Oh and Steve Backshall , my latest crush,has accepted me as a friend on Facebook.And I m going to see Bridesmaids tonight.And we re taking a giant bag of Maltesers........
Friday, 24 June 2011
Thursday, 9 June 2011
After all the excitement of finally blogging after months in the wilderness i should have mentioned this,first and foremost !
I have a show on at the New Leaf Gallery in Monmouth that runs until the 8th July .It features me ,(i m upstairs and hung floor to ceiling i think ),and the delightful works of Hannah Nunn and Clare Mahoney.(I have some of Clare s tiles in my kitchen that i bought in St Ives a couple of years ago.)Go and have a look-it s a lovely gallery in a a street that is packed with boutiques and a tiny theatre and cinema .
Forgot to mention the Royal Wedding.Well ,a good time was had by all at my friend Alison s regal bash.Sadly it was to end in tears for me as i was off my head on bucks fizz, (someone had messed with the ratio of champagne to orange juice),and i was very quetly ill at about the point that Kate and Wills were shaking the hands of all the foreign dignitary people that they had never ever met before.(About 12.30).This was a first for me -being hammered before 6pm.This is why most of these photos are blurred.
I spent a lovely week recently just looking at stuff.Old books,blogs,websites,sketchbooks etc.I think as a designer you can t afford to stop looking and searching for inspiration.Otherwise you re stuffed.
I discovered this beautiful children s book from 1965 about Noah s Ark and i adore it.Every single page.
It has some of the same qualities that Brian Wildsmith s illustrations have .So i scuttled off, (i scuttle when I m excited),and bought a lovely new sketchbook (something else i do when I m excited) and just drew and doodled and then did some potato printing ! Basic to basics-fantastic.The most basic form of printing but so satisfying .
So I dusted down my wondermachine,the gocco printer,and produced this range of 4 prints .I managed atleast 55 of each design before i ran out of paper.They re available for an impressively £15 each (unframed) and £55 for all 4.Soon to be available on Etsy once i pull my socks up and get organised otherwise contact me directly !Each one is signed by me and likely to have a bit of cat hair somewhere on it as Hilary ( our black cat who features quite heavily in my work )was lurking near by.I beavered away to get 4 framed up and on the wall at Fig and pretty pleased with how they look hung together.
Just about to start working on my ABC of prints -a for arctic fox wearing socks is first to be printed;and quite excited about c but you ll just have to wait won t you.