Thursday, 21 January 2010

Cornelia and Archibald Hamper

Pre-fired 19th century couple (a cheery pair aren't they?) featuring in next month's Home Sweet Home exhibition.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

An Ideal Home

A veritable goldmine of inspiration for my Home Sweet Home show at the Made in the Shade Maisonette's Tiny Gallery, these Ideal Home Books produced by the Daily Mail back in the day (1951-53) are stuffed full of ads for kitchen utensils and home appliances and amusing articles like 'Fashion is your Slave' and 'Be Gay With Your Lighting.' Currently combining this with perpetual viewing of Mad Men, all in the name of research of course!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Truffles for Father

Look! I made my dad some chocolates for christmas and spent blooming ages painting a box for them to go in, pictured here in front of a sleeve of fantastic Jonny Hannah prints, purchased by my ma. It was immense fun creating this present, especially icing the chocs; for some reason I find icing amazingly enjoyable. Plan B career, peut-etre?

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Peru to New York

Finally! I finished the final panel of my three piece suite! The land of panpipes, llamas and people dressed in manically bright colours juxtaposed with New York, home of ssmoooooth jazz.
Here's the full effect, strikingly captured with a harsh flash standing on my bed. These are so bad I ask myself would it be worth paying someone to photograph future works?

Monday, 11 January 2010

!Gary Card!

Apart from having an amazing illustrator's name, Gary Card also seems to have an amazing time creating fantastic sets, props, installations and all manner of thrilling set ups for photo shoots, album covers, pop up shops and the like. I'm inspired and more than slightly jealous.

Friday, 8 January 2010

In Other News...

I've also completely refreshed my shop with new jewellery stock, go and take a look would you? P.S It's been patchy to say the least chez le blog, hopefully more 'thrills' to come shortly.

Around the Wo-rld Around the Wo-rld

While the snow onslaught continues, I am ensconced in my room, chained to the easel painting a set for a musical kids show that my sister is creating, with the fantastic theme of a trip around the globe. The set is going to comprise three square panels, two of which I've completed already. Working for this age group is a good laugh; you don't have to scrupulously avoid clichés and the like, according to Laura anyway. All the better I say! - for it means I can paint a moustacheod french man dressed in beret and stripes playing an accordion. What could be more fulfilling? I road tested the panels so far on some local tots, who mistook my sari-wearing Indian woman for Joseph, dad of Jesus, which all goes to show that ensuring absolute geographical accuracy is not so very vital.