Friday, 17 November 2006
I was so excited when these gorgeous earrings arrived, so beautifully wrapped, all the way from New York. They were made by the very talented Susan of sulu-design (who also has a brilliant blog which I'm addicted to!). You can find her Etsy shop here.
I love the fact that someone has taken the time and care to make them and that they're one of a kind. I also like the thought of my money going to an independent maker rather than a big chain store. The blue ones are my new favourite pair and everyone has been commenting on them. Thanks Susan!
Wednesday, 1 November 2006
I've had a bit of a change of direction recently which is why I haven't been posting many paintings. I've been experimenting a lot to find new ways of working and I'm excited to be using a bit of typography in my work in a decorative way. It feels very comfortable and almost like a missing link to me. I've also been experimenting with acrylic glazes and the possibilities seem endless. This piece is one of the first I did and is one of the smaller ones at 125 x 180mm.
Right... back to play, I mean work!
Last night was great! We made a bit of an effort this year and tried to scare all the little kids who came to our door trick or treating. To be fair most just laughed at us. I wish I had a photo of my other half to put up here because he looked hysterical with a red cape, black and orange wig and flashing horns. I dressed up as a witch and served up bloody marys, frog soup (not real frogs I must quickly add) and orange chocolate cobweb cheesecake. The Corpse Bride arrived from Tesco dvd rental just in time. What a brilliant film! I think you could watch it over and over and pick out new things each time. Loved it!