Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bare Bones


The Dark Woods is open! Only 3 things listed but all in good time...

Despite needing to focus on more stock for the faery shop, I've been thinking more and more about the new direction I want to take when I move to Sparrow Salvage. As well as expending the range into clothing, hats, bags etc, I want to narrow my colour field quite alot, down to black, grey, white, cobalt blue, muddy brown and a few dusty pastels. I'd like to simplify as well, and utilise more found objects.


Fear not for them, the faery shop is where fluff and folly will go, but Sparrow Salvage is sparse, utilitarian, industrial. Perhaps very early Victorian/late Georgian with maybe a scrap of 1950s modernism and slight Art Nouveau leanings. (Or perhaps more accurately Arts and Craft movement). It was my initial intention with the shop, and although I am heartily in favour of letting your art take you where it wants to go, I also believe you can wander too far from your path.


There might be a bit of Steampunk if I can rightly interpret it in my own way. I don't want to resort to goggles n' cogs- I do have a definite Steampunk edge to my style, judging by the trillion skirts I thrifted for my birthday to make industrial Victorian wardrobe essentials for myself.

Let's visit my Etsy favourites for some inspiration...







6 comments:

ArtSnark said...

Fun finds. Off to see what's up in your new space...

RowanDeVoe said...

ooh, love it all! love your etsy finds and can't wait to see what you do next! it all sounds fantastic!

Joy said...

You're stuff is so incredibly inspiring. It really gets my mind going. I love the colors, the shades, the moods...

Brianna said...

Beautiful earrings, and the typewriter ring is just fabulous!

Jen Crossley said...

I so love visiting your blog it is always inspiring
Jen

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