Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007
More from the Dior show....just beautiful
Mmm, papercraft and fashion...what could be better?!



Images from the Dior Spring/Summer couture show

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Saturday, January 20, 2007
I can't quite remember if I've blogged about these before, I've got some kind of blognesia, but they're pretty enough to be written about twice so it's fine!


Wonderful hand thrown porcelain tableware by Linda Bloomfield. I love the subtle colours and soft shapes


Sasha Gabbe porcelain vessels, again beautiful organic shapes make these

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007
Bracelet by Isharya


Earrings by Becca Strauss

Ring by Munnu

Charming


Silver charms by Jeremy Hoye

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Bits and pieces

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Rings by Mikala Djorup



Pendant by Jessica Hewitt

Ring by

Brooch by Marianne Anderson

Bamboo pendant by Stephanie Ray



Monday, January 15, 2007

Just a few more...

Monday, January 15, 2007



I seem to have grown an obsession with old cameras, my most recent buy being a Kodak Colorsnap. There's something lovely about old chunky cameras, the weight of them and the clicks, whirrs and buzzing of the various buttons and wheels.












Various images from my project so far...they're all a bit disconnected the moment but will all come together eventually! Don't worry, there is a method to my madness :)


As an initial starting point I made a list of everything I like and all of the themes that keep appearing through out my work, so here they are...a little long I have to admit but it was nice reading over them once I'd got everything out!

Fashion
Nature
Jewellery
Accessories
Embellishment
Decorative
Ribbons
Buttons
Beads
Vases
Bell jars
Collections
Specimens
Botanical
Glasses
Ceramics
Jars
Tea cups
Tea pots
Jugs
50’s/60’s/70’s patterns
Old furniture
Worn away
Pattern
Wallpaper
Birds
Little animals
Sweets
Afternoon tea
Biscuits
Tea cosies
Doilies
Cakes
Cake stands
Fairy cakes
Icing
Baking
Kitchen utensils
Kitsch
Floral
Shabby chic
Mismatched
Old typefaces
Signage
Hand crafted
Paper art
Ephemera
Knitting
Little drawers
Compartments
Discoveries
Mannequins
Old desks
Clutter
Pin boards
Things hanging on walls
Frames
Ornate
Intricate
Eccentricities
Old paper
Old boxes
Old keys
Old battered suitcases
Old lampshades
Chandeliers
Mechanical toys

p.s. to be honest this was only half of the list....I think it's too long to post everything!

I feel like it's been a long time since I posted anything work related (on my part I think I've been avoiding the whole work issue. As much as I love drawing sometimes I need a break from thinking about it!)...I've been going through a lot of changes in my major project which I think are going to turn out for the better. The way we're almost trained to methodically work through our projects really helps my thinking process, jumping from a starting point straight into drawing really makes no sense to me. I love to spend a good few weeks collecting images and inspiration from everything around me which is why I'm hoping this new project will work so well. Instead of a completely nature themed brief I've opted for one much more personal to me called "It's the little things" all about the little things in life that make me smile. I guess this makes sense of a lot of the things I post about on this blog...from jewellery to shoes to teacups and cupcakes!

So here's a little preview of what I've been getting up to so far! (A lot of which can also be seen on my Flickr account)

I love things like this...a pair of joke glasses never fails to make me laugh :)

Greetings


I've been experimenting with pattern quite a bit and came up with these...I guess for greeting cards? I'm not sure I like the outcome too much but I liked the process of making them, I think I'm going to try this one out again!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Long time, no blog

Friday, January 12, 2007
Oh dear....it has been a while hasn't it? Well, while I prepare to get back to blogging (it could be a new years resolution I suppose?) here are some pretty things to keep your eyes occupied!


Make your sink look pretty with these drain eye catchers, found via Style Files

Beautiful doily jewellery by Ela Cindoruk

More doily fun by LovelyLovely