Friday, 18 December 2009

New Products !

Time has flown away since I last wrote in this page!!.. I've been sooooooooo super busy with so many Christmas exhibitions that now as I'm looking forward to the New Year !
Thinking of spring already as it's full of snow outside I have these two new products on my shop.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Travel Notebook...

Paris, France

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

Lisboa, Portugal
Here I am back to my little blog world ;-)
Sorry for my absence but the forthcoming show Spirit of Christmas has taken over my life in my studio 24/7 . Preparing for the show, coming up with new products and ideas I came across some images I have taken in my travels, so the new page on my site was born here....more to come in the future ( all I need is more time to travel !!)
Have a good weekend ! R

Sunday, 11 October 2009

If in London...

If you are going to be in London in the next couple of weeks you might be interested in checking out an exhibition of photographs by Leo Fuchs featuring Paul Newman. His images capture some of Newmans intimate moments never seem before. The exhibition runs untill 23 October and you can see it in Proud Camdem South Gallery.

Friday, 9 October 2009

New Prints !

Although we have Autumn leaves & unpredictable weather, somehow my garden flowers are still holding up! So I took the opportunity to photograph them before too late.You can see them in my little shop as prints, canvas or cards.
I must get on with my furniture painting before it rains!... :-)

Friday, 2 October 2009

A new look...

Having been absent to this blog is due to a lot of work lately, specially preparing for the major exhibition at House and Gardens Spirit of Christmas, London. A lot of preparation is involved including the layout of the stand which will have to be displayed as a shop for five days. Last week I went hunting for ideas and found this furniture in my local second hand shops so this weekend I shall be painting and revamping them..lets see what I come up with ;-)

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

New ! Picture Frames

Thanks to my lovely client Eloise I got myself organized to set up a picture frame section on my shop. Somehow I never got round of putting it all together but the intention was there! if you need to frame your prints here it is ;-)

Monday, 14 September 2009

My Sunday Movie...

As seasons change so does ones more summer days enjoying the outdoors so back to my Sunday afternoon movie routine...My movie choice was Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. An indie movie set in New York that takes you through Nick an Norah's night journey in a quest to find the secret gig of their favourite band and end up finding each other. I didn't know what to expect but loved it so much that it was like seeing so many flashbacks of my teenage nights when so many things go wrong and crazy things happen! I recommend it to those that want to go back in time for an hour an a half an reminiscence of those good, uncomplicated, carefree & fun days ;-)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

New! Thank you cards

If you need to say a few thank yous there are these new sets of cards in my shops. They come in packs of 5 with can view them here.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

New Diary Dates... I am getting my little routine back to normal after what was a very hectic summer. I hope your summer was good and had more sunshine where you were than we had!
Now feeling ready for another very busy couple of months ahead before Christmas time with three exhibitions to prepare so far...
The dates I can announce are:
House & Garden Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, London. 4-8 November

South Hill Park Craft Fair, Bracknell, 14-15 November

Victoria Halls, Hartley Wintney, 5-6 December
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Lovers nest...

Well... the last couple of weeks I have been absent from this little blog diary as Matt & I got married!. After the lovely day we went off for a couple of days for a mini honeymoon in Wales- Our proper honeymoon will take place in October as both busy with work commitments etc...
We stayed in this lovely little cottage in the middle of nowhere with stunning views and cute cat visitors called "lentil" and "chickpea" which weren't impressed with our cat ( that we had taken with us too in this unique vegetarian cottage!! )
For more information on staying in this cottage or other lovely alternative accomodations like this you can check the website Under the Thatch.

Monday, 6 July 2009

All that Jazz!

Yesterday it was such a beautiful day that it made a perfect day to take some shots of Sara, super amazing trumpet player and as I discovered later in the day fabulous singer too !!
We had great fun and I think the locals in the park appreciated the sound of some beautiful jazz notes blending in sporadically amongst the bird twittering in the background...although perhaps made them a little bit confused too ! ;-)
You can see more here.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Summer fun...

OK...I thought I'd leave the floral theme for a bit and share with you some fabulous images via
the sartorialist from his photographic series called "On the Street......Dance Day Sunday, Governor's Island" . They all seem to be having sooooo much fun !! I would love it if we had some parties like this in the UK...if anyone knows of any, please let me know..not that I'm a good dancer at all ;-))

Poppy love...


I know, I know..I'm in a very "floral " must be summer time that does this to me!
New in my shop are these poppy images to add a bit of colour to any room...

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Good old charity shops..

Looking through my apartment last night I realized that most of my house decor is either being given to me, purchased on my travels, found in flea markets or charity shops. I personally think you can get more of an individual look and reflect your own personality that way than decorating your home with brand names from top to bottom-each to their own though.
This week I'm going to create a post collection of some of my most treasured finds. So today I start by paying homage to the good old charity shops. Last week I was on my way to get some milk when I got distracted and bought more than a few tea sets that I had in mind in my local charity shop ( having been spotted by my mother as we were driving in the car the day before...-she never misses a trick !) Although, funnily enough I spotted the cabinet a few months ago in the car as Matt was driving the mother like daughter I suppose, which incidentally I got the cabinet for good old £5 !! So when you are next walking or driving pass a charity shop do have a peek as you never know what little treasures you might find and also you are helping some charity fund for a good cause. To find more about your local charity shops in the UK read here.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Out with the new in with the old...

A bit of natural yogurt does the trick!

As I was early this morning sorting out my little flower pots I thought I'd share a tip for those of you that might like the old, distressed look in flower pots and totally dislike the new. I personally I love it as reminds me of strolling in the Mediterranean villages surrounded by flower pots outside the houses or window sills that have been there a few good many years. I was once let in a little secret of how to achieve the is so simple ! all you have to do is paint the new terracotta pots in natural yogurt, wait a few weeks and see the results !

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Lovely Sweet Peas...

As some of you know sweet peas are one of my favourite flowers...I just love the way they look so freely finding their way...This new print you can see it here in my shop.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

A celebration for those that love reading...

If you are like me and love finding a special moment and place to read, be it your favourite sofa chair by the window as its raining outside, garden amongst your flower pots, train journey, local cafe or park and at the same time observing walkers by with your favourite coffee and cake ... You'll enjoy this exhibition of photographs coming up next month at the photographers gallery in London by André Kertész (1894 - 1985) one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century..
Hi images were taken between 1915 and 1980 in countries he traveled through, visited, lived and worked such as Argentina, France, Hungary, UK and USA. Capturing readers of all ages in various locations -on rooftops & balconies, in parks, on crowded streets, at train stations, in libraries - creating a poetic study of the act of reading.
"Kertész’s photographs are a celebration of the absorptive power and pleasure of reading" Photographers gallery. I personally can't wait !

Monday, 15 June 2009

My Sunday Movie...

As some of you might know by now, when possible I try and stick to my Sunday afternoon plan and catch up with the magic world of the movies. Whether it is on DVD or cinema, preferably the later one...Sundays is a must!
Yesterday I finally managed to see Vicky Cristina Barcelona, set in one of my three hometowns, by one of my ultimate favourite film directors-yes I know!...I have mentioned him before, good old Woody Allen. A charming movie with great cinamatographic backdrop and its complex characters a la Woody style. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is the best movie Woody Allen has made in years. Although 2006's Match Point was just as brilliant. If you are a fan give this one a try...

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Beautiful Peonies

Here I'm back again...where does the time go???...
Last weekend we had our lovely friends Dom & Amanda come to visit from London with their gorgeous boy William and super gorgeous new born daughter Catlin. The weather was so perfect that we decided to celebrate the start of summer with a picnic.Thank you both for the amazing peonies!! They were looking so beautiful in my living room and today, a week later, I just got in time to take some photos before the petals just dropped out...