Showing posts from January, 2012

Willy Verginer

I took a screen shot of a new found artist and website by Willy Verginer, an Italian artist born on 23 February 1957 in Bressanone works and lives in Ortisei.

Miss Foxette is back!

Kirsty's been busy again with her Miss Foxettes!!!  awoodentree

Asia Gwis / Kavka

Asia Gwis is an illustrator and graphic designer from Poland, where she lives in the old wooden house with my husband, 4 cats and one sweet dog called Fika. Asia's blog

Kathy Miller

American artist Kathy Miller spent many hours as a child observing her father and her grandfather; she learned how things were designed and constructed at an early age. Miller studied art and architecture in high school and college; co-founded a pattern company; worked as a draftsman; created architectural renderings; and worked as a graphic artist. It is this background, as a child and an adult, that influences her work, which takes its initial inspiration from line.

Colette Bain

Colette gets her inspiration from children's book illustrations and the faded look of much loved toys. Each piece is based around a found object, often something mass produced and unlovely. Website

Hayle and Reign Wedding Invitations

Lovely surprise popped through the door and it was designed by Lucy aka Hayle and Reign. I'm just sorry I can't make Christine's doo but I'm sure it'll be a blast. I also found out that Lucy's making the dress so I can't wait to see the pics!  Such talented daughters I have!  Etsy link to Lucy's shop!

Richard Saja

Richard Saja uses quintessentially French toile prints as inspiration and his unique embroidery style to bring a fresh approach to historically influenced works.

The Wasp Nest

I've meant to highlight this ages ago and was just reminded as I popped over to Hazel's blog.  The amazing house-making journey of this tiny insect Hazel managed to capture with her camera - wonderful!!!

Etsy Front Page (UK)

Copy of Front Page from Olga's blog

Thanks Olga for choosing my work in this lovely treasury - now on the UK Front Page!

Dennis Yuen

Dennis has been making books since he was a child. He practices Coptic, long stitch, stab, pamphlet and flat-back binding, often applying variations on these traditional techniques to fascinating effect.

Cathryn Kemp

UK textile installation artist, Cathryn Kemp, explores narratives around female identity and rites of passage. Her work deconstructs and reconstructs notions of femininity using vintage garments.

Etsy UK Front Page

My treasury has just been chosen for the UK Front Page! Good luck everyone!


What a great wee pub this was - just off La Ramblas - I just managed to capture this before it was filled again with people.

Valentine & Easter Sets

Don't forget to enter the January giveaway!!  All the details are here!  Good luck!

Christian Tagliavini

These haughty formal portraits are elegant examples of the courtly 16th century Medici ideal.  Christian Tagliavini loves designing stories with open endings (requiring observer’s complicity) on unexplored themes or unusual concepts, featuring uncommon people with their lives and their thoughts made visible.

Russell Moreton

Work by UK artist Russell Moreton found on butdoesitfloat - new found website.

Natsko Seki

Tokyo born Natsko Seki studied illustration in Brighton before moving to London. Her website is well worth a visit -

Altered Bits Art Zine

Delighted to get a copy of Altered Bits after 2 of my mixed media works were chosen to be included!

Blanka Sperkova

Blanka has created a unique technique of finger knitting, which uses neither knitting needles nor other tools. Using a basic loop, she creates both free sculptures and jewellery.


American street artist Gaia is here at my newly found website.

Takahiro Kimura

Takahiro Kimura is a Japanese Collage artist, illustrator & filmmaker - his other amazing work is here

Hayle and Reign

My lovely daughter Lucy has opened her Etsy shop calling it Hayle and Reign and just started her blog too so sending her lots of love and support!  It's looking great Lucy!

Yayoi Kusama

Japanese artist Kusama always makes me happy and just what I need after some very gloomy Scottish weather!  Part of an exhibition in Australia.

January Giveaway

Valentine and Easter Sets  Featuring Bertie Bear & Ziggy Bunny : Value £32

I illustrated a set of baby animals including Ziggy the bunny, Bertie the bear and had them made up as cute wee accessories.   This amazing original and unique giveaway - ideal for loved ones, parties and other celebrations (LOL) includes the following:-

Bertie Bear Valentine Set - hand printed A4 print (signed by me - the artist), 100% cotton tote black bag, Bertie Bear Valentine Card, cute pocket mirror and badge.

Ziggy Bunny Easter Set - hand printed A4 print (signed by me - the artist), 100% cotton tote cream bag, Ziggy Easter Card, cute pocket mirror and badge.

This 10 items giveaway is my first for 2012 and it's a big thank you to all my new readers in 2012.  I intend to produce a giveaway every month and while you're waiting to enter, why not take a peek at the rest of my work here - red road shop

All images copyright by red road design and does not transfer with the giveaway.

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Happy Red Fish

A lovely site created by Hagar van Heummen who's based in Amsterdam. And a blog too.

Ximena Escobar : Illustrated Toast

Born and raised in Colombia, Ximena graduated with honours in graphic design. She then moved to London achieving an MA in Textiles Futures at Central Saint Martins College.

Maurizio Anzeri

Italian artist Anzeri doesn't have a website yet but there is some information on him at the Saatchi Gallery

Julia Griffiths Jones

Julia's work is concerned with the translation of textile techniques such as stitching, quilting, patchwork, embroidery, into a wire and metal form; thus changing its original nature and function but retaining the meaning and the decoration