Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sam Smith












I was prompted recently to look at the work of an inspiration from my college days and on whom I wrote first first year thesis ... Sam Smith. His surreal figures, so beautifully executed, depicting his own world of myth and fantasy completely blew me away as a first year art student. It fed my own deep seated love of toys and play which has not left me to this day.

Threads

The first order packed and ready to post!

Wonderful threads
Finished framed 'Cat' embroidery, and packs.
Well the stranded cotton came today and it looks wonderful in such a huge quantity ... not sure if I have enough but this is still a steep learning curve. Now the kits can be assembled at last. Though it is lovely to do now, I suppose the novelty may wear off after the 200th kit!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

I am building up to Top Draw, showing the cards and kits, but also trying to finish some prototypes of the new range of colouring sheets. I am really hopeful for these ... but I can't share images just yet, frustrating though that is!
Photos taken by Sarah


My favorite mugs .. I won't say vintage but they are
I also had a great afternoon with Sarah from Lion Street Store in Rye the other day and we had a satisfying time exchanging ideas and dreams ....  her little girls were so, old fashioned word but they just were, enchanting, and had fun making blackberry mush with heaps of sugar and trying out the colouring sheets which looked amazing, so good to see it working.