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?

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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?

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!

Colourful Sweary Bobble Hats …

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?

Exhibition Ready …

So, I have mostly spent today hanging all Lee’s amazing work at The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven and I am so happy with the space, lighting and how it all looks there! Even whilst I was preparing the room visitors to The Torch were popping in to the gallery and gave me wonderful feedback about Lee’s work. Lee spent the morning tattooing at the studio and arrived just as the last piece was being hung. The exhibition is officially open and we are looking forward to our special viewing on Saturday 7th April at 7pm.

Blinking heck I am one very proud wife … ❤️

Natty Knitter …

I am so goddamn happy. Between the snow and a couple of days annual leave I have enjoyed spending quality time in my craft room cosied up with my knitting machine. So, Lee gave me a photo of a jumper he really liked and asked me could I knit one similar. So without a pattern, but with a swatch, a tape measure and a bit of maths I recreated the exact same jumper for him. I am blinkin’ chuffed … it fits him perfectly (great maths by me) and he absolutely loves it! ❤️

The Man I Love…

So my artist husband decided to pen a self portrait.

“Can you see the resemblance?” He asked me.

Errrr … yeah … I actually can … ❤️