Taking A Break

I have a busy month ahead with a holiday booked alongside a friend's wedding, where I will be bridesmaid! I also have an up and coming Paper Showcase at Yorkshire Sculpture Park which opens on July 10th. To top off the month of June I will once again brave my fear of public speaking and host a series of talks and tutorials on my work to students studying at local colleges in the Fylde Coast! Therefore, I shall be taking a short break from my blog and will look forward to seeing you all on my return next month! I hope you have a lovely, relaxing and happy start to the summer. TTFN.


Miniature Marvels

Drawing inspiration from the Modernist era, Annina Günther shares her Brighton based home with four dollhouses, which she stages for photographs that she posts on her blog. Far from pristine representations, Günther aims to include the everyday objects that characterize modern living. "I am not creating dream places," she said. "I want to show the reality, the grit and the mess of living in the city."


Rabbit Ring

If only I knew the source of this Rabbit Ring it would adorn my fingers as I type this post.

However, it was just so lovely I thought best to still share it with you my readers!


Studio Fludd

Colour inspiration from Studio Fludd.


Paola Zakimi

After viewing the work of artist and dollmaker Paola Zakimi I vow to write an inspiring brief, choose a visually exciting colour palette and get creating some new designs asap. Watch this space.


Dream Weaver

Kirra Jamison cultivates ideas. A true dream weaver, her initial kernels of intuition germinate into lines, forms and patterns that branch and interlay the picture plane with snatches of narrative. Floating amongst the fragments of decorative motif and patterning, vignettes of everyday experience emerge and inveigle the viewer with abundant possibilities of meaning. Harmonious or chaotic, repeated or disrupted, Jamison's use of patterns and images dismantles cultural boundaries, blurring the divide between high and low art, the East and the West, the past and the present.

The Jan Murphy Gallery is a must for more details on Jamison's new work and a range of other contemporary Australian artist's profiles.


Storytelling & Image Making

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Andrea Wan went to Emily Carr University of Art and Design where she received a degree in Film, Video and Integrated Media. With a strong passion in storytelling and image making, she went on to study illustration and design at Designskolen Kolding, Denmark. What a fantastic CV! Andrea is currently working as an illustrator and visual artist in Vancouver, BC. Don't you just love her work?




Paper Puppets

This procession of paper puppets includes a baboon, bear and fox made from thick digitally printed card. Each animal has movable joints, allowing you to create your very own drama play - Great fun for both adults and kids!

Furze Chan is the artist behind these simple yet elegant designs. Based in Hong Kong she runs a little paper product company called "With Her Animal Poetry" where her original ink drawings and art prints tell stories about creatures and nature.

I love how each design is super neat and clean cut, placing emphasis on Furze's use of lovely white space.