17 August 2011

What i wore today

I've just uploaded this image from my series Me encanta la Ropa to the What i wore today Flickr site.

Fingers crossed it'll appear in the Flickr group and on the WIWT website soon!

15 August 2011


Thank you to all my readers - for dropping by and taking time to peruse and ponder my posts.

I am so pleased to have exceeded the 4000 page views point!!!!

I look forward to continuing to inspire and inform......

Una flor

Inspiration Monday: A bit of fun!

I have discovered Apple's iMac Photo Booth!!!!!

Such fun and the perfect tool for creating distorted self portraits to work into crazy illustrations and oddball characters.

Watch this space for pics....

8 August 2011

Inspiration Monday: An Exhibition

Yes, two inspiration posts for today!
We headed to the beautiful Layer Marney Towers in Essex yesterday to see the exhibition by the Colne and Colchester Embroiderers' Guild group.  The work was so diverse and truly exquisite.  The patient sewing hours and craft skills involved in creating the pieces on display is incredible.
If you're in the area catch the exhibition until the 10th August....

Inspiration Monday: A Gallery

I must add a post about my local art gallery - a relatively new venture in Colchester and owned by artist and designer Lee Thomas.

I've visited the past three exhibitions - all very well curated and exhibited - with works by the highly talented, Coggeshall based Typoretum, students of the BA Honours degree in 3D Design and Craft at the Colchester Institute and most recently, by Lee Thomas and two other local artists.  The Gallery is a lovely, hidden gem and well worth seeking out.  Each exhibition runs for a month so plenty of excuses for a return visit and coffee in town!

Find out more about The Gallery here.

Me encanta la Ropa

I am working on a new series of illustrations (well, more than one series actualy!) entitled Me encanta la Ropa (I love clothes).
 I do love clothes although I am not a follower of fashion!

2 August 2011

Inspiration Monday: Illustrator & Artist

Natasha Newton's paintings have a quality of tranquility about them.  Using a carefully limited palette, Natasha creates images of birds and the night sky in a rural landscape.

I particularly like Natasha's 'book arts style' collection boxes.  These are filled with a beautiful set of artworks from painted pebbles to small canvases or prints.

See more of Natasha Newton's work here

Copyright Natasha Newton 2011