Nicola Pearce

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Drawing Drawer, Poem Poet, Book Bookmaker, Curation Curator, Film Filmmaker, Print Printer, Performance Performer, Collage Collager and Photo Photographer.

Hello! My name is Nicola and I am an Artist Curator and my practice currently involves drawing with books, installation, digital print and collage in Bristol. This is an online sketchbook of my own work and a little creative encouragement.

No rest for the wicked.

— 1 week ago

Nicola Pearce, Sketchbook Pages May/July 2014 (2014)

I got a new pencil which has four colours in it… 4 in 1 super pencil!

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#drawing  #4 in 1 pencil 

"My mother had a pantry under the stairs stocked from floor to ceiling with tins of fish, meat, tomatoes, fruit, vegetables and puddings, packets of sugar (granulated, caster, icing and Demerara), flour (plain, self-raising and wholemeal), rice (pudding and long-grain), pasta (macaroni. twirls and vermicelli), lentils, buckwheat, split peas, oatmeal, bottles of oil (vegetable, sunflower and olive), pickles (tomato, cucumber, beetroot), boxes of cereals (mainly Shredded Wheat), packets of biscuits (mainly chocolate digestives) and slabs of chocolate.

..When my parents bought a freezer, in 1979, the peas, beans, asparagus and soft fruits soon piled up in plastic ice-cream tubs, each one labelled, dated and rotated. Even dill and parsley were rolled into little plastic bundles and stored away for use, so that there was no longer any season of the year when there was scarcity.

..The only way to outwit hunger is to save and accumulate, so that there is always something tucked away, a little something to buy him off with. My mother acquired an extraordinary passion and skill of thrift. She would walk half a mile down the road to save a penny off a bag of sugar. She never bought what she could make herself… It didn’t matter - we weren’t proud, we weren’t some foolish types who waste money for the sake of appearances, Mother said, when every cultured person knows that what really matters in what’s inside.”

from ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’, by Marina Lewycka

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#thrift  #short history 
Nicola Pearce, London Sketchbook Page July 2014 (2014)
I want colour and I want it now!

Nicola Pearce, London Sketchbook Page July 2014 (2014)

I want colour and I want it now!

— 2 weeks ago
#drawing  #colour 

Nicola Pearce, Sketchbook Pages June 2014 (2014)

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#drawing  #collage 
Nicola Pearce, Sketchbook Pages June 2014 (2014)
"More than once (this week) I’ve had to restrain myself from crazy dancing in the studio!" I also had to restrain myself from busting some moves in the centre of London last week -  but sometimes I can’t stop my urge to dance!

Nicola Pearce, Sketchbook Pages June 2014 (2014)

"More than once (this week) I’ve had to restrain myself from crazy dancing in the studio!" I also had to restrain myself from busting some moves in the centre of London last week -  but sometimes I can’t stop my urge to dance!

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#dancing in the street  #drawing 
Nicola Pearce, Interesting Things Around Bristol Recently Vol 1 and 2 (2014)
I have some unsold books left over from my recent exhibition in London (most are limited editions of 5 or less), so get in touch if you’re interested in swapping artist books or zines with me as I’d love to expand my own artists’ books collection and this is a great ‘two birds, one stone’ opportunity!

Nicola Pearce, Interesting Things Around Bristol Recently Vol 1 and 2 (2014)

I have some unsold books left over from my recent exhibition in London (most are limited editions of 5 or less), so get in touch if you’re interested in swapping artist books or zines with me as I’d love to expand my own artists’ books collection and this is a great ‘two birds, one stone’ opportunity!

— 2 weeks ago
#book art  #zine  #zine swap  #artist book  #bristol 

Nicola Pearce, London Sketchbook Pages July 2014 (2014)

— 2 weeks ago
#totes amaze  #London  #drawing  #sketchbook 

Nicola Pearce, Pick Blackberries Not Wars (Totes!) (2014)

— 4 weeks ago with 2 notes
#tote bags  #screenprint  #drawing 

Nicola Pearce, Untitled (2014)

Making small editions of hand cut artists books today.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note
#artist book  #Papercut  #book art 
Nicola Pearce, Totes! (2014)

Nicola Pearce, Totes! (2014)

— 4 weeks ago
#drawing  #tote bags  #screenprint 

Nicola Pearce, Pick Blackberries Not Wars (Public Library) (2014)

Artist and work at DAA Degree Show.

— 4 weeks ago with 2 notes
#Degree Show  #UWE  #artists on tumblr  #artist book  #exhibition  #craftivism  #installation 
Nicola Pearce, All of this can be made from things in your kitchen (2014)

Nicola Pearce, All of this can be made from things in your kitchen (2014)

— 4 weeks ago with 3 notes
#book art  #collage  #drawing  #craftivism 
Nicola Pearce, Full Moon (2014)

Nicola Pearce, Full Moon (2014)

— 1 month ago
#drawing  #full moon