Friday, August 14, 2009

Decorating the temple

Finally I took the plunge and had my best friend (who's been inking just under a year now) bring his set-up to my house and draw on me!

The needle and thread is obviously symbolic of what I do, it's probably what I always will do and if I don't, it still represents now, and that's a huge stepping stone of my life path. I also developed my love of home crafts from my grandmothers, who's sewing boxes gave me many happy hours sifting and sorting. (And some items I still use). The loopy flourish pattern is the first 'fancy' thing I ever learned to draw- my Dad used to do pinstripe detailing on trucks and hot rods (my Uncle is a vintage hod rod freak) and he taught me that little loopy loop. The dots are just embellishments I have a habit of doing!

I'm so happy the way it turned out- I couldn't have imagined it better.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Last Chance Saloon

Just popping by to let everyone know I'll be going on a month-long holiday after the weekend (life can be so sudden!) so if you've been thinking about buying something in any of my shops then you better do it now, or be 3 weeks in wait! Anything bought this weekend will be posted out before I go. Shop goes on vacation mode on Monday! (US time.)

As a little extra incentive...anyone who puts 'happy holidays' in their note to seller will get free shipping! And that's on top of the 50% off sale that's going on in the jewellery section of my art shop. Does it get any better..? Well after I come back from holidays I'll be having a giveaway again!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fagin's Daughters dressed in rags

After meaning to 'get around to it' for so many months now, the first run of clothing is dyed, washed and ready for embellishment.

Pretty exciting, yes?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

We bring you now to another installment in... who are very attractive, but are unfortunately also very dead.

I've always had a soft spot for Mr.Poe. I discovered him when I was 14 and memorised The Raven to calm me down if I woke up from a nightmare. I've not seen this image before, it's so lovely.