Photographs- experiments with ladies tights

Yesterday evening I went for a stroll with my DSLR to take some pretty photos in the sun. I wanted to create a dreamy, vintage look to the photos so experimented with using ladies tights.

I’m really happy with the results.


My Studio in the sun

My studio has been extra organized this year. It’s been really nice to have the studio ready for action every day. I can sit down, put on some ‘The Smiths’ or some ‘Sigur Ros’ and get started right away.

Over the last few years the studio wasn’t quite working for me. I was stuck in my ways of where everything was kept because it was aesthetically pleasing (and under the desks were packed with hoardings) but I never had any space to sit down and draw. This would make my back ache after every session. Now, I have a desk I can sit at, and draw all day without any back pain.

In the photo below you’ll see a letter Reece Shearsmith kindly wrote to me after I sent him some Prints, and some drawings to sign. It keeps me going when I feel like giving up. It can be difficult in the creative field, one day you feel confident in your work, but the next you feel hopeless. Inspiration can be a fickle thing. So a nice little note from one of my all time creative heroes gives me a boost when I’m feeling glum.

Around me are my working tools, my mountains of tester paints and a collection of odds and ends. I have weird little dolls, Vintage cameras, tea cups and pots, Vintage tins and all sorts of other bits and bobs. One of my most precious items in the studio is my Taid’s shaving cabinet. It sits above my sewing machine. It was just one of those things I couldn’t part with, having looked into that mirror since my childhood. Now it helps me out in the studio.

I love working in my lovely studio.


Inspiration: Vintage adverts

Like many, I love a good Vintage advert. Sometimes it isn’t about the aesthetics, sometimes it’s about the wording, sometimes they say awful things that make you laugh. Every now and again I aim to add some to the blog for all to enjoy.

Here are just a few Vintage goodies I’ve scanned in, I found these bits in my nain and taids cupboard. Here’s a mix of Adverts, Knitting patterns and general ephemera! The scary baby is my Favourite.