Friday, October 17, 2014

From my desk this week - Fresh Space- Fresh Work



Hello from my desk this week. Finally our house is no longer an upside down house. I am now working from a freshly painted desk space. I have been thinking about how I am going to re-decorate the space while I have been painting and painting and painting and painting. I am so into painting right now taking on a fresh approach with my work in my fresh space. Once it's decorated and um tidied up I will show the end result.
Have a good weekend. X X


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wish list for Fall Fashion


I thought it would be fun to paint and share my favourite things I wish for Fall. So here are some things on my fashion mind just now all from some of my favourite London high street stores.





A posh coat COS
Big fluffy jumper & Other Stories


Blue nails and mega rings  rings H & M  Blue Nail varnish & Other Stories


 A big twirly skirt & Other Stories

New clumpy shiny shoes COS


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paris inspiration


A little inspiration today from my trip to Paris which was ages ago now. I have been meaning to write this post this week. I am in a clearing up, tidy up lose end kind of week for me so here are few exhibitions I enjoyed. We saw a lot and I mean a lot of things in Paris these exhibitions I found interesting to share with you.

Visit to the Quai Barnly Museum http://www.quaibranly.fr/en/ you won't be disappointed if you love all types of ethnic art from around the globe. It was so well put together . My photo's are bit shaky as everything is shown off on dark backgrounds and low lighting. It really highlights the amazing craftsman ship for all the pieces.











Tiki Pop Exhibition which  was also on at the museum but sadly no longer on but you can purchase the book here about this colourful Pop culture from the 50's.











I managed to get lost in the world of fashion designer  Dries van Nortan exhibition  
Les arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris. A catalogue of all is style and inspirations from his collections that span over his career as a fashion designer. It's still on until the 2nd of November a riot of textiles embroidery and print suitable for any textile lover. Maybe you will find some inspiration here too.









Wednesday, October 8, 2014

From my desk this week- Going into Hyper Nature

Going into Hyper Nature
Hello from my desk this week. Well actually this is more a monthly round up as I have been so busy working on new prints for the London print design fair. which will be on at the end of this month.  As you can see I have been really getting into a super Hyper nature mood just now. Going on a different direction for my self. It's been a long time since I dug out my paint box and just started painting. I just spent a few days just painting sheets of flowers,leaves,birds and butterflies. I am still on my new direction and not sure where it will take me but it's nice to work in a different way for now. I can't show you my final prints as they are exclusive designs at Patternbank. So here are few snap shots of work in progress and inspiration from our garden and Regents park which is always amazing in the summer time.
Ok back to work have a good week.


Painting leaves

Butterflies

and birds.



From our garden


Walking around Regents Park

Walking around Regents Park




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The big draw







I just wanted to share with you the amazing fun our little family had at the V& A Museum of Childhood over at the big draw festival. They had  special guests writer Jacqueline Wilson and illustrators Nick Sharratt and Marion Deuchars who started  a day of creative fun to launch the Big Draw.

Lost of fun to be had and especially at the OKIDO magazine stall. The people where super nice and Rocket managed to complete his tasks and receive a very nice goodies bag too. Find out more here about OKIDO a very cool magazines just for kids printed here in London about art and science.
Find out more about the big draw here. http://www.thebigdraw.org/









Add fun to your year







Hello it's October already my blog has been neglected lately but  I have been very busy here in London. The weather is so lovely here with crisp sunny days and crunchy leaves underfoot autumn is really here now. Here is a new calendar to download and get you in the mood for some trick and treating this month. Enjoy.

Friday, September 19, 2014

From my desk this week- Upside down house



Hello from my desk this week. Sorry I have been neglecting my blog the pass few weeks. I have been living in an upside down house for the pass few weeks as we make some long due repairs to our home. I have been a bit of nomad around the house and around London finding a spot to draw and create some new prints for the London Print Design Fair coming up soon.

The good news is we will have a fresh new studio  to work in soon. Lots of de cluttering going on and some fresh paint. It will all be worth it as we get ready for the winter months ahead. It feels like an autumn (spring clean) just now in our home.

Have a good weekend and see you next week..

Friday, September 5, 2014

From my desk this week- Summer School last brief.




Hello from my desk this week. This week was the last brief for summer school at make it in design.  I just made it to complete the brief. The brief was to work on layering different decorative styles. I wanted to create a contemporary feel to it. I took some inspiration from my recent trip to Paris and the over the top style of the Palace of Versailles and the simple shapes you can find  of Notre Dame Cathedral. Mixed the two styles together to make a wallpaper design. I really enjoyed summer school but I felt I didn't go very deep with the briefs due to the lack of time I had during the school  holidays.
This last brief I just had an evening to complete it. I definitely want to develop my design into proper collections now.  It was great to had such diverse design styles to work on and products. I am really glad I took part. It has sparked off some fresh new ideas.

You can see the lovely designs everyone created.
View the galleries going live today here.

More about Paris things next week. Have a great weekend XX.

Sketches inspired by Paris.

Bell tower at Notre Dame Cathedral

Ott style of the Palace of Versailles

Ott style of the Palace of Versailles