Lucky Peacock, Lucky Me

I love peacocks and for a while has been pondering on having a peacock tattoo. Of course the moment I mention it to The Husband he has designs on my body (quite literally). This stunning bird was the result of a few sittings at the studio and I truly love it. The peacock is a symbol of luck, patience and kindness and fits so well with me right now. I feel so lucky to have a husband that adores me and has the amazing talent to create beautiful art that I will wear for the rest of my life ❤️

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Puppy Love …

Lee recently completed this stunning pencil drawing of the gorgeous Oscar. The drawing was commissioned as a very special birthday present for Oscar’s lucky lady owner by her wise husband. She absolutely loves the drawing and he has banked a years worth of ‘brownie points’ for the thoughtful gift. He sent Lee a selection of photos and if you look carefully and zoom in on Oscar’s left eye you will see the outline of the photographer reflected there and reproduced in fine detail by Lee and his clever pencil.

If you are thinking of a pencil drawing commission for someone special this Xmas then get in touch but do remember that Lee will need plenty of notice as these are many hours of patient work!

Thread Shed open for business …

So it was the official launch of my glorious pink Thread Shed at the weekend. Friends and neighbours joined us for a Prosecco celebration as I cut the red ribbon and opened the door to my colourful creative workshop. From the Thread Shed there will be lots of sewing, knitting, creating and chatting, preferably over a coffee but possibly even a over a Prosecco or two!

Carpe Filum I say … (Seize the Thread)

Singing Sea Horse…

When I first met Lee he gave me a big handful of CDs to listen to in the car. One of the albums, Two Headed Tattooed Lover Girl by Easy Tigerz, has become my favourite album ever. The singer/guitarist/songwriter turned out to be a regular customer of Lee’s and I was absolutely blown away that, as a favour to Lee, he agreed to play at our wedding a couple of years ago. This vintage inspired, super talented, all round blinkin’ awesome bloke loves the ‘Old Skool’ style and has some great tattoos on him created by Lee. The latest tattoo addition at the studio this week was this gorgeous sea-horse. What do you think?

(Oh and by the way he has now gone solo as ‘Tinplate Tiger’ and if you click on Tinplate Tiger web page you will get to hear all his brilliant stuff too!)

Arty farty chocoholic …

So… Lee and I cwtched up in the warm last night to watch a great movie “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” – a heartwarming and tear jerking biopic of 1950’s film star Gloria Grahame. I was sipping on a cocktail of whisky, honey and lemon (damn Sister jetting off to the sun and leaving her germs behind) and Lee was munching on Terry’s Chocolate Orange. There was all this rustling of the foil paper and at the end of the movie this is what I found …

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Barber John’s Trim …

Some friends of Lee’s, Jo and Kev, have opened a super new barber shop in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, with some parking around the back of the shop. This pair have impeccable taste and the barber shop is very retro and mighty cool. Of course they needed some wonderful artwork for the shop too and we were really happy to provide a range of Lee’s amazing art for the walls. Every limited edition canvas print on display is also for sale (£40 large canvas and £30 small canvas) so you can shop and get trim at the same time.

Jo has years of experience in creating fabulous hair and beards for her customers and Lee has years of experience in creating fabulous art… so it really is a match made in heaven. While Lee was there Jo trimmed the old punk into something into a lot less hairy and a lot more groomed – perfectly perfect!

We definitely highly recommend a visit to Barber John’s for a great haircut and great art!

What do you think?

Punk Rock Jesus …

So Stepson loves his comic books (oops sorry graphic novels) and one of his favourites is Punk Rock Jesus. In fact, he loved the book so much that he bought it for his dear old dad too, who also loved. With just a few more days before Stepson heads off for his final year in uni, Daddy and Son headed off to the studio for a tattoo bonding session and this image from the story was the result.

What do you think?