Friday, 14 September 2012

A funny thing happened on the way to...

So this lady stops me the in the street to compliment me on my shoes. Then she says, "Oooh, I could just put you under my arm and carry you off home!" 

She must have been stronger than she looked.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Jelly Tots

Mmmmmm. Carmine red jelly platform shoes. Comfy, heightening.... and only a little bit clammy.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

It's been a long time...

Week in week out, I still never miss the Sunday morning flea market at Brighton Marina. Today, being a sunny day squeezed in between rainy ones, was very busy and what treasures were to be had in that last frantic sell-off before the end of summer!

Wow! What's this – "I went for dinner at Mr Chow before heading for Studio 54"? Just look at those shoulders! Black and gold silk brocade jacket with decorative topstitching, pristine condition.

Next up, had to trust my marketing companion on this one as there was no mirror on this seller's stall nor on any round about, but when I got this 1950s grey and white skirt suit home I could see she was right. It's perfect fit, made in some mysterious place where the bottom half is two sizes bigger than the top half and somehow they had my measurements thirty years before I was born.

To top it all (not literally), a free fez!

I think I need to go for a lie down now, after all that excitement.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Decisions, decisions...

I've got a solo exhibition coming up in March in Lewes. I've certainly got enough pieces but can't decide whether to stick to a theme (I have series of birds & animals, tea & cake, retro fashion, flowers & plants) or mix it up.

Work will be framed and hung on the wall – no extras in a browser or anything like that.

Any ideas?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

I ask you!

Stepped off the homeward train this dark, damp and misty evening to see someone wearing espadrilles! Espadrilles – I ask you! This is the UK in January, not summer in the south of France.