Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Mr Benn movie?..surely not? Illustrator David McKee, creator of Mr Benn thinks so.
First broadcast in 1971 Mr Benn started his adventures by putting on various costumes in his local fancy dress shop. The shop's changing room transported Mr Benn to other worlds.
52 Festive Road is the home of Mr Benn...David Mckee lived at 54 Festing Road Putney, South London in the 1960's. Mckee inspired by his neighbourhood created the wonderful illustrations and stories of Mr Benn.
Current resident Hugh Thompson had no idea of the Festing road history, but on saturday 28th November an engraved paving slab will be laid outside the home of Mckee and Mr Benn as a tribute. Thompson organised a whip round with the other residents of Festing Road to pay for this tribute. The unveiling will involve Festing Road residents dressing up in many of the costumes worn by Mr Benn.
If you need enlightening or to reminisce the magic of Mr Benn here is a link
Friday, November 13, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I initially sketched the pug dog for an illustration Friday topic...might use it one day. However here are some pug paraphernalia
Clockwise from top right:
Pug T-shirt from Squidinkkollective
In dog we trust poster from obey the pug.com
pugs not drugs illustration by Gemma Correll
pug dog wall decals from Blickwall graphics
dog lover charms necklace from Emma-Jane & Tan
Gucci pug keyring
Pug dog wallpaper from Peter Fasano
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
My dish! I loved this dish when I was five or six or seven....still love it. Its from Carrigaline pottery, county Cork 1974 http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=185. Serge Danot ex advertising exec created the Le Manège Enchanté (The Horse-gear Magic) in 1965. Over 500 episodes made between 1963 and 1967. My icecream and fruit tasted better out of this dish.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I have decided I must not throw on any kind of clothing..especially now winter mornings are going to be dark..its not till midday I realise, Oh dear. "What I wore today" flickr group...should sort that out.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Love Tea...love Lunartik in a cup of tea. You can find Lunartik at www.lunartik.com. Lunartiks tea tour 09 is sadly over but images can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/lunartik. One of the many contributing artists, Mr Scruff, customised Lunartik in a cup of tea. Mr Scruffs contribution is bottom left of the above image. All this is making me thirsty...I'm off for a brew.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Lovely bootiful sunny hot day in London on saturday...but spent most of the afternoon inside the National Portrait Gallery www.npg.org.uk. Happy now, I have seen the BP National portait awards.
At the National Portrait Gallery I was also amazed by the Fabiola room?....a painting of Saint Fabiola (painted by Jean Jacques Henner in 1885) went missing in 1912. The image was copied by hundreds of artists around the world over the last century. Artist Francis Alys trawled flea markets and junk stores to collect 300 copies of the image.
Why St Fabiola?... www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2009/07/fabiola-by-francis-alys-at.php
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
No leave the chocolate alone!...Its been quite a busy week. Made a start on a directional sleepwear collection..... Also found out I am featured on Print and pattern blogspot, from which I received some really nice comments. Thanks to Bowiestyle, Phirefly and Tania McCartney.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Now, I'm fond of the odd skull....though at the moment skulls are everywhere, meh. I like the poison ring (forget the skull) and dare I say knuckle duster clutch bag.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Josiah Wedgwood 250th anniversary Limited edition Fine bone china collaboration with Will Broome.