Sunday, 25 September 2011
I know this exhibition is on until the new year, but I couldn't wait to go! Small, but packed with all sorts of mind blowing crafts. As per usual, my favourites tended to be anything that was tiny or detailed, or on a huge scale. A couple of examples...
I'd seen Dalton Ghetti's pencil tip art on blogs before, but seeing the tiny sculptures in real life was amazing. The patience and skill behind each piece is incredible, some pencils taking him years to sculpt. You can see his 'Alphabet' (top) in the exhibition, but for more go on his website.
Chistien Meindertsma's giant 'Arun Rug'
I won't give anything else away, as you NEED to go!
This weekend was the annual London art book fair, always a favourite event of mine, guaranteed to give me lots of inspiration and make me want to spend too much money.
This years favourites included book art from Andy Malone. I think he is a lecturer at one of the Kent UCA campuses (I should have talked to him really!) and the only examples I can find of his work are on the LMNOP shop website. He collects small observers books, mostly nature related, and cuts around the images on each page.
I haven't made any books for so long, having a few withdrawal symptoms!
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Tonight myself and Michelle, went to the Private View of One Week Boutique, part of The London Design Festival. Only a small pop-up shop in Craft Central's showcase, but a few lovely things to look at/buy whilst eating sushi and drinking wine.
My two favourites of the boutique were jewellery from Anne Bowes. Beautiful, delicate necklaces with adorable charms such as acorns and scottie dogs - a hit with both me and Michelle!
As well as prints from textile designer Amy Hutchings. She had some lovely prints of boats, but I also love her birds and foxes. I wish I could have bought one.