little red riding hood…

April 23, 2008 at 8:28 pm | Posted in artist, blogs, shopping | Leave a comment

i came across camilla engman a few months ago when i started reading the blogs of many of her fans, who all mentionned her – so i began reading her blog myself. Her artwork is beautiful, delicate and reminds me of childhood memories and dreams.

so im very excited for two reasons:

i purchased 4 prints from her shop:

and tomorrow i’ll be purchasing these:

her design for converse for the ‘red’ initiative:

“For Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists, Engman drew upon the fabled character of Little Red Riding Hood as her primary inspiration. Engman noted, “The artist’s role in contributing to a cause is to try to help us see the cause anew, to understand it, to feel it in a visceral way.” She chose the character for her pluck and bravery, her warmth and kindness, and her iconic familiarity. Indeed, the Little Red Riding Hood character appears in many of Camilla’s works as a recurring motif. “I wanted the design not to interfere too much with the shoe and to be something I would like to wear myself. The Little Red Riding Hood character has appeared in many of my paintings and drawings and probably will again. She has so many attributes that I like,” she added.”

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an interview…

April 16, 2008 at 6:42 pm | Posted in blogs, music, northern irish | Leave a comment
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…with the panama kings on muchodanke

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two birds…one stone…

April 8, 2008 at 6:50 pm | Posted in blogs, crafts | Leave a comment
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ok, firstly, another blog i enjoy reading: oh joy! – this blog looks at ‘inspiration, design, style and other cool things…’

and secondly, whilst checking it today i found she’d posted on the coolest thing – engraved moleskine notebooks ! i’m a big fan of these simple books…and i love some of the designs available on this website

lovely stuff…

i will miss..

April 7, 2008 at 6:27 pm | Posted in blogs, inspiration, photography | Leave a comment
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…polaroids. a funny thing happened. well, its not so much funny for me as it is tragic and sad and i must do something about it. but here we are. when i heard that polaroid were ceasing production of both their films and cameras, i immediately got onto amazon and ebay and stocked up on a lot of film. i felt very smug, and although i was now short of money, i was happy. then i ventured out for my best friend’s birthday later that week and somehow managed to leave my polaroid camera in the black taxi (meaning no way of contacting them). i was devastated and upset and the only thing that could console me was immediately getting onto ebay and buying a new one. however, when this new one arrived, it didnt work. i have now lost my enthusiasm, and havent even bothered to send the broken one back to the ebay seller (who i mailed and she said she would accept it back). this will be resolved soon. i promise.

in the meantime, i love to check nectar and light, where i can see how polaroids should be used…

jen’s work is inspiring, beautiful and makes me sad that polaroids are going to be no more.

have a lovely weekend…

April 5, 2008 at 4:00 pm | Posted in blogs, inspiration | Leave a comment

…and enjoy another of my favorite blogs, design*sponge.

i’m off to bask in what little sun there is, taking my cue from molly…

floral inspiration…

April 3, 2008 at 10:52 pm | Posted in blogs, floral, inspiration | Leave a comment
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i think that over the next week or so i will focus on revealing my favourite blogs – ones that i look forward to checking every day, and to begin with…

i’ve been avidly reading a blog by a girl called sarah known as saipua, who creates the most beautiful floral sculptures in her shop in new york.

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reading her blog inspires me to buy flowers more often. i used to work in a florists and it was the most enjoyable part time job ive had… being able to play around with so many different shapes and colours of flowers and greenery was so enjoyable, and although i look forward to checking her blog and finding a new post, i also know that every new creation she posts breaks part of my heart…

i wonder if i can just abandon the career path i’m on, study floristry and open a little flower shop in a small seaside town … and live happily ever after ?

probably not, but until i can spend my days playing with unlimited buds and blooms, i’ll settle for buying the odd little plant or stem, and trying to capture how happy it makes me in a couple of snapshots…

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i promise not to let this little plant die.

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