly) daily creativity.
It’s the usual blend of uselessness and a peppering of inspired ideas, with some personal highlights being all of the architecture that has already featured on this very blog, and I think the Indian Runner Duck iPhone case turned out pretty nicely too.
In the month, Craft magazine blogged my Caps Loch Monster, which isn’t the first time they’ve taken a liking to one of my daily creativities. I think if they pick up on anything else I might have to ask them to write about me! My repair job on the Hospital ImageWriter was bizarrely popular too, but I think that was mostly because London Elektricity retweeted it, and it proved interesting to the Hospital stalkers.
On comes September now! In a week or so, it will be the first anniversary of my SCED project, but because of some mysterious gremlins, despite being a year later, it will be neither 365 days of junk nor twelve months of it! The space-time continuum is crumbling before my very eyes! aaaargh!
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “An Augustian month of daily creativity”
It’s that time again!
Well it’s not all just July, and it’s not July in its entirety either as I took a little holiday this month, but here is another four weeks worth of daily creative nonsense anyway!
Some of the better stuff this month includes a couple of tiny stopmotion experiments, and I’m also weirdly satisfied with this picture of a building near my home. The rest of the month is a bit random, but I’m sure a couple of the ideas in there have some merit to them!
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “Something Creative (nearly) Every Day in July”
My favourites from this month of creativity are the Cardboard Washing Machine, my new Vespa Engine and Creamy Horse, though I don’t think the people of Threadless liked him very much. Nevermind. I think maybe I’ll paint him onto a T-shirt for myself anyway.
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “SCED April”
Another four weeks has passed, taking with it another four weeks of daily creativity:
It would appear to have been a bit of a slow month in Trickartt world if you have only been following my blog, but it was actually choc full of all kinds of nonsense. I am particularly happy with some of this month’s creative things: my own take on Street Art, a drawing of the local fire station, and an experimental mechanical goose have been personal favourites!
Also thanks to Adobe Photoshop product manager John Nack, who was kind enough to post my InDesign birthday cake onto his official Adobe weblog, and to Adobe InDesign for retweeting it too. I’m glad you guys liked it!
Also thanks to Ash at Med School for writing about my Bop artwork on the new Med School website I made them last month. I’ll stick up a post about it here soon- I’ve been trying to get into the habit of waiting until things come out before I write them up (hence the quietness on my blog this month!).
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “SCED Roundup March 2010”
February came and went, and took another four weeks of daily creative spurts with it. If you have been following me on Flickr or Twitter, you will have seen this already, but it’s always nice to have a record of what I’ve been up to on my blog too!
This month, I learnt a bit about the Flickr API, which made making this post considerably easier. Perhaps not as easy as it could be though- I still have a lot more to learn!
This month, I got the letterpress going again, which you should have already seen if you are a regular reader here, and came up with the usual nonsense of whimsical illustrations, scrawls on post-it notes, and even came up with some random animation experiments, including the Speedbeard a couple of posts previous on this very blog. All this formed the bread in a very tall sandwich filled with winter Olympics, record covers and DIY. Cool!
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “SCED – February Marches on”
And there goes another month of daily creativity! It’s a bit more work-related than usual as a big catchup was in order when I got back to my desk. I guess the other highlight was my new flashes, which have been helping with some random creativity and nice pictures of things I’ve made too. Disappointingly, not much letterpress action in the past month, but it should be picking up again this month!
Don’t forget, you can follow me on Twitter @trickartt, which tweets whenever I post something here, or now whenever I post my daily creative activity to Flickr! Cool!
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “SCED Roundup January 2010”
Going away put posting this a little off-schedule, but it was a good thing really as it has straightened up my months. Here we are anyway, with a roundup of the last of the year’s Something Creative Every Day project. Some of the action includes letterpressing, diplodocuses, iPhone apps, and American excursions. Cool!
Considering this project was started on a whim, I think I’m doing pretty well 3.5 months in. For the statistics fans out there (like me), I have managed to post something creative for 91 of 112 days, giving me a success rate of 81%. Maybe my new year’s resolution should be to bring that up to 90%. Or maybe it should just be to get some more interesting paid work!
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “End-of-year SCED Roundup”
Another month of creative junk has passed already! It’s been a bit dominated by the letterpress, but that’s no bad thing. Here’s the roundup:
And there you have it. Tune in next month, where I might try and understand the flickr API to make this process a lot easier!!
After the fold are all the old direct links, for posterity’s sake. Continue reading “SCED – October/November 2009”