Monday, July 31, 2006

Monday, July 31, 2006

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!
By Afroditi

Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006
Just an update on my previous post, a bit more searching resulted in some beautiful finds by sculptor Cal Lane.



I love the idea of these metal doilies, such a delciate object made out of a rough material. They make rust look beautiful!
What beautiful spades... By Cal Lane, found at the Foley Gallery


Well I promised some new work and here it is. It's all a bit random to be honest and I can't say they're my favourite pieces of work but they're something new and that's a start!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Not living up to your name

Saturday, July 22, 2006
So, I realised I haven't really lived up to the name of my blog. When I started I had the intention of sharing my illustrations with everyone, excitedly scanning in my work and posting it for everyone to see. As you can see, I've been a bit of a disappointment on the sharing front, actually on the whole drawing front. I've been waiting for my last uni project to finish(and what a relief it was when I handed that in) but now I have the free time I don't seem to be making the best of it. Do you ever get that restless feeling, when you finally get around to doing something you've been waiting ages to do and then when it comes down to it all you seem to want to do is something else? Hmm, so I'm going to work on my sketchbooks for a bit, look around me for inspiration and hopefully have a wealth of doodles for everyone. My fingers are crossed!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Flickritis

Monday, July 17, 2006
I'm addicted to Flickr, I love the way you can share your photos and experiences with anyone around the world. Much like blogging, it gives an insight into others lives...I love the way I can search for something as random as eggs and come up with a photo as beautiful as this one by zanypurr.


I know it's only a bowl of eggs but a lot of the photos I love on Flickr have a sense of emotion to them. Sometimes I can't place it but I think it's the sense of sharing something personal that gets me. So here are a few more faves...


Lovely colours by photo bird


A lovely sense of nostalgia from bigbrownhouse


Beautiful illustrations by Nebo Peklo

Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday, July 14, 2006
I really want to get into print making but I have no idea where to start...is there an easy way to screen print on a small scale at home? A lot of this new found love of print seems to come via Print & Pattern, where beautiful images are posted daily. I've especially been liking the work of Pink Bathtub

who uses a beautiful colour scheme to produce some wonderful and quirky block prints. Hmm, I think some online scouring for supplies is called for.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Is it crazy that I want to live in a dolls house? If it looks like this one, I think not.



Found here

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
I really want one of these cute little envelope punches but it makes me feel a bit lazy seeing as I could probably whip up a few with a craft knife and a ruler.

Found at Impress

Monday, July 10, 2006

Something new

Monday, July 10, 2006
So here is my first illustration post. I think I've been skirting around it up to now but I've taken the plunge. To be honest I'm at a stage where I'm still trying to find my style...you know when you've seen your own work for so long that you start getting a bit disheartened about it? So I've been trying some new techniques, whether they work or not I'm not sure but it's nice to try something different. Some of my older work can be seen on my Flickr account

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006
I always come across lovely bits and pieces for the home with the thought "ooh, that would make a lovey gift for..." only to forget within the next hour where (and most of the time what) I even saw them. I blame the internet for my short mindspan. Having said that, I guess having a blog will let me keep track of all the nice goodies I spot!




All found at http://www.pure-deco.com

Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006
I tried to steer myself away from posting about jewellery again but I couldn't help it...here are some lovely finds for today

Ring by Stephanie Jendis

Ring by Detlef Thomas

Ring by Karl Fritsch

All found at Galerie Slavik

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Wednesday, July 05, 2006
I was re-reading my posts yesterday and now I'm stuck with the thought, do you have to be a good writer to have a good blog? Logically the answer must be yes, seeing as writing is central to blogging. This makes me think my writing isn't all it should be. Im sure I'll fall into the swing of this eventually but having been a student on an illustration degree for the past two years my actual skill of writing has gone out of the window. It's a shame really because I actually love to write, especially by hand with a good heavy foundtain pen but that too has been a bit sparse lately. So is there anyone with any tips for improving writing out there? In the mean time I'm going to find some new words to use...expaaaand that vocabulary!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Saturday, July 01, 2006
While I was at the exhibition I also had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Abigail Percy, whose blog also joins the long list of my bloggy addictions. Her jewellery is absolutely gorgeous, it looks lovely in photographs but up close it is even better!

Geranium cluster earrings

Sweet horse chestnut brooch

Not only is her jewellery beautiful but so are the paintings she does to accompany them, Abigail you have a big fan!

New Designers

I took a wander down to the New Designers exhibition in Islington the other day and oh what a joy it was! Packed to the brim with beautiful textiles, cermics, glass and jewellery I could have stayed there all day but it was so swelteringly hot in there I evetually had to escape for some fresh air. I picked up a stack of postcards which I'll eventually get around to scanning in but for now here are some highlights

Graphic textile design by Amy Bakewell

Textile print by Heulwen Lewis

Animal carnival dress by Mary Katrantzou

Glass vessel by Emmy Palmer

Jewellery by Rosie Buck