Got the finished Polka Theatre flyers through today.
Shoes. Oh shoes! Suede shoes are my ultimate. Pink suede shoes with a slab of shiny gold fanning out like a brilliant shield... super. One fine day when I am required to dress fancy and trot around like an elegant show pony, I know I will be wishing I had such gems on my size 5's.
Gosh, those textures, drapes, metallics, mattes and sheens all amalgamated into individual looks are truely inspiring. I adore the fluidity in his tailoring and the laid back elegance. So much movement in each and every garment but they all somehow come together to dance the same dance.
Just before christmas I did a test run of tea towels, turning my traveller and wardrobe risograph prints into textile pieces. There is room for improvement before I get something I am really happy with, as ideally I would like to print onto a nice coarse linen so the print becomes much more textural.
I have just completed a project for The Polka Theatre for their new monthly pop-up craft fair. I will in due course get the finished poster and put that on here too.
And here is a personal project I've been working on. Informed by a sculpture I made, this is an illustration of it. At some point it would be lovely to make into a large scale piece. I ought to get a photo of the mini-piece too. Watch this space!
Something very satisfying about the bare-faced look. Much simpler, altogether more delicate. I love the photographs of my mum and aunty in the 70s - long hair, not a scrap of make-up and looking really quite cool and relaxed in their cotton tees and corduroy shorts. Sure, it takes an element of bravery to just go for it, especially in this slap-obsessed world of ours. But it is incredibly liberating. Mix it up a little with a hair-do of sorts and a splash of colour on your digits and you're good to go. Tom-boy chic! (These photographs are courtesy of turnedout.tv)
What with my darling best friend leaving town and travelling overseas, my mind has been on how much one can fit into a bag and the best bag for the job. Whilst for now I remain in London town, my needs are somewhat similar. Cycling to and from the studio is all well and good and my basket serves me very well, but with my daily ganders down Camden Passage and subsequent purchases, plus my groceries, reference books, cameras and materials, there is an ever increasing need for an additional portable storage solution! Ally Capellino may well have created the answer.