Thursday, 30 July 2009

Chandeliers, Cogs and Sea Sponge...

I spent a lovely few hours earlier this week watching The War Bride (great outfits) and giving myself blisters creating this necklace, and I've been putting together random outfits since then to give me every opportunity to wear it. It's got old watch cogs, antique chandelier droplets and beautiful bright sponge coral beads on it.

I think tomorrow I'll team it with this other one I made a little while back and go for chain tassel overload.

Monday, 13 July 2009


I made my own version of the flower necklace from accesorize, I think I'm going to make some more in different colours.


After a recent sojourn to Greece I am back and starting anew and determined to start posting more often.
I went into town yesterday to meet a friend and have cupcakes at the Hummingbird bakery - so so scrumptious, and then I went to the Whitechapel Gallery to see the Elizabeth Peyton exhibition.

I've loved her work since I was in school and it was so good to see such a big collection of her work in one place. We have completley different styles but her work gives me the urge to paint. I was particularly happy to see my favourite 'Tony (Kiss)' which I had a printout of on my wall for about five years.

There was another exhibition called simply 'Painting' and here I fell in love with Emily Wolfe's paintings. I would love to have 'Haunt' on my wall. They are so realistic and beautifully painted.

Haunt 2006

Lace Curtains 2000

Sunrise 2004

I have a bit of a thing for paintings of windows especially with people looking out of them, when I announced to a friend I wanted to do a picture of a girl looking out of a window with net curtains a while ago, she pointed out that I had already done one like this of her when I was in college. I may just go and start that painting now....