I’m fresh from a visit to Craft Central Studios, for their bi-annual open studios event Made in Clerkenwell. I’ve been there before (remember my post about Katherine Elizabeth Millinery?), and I really love their location at the heart of Clerkenwell in London. I find St. John’s Square, and St John’s Gate, a beautiful historical haven… Continue reading Made in Clerkenwell
I always find it hard to decide how to entertain guests visiting me in London, mainly because these days my life in the city is limited to the office commute, and back. I love my local hangouts, trips outside of London, hunting for some antiques, gardening and the occasional craft workshop. Ok, ok, it’s not… Continue reading Crafty men, pulling faces, and cool hangouts in SE London
Some really good crafty events to keep you inspired this spring
This one was an unusual exhibition. I was invited to ArtRooms by my friend Alice White, who was exhibiting a new collection of paintings from her residency at ZSL. I didn’t really read the invite properly and said I would go, just to see her! When I got there I realised that this was going… Continue reading What happens when you fill a hotel with artists?
Larobby makes her first real hat!
Continuing my quest to find the perfect recipe for creativity, this month I’ve interviewed Peckham-based illustrator Vic Lee. He came to be an illustrator after a long journey through various jobs that had some or nothing to do with holding a pen. Now he spends most of his time making stunning visual reinterpretations of the… Continue reading Start and finish the day happy – an interview with illustrator Vic Lee
Giving that I was with the people I most love, it was already a winning day. My friend ventured down to Peckham from zone 6 in North-West London just to spend the afternoon with me and nose around my newfound treasures here in SE5. There was a jumble sale event at the New Gallery on… Continue reading A New Gallery?
Yesterday I decided to spend my lunch hour in the British Museum. Ten minutes to get there, ten minutes to get back and the whole time in between to sit down and sketch….brilliant. Shame I did not consider tourists. The first thing that hits you before entering the museum is the smell of fried onions… Continue reading Ramsesses II
If you happen to be in Covent Garden look for St Giles church gardens and have a peek inside. Apart from being a lovely wild garden, it’s a little oasis to relax, eat, or read a book. I really love this place, especially when I need to escape the office and have some time for… Continue reading Cyanide and Happiness
Just put the ‘Gangster’ in the skip and had a chat with Michael Landy, odd Saturday. The idea of the Gangster came up when I wanted to create a piece to accompany my ‘Marvel Girl’: Originally, I decided to take inspiration from pictures of 1940-50’s gangsters, and was planning a contrasting picture in purple and… Continue reading Just put the gangster in the Art Bin