I have been collaborating with talented fashion and graphic designer Ani Passarelli to create a new lifestyle brand (I’ll be telling you more tomorrow) but have a sneak peek at our vintage inspired colour-in dolls and how we’ve been adorning ours.
They make a wonderful stocking filler for children or an artwork for adults.
I’m over-the moon to be in the finals for the International Hand & Lock prize for embroidery 2016.
The live-judging and prize-giving is on the 3rd November at Bishopsgate Institute, please book tickets here
It promises to be a fantastic, gripping night, not to be missed by artists/designers as the networking possibilities will be immense! and it would mean the world to have your support.
Sorry to be a stranger of late, I’ve been working on a certain embroidery project….all with be revealed in a few weeks…but in the mean time here are some images of the development and inspiration has been: William Morris, Craft and nature…
I’ll be showing some large works including ‘Space Doll’ and ‘Fashion Twins’ at the Candid Arts Trust Spring Salon II
It would be lovely to see you if you can make it along
Private View: 16th April, 6-9pm
Exhibition open: 17th-26th April, 12-6pm
5 Torrens Street,
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I’ve been working alongside a dear friend of mine, Fashion and Jewellery Designer Ani Passerelli on an exciting new project creating a jewellery range…..
The start of ‘bird nest’ necklace…..
So today was last Residency day at Art Fix….what a fantastic, productive week it’s been…….
I’ve been inspired by the works of Alexander Mc Queen from the Savage Beauty Show at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Inspired from edgy trends and beautiful things to adorn my dolls, there is also a darker side to my thoughts…..underneath the aesthetics of Fashion lies dark truths….exploited interns being used for slave labour for high end Fashion Brands and slave labour in sweat shops for lower priced high street labels.
Sometimes I forget this….shop in certain places as I love the clothes and they’re affordable (fast fashion) but then feel sad when i think of the reason they’ve been made so cheaply. I also adore Illustrating Fashion and exploring the craftsmanship behind these couture and high end labels…so I’m torn! My dolls fit this image perfectly, aesthetic and sweet but real they’re not.