Thursday, 23 February 2012
David Chamberlain's shop on Etsy. I started off limiting myself to four...then five....then six...then finally I justfied these eight because they are all so beautiful. Not least the two splendiferous men!
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Monday, 13 February 2012
Thursday, 9 February 2012
Now that Alice is down on paper I feel relieved and happy. Getting the sketch right is so important: it's where all the thinking goes. Well, that's how it is for me. Alice is a great animal lover: she has pictures of all sorts of wild animals next to her bed and is greeted by a huge poster of a gorilla every morning. This composition was her wish, though the gorilla here has since become a baby version, and may well change again before we move on to the final work. Her little sister Evie is next! I'm sure that she will provide me with a challenge....
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
vintage shop on Etsy for a while now -- and here it is finally! At the moment there is just a small selection of textile items, but hopefully I will have all sorts of things in there soon. I forgot how much work is involved in setting up an Etsy shop: masthead design, shipping details, photography, verbal descriptions, profile, etc. If anyone out there is thinking of opening one, I highly recommend having a look at a successful existing shop that sells similar wares to yours, and using that as a template.
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Westographer very kindly allowed me to photograph and share a tiny sampling of objects from his astonishing home recently. Thanks so much W! I could have photographed for hours, but I chose these items as I find them particularly inspiring. Besides, the memory card in my camera kept filling up.
I am a HUGE fan of Westographer's photos, updated almost daily on his Flickr site. A perfect balance of poignant and charming, they are a must-see, particularly if you live in Melbourne.
Lucky me: the best part of having a blog is the amazing people you can meet! There's quite a few fine ladies out there who know I am talking about them too.
Hooray for blogs!