Thursday, 24 May 2012

Trying things out

I was doing some samples for my day job and came up with this. I think I'm going to have to make another to replace it now because I have a black lacquer frame languishing upstairs which I think will really suit this!
I did just that and made another in black and one with red bole showing through. One of my interiors clients likes it so much that they have commissioned me to do their formal salon in Rio de Janeiro in this finish with an arsenic green base colour. I've never been to Brazil before! I need to source most of my materials locally as their import duty is very high and restrictive.

this is a close-up of the texture. The colour in this picture is rather more peacock than the reality and those blue bits are actually white gold!

New commission

Through my blogspot and Pinterest page I met the lovely and extremely talented Jenni Hampshire. The designer and creator of fabulously elaborate corsets and gowns at Sparklewren I think she came across my work whilst researching a project she had in mind and posted some pictures of my work on her Pinterest boards. I got in touch to thank her and we have been in lively conversation about collaborating in the future - no details yet, it's top secret,  you'll just have to wait and see!
 I can tell you that Jenni is preparing to open a gorgeous boutique in Birminghams City Centre in June and has asked me to create some verre eglomise panels and 3 large gilded pieces for her fabulous window display. How exciting! I can't wait to get going on them....

Monday, 21 May 2012

New website for the new me

I have been beavering away in my attic to create a new website. I think the new one represents me a lot better with a portfolio of my work in interiors and a separate one for my artwork. Soon there will be a shop where my decorative furniture, verre eglomise mirrors and artwork will be for sale directly over the internet.