Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Next bit. A kind of wallpaper piece. Positioning slightly off, but you get the idea!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Dudley and Company

First works to come out of the shoe box rummaging. This letter was sent from Dudley and company to Harry Cohen of Walworth Surplus Store in 1960. It's the history and nostalgia that draws me in to this kind stuff. This letter head is particularly interesting. I love the art deco-ness of it all. I decided to see if this company still existed; but sadly this beautiful building is now a safe storage place.

I feel with this piece I am reminding people of what once existed, I want to celebrate this era.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Portobello and the tatty shoebox

Yesterday I went to Portobello Market for the first time. It is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I also managed to find a tatty old shoebox full of treasures. Included in it is the history of a shop based in the east end of London. I am now the owner of the keys to the shop, tax documents, personal letters, cheques, beautiful letter-headed paper...

It's gonna be a project I can really get my teeth into! Work to follow soon.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

I think I may be developing an obsession for sepia toned backgrounds.

Answers on a postcard........

New versions of the original zebra repeat. I am completely aware that I tend to add too much to a design and then cannot change it because I believe it to be finished. I need to gain control of my work and develop the ability to stand back and reflect. I hope these further images detail this. This last image is stripped down from the first try and I hope it is all the better for it.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Oh my! I seem to be on a roll (fingers crossed).

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Gladys Maud Mabel
The bee's knees
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Have been away, but recently I've got back on the saddle and getting to grips with Photoshop (argh). This is my first proper go. Beetles are definitely under rated!