After surfing it’s always a pasty

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So I went surfing in Morocco (more on that soon). One thing we learnt quickly is that surfing is a very physical activity and we would always welcome the ice cream man, sweet pastry selling man or lunch that was provided for us everyday. And when i say that I mean welcome it with open arms and hungry stomachs.

So this mixed media picture by Norfolkboy from notonthehighstreet.com particularly rang true when I came home and saw it! I just love he colourful blocks and how the illustration is combined.

Image source: Norfolkboy via notonthehighstreet.com

Drawing – pencil sketch of an eye

pencil eye drawing

This weekend I did a 20 minute sketch of an eye. It’s been a while since I sketched so was really pleased with the outcome.

It was fun to put pencil to paper – I have been wanting to do it for so long and although I didn’t have much time that day I just knew to take 20 minutes from my day would be nothing. Plus it felt great to achieve this.

Image by me.

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New Designers 2013

Beth Lamont Tree Top Balloon3_905

As I said a year ago, I love the New Designers show. I thought this year was particularly good and a few exhibitors really caught my eye. The first was Beth Lamont – I loved her ceramic hot air balloons. The delicate nature of them with the silver works really well and I love the pattern on the balloon as well.

Chloe Emma Textiles  burnt feathers

Chloe Emma Textiles bones

I also loved the raw nature of these burnt feathers from Chloe Emma. The contrast between their delicate and rough nature and the white background is simple but beautiful. I also love these bones and how their are wound with thread as well. Not something I would normally go for but they are so interesting.

Image sources:

Beth Lamont

Chloe Emma Textiles

Curiosities of the week – a wedding dress hen do

wedding dress hen do

Becca’s hen do consisted of us all dressing up in wedding dresses and heading out in Oxford.

Needless to say we had a lot of attention everywhere we went but it was also a lot of fun 🙂

Love the vintage styles by all the girls.

Image take by me

Design – Alice Fox, Gifts from the Pavement

Alice Fox - Gifts from the Pavement

Last weekend I went to the Saltaire arts trail in Yorkshire. I was there to see my friends new baby Martha Belle (could the name be any cuter?!)

It was great to spend some times going round the open houses and one of the exhibitions included Alice Fox’s Gifts from the Pavement. The image above doesn’t do the exhibition justice. The display included so many textured and marked papers from the pavements of Saltaire and they were beautiful.

So simple and the tactile quality that appeared was just amazing. All of the pieces worked so well with all of them surrounding the room in a great layout. It was just lovely to be in there surrounded by something so simple but interesting.

Image source: www.alicefox.co.uk