1 February 2013
New year, new books
I dont know about anyone else but my launch into 2013 was a little, um, shall we say a lethagic stagger rather than a jazz hands disco cartwheel. Getting over the huge year that was 2012, I guess. So, here it is February already (!) and in a (successful) attempt to turbo charge my entry into creativity, I purchased some books. Books by people who I have always thought terrible clever and talented.
The first, a bit of fun for my little one and I, plus doesn't hurt its beautifully illustrated.
Marion is a well known illustrator working in London. Where she has worked on loads of fab projects, well, maybe projects made fab by her inclusion. She's won D&AD awards, worked with Frost, Pentagram and Hat-Trick to name a few of her fans.
The book 'Lets Make some Great Fingerprint Art
' (and website 'Let's Make Some Great Art'
) is a collobartion with publishers Laurence King Publishing "as part of an ongoing desire to encourage creativity, art and design, to as wide an audience as possible." Fab, just what I was looking for! You can visit the website here
and have a squiz, they also have some entertaining online activities too.
Here is one palette wetter of her corporate work. Royal Mail stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The rest of her folio can be viewed here
.... All images used are from Marion's website
From New York illustrator and author, Mike Perry, this is a wonderful collection of contemporary screen printers and how they are harnessing the medium, each in their own innvoative way.
A visual treat - enjoy!
I have included this spread just because I love the photo of the squeegie - wood-handed ink-splattered loveliness... reminds me of my favourite squeegie that meet a sad end recently... a story for another time... onto the last book...
Lotta is a well known Scandinavian printer living in the Big Apple.
In this great reference book - she shows us how to print with anything on anything! A great back to basics inspiration. TIme to get messy methinks.
Here is just a sample of some of Lotta's fabric deliciousness...
Well, thats all for me - I have some reading to do.
Tags: Books, craft, screenprinting
2 December 2012
Christmas comes early...
Only one week til the fabulous The Finders Keepers market. A veritable treasure trove of art, craft and design loveliness - ooo and all in time for Christmas. How handy.
As a special Christmas treat all Materialistic goodies are are on sale - even the brand spanking new designs so pop by, say hello and pick up a beautiful hand screen printed pressies at fab prices.
The Finders Keepers, Spring Summer 2012 in Sydney
The inside foyer at CarriageWorks - 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Saturday 8th December from 6pm – 10pm
Sunday 9th December from 10am – 5pm
Happy festive season.
My shopping list top three are:
1. A Little Leather Locket from Jen Booth
2. A fabric collage from Pouch Handmade
and lush paper goodies from Bespoke Letterpress
Tags: Finders Keepers, markets
23 November 2012
Craft Victoria is not helping me stay focussed on my work this week.
Their stunning Christmas catalogue beautifully styled and photographed by Eve Wilson and Paige Anderson, is a treasure trove of colour and craft-tastic loveliness. Hours lost following the catalogue's interactive links... oh dear! So many ideas for wonderful presents that you will not want to give away come Dec 25.
My favs are the fluttering spectrum feather garland by Made by Mosey, the big bright disk of handpainted colour on earrings by Lucy Hearn (of Peaches and Keen) and the eloquently named vase Surf Spray Vessel by Stempel.
All photos from CraftVic by the talented duo, Eve Wilson and Paige Anderson.
PS Click on the photos below to link directly to the Craft Vic online catalogue....
Tags: , craft, shopping
12 November 2012
Colour my dreams
To use the owners of bedding company Kip & Co's own words... they create "delicious bedding".
And they're right. It's a parade of bright, beautiful circus colours. Dripping gelato hues snuggle up with succulent midnight blues. Soft cottons spoons with lush velvets - its an orgy of texture and tone. Really nice stuff. (Also loving the branding - stylish and amusing - my fav combo.)
Based in Melbourne, Kip & Co have been "inspired by unique, wild, and brave art and nature, soaked up on backpacking adventures around the globe and flea markets down the road."
Check them out online, their Croc Quilt - Confetti Toucan is defintely going on my Christmas wishlist.
All images from Kip & Co's website
Tags: Bedding, colour, cushions