Monday, 11 February 2013

happy scandi shrove tuesday

i'm going to try and make my own Fastlagsbullar :) memories of stockholm.. i tried one from Ã–stermalms Saluhall food market here...need to go back


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Vintage Swatch Watches

I have a slight obsession with vintage swatch watches right now - 80's and 90's swatches are like works of art for your wrist. I've been searching on ebay everyday for a perfect bargain but haven't purchased yet - these are all found on which has the best collection I have come across in mint condish... one for everyday of the week.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Little Liberty

hotly anticipated Little Liberty has arrived... swwoooooooooon!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

mystic meg

with the help of some lengthy trend research my predictions for what the children of 2012 will grow up to be (or at least dream to be!)....

Trend - Surf Safari:
Surfer, hula girl, zoo keeper, ranger, archaeologist!, explorer, jungle man/jungle woman!, photographer

Trend - Outdoors:
gardener, chef, treasure hunter, farmer, lumberjack, climber, adventurer, scientist, architect, swimmer, tennis player, cyclist

Trend - Space exploration:
astronaut, pilot, mathematician, cowbow,

artist, ringmaster, queen!, king!, moviestar & a hero/heroine

Sunday, 12 February 2012

tempting buys & new arrivals

i'm supposed to be checking out the competition with my market research and not buying from them... but with a new baby cousin arriving (hello Aaron Pete Randall! here's your first mention on the world wide web!) i'm so so tempted! I would be the new favourite & cool cousin wouldn't I?

Old Rectory Swallow Babygrow.... if they did these in 21 years I'd be wearing it.

Tootsa MacGinty Ariel Jacquard Knit Jumper... the little bee detail on the sleeve is so sweet, also in the range is a squirrel with a little acorn & a rabbit with a baby carrot!
LuckyBoySunday plush toys... adorable oddlings! imaginative best friends over teddybears anyday.

Friday, 10 February 2012

february so far

has been filled with swoons over ryan gosling in blue valentine, hours of blog reading & a trip to the theatre to see swallows & amazons with georgie tonight :).. all to distract myself from worrying about the ridiculous amount of work i'm needing to do over the next 6 weeks.

F r a l e i s e
olive loves alfie
Jess Brown

a little exciting/scary prospect: Nottingham Contemporary is letting us hold our shop opening night there and inviting all there clients and friends/the opening night is the same date of my degree show final set up........ Friday 18th May, panic.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

crazy in the coconut

Yayoi Kasuma lives in a mental asylum AND has a show at the Tate Modern. realizing if I want to be a great artist i need to get crazy and/or become an alcoholic. hittin the bottle..

Saturday, 28 January 2012

painting cups

Spending my friday night painting polystyrene cups (it really is third year) to sample my thermo inks the quickest and best way. I figured if I put inks onto cups which I then fill with hot water I can test the colour change easily ... so, here's a few testers.. i'm learning a lot!

when I grow up..

Finally figured an understandable theme for my drawings :) having noticed in a tutorial i like to give my characters add-ons for personality like a crown or a big bow, my fellow decorative artists suggested it's like when a child imagines what they'd like to be and look like when they grow up. With this is mind I've been e-mailing my bum off to as many primary schools as possible asking for the help of a few young creatives to give me first hand research and find out what the younguns of today want to be when they grow up.

I put together a little questionnaire, here's one my nephew zach filled in for me... i really love it. big thanks to my ma, step pa and rest of the balls for helping !! I'm gonna develop my drawings directly from this research. A good handful of schools have said they'd help, maybe i'll help in the making of a few new artistees!