Showing posts from July, 2014

New Work on society6

Textile Central's home accessories, art prints, stationery cards available in society6

WOODFOOD : Claire Thomson

Loved seeing Claire Thomson's new work.  The new range is called 'WOODFOOD'.  A furniture design graduate from ECA, Claire lectures in furniture design at Fife College.

I'll let her describe them "A delicious range of hard wood cakes that are also sweet and simple storage boxes.  All inspired by your most favourite cakes.  My 'WOODFOOD' cakes are made using recycled hardwoods such as American Walnut, Ash, Maple and Cherry"  

I say - the perfect wedding gift or present for your loved one and not a calorie in sight.

Pear Tree in Belfast

I noticed a pear tree in Ian's neighbour's garden full of pears almost ready to pick but I found out the neighbours don't pick them!  Might have to go and knock on their door.

Belfast Local

Only a 5 minute walk (if that) from Ian's place - our local, especially on a lovely day.  See you soon!

Vintage Floral Range

The best of summer! This pattern is 'vintage floral' and available on 'society6'.  Soft feminine pastels with a modern twist. Hints of crochet, flowers and decorative details.

iPhone Skins on society6

Nice surprise to find out that I'd sold a Paris Icons iPhone Cover I created the pattern from some drawings I did when I was over in Paris - glad the pattern is complete!

Last Few Days Of Belfast

Just about to load the car to come back to Scotland and saw these babies outside Ian's place.  Huge!!! Just thought I'd check them out on the web before I rustled up a champignons sauvage with a leeetle garlic and butter. I was literally up the stairs checking and the bloody council cut the grass.

Popular Pinterest Posts

You can never predict what will go viral on Pinterest and it always surprises me what does.  This week the 3 most popular boards and pins were from my Pattern Board, my Urban Drawing Board and my Packaging Board.  I don't think I'll ever get used to how or why it happens but I appreciate every follower and repin!  So thank you!!!

Duvet Covers on society6

Just heard 'society6' is producing duvet covers - hmmm I wonder if pillows might be next? Great news!

Gemma Anderson

Quote from Gemma's website  "Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists’ is unique in Art History as the first series of portraits to mix psychiatrists and psychiatric patients indiscriminately in one collection (Jordanova, Schupbach 2010). These portraits could not have been made a hundred years ago at the Bethlem Royal Hospital but since then psychiatric knowledge and practice have advanced........
At the centre of each portrait is a face. Around that point, a world of objects floats, sprouts, jostles, plays hide-and-seek. Mushrooms form an acrobatic tower to peer over one subject’s shoulder; a seahorse nestles inside the belly of a dogfish, like a foetus, a treble clef, the f-hole of a violin - nature’s ampersand. These objects repeat and then transform, cells become scales become butterfly wings become pills; veins become nerves become muscle fibre become wrinkles. Natures patterns find a deep echo in the artist’s imagination"

Nature in Belfast

Just at the water's edge across from The Lyric Theatre, Belfast, we came across this stretch of meadow flowers at the river's edge.  The River Lagan hasn't been seen like this in years!

vintage ogee pattern chosen for society6 shop

Delighted to here that 'vintage ogee' print pattern was chosen for the society6 shop.

Textile Central : New Shop on society6

A lovely piece written about Textile Central!

The craft industry is enjoying a boom thanks to the popularity of e-commerce websites such as Society6, UK based Folksy and USA based Etsy, who enjoy millions of users and revenue each year. A Scotland-based designer, Jay Anderson, announces the opening of her new online shop, Textile Central.

Textile Central is a shop consisting of 100% handmade home accessories, mugs, stationery, phone/laptop skins, and other goods. Her new Textile Central portfolio lives by the motto “Made by hand, not machine,” for this new range of home accessories she creates all of her designs from “scratch,” designing them on paper with pen, pencils and paint, until the final finish which then requires technology.

A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Jay has designed printed textiles for many years, and takes pride in creating a variety of patterns and designs that are whimsical, eye-catching, and eclectic. “I'm delighted to share my work…