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?

Wear your art on your tee…

So… this weekend I have mostly been creating cool T-shirts. I had a large order of staff/souvenir T-Shirts for The Longhouse beach bar and I also needed to restock their little shop with our fun Fresh East logo T-shirts (this little shop at the beach is our our sole supplier of the quirky Fresh East logo t-shirts). I also needed to re-stock the studio with our cool studio logo Tees. However, mostly I played with the sublimation printer to put Lee’s cool art on T-shirts. Me, my heat press, my vinyl cutter and my sublimation printer worked mighty damn hard let me tell you! But we are so blinkin happy with the arty t-shirts – they are a fab quality poly-cotton tee and with Lee’s magnificent artwork on the front are just simply FAB-U-LOUS!

My fav is the pink gerbera which was the very first, very sweet drawing Lee gave to me when we first met, and also the knitting needles in the heart shaped ball of wool is the drawing Lee made in memory of my Mam. Lee loves the Doc Martens Tee and the Eagle Tee but the possibilities of this are limitless – literally ANY image at all!

I think it’s a wonderful way to wear Lee’s art. We have a nice little stock now at the studio so pop in and you too can wear your art on your tee ❤️

A Mermaid for a Mermaid …

Truly, I am always being complimented on my beautiful tattoos and a couple of years ago, whilst I was working a vintage fair, a lovely lady noticed my beautiful floral arm and asked who the artist was. I didn’t even have a business card on me at the time but when she got home she remembered Lee’s name and began to follow him on social media.

Fast forward 2 years later, and this same lady, determined to have her first tattoo before her 40th birthday, travelled to our studio. This gorgeous mermaid tattoo is in celebration of a mega swim she had completed in Loch Ness the week before.

I love this and think this beautiful mermaid was definitely worth waiting for do you?

Trashcan Murials now booking …

Today we are launching Trashcan Murials …

Having already created some fabulous mural wall art in some cool locations we have decided to expand our Emporium work to include unique arty farty murals in your home, office, workshop or pretty much anywhere really.

The Trashcan service will include a full consultation and design service, with your nominated wall painted in bright, hard wearing acrylic paint.

How perfect for a feature wall in a study, living room, kids bedroom or anywhere you dare to be just a little different.

Prices are calculated on an individual design basis, but a rough estimate of about £40 an hour!

We are taking bookings for work commencing in October NOW so contact us to chat about your ideas.

New Toys …

What a lovely lazy Sunday I have enjoyed playing with some new toys. We have just got a sublimation printer and mug press which means that we can now put any image onto our T-shirts and of course mugs. Truly delighted with the first Tees and mugs coming off the press, one with Lee’s Bic Biro Skull drawing and the other with a very colourful studio logo. I still love the vinyl on cotton Tee that we create but it’s good to see the colourful sublimation Ink on poly cotton Tees too.

What do you think?