Friday, 30 December 2011

The Year of the Portrait

As 2011 has been so busy and happily productive, I couldn't resist rounding off the year by adding up just how many portraits I've produced since January.

I just calculated that I completed a total of 220 commissioned likenesses (that's more than four per week). If you add on the 400 miniatures I drew for my 'Saliva Tree' project, that would bring the total to in excess of 600. If I were to add in roughs and re-draws it would put me safely into the 1000 plus category.
I think I've earned myself a day off...

Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas Greetings

Hope you’re feeling festive already! I’m not, I confess - but that’s only due to my resolutely un-tinselled flat and Scrooge-like disposition. I guess I'll flip into genial Christmas mode tomorrow evening, somewhere between my third and fourth glass of sherry. Here's hoping.

I’d like to wish you all a good one, whatever you have planned!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

2012 CD Swap is Here

I’m pleased to announce the seventh annual PJF CD swap. After a bit of a break from it, I’m raring to start swapping compilation CDs in the New Year.

In case you haven’t participated before, here’s the lowdown; you make a compilation CD of your favourite music – any number of tracks. Burn 10 copies and send them to me. A few weeks later you will receive a selection package containing 10 randomly chosen compilations by the other players. All swappers are welcome, whether you know me personally or not – but you must let me know if you’re playing ASAP by e-mailing I’ll respond with a fuller list of instructions.

The deadline for sending me your CDs is not til the end of February 2012 – which gives you the entire festive period, and beyond, to start dreaming up your playlists...