Thursday, 20 September 2007

open studios fun



so there i was minding my own business when i noticed an unusual sign attached to a post, not sure what it was i continued wandering along and saw another ,then another, each looking like a traditional street sign but not....turns out they were some fancy arty thing going on around the studios of cockpit arts, who were having one of their annual open days, and what with me knowing one or two people in here i had to have a visit to catch up and see what was new.

so in a ventured saying hello to some folks i know, and i went straight to one of my loveliest friends, miss Becky who is the master of turning the old and battered into new and treasured,her business is called lost and found and she gathers together unused flags and military buttons and turns them into beautiful quilted cushions and she turns old bus destination signs into blinds and light boxes,

but to me its her studio that makes me smile, her sense of un organised, accidental displays, help make brilliant scenes.she has cabinets bulging with vintage flags waiting to be turned into something amazing and old furniture stacked in the corner waiting to be loved...i know when me and my David buy our first house next year, fingers crossed ! that Becky's work will have a place in our house...see my talented friends list for a link....


and just along from Becky's studio is another visual treat of the wallpaper kind, Linda Florence is a lady you might have read about as her wallpaper has been in many magazines and books and i can tell you its bloody lovely, with so many layers of patterns and images all smashed together to create a unique style that is often interactive with scratch away sections which enable the user to create their own patterns,

and to top all of this, she is a lovely lady who i had a good gossip with,we have mutual friends whose work i used to stock in my old shop many moons ago...see my talented friends list for a link to her fab website...

and next i practically skipped into the studio of the lush ladies, whose room is packed with just the most fantastically colourful light shades and tea towels, that should and could be framed, never mind used on wet crockery...again, these will be a feature of my new house, i see a gigantic shade hanging in my sitting room....oh a boy can dream ...cant he ?...

the last time i was at a cockpit open studio, i happened to see a famous designer/reality TV star,... carrying a massive lush light shade, so if she can have on then so can i.....see my talented friends list for a link...


so after a lovely day filled with pretty things and having mentally spent a gazillion pounds on nice things that i really don't need nor afford i flounced off home and came across this lamp post that just made me do that thing dogs do when confused,turn my head to the side...you know what i mean ? and i just did not know if it was some art piece by some conceptual type, or it was just a wonky lamp post, either way i got my camera out and snapped a happy picture....if only more things were this wonky....

3 comments:

inkjet designer said...

how great must it be to have a studio at cockpit arts !

Simply Wired said...

You're so kind, promoting all of your friends! I love your site because it has a large collection of photos, and it just kept pulling me in. I esepcially like your description of "miss Becky" where you talk about her "accidental displays." I love that! You're a good blogger! ;oD

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

Great post, wonderful pics, you do have a way with compiling your post.