|this flower is amazing!|
It's the second weekend of open studio and I found time this week between drawing lions and designing puddings to make a new screen inspired by my mid-century rocking horse. This one is a little more plump and is sporting a fine Welsh blanket. I will see how it goes over this weekend it should appear in my shop next week.
We are open today from 11am to 6pm details on the Open House website we are number 157 on the venue map.
I went to see the Damien Hirst exhibition at Tate Modern. I have always felt that DH was a bit of a fraudster but I have to say I thought the exhibition was quite amazing. Seeing this amount of his work in one place was pretty impressive. I was shocked, amused, disgusted, fascinated, charmed, the lot - don't miss it.
When I visit Tate Modern, I always go across the road to Marcus Campbell art bookshop. Second hand art books ancient and modern, and a huge and varied range of old exhibition catalogues at just one or two pounds each, always worth browsing through. You can scatter them around at home and make like you are really well travelled and clued up on the international art world!
The rhino is a particular favourite, all in French so not sure what it is all about but I love the illustrations.
There are a lot of artists and designers showing their work over the two weekends so I think it's well worth the trip to leafy Southeast London. The sad thing is that I am on duty here so I can't get out to visit any other studios. But if I could, here is where I would go this year:
Museum of Colour
Lots more here.
Red Magazine asked me to illustrate their horoscope page this year which is a lovely job and comes round every month! Starting with Gemini for the June issue, at quite short notice so a pair of dancing ladies stepped in for this one. The next will be Cancer which was quite a challenge, crabs are not easy!