I’d like for you to write this post today, want to play along? Okay so UK freelance stylist Ali Bradshaw, who contributes to BBC Good Homes magazine and Country Homes & Interiors, requires few words of review from me… have a look and tell ME what you think. I’d love to hear how you would write this blog post so have a crack at it — I’d like get YOUR take on this stylist today. Here are some views from her portfolio to get you started…
How do these images make you feel? What do you sense about her work as you look at them? How would you describe her sensibility? I’d love to get your fresh take on these images so then, have a go at it! It’s a fun creative exercise I think!
(images: ali bradshaw)
Pinch me. What a way to kick off a new month. I’ve fallen head over heels with these retro-inspired lamps by newly launched shop The Owls Are Hunting this past weekend. Talented founder/owner Jo is from England but now lives in Australia where she takes vintage lamps and gives them a bit of love and then tops the bases with handmade shades. Oh my, this lamp below gives me such goose bumps!
I’m crazy about the base and the shade is just perfect (above), don’t you think? I would love to order the exact same one for my office. Well the office I plan to have once I find a new place to live! Ah, so fresh and vibrant. Here are some additional views of the lamps that Jo creates and a few glimpses of her work studio in Canberra. See if this doesn’t brighten your day…
If you would like to order a lamp, visit Made It where she has a little shop. You may also see more lamps on her website. Also check out the Made It blog for a terrific in-depth interview that they had with Jo in February. Enjoy!
(images: the owls are hunting)
Good morning and happy monday and even more, happy March to you! My windows are open where I sit in my office/dining room and I can hear the birds singing as the sun shines in on my face… the skies are blue and I’m ready for spring! And how are you today? I was born on the first day of spring and so I have a special fondness for March… Though I must confess that while living in New Hampshire & Boston winter often skipped spring taking us straight into summer and I really, really missed those glorious months that I loved so much as a child growing up down south. That is why I’m excited that for the first time since I was a teenager that I can enjoy a proper spring! Which brings me to introduce you to Anna See, an illustrator living in California who created these lovely bird block prints that to me, welcome spring in!
I enjoyed reading her refreshingly honest bio this morning and I’d like to share it with you because I think it may resonate with those of you who may feel a bit scattered when it comes to your interests or even your own portfolio. I appreciate how Anna has so openly expressed her viewpoint, “After often being admonished for being all over the place, Anna finally realized that it’s okay to challenge yourself and explore, and that versatility can be a strength.” Anna adds that, “Style should not drive the picture; the picture should drive the style.”
Which explains why her portfolio is not unified by a particular style… interesting viewpoint, right? Do you ever feel like Anna? If so, I hope you can find peace in the fact that it’s okay to accept it and go forward with your passions, doing what you love.
You can purchase some of Anna’s affordable work here.
(images: anna see)