28Mar2014

SiLhouette

Yes, I’ve been planning that pun for a while. :P

Simon Neil in silhouette, drawn from a screenshot I took of iTunes Festival 2012.
Prismacolor pencils on black paper.
About 12 hours total, finished 28 March 2014.

Simon Neil

12Feb2014

Biffy Fucking Clyro.

So, I’ve been waiting to post these portraits until I had a chance to show the band – and show them I have. The boys have taken the original drawings home with them. I still have no words for how their hugs and smiles and comments have made me feel. <3

Biffy Clyro portraits
At the Doug Fir, Portland Oregon, 10 February 2014.

The portraits (click for larger version):

Simon Neil Simon Neil

James Johnston James Johnston

Ben Johnston Ben Johnston

Those boys, and their tour manager and their crew are so wonderful, sweet, and full of hugs. :D

—edited to add:
My beautiful photographer friend Hillary has put up some of her gorgeous photos from Seattle and Portland on her blog: Hillary Joy Photography :D

08Jan2014

Fuzz

This is by far the silliest guitar I have yet miniaturized. It was a Christmas gift for my mother.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top’s fuzzy Explorer. I had such fun making it :D

This is ornament size, about 4 inches long.

02Nov2013

Cut Copy!

Today I had the immense pleasure of meeting three of the four members of Cut//Copy. They are SO sweet and kind. I gave a little box of pendants to Dan before the show, and talked to Ben and Tim afterward.

Thanks for an amazing evening, boys! :D

05Jul2013

More Guitars

BIFFY CLYRO! Again!


Simon’s brand new ‘Power Jet’ Gretsch.


James’ natural wood Jazz Bass.

01Jul2013

New and New

I have changed image gallery scripts on my site – this new LightBox script seems to work with mobile devices, while the old one did not. Hooray! Now I just need to make a slightly mobile-compatible theme for this place, and we’ll be set.
I’ve also switched the doctype to HTML5 rather than dumb old XHTML strict. Because the two people who view this page every month wanted to know that. :P

Also, new Biffy Clyro guitars…

15Jun2013

The Twilight Sad

I have had Andy MacFarlane’s beautiful white Jaguar on my business cards for a year now, and The Twilight Sad knew it, but I wasn’t able to send them that pendant until last week.
It arrived with the guys yesterday, and they very kindly posted a picture of it. :D

@thetwilightsad

Really cool tiny Jaguar pendant based on Andy’s guitar made by @frenziedsilence Thank You Kathryn!!! pic.twitter.com/Hg82JBBQ3v