Friday, 29 January 2010

Mail Me Art

Just managed to get this in for the Mail Me Art Project all entries have to be postmarked 31st January at the latest, you better hurry!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Tennis & Good Reading

Been trying to keep in touch with the Aus Open Tennis in Melbourne, it's fun being aware of a hugely different timezone, I've figured out they're 1 hour behind our time but in front! So if it's 11.47am here it's 10.47pm there!
Bring on the quarter final between Muzza & Rafa!
Images from BBC Tennis
Also just found a cool site for keeping track of your books and reading reviews and getting recomendations at goodreads.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

New Fave Blog?

Here's one of my new fave blogs 'Missed Connections' Sophie Blackall illustrates the posts on missed connections websites, turning them into sweet poetic drawings. They're for sale as prints too here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

New website now alive!

My new website is now alive and kicking, thought I'd keep it minimal, with a heaped tablespoon of simplicity and a splash of quirkiness for now, with lots more to come, so stay tuned :)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Monday, 11 January 2010

Cut-Click Exhibition

If you're on the east coast, go see the Cut-Click mail art exhibition, Private View Friday 18th January, 5-7pm. I've got 3 pieces in it which are on my Flickr for all to see.
Exhibition features: Adoxographic Editions, Stuart Adams, Will Adams, Lesley Barnes, Jonathan Ben-Abeer, Rebecca Bold, Jeffrey Bowman, Alice Bradshaw, Dan Button, Chloe Cook, Emma Cowley, Warren Craghead, Abigail Daker, Sp:ke Dennis, Sarah Ferrari, Red Fox, Patrick Holley, Jellyface, Layer, Chris Lillywhite, Graham Lister, Littleclouds, Le McLennan, MrYen, Munano, Louise Norman, Marie-Louise Plum, Steve Rack, S. Riemer, Tigz Rice, Fabio Sassi, Roberto Scala, David Shillinglaw, Penny Tristram, Darren Turner, Caroline Twidle, Simon Warren, Alexis West, Stuart West, Simon Wild, April Virgoe

My Name is....

Thought I'd change my website and blog over to my real name and my name is...
Louise Norman
A new years resolution is trying to be more decisive I've been changing my banner and website design too much and it's just too much! So let's just keep things honest, simple and fun :) Here's to lots more decisive decisions in 2010. There that wasn't so difficult right?

Saturday, 9 January 2010

NY Map + Black Holes

NY Map that was left in a house I lived in which I kept for ages and have just recently done something with. I like recording them in different stages and taking each stage as a different artwork but being part of the history of another.
Altering maps can have many meanings, part of this one was quietening it down a bit, so much information was being presented it didn't make sense, turing the info boxes black brought some clarity and created openings behind and through the map maybe into another dimension like a black hole... I feel the need for warp speed, engage!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Top 8 most liked image on Central Station!

'Roads Map' is the 8th most liked image on Central Station- wicked! Many thanks for being included in the Newsletter :)

Redbubble T-shirts!

Just uploaded some old and new designs onto my redbubble site, there's some trees, lots of fish, sakura cherry blossoms and some really real walking ducks!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Colour Pen Map

Here's a new map drawing at 3 stages of it's life; ghost circle, blue block circle and blue circle. When to stop, when is it finished, when do you decide to move on, which way to go? a bit like life really...

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Most played songs of 2009!

Here's some 'fake' album covers I did this year and here's my
Top 10 most played songs of 2009!

Make you crazy- Brett Dennen
Everyday- Vetiver
I could break your heart any day of the week- Mandy Moore
L'oeil du cyclone- Paris Brune
Possibility- Lykke Li
Ponyo on a cliff by the Sea- Fujimaki Fujioka & Nozomi Ohashi
Million dollar bill- Whitney Houston
Kind of a girl- Tinted Windows
Elizabeth- Ryan Adams
Antiques roadshow (Song wars)- Joe Cornish
Bit of an eclectic soundtrack to the year and I found a new fave band in BD plus how did Whitney get in there, great comeback and Mr Cornballs needs no explanation :) Here's to lots of new music and old faves for 2010!

Monday, 4 January 2010

Blast from the Past: Map Circle

Here's a blast from the past: 'Map Circle' which was exhibited and sold in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007. I haven't got my own photo of it so have had to scan in the photo from the catalogue. I'm really into my map drawing series again, I love it when you think something's over and yet it keeps coming back to you, you can't get away from it and it can't get away from you!

Sunday, 3 January 2010


I'm now on redbubble an art community and business who will print and despatch your art all over the world. I've been putting up some of my nature photos and map drawings which you can get printed into cards, prints, posters and canvases!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

New Year and New Map Drawing

Happy New Year! It's 2010, a new year, a new decade, a new start, new possibilities, new challenges and new snow!

Here's a sneak peek of a new Map Drawing which I'm working on at the moment titled 'Lowestoft Roads and Contour Map'.