Someones collection of fruit wrappers, found in the bottom of a box at Hitchin Market. Beautiful no? I'm getting back in to the toot! I roll the boy down there in his buggy and feed him breadsticks to buy myself rummaging time.
I've just been asked to design another drink label so I was very happy to find these old labels whilst I was looking through my studio archive boxes. They are called studio archive boxes because Jack won't let me keep crap in the house, quite a lot of stuff ends up in my studio. Anyhow - aren't they lovely? I spent a bit of time poring over them to find the best ones for you . . .
I made some shaker pegs for our hallway, I really love them and they're super cheap to make.
*nice pat on the back*
I got that jacket from a charity shop and came home to Jack all like "Do you like my faux shearling jacket?" to which he replied " . . . it's a fleece". Dammit! Why he always got to pop my bubbles.
I ordered a ream of sugar paper from this place I found. I like sugar paper for it's slightly cruddy, grainy texture, it holds the colour oil pastels really nicely and is nice and thin for cutting up. Just as well I like it because now I have loads. No sooner did it arrive in the post than Team Anarchy set-to for their inspection: Maggie ate a bit of the parcel tape and then the the boy managed to fall off it - all 5cm of it - and landed on his face. That's how my days go now.
To test the paper out I made myself some new collaged blog buttons -->
We visited the Natural History Museum at Tring the other day (now we're locals) and it was very, very good. The little person had a good stare and also a lot of standing, beating his tiny palms against the display cabinets.
I feel like a right mammal at the mo: having grown a life inside me and now feeding it from my boobs - so seeing the little man gaze in to the eyes of a chimpanzee (albeit a stuffed one) felt both unnerving and profound.
My only other observation from the day was this: birds and fish look amazing stuffed, as if you might leap in to life at any minute . . .
In the summer I made this collage as a wedding commission - I was asked to make a champagne label with their names on - so I made this But I also packaged up the original and sent it off for the happy couple as a keepsake - not bad eh? I like to go the extra mile (unless I'm too tired and hungry, then I like to have a tantrum and eat in bed)
Very fine photograph by Lucy Birkhead.
My banners have finally been taken down at Ditchling. One has gone off to be in a photoshoot (oooooh shmancy) and two are back in my studio ready to fight another day, you can see some pictures on my textiles page. The cards for the Edward Johnston exhibition were very well received and I think I will continue to print them for my wholesale customers.
Here's a picture from my sketchbook that I made whilst I was designing all the different bits: I like it! I can only ever say that about pictures I make after I haven't seen them for a few months.