Monday, 9 March 2009

Yay! I've finally got my new shelves...I've been wanting some new Ikea Expedit shelving for the study since me moved in and I've finally got them! Thank you to Paul for my birthday present!!

The rest of the room needs a final sort out (and it will ALWAYS be used as a dumping ground for bags and coats) but it's looking way tidier and much more stable than the rickety shelving I had before.
The bottom baskets have my current completed stock paintings and the top shelf had my ready-to-go canvases...all prep'd and ready to paint.

It's also handy for displaying the odd painting or two...

Friday, 6 March 2009

So...its been a while! The website is about is looking dandy, Johnny has done a cracking job.
I've been working hard recently on new designs and on building up a stock of my current "friends"'s what our table looked liked on Monday when I was mid-mission!

One of the monkeys was an order for Heather who has been a fantastic supporter of my work - the others are for stock.

Again, one of the little Japanese doll painting is part of an order for my friend Jo, and the others are for stock.

Sadly she has no eyes on this WIP picture but she looks v cute with them! =>

here she is with her sisters...and eyes!

what do you think? I'm actually really pleased with the way she's turned out and I'm loving the colour combinations. She is meant to be one of a set of 4 Japanese/Kokeshi doll style paintings and when they are all together the colours work even better.

Here's a sneaky peek at the others, though they're not quite finished

I was reading a "quit your day job" story on Etsy the other day (love that site - so inspiring - check out my little bit of Etsy at and I realised that I love seeing pics of where other people work - their studios, creative space and also, their creative process. So I thought I'd share a little of my space and process.
This is the wall behind my desk in the study - it contains new ideas, work-in-progress and those ones i just can't seem to get quite right. So, they sit there on my wall and eventually a colour scheme will click or the light bulb will go on and then they'll get finished.

The robot is from a drawing done by George (my 6 year old son) - loved the smile and the detail on it - I just need to work out how to finish it off. I was thinking cogs..?