Happy Father’s Day to all the cool and jazzy dads today! Always an inspiration!
Good tunes in the studio today, John Coltrane all day every day! And love this album cover too…
Inspired today by American painter Charles Green Shaw and this piece from 1968. I love the bold lines and fresh colors.
Music in the studio today Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime…
Big flower studio Friday, image detail from a quick morning painting I did this week. Wishing everyone a terrific weekend! xx
The xx playing in the studio today - intro
Inspired by the work of Ukrainian folk artist Maria Primachenko (1908-1997) today. She says this is how she began painting - “Once, as a young girl, I was tending a gaggle of geese. When I got with them to a sandy beach, on the bank of the river, after crossing a field dotted with wild flowers, I began to draw real and imaginary flowers with a stick on the sand… Later, I decided to paint the walls of my house using natural pigments. After that I’ve never stopped drawing and painting.” This lion painting is so terrific!
We are inspired by this painting by painter Francesco Clemente today - The Four Corners 1985 Gouache on twelve sheets of handmade Pondicherry paper, joined by cotton strips 94 x 94 in (238.8 x 238.8 cm). We love the idea of limitless potential, travel and looking beyond…
Today, I stumbled across the amazing work of mid-century textile designer Tammis Keefe who was born in 1913. She has an incredible and inspiring body of work, she was very prolific. I especially love this ‘Arabian Nights’ feel of this piece. She’s my inspiration of the day!
Cot, Cot, Cot et L’Ane Gris, (loosely translated as Cockadoodledoo and the Gray Donkey) written by d’Alain Ferran, illustrated by Monique Gorder. French vintage children’s book love!
Vintage Polish stamp, Warsaw.
1970’s stamp designs, Israel.
Don’t remember where I found this, but love it and a good reminder.