Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Butterfly Catchers...

I love butterflies. I love even more to see them free amongst the flowers. Though they are quite common, it's always a pretty surprise to see them. I wonder why some people like to capture them and keep them for themselves?

New drawings: (sorry again for the not amazing pictures...!)

Here is another new painting too! I made this one for Mark's mum who's birthday it was yesterday. It features her Hungarian Vizla pooch, Kizzie, greeting a boating guest to their beautiful garden under a clear night sky...

Friday, 24 July 2009

Rock Scissor Paper Mugs!

Oh how I covet these adorable mugs from Rock Scissor Paper! I don't even drink tea or coffee but they would look so sweet in our kitchen and I could gaze at them while my beau sips his tea...

I found them via the Print and Pattern blog, which is a pattern love overload if ever there was one and so inspiring. Every time I peek on that blog I feel the inclination to rush to the studio and make stuff, be warned! Gorge on gorgeous prints and patterns HERE.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Painting Parade...

So I've been off the blogging again for the last week or so. What ever have I been up to? Making paintings is what! I have been away from painting for quite some time now and it has been great to hole up playing with watercolours and gouache and all things lovely and painty :)

Apologies for the not amazing photos (I forgot to take my camera to the studio today and only had my ancient phone to hand) but here is a peek. I am thinking of making some prints of them, what do you think?

Monday, 13 July 2009

Snaps of a weekend

This weekend just gone, my mum and I took a trip up to Gloucestershire to watch my cousin compete in the Riding for the Disabled National Championships...she made us all proud and won her class taking home some beautiful trophies to boot. Well done Kerry!

On the way home we stopped off at Frampton Court where my aunt lives as the housekeeper. It's a beautiful old Grade 1 listed 18th century house full of strange artifacts and relics. It's always so lovely to spend time there...we all sat out on the lawn eating almond loaf and drinking iced lemon water, admiring trophies and soaking up the sunshine...

Good times :)


I just saw these amazing shots of a bubble bursting in the paper this morning...they are taken by photographer Richard Heeks who takes the images in a corner of his garden when there is no breeze. It's amazing to see that there is no outward 'explosion' as such, they just rip apart and leave tiny drops of soapy water hanging in the air...

Friday, 3 July 2009

Summer treats...

Wowzers! There is a ton of new item wonderment in store this week including beautiful jewels, fun tees, cute accessories and fab bags! Read on:

First up is our latest designer, Crywolf Clothing! The guys at Crywolf pride themselves on their ethically and eco consciously produced tees and now you can wear your own with pride too. We have two different designs available for guys and girls and you can choose between a cute Panda, or a mysterious sailing ship...see and shop them HERE!
Crywolf tees: £15 each.
We also have lots and lots of gorgeous new jewellery in store and if you like your's vintage inspired, check out the re-stocked and new pieces we have in store from This Charming Girl, Eclectic Eccentricity and Schmutzerland too!
This Charming Girl Bird Cage Necklace: £11
This Charming Girl Sailing Ship Necklace: £9
Eclectic Eccentricity Sew Much to Do sewing Machine Necklace: £17.50Eclectic Eccentricity Bye Bye Mumbai Earrings: £14.50
Schmutzerland Green Horse Necklace: £16.50
Schmutzerland Fancy Feline Ring: £12.50
Also in the jewellery department are some more of the good enough to eat gems from Scrummyland. Find cakes, chocolates, sweetie bottles and more Kawaii adornments HERE!
Scrummyland Pink Chocolate Necklace: £6.95
Scrummyland Deluxe Cake Stand Necklace: £19.95
Plus new accessories in the store come courtesy of Devon based artist Victoria Lindo who has re-stocked us with her divine little Baby Bird one HERE before they all fly away!
Victoria Lindo Baby Bird Brooches: £14

Last but certainly not least we have a selection of super shopper bags from Ruthy Loves Retro. These great bags have a deep gusset for carrying all of those goodies home or transporting beach towels and the like to the seaside...get yours HERE!
Ruthy Loves Retro Shoppers: £10 each

See, told you there was a lot! Enjoy your weekend peeps :)


Thursday, 2 July 2009

Jo Bradford's Short Stories

I have just come across the beautiful photography of fellow Cornish artist Jo Bradford and have fallen in love with the vibrant colours and painterly quality of her images. The images themselves seem to evoke fairytales, nostalgic stories and memories of times past...

See more of her wonderful photography here: