Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fairy Rings and stuff.

I know that everyone has posted about Amy Ross a million times, but I just really love her work. I first came across her work at the ArtStroll in Atlanta (which I highly recommend). I just thought I'd share a few more images. The Fairy Ring piece has always reminded me of Time Capsule by Alison Gill (below), which I saw at my favorite exhibition of all time, Dream Machines at the Camden Arts Centre. 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Three Pictures I Would Love for Christmas.

The Last Days of Disco by Hollis Thornton Brown available here

12 London Shopfronts by Melody Seal available here

Duck Magnolia by Amy Ross available here

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shinique Smith

Oh dear, it's been rather a long time. I'm not sure where the past three months have gone. I am in the process of starting up a proper little business for myself. At the moment I'm designing a range of paper bridal bouquets with boutonnieres and various other things. So far I'm really pleased with the outcome, and excited about it. I'll be opening the shop soon!

In the mean time, I am only working three days a week (at my real job) at the moment, so I have much more time to be looking for cool stuff and putting it here for you to see. It's great to have more time to do my work and research. I feel like an artist again!

Today I have found this amazing mixed media installation by Shinique Smith. I am really into calligraphy at the moment (since buying this amazing book by Denise Lach), so I expect you'll be seeing a bit more of this kind of stuff over here from now on.

I'm pleased to be back! 

I-wish-I-could-do-this calligraphy by Denise Lach

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hilary Harnischfeger

My new favourite artist. The work is made from paper, resin, ink, plaster and other bits and bobs. See more here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Newspaper Flowers

Five flower arrangements, all flowers made from newspaper stained with either blood, tea or coffee, by Jodie Carey.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Pictograms - Warja Lavater
Fireworks - Mike Mills
Other Scenes - Curated by Aaron Rose
Rabbit and Turtle - Yukari Miyagi

Mexican Love Story - Holly Stevenson

Okay, I've been ploughing through the Nieves site and can't resist sharing some more spreads from the books they have on offer. I am ridiculously inspired right now. The most recent books I have made (not so recent) have all been in a similar, simple format and I love it! I have two so far and would like to make a whole pile of them. I have been a bit busy lately however, so I haven't been able to make much work, and this is why:

I haven't mentioned it yet, for fear of jinxing it (I'm not superstitious usually) but I have just bought a flat! A beautiful flat in the London commuter belt. It's great because I have always wanted to live in the countryside and this way I get the best of both worlds. We move in tomorrow so it's going to be a busy weekend. When I have it all sorted out I'll post some pictures.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Rick Myers

Bite Marks in Paper

A hand cut version of the booklet Studies for Words

You can find many more amazing artists' books and zines on the Nieves site. Nieves is an independent publishing house based in Zurich.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Paper:Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut

Wow! Look at this amazing book available from the Black Dog Publishing website.

Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut shines a light on the beautiful world of paper art, fashion and design. From the traditional art of origami and paper cutting through to contemporary experiments in conceptual paper installations and modular folding, Paper celebrates one of the world’s oldest and most widely used materials in all its visual glory, providing an analogue remedy to the digital world.


I just stumbled over Beauchamping's Etsy Shop and I'm completely in love with it. I like Homestead the best - it's no secret I'm a bit of a homebody. I also stumbled over this little gem from Roll and Tumble Press. Shall I buy it?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Julene Harrison

See more here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lizzie Thomas

Hello! I have been away on holiday in France for a couple of weeks. I had such a lovely time that now I feel sad to be home and at work again. We ate osters at a beautful little town, spent lazy days on the beach and by the pool, made BBQs, watch sun sets, did body boarding. It was really wonderful. I might post some pictures over the coming week.

For now, take a look at the beautiful work of Lizzie Thomas.

See you soon!