Friday, 29 July 2011

Totem Love!

So before I start properly get ready for LOTS of photos!

We went to Inkygoodness' latest exhibition yesterday, Character Totem Homecoming, that was originally shown in Berlin, but made its way to the Zellig Gallery at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham. The gallery has not been open that long, and it was the first time we had been to it.

Beautiful lamps that greet you on walking down to the Zellig gallery

Sculpture hanging in the Zellig building

Other views out and about the Custard Factort, including the wonderful Yumm cafe where we had a mammoth Chocolate Brownie :) 

The Totems!!!

A number of top illustrators/artists were asked to decorate a totem and here are some of the results!

Fantastic totem by FeltMistress! This one must have taken forever!

There were totems by Mr Millerchip, McBess, Matt Saunders, Loulou and Tummie, Kate Hindley, Hannah Baber, Sneaky Raccoon and many more!

A selection of some of the amazing work that was on display! It really was a feast for the eyes!

We also bought a few goodies. There were loads of amazing prints but we could only afford one and couldn't decide between us which one to get, so instead I got a goodie bag from Steph Says Hello
which had a cute badge 4 beautiful postcards and a few sweets, to go with the sweetie bag theme :)

Joe picked a pack from El Tobe who also had a great totem on display, a close up of part of El Tobe's totem is shown above.

The exhibition is only on till Sunday, so get yourselves down there quick!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Camper van photo shoot!

Some photos taken by my husband Joe and me. A few weeks ago we took our camper 'Rhubarb' out for a little photoshoot, with a load of accessories. We drove around for a long time around Cannock Chase looking for somewhere pretty that we were allowed to park on without finding special permission off anyone and eventually found a small patch, and quickly set our bits out, which include a vintage picnic set, vintage coca-cola cool box and hand made crochet blanket... It's all about the accessories!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Our new shop!

A little while back you may have read my post about the new sideline that me and my husband have set up called "Robots and Rainbows" The initial idea was that we wanted to create fun, bold t-shirts that we would like to wear and hoped that other people would too.
We would eventually like to print or press the T-shirts ourselves, but to do that we need to do a lot of learning and money saving, so in the mean time we have set up a society6 shop, which sells our designs as prints, t-shirts, hoodies, i-phone cases,  laptop and i-pad skins and i-phone and i-pod skins. The company is US based, but there is FREE worldwide shipping until the end of Sunday (not long left!)

If you want to have a little looksy at the shop click here! :)
We are also currently on Facebook and on twitter @robotsnrainbows , come and say Hi :)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Ammo magazine Issue 7!

I received my copy of Ammo magazine number 7 today! Which had my work in it! :) horah!

I love the magazine which is always brimming full of great work, and had been trying for months and months to get in it, so I was super excited when I finally did.

Below is the new piece I created especially for the magazine.

Fantastic front cover done my Matt Saunders aka Rabbit portal

Great work by Muxxi

Brilliant piece by Natalie Hughes

More Charity shop goodies!

I think me and Joe have found a new past time- charity shop hunting! After our success the other day we came up trumps again!

Lovely glass bowls 99p!

Super cool Melamine set (13 pieces) in pristine condition for £8!

Beautifully illustrated Alice in Wonderland book, originally given as a present in 1951, then again in 1970, that lived on the same street I lived on till I was about 7!