Lemmy is God …

Lee has been working for a while on his portrait of Lemmy. I have so enjoyed watching the gradual transformation from a sketch on a canvas to an absolutely jaw dropping finished piece. Truly my husband is so damn talented!

We are going to be offering strictly limited edition prints of this painting, and of course all Lee’s other work, and you can order via social media or our Trashcan Emporium shop on Handmade at Amazon. Who will be the proud owner of print # 1/100?

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More Coffee Dregs Art …

I love my cafetière of fresh coffee each morning. I try to have just one cup each day and drink water or peppermint tea the rest of the day, but oh do I love that fresh morning coffee. When I get home from work Lee is usually in the kitchen and has tidied up from my morning smoothie, coffee, breakfast chaos. However, he is often tempted by my coffee dregs and yesterday I got home to find this handsome fella smiling up at me! Once a creative always a creative huh?

My eyes are dim …

I am literally obsessed with glasses … utterly wonderfully obsessed! I had so many strewn around the house that I decided I need to organise them and bought a huge glasses case to keep them all in. The big, blank, black box needed to be a bit more colourful and I was desperately trying to think of something fun for the lid. As soon as I mentioned it to Lee he gave me his idea … so simple I can’t believe I didn’t think of it … what better to decorate a spectacle box with than spectacles of course!

That’s Amore

I am very lucky to have an talented artist for my husband. Truly, I have never ever felt so valued and appreciated. Of course, when you are adored by an artist, you will become a muse for his creativity. I feel very lucky to have been the subject of Lee’s inspiration many times over. He has drawn and painted me so often that I am sure we could stage a whole exhibition called “The Artist loves his Wife.” It is very strange to see yourself through an artists eyes and when you look at the art it can be hard to believe that’s how someone sees you. I feel exactly that way about this stunning drawing that Lee created whilst we were in Rome a few years ago. ❤️

Marvellous Rotten …

We just sold another print on our little ‘Trashcan Emporium Handmade at Amazon’ shop. This time it was this awesome print from an original acrylic on

canvas of John Lyndon aka Johnny Rotten.

I am always in complete awe of how talented Lee is but truly this one is just stunning! What do you reckon?

Tattoo Kitchen …

Our kitchen was in desperate need of a revamp. When we moved in to the bungalow the solid oak units were painted cream and we did brighten the walls up with a splash of orange but it was always a little boring for us. A little spark of an idea for the up-cycle project came when the lovely Jo gifted us a pack of 4 tattoo style ceramic door knobs by ‘Temerity Jones’ and said “I saw these and thought of you two!” From those four door knobs has sprung a whole tattoo themed kitchen. We sourced more ‘Temerity Jones’ ceramic knobs and alternated the hearts and swallows throughout the kitchen with 27 new door knobs in total. The cream wooden kitchen units were painted in eggshell ‘Retro Chic” by Valspar and we were so happy to find some completely awesome tattoo and knitting themed wallpaper (I know just perfect huh?) to decoupage the centre panels from ‘Spoonflower.com’. The wallpaper has brilliant messages such as ‘Knit Fast Die Warm’ and ‘Born to Knit’ emblazoned over it which I just adore. A couple of coats of varnish later and our boring cream kitchen is totally transformed into a tattoo inspired bright retro kitchen!

What do you think?

Another mighty fine swap…

Lee is pretty happy after undertaking another mighty fine swap with our customer from ‘Boxed Blues.’ Joe had another dripping skull tattoo and Lee received a fab stomp box and microphone in return! (I just love that retro telephone mic). Once again it really is Pembroke currency at its very best!