Visual Treats

Sorry I haven’t posted for awhile, things have been busy, children have been poorly and  family life is at the forefront.

I have still had time to work on some new pieces and the lovely Often Hover has shot some beautiful photos which I will post up soon. In the meantime let’s look at some nice stuff…

 

 

Vintage advertising and Tokyo kinder Film Fest

 

Gillian Hamilton shares her crochet cushion process.

The artwork of Lindsay Watson

Atelier Stella Ceramics

The beautiful work of Morimoto Shouhei

The very talented illustrator Natasha Durley 

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Visual treats.

Hooray it’s Monday, whether you like it or not it’s the idea for a fresh week ahead with endless possibilities. I felt a little uninspired last week and didn’t get any art work done, I’m hoping this week I can knuckle down and get creative.

NEEDLE AND THREAD BY: VIRGINIA KRALJEVIC ON ETSY.

Lululand/Flickr

THE MADONNA INN, CALIFORNIA.

JOSE PARRONDO

MY VINTAGE BOOK COLLECTION

FROM Bukubuku

Spring Colour… inspiration.

In the midst of an uber busy time at the gallery I know how important it is for me to keep my site healthy and active. I am so excited because tomorrow we have an exhibition of photography at work by Ali Tollervey which is of the band Dark Horses. The band will be there and then we get to see them perform live afterwards at The Registry. Then on Saturday we have our Zine Fair which I’m beyond happy about!

To get us in the mood for a super Spring Easter weekend here are some images I came across on my tumblr. I will credit images where I can.

 

 

In-dy tumblr

I took this photo last week at Portsmouth Museums Teddy Bear exhibition. this bear is my favourite.

Raw Draw.

Sheila Forde

yeh loser

Illustration Friday

Wow that was quick! Another week has passed us by and I hope that everyone has returned happily to work, school and home life routine feeling happy. This time of year can feel so dull and the art’s and culture can provide us with a much needed boost. So go visit a museum, gallery or park this weekend and feel good.

Here is a pick of some wonderful illustrative work to give your eyes and mind a boost! (click on the images for links, yay)

Japanese Craft Books

I have a small yet impressive collection of Japanese crafts books and I feel a serious addiction could form if I let it. I keep the books right next to the sofa so when I am sipping on a cup of tea I leaf through them dreamily.

I dream of all the tiny creature I could crochet and the array of slightly quirky and wonky toys I could craft.

Perhaps today I will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful toys.

As a toymaker I am consistently surprised and delighted by the range of handmade/designer toys. From familiar animals to creatures from the imagination each one is pure joy.

I’m looking forward to finishing off a few toys this week for the opening of Untold Story where they will be for sale. I hope they find new homes where they will bring smiles and stories of there own.

Last week of competition!

A few weeks ago I launched competition to win the last ooh la lapin Raccoon Tee.

Its simple just tell me what the next animal should feature in the Autumn/Winter range of long sleeve tees and totes. You can do this by leaving a comment or tweeting me @lapinlou. There have been a few good entries so far but I need more ideas!

The winner will receive a t-shirt, postcard set and a few other goodies. Good Luck!