Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Empire of Death

Did this on a bit of a whim, and it's not finished yet. But it's based on a photograph an amazing book I got for Christmas, 'The Empire of Death'. Life's been a bit busy, so I've only just gotten around to looking at it properly. A must for anyone curious about macabre and morbid, it's filled with beautiful photographs and facts about charnel houses and catacombs around the world.
I know, my camera skills  are terrible!

Friday, 24 February 2012

Through the Ages

I was a bit of a dorky kid, and over a period of maybe 2 or 3 years I used to spend many a weekend scavenging charity shops and jumble sales to collect old books and annuals. In the end I accumulated 100+ dating from the 1900's to the 1980's, which are now getting dusty in an old trunk in my room. While I was photographing a few of the annuals to put on my Etsy, I rediscovered some of the articles, stories, and beautiful artwork. Times have changed!!
Starting from 1954, the photographs speak for themselves...

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Just a few bits and bobs I've done over the last week...

1920's bridesmaid from one of my vintage photos. 

A few rough observations from the train to Plymouth.

And Nigella!

New Haul

I found a tonne more old photographs on a recent trip to Bridport, Big plans ahead!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Spring Hare

So it's been a while, but for now here's a little something I painted for my mum's Birthday...

Look out, I'll be bombarding my blog with a tonne more posts in the next few days!