Sunday, February 17, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
This week I didn't buy at the op shop:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm having a bit of a giveaway today, but first up, some blankets. I've been working on some paintings of old blanket labels and finished this Onehunga Woollen Mills one this morning. Then in a nice bit of synchronicity I found another Onehunga Woollen Mills blanket at the op shop this afternoon. For the princely, or should I say princessly sum of $7! It is very gaudy in real life, with almost fluro pink stripes, but it looks much more tasteful in photos! I think this "Princess" label will be one of my next paintings.
And now for the giveaway! I was hoping to have some Valentine's Day cards printed from this fox picture I drew, but I haven't had time to print them. This gocco print is probably the most romantic thing I have in stock, what with an anatomical heart and a sacred heart dripping blood! So if you would like to win a copy of this print, just leave me a comment telling me what you're up to for Valentine's Day. I'll draw a winner from a hat next Wednesday night, and I'm happy to post it anywhere in the world.
Oh and what am I up to for Valentine's Day? I'm hanging out at home with my cat. That's cool, she's pretty cute!Joining in with "My Creative Space" over here today.
Happy Thursday to you!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Last week I didn't buy from the op shop:
How about you, left any tempting goodies behind at the op shop lately? Had any good op shop finds lately? Were you similarly traumatised by that book?
Sunday, February 10, 2013
I wonder if one of these ladies made the blanket, they're workers from the Petone Woollen Mills, wearing beautiful coats that were made at the mills. You can click on the image for the source.
The next blanket label I'm painting is from an Onehunga Woollen Mills blanket...a bit closer to home!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Those beautiful old woollen blankets with labels like "Onehunga Woollen Mills" or "Kaiapoi" seem to be getting few and far between. Sometimes you can find some gems at one of my favourite op shops, but they're often relegated to the "dog blanket" bin, holey and a bit manky. I really love the typography on the blanket labels so I thought I'd set myself a little project of making some blanket label paintings. I'm only part way through my first one, here it is so far:
Scuse the badly lit after work photo
And here's one of the lovely blanket labels in questionSpeaking of lovely typography, I've got this book out of the library at the moment:
I love these ones, they're by Caitlyn Galloway.
And my Antarctic Explorers are still touring around the South Island.
Joining in with My Creative Space today over here.
Happy Thursday to you!