Friday, 30 April 2010

Folksy Friday - Vintage Roses

I love vintage fabrics, and that classic English floral style. Hearts and roses, bows and lavender - delicious!
This Folksy Friday was also inspired by Deborah Good from Pretty Goods, who featured me on her beautiful Folksy Friday last week, and to Haptree who posted a fantastic blog explaining how to create this Folksy Friday layout!

Thank you Deborah and Haptree :-)

Here are a few of my favourite Folksy finds with a vintage fabric theme. Who needs Laura Ashley or Cath Kidston? Not only are these beautiful creations lovingly and individually designed and hand made in the UK, they are also amazing value for money!

All of these lovely items were found on Folksy. Click on the picture to view more of each talented seller's creations:


Pretty Vintage fabric lavender Heart by Pretty Goods Vixens Shoes Ring by FluffsStuffs
Jug Slip cover by The Cotton Potter Lovely Bag by Just Gill
Lavender Key Rings by Dinky Daisy Vintage Fabric Rose Scented sachet by Padleigh Corner

Monday, 26 April 2010

Architecture & Collage - New Work

I seem to have a constantly growing stack of paintings and collage that I need to upload to Flickr, list on Etsy and Folksy, and tell you about here. This weekend I managed to find a bit of time to list a few things.

Rhapsody in Blue - Original Collage
This is a mixed media collage of blue and neutral coloured squares. I've included elements of drawing, stamping, painting, marbling and pieces from letters, magazines, sheet music and old books. I love the recycling nature of collage, creating new art out of fragments of old art, ephemera and junk!

Size: 8.5" x 8.5" (22cm x22cm)



Columns - Original Watercolour

A fresh and expressive watercolour painting of an arcade of columns in Barcelona. I sketched this first using pen and ink and then I've tried to keep the painting loose and expressive.

The suggestion of a figure in front of the archway adds to the sense of depth and perspective. I've also tried to capture a feeling of urban decay and isolation.

Size: 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)

York Minster - Original Watercolour
Original pen and watercolour painting of York Minster.
I sketched a close up section of the cathedral in fine line pens. I then added colour and detail with watercolours.

I've tried to keep the painting expressive and spontaneous. The close up view creates a more interesting composition, and a lively feel.

Size: 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Lush Summer Art - Treasury East

My first Treasury East and I love it!
I've been really enjoying curating the Flickr galleries, so it's a great discovery to find out I can now do the same on Etsy. :-)

Click here to view the clickable Treasury: www.etsy.com/treasury/0585ea1db89cc84bf13d5800

Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Nonna Translator!

Dick and Franny Applications brings you yet another amazing web application for FREE!!!
The Nonna Translator translates from English to Italian in one quick click of a button, and in another click it speaks!
Click the switch-over button and The Nonna Translator will translate back from Italian to English, and can speak in English too!
You too will be astounded, amazed and delighted! Free and fabulous, who could ask for more!?

Click here to have a go - The Nonna Translator

Learn Italian and wow your friends!

Happy Easter!

I haven't had enough time to sort out all of my photos of my Easter jewellery, but here are a few shots that make me smile :-)







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