Birthday Arty …

As you know The Husband loves to gift me his unique and wonderful arty creations for our special days. For my most recent birthday present he created this beautiful colourful art. It was inspired by a selfie I took of us on our wedding anniversary where Lee is catching the Rhossili sunset in a glass of Prosecco. I simply love the boldness of the colours and also that our beautiful anniversary moment is captured in Lee’s very own unique way. Honestly you can stuff the birthday party … I am utterly happy with my birthday arty!

What do you think?

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Fresh Ideas …

Lee spent yesterday coming up with some Fresh ideas for our T-shirts. Given that Trashcan Emporium are going to have an arty farty stall at the craft fare and dog show taking place at The Longhouse in Freshwater East on Sunday 6th August, he decided to give them the local feel. We will have a few sizes of each at the craft fare or of course you can order in advance direct via any of our Social media sites.

We blinkin’ love Freshwater East and we also love these cool Fresh inspired T-Shirts … what do you think?

Old Skull …

Art takes many forms and Lee finds beauty in many things. I love and appreciate this about him so much but sometimes I do wonder! Many people pick shells and driftwood from the beach but how many people pick up old bones?

Lee’s latest piece of art features a paint-dipped seagull skull. Also underway are a magpie and some rats that have been very kindly provided by friends who live on a farm.

It will I’m sure make a very unusual collection but I am suggesting to Lee that perhaps this is one for display in the studio?

Surf’s Up Part II …

The wall mural down at The Longhouse, which is situated at the side of the beach in Freshwater East, is now all complete. Pete, the super hard-working owner, is really happy with the wall and has added a very cool surf board window ledge into the piece. Pete has the pleasure of employing two of our offspring who are both so happy working there. Our boys get to hear first hand the fabulous feedback the mural is receiving from the Longhouse customers too which is blinkin’ great! Do pop in and take a look and let us know what you think!

Cool Collaboration…

Here at Trashcan Emporium we just love a happy collaboration. Quite often people have some wonderful ideas which we can tweak a little to bring their ideas alive. A young entrepreneurial friend of ours is designing an alternative T-shirt brand called Asbo Clothing. He approached us with a rudimentary sketch of an image he wanted for his range. Lee got creating and we think the result of this collaboration is pretty cool.

Big shout out to Conski and wishing you good luck with your new venture!

Surfs Up…

Lee recently took on a commission to paint a mural of a surfy scene down at The Longhouse, a lovely little bar and bistro at the side of the beach in Freshwater East.

Our last two Sundays have been spent working on the brightly coloured wall. I have done my bit too (although my contribution has been a bit like painting by numbers as Lee just gives me a colour and tells me where to splash it).

We have had lots of positive comments from lovely customers as we work and it really is coming together very nicely …

What do you think?

I ❤️ Fresh…

You must have seen those souvenir T-Shirts … you know the ones… ‘I ❤️ NY’, ‘I ❤️ Berlin’, ‘I ❤️ Barcelona’ etc? Well, a lovely young man we know has just started his own little convenience store in The Longhouse beach bar at Freshwater East. We just love small business and we also love Freshwater East, and so Lee has designed a really cool souvenir T-Shirt just for the shop. The unique ‘I ❤️ Fresh’ tee is available in both adult and child sizes and you can buy yours ONLY in Jack’s little shop.