Monday, 12 November 2007

flickr

today i thought i'd just post a selection of my favourite pictures from my photostream.


how very self absorbed i am - i promise to post some links soon to some work from others that i'm loving.

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Friday, 9 November 2007

flea market friday



wow! that post was my 100th to date, so now we're onto triple figures - here's to the next 100!

i went for a stroll around kemp town in the winter sunshine today and stumbled across a flea market where i found these treasures:


these beer mats were 20p each and i was very tempted to buy many more but resisted - i especially like the Dutton's Ales one because of the colours.
i also found this wonderfully illustrated record sleeve (for 50p) which i couldn't resist. i love everything about it.


i've put all these finds up in my room to brighten up the place a bit, as the walls are still quite bare at the moment (apart from this one).

i also walked home from the shops along the seafront and it was ever so nice and sunny (a good day to live by the sea).
lovely.

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letterpress

on wednesday i had my letterpress induction at university which was ever so exciting as i've wanted to learn it for ages but have never had the chance. we did a few little experiments with type just to get us used to how it all works.

first each member of the group was asked to compose 2 lines of type just to test it out.
can you spot which one is mine?

letterpress
then we got to have a little play with some of the ornaments.
i made this:


which i thought looked like an owl:



and finally we had a little cover printed so that we can make a little booklet out of the bits we'd done that day:



so all in all i didn't get to create anything amazingly exciting but now i've had my induction i can go in whenever i want and use the equipment. i think i'll spend a whole day in there next week. i can think of lots of things i'd like to try.

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Tuesday, 6 November 2007

squirrel nutkin






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car boot / bundle of loot

on sunday i popped to the market at brighton station and would you look at what i found:


this little case is soooooo lovely and was only a couple of pounds - i think i'll use it as my school bag this week so it can be seen by many.

i also found a stall that was selling some nice old christmas decorations (which was extra nice as this week i have been feeling v.excited about the fact that christmas is on it's way). i got a whole bundle for £2:



i love the expressions on their faces and their cute hairstyles.
this bird was also in amongst them:


i can't wait until it's time to decorate the christmas tree now (i'm getting a bit ahead of myself i know).

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remember remember


whoooooooosh bang whizz


last night i went out to the bonfire night celebrations in lewes (a small town outside brighton). they are very into their bonfire celebrations and have 7 different bonfire societies all competing against each other with different fireworks sites around the village.

first we watched all the societies marching around the town centre (which went on for a good while) - they had flaming torches and numerous different costumes and were parading with exploding drums and such like. It was a tad scary and noisy at times but it was also rather exciting.

and after all the parading and the marching it was time to watch the fireworks:




i do like fireworks

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Monday, 5 November 2007

n is for november


& nice things

i thought i'd share some of the things i have been liking very much of late.
firstly there's this postcard that derek brought me back from his field trip (i think he got it in holland though i can't be sure).

Paul Thek, Required Reading

and then there's this lovely book that i found in my local library and just had to borrow so I could have a closer look. there are some very wonderful illustrations inside:



check out alice melvin's other work here.

another website i wanted to share was this one which showcases the work of catherine hamilton hammerton (a london based designer-maker).
it's such a lovely website to look through and i'm especially keen on the use of a typewriter for the text. yummy.

and last, but not least, is this knitting pattern that i purchased from mochimochi land yesterday.


i can't wait to get knitting and then i can pop one on my wall. i love it so.

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Saturday, 3 November 2007

lemonade



hello

i feel ever so guilty for my lack of posts lately but that'll all change soon i promise.
tomorrow it'll be a year since i started my blog and I'm going to try and post daily from now onwards (or at least every couple of days). so stay tuned.

for now, here's a lemon to feast your eyes on.



i've been feeling about as creative as a lemon lately (which is not very creative). hopefully that'll all change soon too.

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