I have had this ballooning print in my mind for a couple of years so when I found this charming King Penguin book in a second hand book shop in Broadstairs I was finally inspired to get it off the ground! It's first outing is as a new set of postcards which arrived in the post today. As soon as I have made the screens I will be making a 40x50cm screen print and cushions will follow.
abe books and discovered that it is still in print and yours for only 62p!
There was plenty to see at the Midcentury Modern Show and not too many crowds this year, maybe because there is going to be a second show in north London in May. My favourite stands upstairs among the contemporary designers were lovely printed textiles from Maria Hatling and Eleanor Prichards' beautiful wool blankets woven in Wales. And it was really nice to catch up with Sally Nencini who was selling her knitted wares. I came away with a 60's Danish office chair in a very sunny shade of yellow. My office is in a very dark corner so it really cheers it up. I may make a cushion pad out of this vintage fabric.
I have also been away from my computer taking my son to interviews at art colleges around the country. It seems really hard to believe that this cute little blond fellow is now a very handsome, six footer and soon to be leaving home. It's also hard to imagine that his dad ever looked this young!
On the subject of Russia, I found this poster in a Charity shop in Brixton. I think it's for a puppet theatre. So I now have a picture hanging dilemma. The lovely green three tree print is by Guusje from Guusje's Appaltaart, I really love her work. We did a print swap a while ago but I haven't found a home for it yet. Her latest tree print over on her blog today is really nice.
This funny little pottery lady was my 50p spend in the charity shop this weekend, so now I have some company for my funny pottery reindeer and an excellent prop for my folkdance print. I am not sure where these figures come from, the reindeer has a tiny scrap of label on it that looks like Russian, does anyone know?
I love this picture of Lucy in Grand Central Station. She and her brat-pack of fellow fashion students were let loose in New York for fashion week. I have never been there so I was very envious, next time she goes her mum goes with her!