April 18, 2013

It's time again for Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2013. The theme for the festival this year is 'Time'.  It is a great pleasure to have been invited to the festival again, they are always such good fun. It's also wonderful to indulge in a little nerdy pen talk with fellow enthusiasts, whilst some prefer Cintique, others are more traditionalists when it comes to drawing instruments, and I am that woman.
At the event,  I will be running a cartoon strip workshop at the beautiful Wildlife Trust , also I will be conducting portfolio surgeries alongside Reader's Digest Cartoon Editor Steve Way.


April 21, 2012

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

Reports coming into my email box regarding Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival are very exciting indeed, it is somewhat disappointing that I remain in London chained to my studio drawing board missing out on all the bonhomie, but at least the oomph and spirit of the festival is being downloaded via text messages, emails and the winged chirrups of Twitter.  Who needs a pair of spy specs when all one has to do is click on a social media  button.  Life is so much social media easier these days.
The weather, I hear, for the weather is almost at the forefront of all topics regarding any outdoor drawing pursuit, has been fair, to bad, to grizzly. But again, I learn that the cartoonists have been sheltered from wild April's unpredictable clouds by all manner of polyester sheeting. It is blustery. It is wet. But sometimes, it is not. Wet sheeting does not smell pleasant. Nor does, I might add, a wet cartoonist.
On another good note, I learnt, albeit in a rather peculiar way, that at least one of my cartoons is hanging in the 'Flight' exhibition at The Bear Steps Gallery.  The way I gathered that piece of information can also be described as another peculiar 'Shrewsbury quirk' (see previous topic, but only if you want to). 

April 18, 2012

The Shrewsbury Quirk at Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012

The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012 starts this Thursday 19th April up and to Sunday 22nd of April. 'Flight' is the theme at this years event.  Hopefully, I may have two cartoons exhibited at the stunning Bear Steps Gallery in Shrewsbury.  I say 'hopefully' because one never knows until one actually attends the private view as to whether one's artwork has been selected, or not. It is quite an acceptable quirk. I call it, the Shrewsbury quirk. I wish all my cartoon compadres attending the festival, a sky filled with cerulean blue.

If you would like to attend this joyful festival, do click on the link below:

Here's a cartoon print I sold at last year's exhibition; a fine example of a woman with quite a quirk indeed though the fainthearted may, quite possibly, shudder in her shadow.

April 4, 2012

Technical difficulties on my www.chichiparish.co.uk website

Due to a major hacking, and I'm not talking about a cough here, my www.chichiparish.co.uk illustration blog site has had to be nuked and started over again. Let's call it a web re-birth.  Change is a good thing.