Sunday, 7 October 2012

Fab Felt Find!

Just thought I'd post this picture of one of Sarah's recent finds. Whilst growing up Fuzzy Felt was always a favourite of mine. I love everything about the design on this box!
the bold colours, the typefaces, but especially the character in the hat on the right. I would definitely want to be friends with some one like him - I bet we would have some crazy adventures!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Makey Makey!

We are running a series of craft workshops for adults at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
every Saturday from the 29th of September. we sure are looking forward to them.
They should be a lot of fun, Hope some of you can make it!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Workshops in Worthing!

We will be running some workhops based on old Sussex Folklore including the
Knucker Dragon and the Midsummer Oak tree at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
during August. The activities we will be covering are: shadow puppets, mobiles, masks
and 3D paper dioramas.

They should be a lot of fun, we hope some of you can make it!

P.S. These will be our first ever workshops so we are equally nervous and excited!

Monday, 2 July 2012

Wonder Wall

I have been meaning to post a pic of this wall for a while. It's on the side of an office near where we live in Lancing. Its a really nice example of 60's mosiac and a seemingly rare survivor. All too frequently decor from this era seems to be torn down and replaced with the latest idea of 'modern'.

You can't really tell the scale from the photo but its about 8ft by 5ft. I think its a really fun and quirky design, I'm not sure of the relevence of George and the Dragon though!

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Coming soon...

Heres a quick round up of forthcoming events that i'm involved in...

Toovey's Contemporary Art Auction
Toovey's hold annual sales of contemporary art at auction at their Spring Gardens
salerooms in Washington. The work will be displayed at Horsham Museum and Art
Gallery from 1st June to 7th July in their preview exhibition 'Off The Wall'

I have three large paper-cut pictures in the auction. It was great to be asked to take
part with so many other great artists, it will be exciting and nerve wracking on the
day of the auction.

for more info please see here:

and here:

Rye Art Gallery Summer show
Opening in early July. Details to follow shortly!

'Crafted' Exhibition at Huyton Art Gallery, Knowsley 16 July - 7 October
'Crafted is a celebration of contemporary craft makers, with particular emphasis
on innovative design practices'

I have four small paper-cut pictures in the show.I was really chuffed to be asked
to take part in this and I hope it goes well for everyone involved with it.

for more info please see here:

And finally I'm really pleased to say that the Quay Arts Centre Craft Shop now stock
a small range of my items including the Apple and Worm and the Cheese
with removable mouse models pictured above.

for more onfo please see here:

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Northampton Museum: 'Telling Tales' on now!

The thing that has probably taken up the most of our time recently is producing all the work for what is probably our biggest exhibition yet.

Its on at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery from the 9th June to the 5th August.

A brief description:

Models, papercut pictures and embellished photographs combine to tell the story of a missing Prince lost deep in mysterious woods. Inspired by the rich variety of local tales and legends associated with Northamptonshire.

Most of the work in the show is for sale, and there is something to suit all budgets.

Entry to the Museum is free, its a fun and family oriented venue so if you are in the area its well worth checking out (or even if you are not!)

We wrote the story the exhibition is based around ourselves by selecting our  favourite elements from various Northamptonshire Folklore and Legends and then wrote a new story linking them all.
It was a lot of fun to do, but really hard to edit down, our original story was waaay too long!

It was a lot of work but the exhibition looks really good, and we're really please with it.
I even got photographed for the Northamton Chronicle, now theres a claim to fame!

We hope some of you can make it down there!

P.S. One of my Sleepy rabbits had a little adventure before the exhibition began.
You can find out what he got upto here:

Return to sender...

I recently entered the 'Worthing Tourist Board Design a Postcard Competition'
after only finding out about it the evening before the competition deadline!

I managed to come up with the design below in under a couple of hours. I didn't win which was a little disappointing but I am still pretty pleased with how the design turned out.
There's nothing like a retro looking Sun to cheer you up!

The winning entry by Erica Sturla was really good though and it will now be printed up into a bona fide postcard for sale in the Worthing Tourist Information Centre.