Bonus birdies

by Myfanwy Tristram

marimekko birds by Myfanwy Tristram

There’s a fab shop in Brighton called Blackout, which sells all manner of brightly-coloured stuff from around the world. Don’t visit if you’re a minimalist!

They’ve been running workshops over Easter and my daughter and I popped in with a friend to do their Marimekko-inspired bird collage session (possibly a string of words you would only hear uttered in Brighton). You can see mine, above, on the right, and my daughter’s on the left.

Here’s the workshop in progress (image credit Blackout): you can just see my right eye peeking out from behind the instructor, Caroline — best view of me, probably. It was very nice to have the kids and the adults all mucking in together on the same project.

I knew I liked Marimekko, but this was also a good reminder that I enjoy collage and I really must get back to doing some more — and not least because I have tins of nice scraps of paper saved for such a purpose.


Published by Myfanwy Tristram

I am an illustrator, situated in Brighton on the south coast of England, and with a special interest in comics and graphic memoir. I also work for a non-profit which encourages people to be active in democracy and to exercise rights such as the right to information through FOIA.

2 thoughts on “Bonus birdies

  1. Forgot to say in regards to your daughter’s drawing, I recommend buying her a book called Roland Harvey’s Drawing Book. He is excellent, funny, makes you feel your drawing is definitely ok and if it isn’t, never mind, there’s another one right behind it. Look at it, anyway, it might or might not be her thing. He has the answers to all the drawing questions a kid usually wants to know without a parent actually doing the telling (bad move, as I know now).

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