Saturday, 19 July 2014

Product Review: The Ozeri Stainless Steel Earth Pan

 *This is a sponsored post. I was given a free Ozeri Stainless Steel Earth Pan for review. However all words and views are my own.*

I've been making an effort to eat healthier and cook more recently, so when Ozeri offered me a Stainless Steel Earth Pan to review it seemed rather serendipitous. I find having good kitchen equipment really encourages me to cook, and the Stainless Steel Earth Pan is a dream to use. 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Meadow Sweet, Woodland Deep

Way back when the bluebells were still blooming, I went for a little walk with a friend and her beautiful collies.

 (photo property of Becky Steward)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Shop Update!

I've just done a shop update on my Etsy shop (and also added a pretty new header), so I thought I'd share the new goodies which are up for grabs!

First up is this gorgeous pale pink rose flower crown, which fastens with pink lace. It's so pretty that I was quite tempted to keep it for myself...

I've been obsessed with mushrooms and toadstools recently so I loved making this fun and pretty woodland toadstool crown. It has some polymer clay rosehips and ivy berries added to give it a bit of variation. So cute!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

I'm on Jack's Adventures in Museumland!

The lovely Jack from Jack's Adventures in Museumland interviewed me about my exhibition with Bath Postal Museum. You can read it here!

Plus if you want to see some of my inspirations behind the exhibition, check out my Stamps and Post Pinterest board.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

My exhibition at Bath Postal Museum

Back in December I made some Christmas cards using old stamps, which I featured in this post. To be honest this was motivated more by money saving than by any artistic message, but nevertheless people seemed to like them and I got a lot of compliments on them. Then they were seen by the director of Bath Postal Museum, and I was asked to go in for a meeting to discuss a possible exhibition. Initially I was very nervous. I'd never had an exhibition as an adult, and I wasn't sure I would have enough ideas, especially on the theme of post. Usually as an artist you can choose your own themes, or not have a theme at all. This time I was working within stricter parameters, having to fit into a particular space and produce something which worked with the Museum's existing collection.

Once I stopped panicking so much, I realised that post was actually a recurring theme in my life. I went to the post office every week as a child, I'd played with toy post office sets, I had always received postcards from friends and family and I wrote to penpals. I still get a lot of post, although most of it is parcels these days. And I had always been fascinated by stamps. I produced a few pieces of work to take to the meeting, including a tiny miniature envelope, and an envelope completely collaged in used stamps and post marks. The director loved them, and it was decided that I would have an exhibition.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Deer Wishlist

It's a well known fact among those close to me that I obsessed with deer. Potentially worryingly so. I think they are very beautiful, gentle and magical creatures, and they make such lovely motifs! So it was easy for me to put together a little wishlist of wonderful deer themed items. Now I just have to try not to buy them all...

Sleeping Deer Bag by Krukru Studio

This bag is so adorable! I really like the shape and design, the deer looks so peaceful. Plus it's made from faux leather so is perfect for vegetarians (like me!) or vegans. I would love to own this. 

I really admire the work of Lady Desidia, and this delicate deer illustration makes a very subtle and beautiful pendant.

This incredible woodland in a bottle features a gorgeous paper stag. This is exactly the kind of decor I want for my home. I think it has a mystical, fairytale feel to it.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Hello Harriet Review

I've been admiring Hello Harriet's super cute animal illustrations for ages! Hello Harriet has a few extremely lovely pug themed items, and with my pug obsessed sister's birthday coming up, it seemed the perfect time to buy a few of Harriet's illustrated goodies.

They arrived really well packaged in a card backed envelope. I love that even the do not bend label has a pug on it! Such a cute touch. They also arrived extremely quickly-I ordered on a Sunday night and they were in my letter box on the Tuesday morning!