Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

ø Garden and Cosmos ø

I went to the British Museum to see "Garden and Cosmos" {The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur}. It had all my fave ingredients, India, gardens and spirituality. I loved it and highly recommend it. Ever since I can't help but see all the plants and trees where I live as lovely graphic shapes and colours. I've been doodling on postcards which I tried to scan but the colours were all wrongwrongwrong so here's a little view from my desk this morning. 

At the ripe old age of 45 I need glasses, the last few weeks have seen me peering at details and feeling fuzzy. So, I have taken the bull by the horns and booked an eye test. Eeeek, I'm a real coward, I don't like these sort of things but I have to be able to see. I'm threading the needle on my sewing machine using a magnifying glass and whilst I think it would be quaint to just utilise the magnifying glass as a new accessory it's just not going to be practical. I think I'm going to be entering a whole new world.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Wrapped up with love {in more ways than one}

I was pleasantly surprised to get my first customer, I'm sure it's a fluke but I'll wait and see.
It's fun though, a bit like playing shops.
Meanwhile there are books to be made and life to be lived. 
Thanks for all your messages of support, 
it can be a bit lonely at this desk and it feels so nice to be part of a community.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Retail Experience

At last! It's up and running for now. 
But just gingerly for the moment. 
I aim to list some items every day so I get maximum exposure. 
I would love to know what you lovely lot think so far?

Honestly. I can take a critique. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Hong Kong Shoppery

Hong Kong was expensive. 
I don't know why, everything seems to be manufactured in China.
I did find some affordable goodies though.
I loved this little stamp I found in a stationers {my favourite kind of shop} 
and the two paintings were a market stall find. I wish I knew more about them, 
the stall holder spoke no English 
and my Mandarin aint what it was. 
I like the red wool the ladies are holding.

And these woodcut knives. I've got loads of tools like this but I just loved the box.
I bought a cobalt blue maxi dress which hides a multitude of cream teas and fried noodles.
The food in Hong Kong was dreamy.
Sitting on the street watching the world go by in the wet heat, 
being served mountains of freshly cooked pak choi drenched in garlic.
My favourite visual thing about H.K was the buildings at night. All neon and light shows.
Skyscrapers changing colour and the disco sweep of laser lights. 
I would love to go back for longer and explore much more and now 
I have a hankering for mainland China.