Friday, October 24, 2014

From my desk this week- Love Peace Joy


I have been working on a little bit of Love,Peace and Joy this week. Feeling some Christmassy vibes this week.I decided to enter the latest Tiger print competition to design some Christmas Pattern for wrapping paper for Marks and Spencer.

You can see all the other entires here
Still some time to enter if you want to have a go?


I decided to apply a some Lilla's Boot Camp techniques to create these designs. I worked on a wee mini and I really enjoyed putting these designs together. It's a bit different for me so not sure yet but it was good to have a go and try some new ways of working. I think I am still developing with my painting techniques here.

Wishing Love Peace and Joy for your weekend. X










Three reasons to feel YEAH.

Free with Flow Magazine The Little Gratefulness Diary.

I have been having a few cosy nights in this week catching up on some magazine reading. I have started to subscribe to the lovely Dutch Magazine Flow with great articles about creative people and lifestyle. Free with the latest issue is The Little Gratefulness Diary. I hope to fill it every week. I have been on a mindfulness journey this year after my surgery and really into meditation and been reading up on it quite a bit this year. This diary is perfect for  being in the present moment and thinking about those little things in life you feel grateful for . I have been thinking about this a lot this week and decided to share three reasons to feel YEAH!

It has taken months to get my little knee back into shape. I am so grateful I can now practise yoga in the morning again YEAH! I can go swimming again YEAH! super happy about that and I have started sewing again YEAH! Dusted down my sewing machine and whipping up a few clothes that I started months ago. A couple of months ago I was just grateful to be able to walk again and go up and down stairs.  It is so great to do things that I enjoy again.

Do you have three reasons to feel YEAH! this week?




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.