Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The kitchen gallery....

Ok, so a shot from a little further back might've worked better, but never mind.  I like putting together mini compositions around the house, and this is one of my favourites.  It features the Big Breakfast teatowel (in awesome neon pink!) from Mr PS (slimline silver frame from Ikea), a Martin Poppelwell napkin from Esther Diamond (stretched on a canvas frame) and the plate by Mignon Khargie which I won at a plate a day for plate #200.

(Psst! - What do you think of the wider blog format?  I'm not too sure about it myself but I'll see if it grows on me).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I don't want a pickle....

So finally I've photographed the plate I was commissioned to make for friends to commemorate the birth of their son Arlo. What a great project! I was given a brief by the parents - please include motorbikes and pickles. This is in reference to an Arlo Guthrie song. It's a laugh - you should check it out.

This plate was made using the same technique as my "pleased to meet you" plates. It was nice to work in colour this time. I'm not sure that the above photo shows off how vibrant the colours are so I've included an enhanced image below. The truth probably lies somewhere in between.

I stayed with the hand drawn look, and my colouring in the wreath is intentionally messy. This was at first just to get a quick idea of colours, but i liked the look so decided to avoid keeping in the lines. 6 plates were made, mainly as gifts for grandparents.

This was really fun, and something I'd love to do more of. Perhaps I'll just have to start creating my own events to commemorate.