This week's obsession is not the Royal Wedding for me, but the amazing new wallpapers which I keep seeing everywhere as new designers embrace the digital printing possibilities that are now available. It seems that interior trends are embracing large scale and bright patterns, and while they may not be for everyone's taste I love … Continue reading Object of Desire – Bespoke Wallpaper
Plaster Dipping and Plaster Sculptures Over the past two weekends I have been teaching some classes for The Workshop Cabin in Bath in the wonders of plaster, (cue large amounts of hand cream as it is pretty brutal on the poor mitts). The Workshop Cabin put on really cool workshops, ranging from painting to photography … Continue reading Plaster Workshops
This weekend we are off to the Bath Artisan Market (22nd November) for the Christmas Gift Fair. It is a really lovely fair set in a very grand old Victorian railway station in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and too often I end up doing a LOT of gift shopping there … Continue reading This little piggy went to market….(again)
This is a bit of shameless reblog, but it is so cool I had to share.... I am not even sure if I can get this paper in the UK but I will endeavour. The post comes from the fantastic Apartment Therapy and the lovely photos are by Ashley Poskin. Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make … Continue reading Wonderful Tattoos that come off!
Visit to Dismaland After a nail biting queue online, I managed to procure tickets to visit the Art sensation that is Dismaland, put on by Banksy in Weston-Super-Mare. This exhibition was not only his own work, but he curated many other global contemporary artists for the show. I love Banksy; he is irreverant, political and … Continue reading YES! I got to go to Dismaland!
dabbling in the html word I have in the past built CMS websites for people, schools and businesses but purely as a hobby/sideline and via word of mouth, and last week I was commissioned to come up with a design for a very simple and clean website by a private Art Dealer that I encountered … Continue reading Building a Fine Art Website
I just love these painted rocks like Cacti from Becoration, really sweet... I shall be trying this out asap, probably with some children in tow... Source: Painted rocks with natural designs for decorating your spaces
Actually, tomorrow I go to Market... or to be more precise the Whitehall Artisan Market...10-4 at the lovely Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock. I have been beavering away getting things ready, and it is ominously pouring with rain today, so I hope it stops pronto or no-one will be out and about! I will be … Continue reading This little piggy went to market……
I have been really busy recently redecorating the house, and have not been running stalls at Artisan or Craft Markets for over a year. The last one I did was great, and I totally sold out and also took extra orders for my paper wreaths... but WOW was I knackered at the end! Christmas is … Continue reading Selling at Artisan Markets
I love taxidermy, but this is mind-blowing stuff!