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?
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.
Knitting machines are just so much damn fun! So far everything I have created has been on a standard gauge machine and I have been building myself up to learning how to use my chunky machine. I finally played with it last weekend and in no time at all created this cute little vest top right out of my head. I used a swatch, a bit of maths, a couple of rows of crochet and a hand knitted cherry appliqué. I blinkin’ love it and think it looks pretty good with my cherry necklace! Ooooooh and a very kind lady has just gifted me a third knitting machine … creations, creations, creations….
So I adore Lee’s art. He is so just so wonderfully creative and so damn talented. However, every so often he produces something that I find a little bewildering. Just lately he has been bashing and polishing some of your regular type, kitchen silver foil. The finished hard silver ball even has a £1 coin buried deep in its heart (I’m not sure why). Lee tells me these balls can be created with absolutely anything held tightly in the centre and when one example he mentioned was cremated ashes I realised where my final destination is going to be!
I think they are crazy and Lee thinks they are cool … who are you standing with Lee or me?
Yesterday was the last day of Lee’s exhibition. There were lots of lovely comments in the visitor book and positive feedback from people we talked with. Some of his work that we framed especially for the exhibition have now found wall space in the bungalow. ‘Bathing Belle’ and ‘Sunlight on Glasses’ are both now hanging in my dressing room. I love them both. It makes me smile to remember one young visitor to the exhibition, a little boy of about 6 or 7, who absolutely loved the gigantic skull and roses but looked at ‘Sunlight on Glasses’ with puzzlement upon his face …
“Miss” said the little boy, “why hasn’t he finished this one?”
What do you say huh?
So … our sweary bobble hats really have been in high demand! I am just working on an order of 20 for some very smart bikers in Brum. In the meantime I have been experimenting with some different colours, contrasts and bobble sizes. This colourful bunch of sweary hats will be available £15 each from the studio this afternoon!
What do you think?