Posts Tagged ‘Artists’

FAMILIAR THINGS OUT OF THE ORDINARY

FAMILIAR THINGS OUT OF THE ORDINARY

A glance through recent Etsy Blog posts led me to this article which in turn led me to the beautiful work of New England painter Jeremy Miranda. His green houses are ablaze with a beautiful warmth and tropical heat, but it’s the greys that got me. Paintings of familiar things that somehow seem extraordinary, in all the colours […]


LITTLE TREASURES MADE BY HAND

LITTLE TREASURES MADE BY HAND

I have been thinking about this wonderful project the last couple of weeks and suddenly realised I had better get my skates on, so I am happy to share that today I made my pledge for a copy of the beautiful book Little Treasures: Made by Hand by Pia Jane Bijkerk. It features over 50 […]


CHARLESTON WORKSHOP READER OFFER

CHARLESTON WORKSHOP READER OFFER

I am so excited today! Fancy a day out being creative with a friend in inspiring surroundings? The lovely peeps over at my favourite East Sussex country home Charleston are letting me share with you the ‘Introduce a friend to Charleston’ offer, with each full price workshop ticket bought another can be bought for half […]


ETSY ROUND UP WITH A HINT OF BLUE

ETSY ROUND UP WITH A HINT OF BLUE

Gathering together some Etsy Favourites to share with you. Woodland Creatures Mask Set-kissmego, Goose Feather fringe-Kimonos Feathers, Astral Teepee tank-Bark Decor, Lace Charm Stone Necklace-REBEL by FATE, Ocean green and gold earrings-Roots and Feathers, Whale on a wing-Evan B Harris, Ocean blue stoneware mugs-Di Terra, Wonder cat print-What Katie Does, Trio of chalk board tablets-Peg […]


RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR LONDON 2012

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR LONDON 2012

Just some of the wonderful things that will be for sale at the Renegade Craft Fair in London this September. I have long watched the unfolding of beautiful stalls at these fairs all over America, and for the 2nd time The Renegade Craft Fair will be held in London’s Old Truman Brewery, at 81 Brick […]


KEY LARGO

KEY LARGO

After years of indecision I have finally found a pair of sun glasses I want to commit to. These vintage style Key Largo frames (top) from Rock Optica. I got them in classic black and quartz with a graduated tint. Designed by Tom Herrington (bottom picture, black tie) and modelled in tortoiseshell by the beautiful Katherine, […]


CHERRY ON THE TOP

CHERRY ON THE TOP

I have friends that create things, lovely things. So I am really excited to see my friend Katherine’s new hat line Madrugar taking off. These are just a few pictures of her beautiful designs, keep up to date with buying info and new looks on Katherine’s new Facebook Page. Looks like they had a great day at the shoot […]


MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AND FANCY URNS

MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AND FANCY URNS

Mysterious circumstances and fancy urns, just a few of Baltimore based artist Yelena Bryksenkova’s favourite things. Who is in her own words ‘Russian-born, midwest-raised, baltimore-based’. A few of my favourite things are her wonderful illustrations and paintings.I love the colours and patterns, the fun things her characters take part in, their delicate worlds and surroundings. Yelena’s […]


LAST TINIEST ART SHOW-DECEMBER 2011

LAST TINIEST ART SHOW-DECEMBER 2011

All things bright and beautiful, the last tiniest art show of 2011. The sun is shining in one half of the sky, the other half is clouding over with a menacing grey. After all the fun and games of Christmas are packed away we still need some colour inspiration to start a new year. With […]


TINIEST ART (AND CRAFT) SHOW NOVEMBER EDITION

TINIEST ART (AND CRAFT) SHOW NOVEMBER EDITION

Remember remember the fifth of November, we had a great outdoor family party on Saturday night, complete with epic bonfire, a basket of hotdogs for the children, huge pots of meatballs and curried chicken (for the people trusted with sauce!), pumpkin pie and fireworks, a few flying too low, but no-one injured, so we live […]


SOUL WARMING

SOUL WARMING

A collection of cosy soul warming necessities for when the nights draw in. Warming things for colder days in my newest Etsy treasury x


MIDWEEK SWEET TOOTH

MIDWEEK SWEET TOOTH

Yummy seaside treats all painted by Lancashire based Joel Penkman, Found via Petite Alma. I am discovering lots of great UK based Etsy shops this week. Hope to share my favourite things later if I have time x


A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR SUNDAY

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR SUNDAY

A little sunday post. Who knew lines and dots could be so beautiful? New York based artist Caitlin Foster certainly does. Inspired by landscapes in California, natural history and textiles, and with an eye for tiny pattern she creates these lovely drawings.


PEPPERMINT

PEPPERMINT

Up until recently wedding stationary on this side of the pond has been very dull, tons of pearlescent card stock, cream bows and white writing, I even ordered my own invites from the US, so you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered the beautiful work of Lizzie Carpenter of Peppermint paper designs, […]


TINIEST ART SHOW-SEPTEMBER EDITION

TINIEST ART SHOW-SEPTEMBER EDITION

Happy September! The first day of Autumn, I am happy to say this season always inspires me, nesting up ready for winter, halloween and bonfire night, cardigans, jumpers, blankets and hand knitted socks. Starting the new month and season with a collection from the tiniest art show, some artists have been featured before but I […]


TINIEST ART SHOW-POP UP EDITION-TINY TIGERS

TINIEST ART SHOW-POP UP EDITION-TINY TIGERS

Right I’m pulling myself together, still glued to the News but I’m just going to have to do two things at once. And having spent all day at home with my Tigers I thought I’d dedicate a Tiniest art show post to them and their namesakes. Yes, yes I am now a crazy cat lady […]


TINIEST ART SHOW AUGUST EDITION

TINIEST ART SHOW AUGUST EDITION

So thrilled was I, at searching for art works and putting together the July edition of my tiniest art show that I thought I’d get to it promptly for August so here we go . . . . . . 1 and 13 original watercolour and abstract drawings on paper by Francesca Lancisi, 2 and […]


ATELIER tête-à-tête

ATELIER tête-à-tête

Today I am really excited to share with you something I have had in the works for a while. Living in Hastings has always been an inspiration to me, there are so many clever and talented people living here and through this feature on my blog I hope to share them and their work with […]


QUIET DAYS, BRIGHT DAYS

QUIET DAYS, BRIGHT DAYS

Hello, how have you been? It is a beautiful hot sunny morning, there is a very faint haze which reminds me of the next season, don’t worry I won’t say it out loud yet. The perfect day to return, my inspiration high and sewing needles dusted off. New business cards from Moo and some lovely […]


ZOSIENKA AND ROSIE ILLUSTRATION

ZOSIENKA AND ROSIE ILLUSTRATION

If you are online tomorrow morning your Saturday browsing should definitely start with a trip to Zosienka and Rosie Illustration I have seen their Walrus tea towel before but never any of the other pieces and they just keep getting better. I love the lion in pyjammas tote and the tiny painted ceramic hearts. And well, while […]


LITTLE PEOPLE

LITTLE PEOPLE

With my old dolls house laying empty and in a bad way, I was wondering if I should start the epic project of giving it a makeover, and with charleston still stuck in my mind I wonder if that is the direction I should take? Also it will need some inhabitants as the original dwellers […]


BEAUTIFUL PALE WORLD

BEAUTIFUL PALE WORLD

I’ve been hoarding up these pictures for a long time, I first saw Kristin Vestgårds beautiful pale world over at Brown paper and string and then was reminded whilst


WORTH THE WAIT

WORTH THE WAIT

Looking through the Brighton Made 2011 exhibitors I found three stands that HAVE to visit. Only downside is I have to wait until November!Laura Slater printed textiles, modern patterns on lovely linen, layered and faded just the thing to switch to after my long love affair with florals, I think the husband will welcome these […]


TRYING TO CREATE

TRYING TO CREATE

I love these two prints by Artist Sineid Codd, they use just the same colours that I am trying to create things with in my work room. Another great thing since I started working in the shop is the amount of creative people I meet, Sineid being one of them.