Monday, May 31, 2010
l// This weekend I went to the V&A to see their exhibition of quilts. Yes thats right ladies and gents I am a closet needle and thread addict, do you want blanket stitch? bullion knots? chain stitch? can do. The quilts dated from 1700 to the present day and included work by Tracey Emin and other wonders such as a quilt made in 1841 by women convicts aboard the HMS Rajah as they were being transported to Van Diemen's Land (present day Tasmania). The V&A Shop and Liberty Art Fabrics have collaborated on this limited edition collection of 18 quilting fabrics, 4 of the patterns are featured above, it's a lovely way to celebrate a fantastic exhibition. Thanks for the tip Trevor!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
l// On our recent trip to Paris to meet our sweet friend Leah... ahhhhhh what a place! We managed to fit in atleast one crepe a day amidst a busy schedule of burrowing through amazing buildings... it was the streets that had me feeling giddy, little chimney forests, scooters freckled here and there, and pulsing above it all... Sacre Coeur. The people were friendly, the sights were inspiring and the markets were BIG!! Marché aux Puces is a massive market (made up of several different markets) in Montmartre, we went with huge expectations and a large amount of time, came home having found a small piece of perfect and with only a teeeeeny bit of time to get to the station! Got on with only 2 minutes to spare... well worth a look!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
m// HIPP HURRAH! today (17 may) is norway's national day. it is celebrating the constitution that was signed in 1814, which declared norway an independent nation. I would normally wear my national dress today (as you see on the beautiful paper doll illustrations above), but it's all the way back in norway... I am however wearing red white and blue
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l// If anyone has a stop over in Singapore and is after a little distraction please please go to Singapore Zoo... you won't regret it. We had breakfast with the Orangatangs, saw a polar bear swimming (one of the most stunning things I have ever witnessed... truly!!) and met some little Proboscis monkeys, they have long noses and apparently the females are attracted to their nose size... the bigger the better! Enough said!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
m// take a look at the wonderful work by my dear friend CAROLINA ROMARE. she is a swedish freelance photographer working in editorial, fashion and advertising photography. I did her identity and web layout a few years ago and recently updated the colours on her collateral. click the title at top to go to her website. www.carolinaromare.com
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
m// sorry, it's been a while since i've posted anything. i've been quite busy with freelance work, which is a good thing. i've got several jobs in the finishing process at the moment so there will be some new work up hopefully very soon! this is a special SNEAK PEEK on a children's book i have been working on with my partner. he has done all the illustrations and writing, and i have taken on the art director role. its a very sweet story on the environmental topic...with a happy ending for the children of course! stay tuned for the rest of the story in a printed and hopefully published format!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
l// Thom disappeared for a little while with some crayons and then returned with a very smug look on his face... I found this one in the hallway!!! haha! Seems I've been beaten at my own game! How can one top a pirate?! I am sorry for the overuse of exclamation marks but needless to say this evening has been very exciting...
l// The switches in our home were begging for a make-over. The koala is to cure a touch of home sickness, then there is a bird and my Dad. Monday afternoon creative spirt accomplished!!
p.s I do apologise for the quality of my images of late. I am waiting for a shipment of my stuff to arrive with my camera equipment, till then it's all captured on the iphone...